Palmetto’s Finest Award winners revealed


After months of anticipation The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) have chosen their three 2019 Palmetto’s Finalist Awards winners.

SCASA awarded Waccamaw Intermediate School, River Bluff High School and Spring Hill High School with the honors during a live stream on Tuesday, March 19.

Since Blythe Academy of Languages in Greenville was one of nine finalists for this years award, students and staff were watching the ceremony.

According to Greenville County Schools, Blythe Academy of Languages was extensively evaluated by a committee of fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners. The application process included elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities, and school culture.

Blythe Academy selected as Palmetto’s Finest Awards Finalist. Photo provided by Greenville County Schools.

Blythe Academy of Languages offers French and Spanish immersion programs in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

 “I am so proud of our students, staff, parents and community for their hard work at Blythe Academy.  Everyone has contributed to the success of our school,” said Principal Dr. Sandra Griffin.

Each spring since 1978, SCASA has recognized a few schools which offer excellent instruction and outstanding leaders, augmented by strong family and community involvement and a supportive business community.

2019 Palmetto’s Finest Finalists 

  • Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville County Schools
  • River Springs Elementary School, Lexington-Richland School District 5
  • River Bluff High School, Lexington School District 1
  • Spring Hill High School, Lexington-Richland School District 5
  • Mid-Carolina Middle School, Newberry County Schools
  • Kelly Mill Med Pro Magnet School, Richland School District 2
  • Mount Holly Elementary School, York School District 3 (Rock Hill)
  • Nation Ford High School, York School District 4 (Fort Mill)

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