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Indian Land Middle School has character and it has the awards to prove it.
IL Middle School was recently selected as a S.C. School of Character for the second consecutive year.
The School of Character designation is presented by the S.C. Department of Education for outstanding school climate and academic performance.
The school’s latest award is special in that Indian Land Middle was the only state school to earn the prestigious honor.
The School of Character designation is good for three years before the school must reapply.
ILMS principal David McDonald was presented a Trustees Award in recognition of the state accolade at a recent meeting of the Lancaster County school board.
“We are very proud of you and your faculty and staff for your dedication in teaching our students and looking for ways to make them successful learners,” said Lancaster County school board chairman Bobby Parker.
McDonald, in receiving the award, said he was honored and noted the award was a result of teamwork.
“I have a great team and they do a great job every single minute of every day,” McDonald said.
A look at what IL Middle offers shows it places character as a high priority.
IL Middle features a host of programs throughout the year that focus on character development, including the Champions of Character, Character Counts Week and the Warrior Time Advisory program.
The school’s application has been submitted as a National School of Character.
If Indian Land Middle wins on the national level, we won’t be surprised.
It has character and it shows across the Palmetto State and possibly on a national stage.