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TWO MCSD STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY THE ADVANCED MAUFACTURING INDUSTRY FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO STEM EDUCATION

Marion, SC, April 10, 2019– On Tuesday, April 9th, 94 South Carolina high school seniors, including two Marion County School District students, were recognized at the 3rd Annual S.C. STEM Signing Day. Jacob King from Mullins High School will be attending the University of South Carolina majoring in Biomedical Engineering.  Latrell Wilson from Creek Bridge High School will be attending Francis Marion University majoring in Industrial Engineering. STEM Signing Day is supported by Boeing South Carolina, BMW, and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. SC STEM Signing Day recognizes students from across the state of South Carolina who have pursued STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education during their high school tenure and plan to continue their STEM education at two and four-year colleges. Students were identified through the SC Future Makers initiative using the Tallo platform.  

“Boeing is honored to recognize the achievements of some of the top students across South Carolina as they commit to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM),” said John Blazey, Vice President of Boeing Global Engagement. “Today’s event demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to STEM education and ensuring that South Carolina’s future workforce remains strong and thrives.”

“STEM Signing Day honors our talented South Carolina students.  At BMW, we strive every day to make the best and most technologically advanced automobiles in the market, the BMW Ultimate Driving Machine. We are proud to recognize so many young people that have worked hard to achieve excellence in STEM disciplines,” said Scott Medley, Human Resource Department Manager, BMW.

 “SC STEM Signing day was created to recognize the fact that there’s so much talent and opportunity in South Carolina,” said Sara Hazzard, President & CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “We are very proud to celebrate the achievements and future steps of some of our state’s brightest minds – students who will lead the way as we advance innovation and technology in the 21st century.”