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OCSD5 Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week, Recognizes Volunteers of the Year
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Did you know that OCSD5 is supported by more than 500 volunteers who come into our schools every week to assist in educating our community’s children? To show our appreciation for the time and talents that our volunteers contribute, schools across the district recently celebrated volunteer appreciation week with special gifts and recognition programs. In addition, the OCSD5 Board of Trustees recognized four individuals and one group as our 2018 District Volunteers of the Year at their Board meeting on May 8, 2018.

The 2018 Elementary School Volunteer of the Year is Allison Clarke. Ms. Clarke was nominated by Sheridan Elementary School for her dedication in giving her time and talents to help the students and staff at Sheridan. She has a smile on her face every day as she graces the doors of Sheridan, ready to help in any capacity needed. Her passion is to help the students become better readers.

Margaret Roberts was named the 2018 Middle School Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Roberts has served as a mentor for over 15 years at Robert E. Howard Middle School. During this time, she has offered guidance and support to numerous students. She is dependable and challenges her mentees to do their best.

Wanda McClain was crowned the 2018 High School Volunteer of the Year. Ms. McClain has spent countless hours helping Orangeburg Wilkinson High School. Her dedication and passion for the marching band and flag bearers has helped to make them a success. She also works with fundraisers, projects, and events.

First Presbyterian Church received the 2018 Volunteer Group of the Year. The members of First Presbyterian Church tutored students and assisted in acquiring coats, uniforms and school supplies for students. They made contributions to the Filling Station and provided and delivered Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. They have also made their facilities available for school events.

Our 2018 Districtwide Volunteer of the Year is Christopher Green. Mr. Green is an active participant in the Volunteer Program. He has mentored or supplied mentors for students, conducted workshops for the Bootstraps Scholars, provided speakers for groups in the district, conducted mentor training, held forums for students and the community, and worked with guidance counselors to help troubled students. He worked with the Back to School Bash and other activities and events. Mr. Green does not turn down any opportunity to enhance the Volunteer Program.

OCSD5 is fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers who give unselfishly of their time and talents for the betterment of the district. All of our volunteers truly brighten the lives of our students and staff. If you would like to find out how you can become involved as a volunteer in our schools, contact Camille Proveaux at 533-7942 or by email at camille.proveaux@ocsd5.net.