HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered the keynote speech on Thursday at the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Convocation held at Coker College's DeLoach Center in Hartsville.
"I think we have to be sure we personalize education that it's not a one size fits all," Superintendent Spearman said.
This was the 28th convocation for the school, which is one of only 12 specialized, residential high schools in the nation.
When Spearman addressed the crowd of 288 students and their parents at the celebration kicking off the academic year, she spoke about the prestige and vigor of the program.
Her speech was about encouraging students to step through every door because as one door closes, another opens.
Spearman told the students to go after opportunities that fit each of them on an individual level.
"We have to find out what each student is passionate about, what they're talented in and as educators find the pathway that gets them to the next step after high school."
Spearman also visited the Marlboro County School District Office and the Boys and Girls Club Champions for Youth Tribute on Thursday.