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College jumpstart program to be held at Georgetown Campus

July 20, 2000

Sixteen Georgetown County high school graduates are enrolled in College Jumpstart, a six-week program designed to prepare high school graduates for college. The program, in its sixth year, will continue through August 10 at Coastal Carolina University's Georgetown campus.

College Jumpstart students are taking English 100 and Math 100, two non-credit college courses, and College Survival, a non-college credit course designed to assist students with goal setting, test taking, time management, study skills and more.

Students who have good attendance in College Jumpstart and who show academic and personal growth will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships which will be awarded by the Coastal Carolina University Georgetown Campus Advisory Board and the Waccamaw Workforce Investment Board. While in the program, participants are employed part- time with the Georgetown County School Board or with Georgetown County.

The program is funded by a grant from the Waccamaw Private Industry Council, donations from International Paper, Georgetown Steel, Santee Cooper, and an allocation from Georgetown County Council to the Coastal Carolina University Georgetown Campus Advisory Board.

For more information about College Jumpstart, contact Sarah Magann at Coastal Carolina University's Georgetown campus, 546-7523.

Students participating in College Jumpstart at Coastal's Georgetown campus include: - Jamil Anderson of Andrews - Connie Arthur of Andrews - Marie Blunt of Georgetown - Daryl Conyers of Andrews - Adria Cooper of Andrews - Chris Funny of Pawleys Island - Shasta Gray of Hemingway - Fatima Knowlin of Georgetown - Lakia LaSane of Hemingway - Chenella McKnight of Georgetown - Creasey Myers of Georgetown - Bianca Pushia of Andrews - Simmons Shavonne of McClellanville - Michelle Smalls of Georgetown - Torrence White of Andrews - Jason Williams of Andrews.