Sixteen Georgetown County high school graduates have
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
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.