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Coastal students win national award for service to Waccamaw Youth Center

November 4, 2002

Coastal Carolina University's chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national honor society for health promotion majors, recently received the 2002 Service Activity of the Year Award. This highly competitive national honor, given to a chapter which has provided outstanding community service during the past year, was awarded to Coastal's Delta Zeta chapter for its service on behalf of the Waccamaw Youth Center, a shelter for abused and neglected teenage males located in Conway.

"Our students have taken the initiative to assist in carrying out several projects for the center, including fund-raising drives and open houses," said Sharon Thompson, associate professor and coordinator of Coastal's Health Promotion program. "They also did a great deal of work before the center officially opened, helping to get it ready."

The award, which included a $250 cash gift, was presented to Coastal health promotion students Presley Smith, chapter president, and Lindsay Graham at the American School Health National Conference in Charlotte, N.C., in October.