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Commencement 2023 Candid

Congratulations Graduates!

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More than 350 students graduated and received a degree, diploma or certificate. Of that 350, 281 students participated in CCTC Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. this past […]

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Atop the Class of 2023: Sumter public school valedictorians say parents their biggest influencers and describe getting through high school in a pandemic

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BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com Sumter School District’s three valedictorians for the Class of 2023 all hail from Sumter, survived high school in a pandemic, and each has chosen a worthy […]

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Sumter’s Next Generation, presented by CCTC: Carlos Waters, Sumter High grad and CCTC student takes leading role in the limitless possibilities of art

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BY ALAYSHA MAPLE alaysha@theitem.com Sumter’s Next Generation is a series celebrating Sumter’s Generation Z and their accomplishments in and out of the classroom. At just 19 years old, Carlos Waters is […]

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Sumter United Ministries helps single mother going back to school with computer

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BY HEATHER COLLINS Sumter United Ministries Choices, choices, choices! It can be argued that our lives can be defined by the choices we make, from simple short-term choices like what color […]

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Congratulations to CCTC Dual Enrollment student Pate Merchant for being a Scholar Athlete nominee

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SUMTER, SC (WACH) — Throughout this Friday Night Rivals season, Crosby Roofing will recognize an exceptional student athlete from each participating school with a plaque presentation prior to each game. […]

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Sumter’s Next Generation, presented by CCTC: Military kid Collins devoted to pursue art despite adversities

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BY ALAYSHA MAPLE alaysha@theitem.com Life comes with its share of colorful ups and monotone downs. Danielle Renee Collins, an 18-year-old Central Carolina Technical College student enrolled in the associate arts program, […]

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Ashley Ardis 2024 DREAM Scholar with Achieving the Dream

Central Carolina Student Ashley Ardis Named 2024 DREAM Scholar

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SUMTER, SC (03/26/2024) Central Carolina Technical College student Ashley Ardis is one of eight community college students nationwide who was chosen as a 2024 DREAM Scholar by the Achieving the […]

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The Grind, presented by The Bank of Clarendon: Lakewood’s Janiya Ray driven to lead Gator track to success

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By TIM LEIBLEtim@theitem.com When Lakewood’s Janiya Ray wakes up in the morning, she only has two things on her mind. She starts by hitting the books. She put in the […]

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CCTC Holds annual Scholarship Luncheon to honor recipients and donors

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SUMTER, SC (03/27/2024) The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation hosted its annual scholarship luncheon on March 20 to honor donors and recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year. “It’s an honor […]

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Three Central Carolina Technical College Honor Society Students Named to South Carolina Academic Team

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SUMTER, SC (04/23/2024) Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) students Leanne Clyburn, Kaitlynn Moore and Thomas Thornton were selected to be recognized as members of the 2024 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) […]

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