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SCCGE Hosts 2017 Legislative Luncheon

On February 1st, SCCGE hosted a Legislative Luncheon for members of the House of Representatives and Senate at the Blatt Building in Columbia. SCCGE board members, as well as six high school students from across the state, were there to thank legislators for their past support and advocate for continued support of gifted programs in South Carolina. The Brunson Belles Chorus from Hampton County provided the entertainment.

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Four students addressed the legislators during the luncheon. They were: Jack Hume from Chapin High School, Emily Whitt from Greenwood High School, Alexcia Johnson from Palmetto Scholars Academy and Vernon Kennedy from Fairfield High School.

2017 Legislative Luncheon student presenters

From left to right: Jack Hume, Emily Whitt, Alexcia Johnson, and Vernon Kennedy.

Buddy Johnson from Emerald High School meets with Senator Floyd Nicholson of Greenwood.

Lauren Hyman from Hannah-Pamplico High School attended the legislative luncheon with her grandfather.


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