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, 2016
On February 6, 2017,
from a field of approximately 35 of the top
spellers in the Pee Dee area, ABBY RICHBURG,
an eighth grade student from Manning Junior
prevailed. ABBY 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.
Abby was runner up in the 2016 Regional Bee.
from Marlboro School of Discovery was runner up.
Congratulations to Eunie as well.
There were some 21
Rounds of words in this year's Bee.