Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Woodmont High School was named a 2023 Palmetto’s Finest School today, earning one of South Carolina’s highest achievements.

The announcement was made across the state and broadcast live in the school. Principal Joe Foster shared at the event, “Every student, every day. This mantra has been a guiding light for us for the last five years.  We believe in our students.  When they succeed, we succeed.  When they fall short, we fall short. I am honored beyond words by the Palmetto’s Finest recognition and know the credit for this accomplishment rests on our student body and faculty for whom I am grateful.”

Sharing his congratulations, GCS Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster said, “What a great distinction and honor to be named a Palmetto’s Finest School. This is a tremendous and well-deserved recognition for the outstanding progress Woodmont High has made to advance all areas, including academics. Congratulations to the faculty, staff and students on this stellar achievement.”

Scott Rhymer, Assistant Superintendent for High School Leadership, said, “This is an exciting and well-deserved accomplishment for the students, staff, and administration of Woodmont High School.  It is also a great testament to the community that Woodmont High School serves, and how parents, relatives, businesses, and the general community come together with the mission of ensuring student success.”

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents the awards each year to schools that offer the best in innovative, effective educational programs. The Palmetto’s Finest Awards Program is celebrating its 45th year and is one of the most coveted and respected awards among educators.

The selection process includes a comprehensive review of a school's program, focusing on the impact the school is making on the lives of students and the community.


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