On March 19, 2015, the
"State Championship of Academics" was held at
Winthrop University. The Academic Challenge
winners (middle and high schools) from the Pee Dee
Education Center competed against the winners from
the Olde English Consortium, Western Piedmont
Consortium, and the midlands group.
Three of our member schools
made it to the finals of the state competition.
The results are:
Division I Middle Schools
Indian Land def. Williams
Division II Middle Schools
Fort Mill def. Johnsonville
Division I High Schools
Fort Mill def. Wilson
Division II High Schools
Lake View def. Mid Carolina
VIEW HIGH WINS STATE AC CHAMPS, DIVISION II!!
Congratulations to all teams
To view the Academic Challenge Regular
Season and Tournament results, click on the Academic Challenge Link
The Pee Dee Education Center was
formed in 1967 to provide services to its member school
districts. Current membership includes Chesterfield County
Schools; Clarendon Districts 1, 2, & 3; Darlington County
Schools; Dillon Districts 3 & 4; Florence Districts
1, 2, 3, 4, & 5; Lee County Schools; Marion County
Marlboro County Schools; Williamsburg County Schools; Coker
Francis Marion University.
The Center provides such
programs as Project SHARE which serves low incidence
disabled students in the host sites of Darlington County
Schools and Florence School District One.
The Center promotes hiring of
minority teacher candidates by sponsoring several loans each
year to worthy minority students who are going to college
and major in Education. Upon graduation, if the student
returns to the Pee Dee region to teach, the loan is paid by
the school district.
High School and Middle School
Academic Challenges are sponsored by the Center as well as
the regional Spelling Bee, The Junior Scholars' Recognition
Program, and the FMU Math Tournament.
also provides PowerSchool Training for member districts.
PEE DEE REGIONAL SPELLING BEE, 2015
On February 23, 2015,
from a field of approximately 38 of the top
spellers in the Pee Dee area, REBECCA LIU,
a seventh grade student from Williams Middle School
prevailed. REBECCA won several prizes including an all
expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the National
Spelling Bee. Congratulations to her
representing the Pee Dee area successfully.
from Manning Elementary School was runner up.
Congratulations to ABBY as well.
School Districts, Coker College, and
Francis Marion University
To Contact Us:
Executive Director, PDEC
520 Francis Marion Rd.
Florence, SC 29506-4701
NEW: 2015-2016 PDEC CALENDAR
KEY DATES (15-16):
Math Tournament: Dec. 8, 2015
Pee Dee Regional Spelling Bee: Feb.
Middle School AC Tournament: February
High School AC Tournament: March 12,
State AC Tournament:
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at
Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Laurens, SC.
Junior Scholars' Program: April