Florence, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)- A Southside Middle School student is nominated for a national award. Jourdan Herring from Southside Middle School in Florence has been recognized with a national 2017 Yes I Can Award nomination by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Jourdan was nominated by Kelsey McGinty and is being recognized for her outstanding achievement in Self-Advocacy, according to a news release from the Florence County School District 1. She will be part of the ceremony at the council's annual convention on April 21 in Boston.
The Yes I Can Awards program recognizes the accomplishments of 12 students with exceptionalities in six categories: academics, arts, school and community activities, self-advocacy, technology, and transition from school to adult life, the release states. This year, 68 submissions were received for review.