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 and the FMU Math Tournament.
PEE DEE REGIONAL SPELLING BEE, 2013
On February 25, 2013, and from the
largest field in recent memory, approximately 40 of the top
spellers in the Pee Dee area, Hunter Singletary, an
grade student from Hannah Pamplico Elementary/Middle School
prevailed. Hunter won several prizes including an all
expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the National
Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Hunter for
representing the Pee Dee area successfully.
Jacob Evers, 8th grader
from McColl Middle in Marlboro County, was runner up.
Congratulations to Jacob as well.
The 2013 Pee Dee Regional Spelling
is scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2013@ 5:00 in Chapman
Auditorium at FMU.