Junior Service League of Orangeburg is proud to be entering its 72nd year of service to the greater Orangeburg community. Since its beginning in 1946, the JSL has been committed to giving assistance to the needy, rendering effective volunteer service, and fostering interest in the economic, spiritual, educational, cultural and civic conditions of this area.
To that end, the JSL recently awarded a total of $5,000 in financial grants to seven local non-profits. The grant recipients are: the Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Catch the Vision International, Child Evangelism Fellowship Orangeburg/Lower Savannah District, Into the Mouths of Babes/The Filling Station, the Orangeburg Civic Ballet, the Salvation Army and the Orangeburg SPCA, Maude Schiffley Chapter. JSL is thrilled to be able to provide support to these worthy causes.
In addition, the JSL of Orangeburg presented the Distinguished Youth Awards on Feb. 6, 2018. Students from area high schools were nominated by their school guidance counselors or principals based on their outstanding accomplishments, scholarships, and service to their school and community. In addition, the students selected demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, exemplify compassion for others, and show leadership qualities. Each student met and surpassed these and has clearly demonstrated the outstanding qualities we look for in our student recipients of this award.
The following students were selected: Yamileth Tovar-Kler of Calhoun County High School, Mary Eldon “Elly” Haigler of Calhoun Academy, Logan Teague of Orangeburg Preparatory School, Quincey Lee of Lake Marion High School and Technology Center, Savannah Allen Williams of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School and Jordan Arthur Darby of Orangeburg Christian Academy.