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Florence students speak at SC Legislative Luncheon

Senator Hugh Leatherman with Jack Pawloski and Taylor Outler.


FLORENCE, S.C. — Two Florence One seniors were selected to attend the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education (SCCGE) Legislative Luncheon on April 27.

Taylor Outler, a South Florence student who plans to major in physical therapy, spoke about the importance of gifted education in her life. Outler attended the REACH program and was in gifted classes during middle school.

In addition to her high school honors classes, she swam, performed in Florence Little Theater plays, and sang with the Choraliers.

Jack Pawloski, a Wilson IB student, shared with the Senators and House members some of the classes he had in the REACH program. He highlighted the interdisciplinary units and the lessons he learned in his project-based, cooperative learning, gifted classes such as Bridge Building.

Pawloski is a Boy Scout who also played baseball and football for Wilson. Jack is undecided on his major, but he plans to attend Elon University to play football.

Both students emphasized the importance of gifted education and how the experiences they had in their gifted program exposed them to curriculum and opportunities they would not have otherwise had.

#TerriAbbott #REACH #LegislativeLuncheon #SenatorHughLeatherman #FlorenceOne

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