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**MEDIA ADVISORY** SCE&G & S.C. Chamber Announce Brunson-Dargan Homework Center End Of Year Awards

May 11, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 10:00 AM, SCE&G Homework Centers and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce  will host an awards ceremony at the Brunson-Dargan Homework Center, our largest homework center, for the 2016 school year. Mr. James Cooper, former City Council Member and local businessman, will be the keynote speaker. Awards will be given to students in the areas of ELA, Math, Effort, and Attendance.

WHO: Keynote Speaker: Mr. James Cooper, S.C. Chamber, SCE&G, students, parents, and faculty
WHAT: Brunson-Dargan Homework Center EOY Awards
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
WHERE: Brunson-Dargan Elementary School, 400 Wells St, Darlington, SC

Background

The Homework Centers, now in their 25th year and supported by SCE&G the South Carolina Chamber, are an afterschool program that provides a safe, supervised, and structured learning environment to strengthen student’s academic skills. Led by teachers, the Homework Centers provide a fun atmosphere where students can complete their homework and improve their study habits.

Brunson-Dargan is our largest homework center with 60 students enrolled, and is one of our most successful. Brunson-Dargan has been a Homework Center site since 2010, serving 341 students in grades 3-5 in those 6 years. Ms. Dorothy R. Jacobs is the Lead Teacher at the Brunson site. The site currently has a waiting list because of its success.

**Media attending please RSVP to gena.mcgroarty@scchamber.net

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