Category Archives: Education

My journey to the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics Contest

I can’t believe I won third place at the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics Contest! I wasn’t supposed to compete at this level, but, by a turn of events, I had the opportunity to represent my club and area in the competition in … Continue reading

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Supporting the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation

We’re about 122 days –about four months — away from the 18th annual Charleston James Island Connector Run! The race will be Saturday, October 22 beginning at Canon Park in downtown Charleston, S.C. The race is the primary fundraiser for the … Continue reading

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Share your story on National Trauma Survivors Day, May 18

Wednesday, May 18 is National Trauma Survivors Day! This recognition provides an opportunity to educate trauma survivors and the community on recovery resources after a traumatic incident. Some disabilities resulting from trauma include spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, Post Traumatic Stress … Continue reading

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SPAWAR hosts students for ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ event

Students from Charleston-area middle schools spent the day at the Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math — also known as STEM. My Brother’s Keeper was created by President Obama to … Continue reading

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AccessAbility teaches lifelong skills

Imagine what’s possible when you have the necessary skills to accomplish your goals. Possibilities are endless. The staff at AccessAbility, a center for independent living, has developed a curriculum to educate high school students and young adults with disabilities as … Continue reading

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A Black History Moment: Remembering Blind Tom

Before Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles were sharing their musical talents, there was Blind Tom Wiggins. Born in 1848, Wiggins was born autistic and blind. He grew up a slave, yet was an accomplished pianist who later traveled around the country … Continue reading

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Connecting STEM with real-life solutions

The Women in Charge: Engineering Women’s Lives is a group at Moultrie Middle School in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., that “enables female students to engineer the life of which they dream by uncovering their future in science, technology, engineering, and math … Continue reading

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