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February 8, 2016   
Posted: December 11, 2000
Nichol's native earns President's Award

Leslie Jordan Elliott of Nichols, S.C., has received Coastal Carolina University's President's Award for Academic Achievement. The award was presented to her during Coastal Carolina University's December Commencement ceremony, held Dec. 9 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The award is given to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Elliott earned a perfect 4.0 for all her collegiate work and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in mathematics and secondary education.

A graduate of Green Sea Floyds High School, Elliott has been an Horry County Higher Education Commission Scholar for four years. She is also the recipient of Coastal's College of Natural and Applied Science Dean's Performance Award, the College of Education Board of Visitors Distinguished Senior Award and the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Scholarship.

During her collegiate career, Elliott was an active member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honors society for mathematics students and she did her teaching internship at Conway High School. She plans to teach mathematics in an area high school.

More than 300 graduates were recognized at the ceremony. Richard Koesterer, associate professor of biology at Coastal, gave the commencement address.

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