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Georgetown County students complete Jumpstart program

October 25, 2000

Sixteen Georgetown County high school graduates have completed Coastal Carolina University's 2000 College Jumpstart program.

The students are: Jamil Anderson, Connie Arthur, Marie Blunt, Daryl Conyers, Adria Cooper, Crystal Funny, Shasta Gray, Fatima Knowlin, Lakia LaSane, Chenella McKnight, Lacreatha Myers, Bianca Pushia, Shavonne Simmons, Michelle Smalls, Torrence White and Jason Williams.

All the students have been accepted by a college or university. Eight of the students have been awarded scholarship funds through the program ranging from $500 to $1,000. The funds were provided by the Coastal Carolina University Georgetown Campus Advisory Committee and Georgetown County Council. Eight students were also awarded stipends provided by the Waccamaw Workforce Investment Board ranging from $500 to $800 to assist with college expenses.

College Jumpstart is a six-week program designed to assist high school graduates with academics. Participating students took English 100, Math 100 and College Survival, a non-credit course designed to assist students with goal setting, test taking, time management and study skills. All of the students worked part-time for Georgetown County and the Georgetown County School System.

Instructors for the Jumpstart program were Joanne Duval, Sharon Hughes and Sally Purcell.

College Jumpstart is funded by a grant from the Waccamaw Workforce Investment Board; support from Santee Cooper, International Paper, Georgetown Steel; and an allocation from Georgetown County Council to the Coastal Carolina University Georgetown Campus Advisory Committee.