Anderson School District One Recognized for Relay for Life


“Anderson District One schools were recently recognized during an administrators’ meeting for participating in Relay for Life, the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society,” said Jane Harrison, Public Spokesperson. “The schools took the challenge and the overall district results were tremendous, $53,835 funds raised. Cancer has touched many of us in one form or another, and we were encouraged by the amount of money that will be used for research to help find a cure.”

Wes Porter, Co-Chair Relay for Life of North Anderson said, “This outstanding show of support from all of our schools proves that Anderson District One stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the American Cancer Society to achieve its mission of saving lives; by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.”

District One school involvement grew from 64% involvement in 2011 to 100% involvement in 2012.  Fundraising totals grew from $30,953 in 2011 to 53,825 in 2012.   

“This is an outstanding feat considering the overall goal for the 2012 Relay For Life event was $52,000.  What a testament to the District One administration, staff, teachers, and students/parents.  All of your dedication and hard work is sincerely appreciated by your American Cancer Society.  Keep up the GREAT work and I look forward to working with you for the 2013 Relay For Life Event,” said Amanda Seawell, Community Manager – American Cancer Society

District One Schools earned the following totals:

Wren High $10,184

Cedar Grove Elementary $7,076

Palmetto High $5,468

Powdersville Middle $4,615

Wren Elementary $4,531

Concrete Primary $4,204

West Pelzer Elementary $3,491

Spearman Elementary $3,302

Hunt Meadows Elementary $3,114

Powdersville Elementary $3,108

Palmetto Elementary $2,025

Wren Middle $1,548

Powdersville High $1,134

Palmetto Middle $25

Total for District One Schools $53,825

Principals help fight cancer
District One principals were recently recognized for their support of the Relay for Life event. Pictured (L-R) – Front Row: Amanda Seawell (Community Manager – American Cancer Society), Eunice Williams (Principal of Cedar Grove Elementary), Nichole Boseman (Principal of Wren High), Debbie Gill (Principal of Powdersville Elementary), Stacy Hashe (Principal of West Pelzer Elementary), Sherry Padgett (Principal of Concrete Primary), Todd Binnicker (Principal of Powdersville Middle) (L-R) – Back Row: Wes Porter (Co-Chair Relay for Life of North Anderson), Barry Knight (Principal of Palmetto Middle), Rhonda Rhodes (Principal of Wren Elementary), Torie Tourtellot (Principal of Hunt Meadows Elementary), Robin Fulbright (Principal of Wren Middle), Amy Cothran (Principal of Palmetto Elementary), Chris Ferguson (Principal of Powdersville High), Jason Lesley (Principal of Spearman Elementary), Ray Callaham (Principal of Palmetto High)