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Students at Jefferson Davis Academy catch up on the first day.

A mother walks her daughter to Kelly Edwards Elementary School in Williston on the first day of classes in August 2016.

Schools and automotive technology. “This centrally located facility provides – at minimum cost – the best career training for all students and citizens of Barnwell County,” according to the school’s website. Students often put their training to use to help others. Following an ice storm and train derailment, the students worked with emergency management officials to create a mobile “power wagon” – a project which has since won statewide recognition and awards. The power wagon was used extensively during floods which impacted South Carolina in October 2015. All three of Barnwell’s public school districts and the Career Center have been accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

FROM PAGE 26 For those looking to further their education, Denmark Technical College has a facility in the city of Barnwell, though several colleges, universities and technical colleges are within an hour of Barnwell County. The Salkehatchie campus of the University of South Carolina also just celebrated its 50th anniversary and is just a half hour away in neighboring Allendale County. The Allendale campus recently opened its first on-campus dormitory.

Blackville-Hilda High School’s graduating seniors from the Class of 2016 celebrate receiving their diplomas by singing their school’s alma mater at the end of commencement festivities.

Barnwell High School cheerleaders lead a spirit contest between classes at Barnwell Elementary School during a pep rally held before the first football game of the 2016 season.

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A guide to Barnwell County, SC

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A guide to Barnwell County, SC