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Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Eau Claire High School Wins 2015 Best of Philanthropy Award

Pictured accepting the award are Eau Claire Principal June Page, students Jaylin Wilson and Yveni McCowns and School Climate Coordinator Deon Jackson.

Serving others is a school-wide commitment at Eau Claire High School. Each year, the school’s clubs unite to meet the needs of the community by donating blood, mentoring children and performing hundreds of other acts of service.

Their generous hearts and dedication to helping others have put them in the local spotlight. On November 5, the Central Carolina Community Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine awarded Eau Claire’s Jefferson Awards Organization with the 2015 Best Philanthropy Award-Student Division for their outstanding volunteerism and community service. In addition to receiving the award, Eau Claire will be featured in the November edition of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. A $1,000 donation also will be made in the school’s name to a nonprofit organization of their choice in the Foundation’s service area.

Eau Claire principal June Page is very proud of her students and staff. “Each year Eau Claire’s clubs work together to make an impact in the community. By doing this we show that each student is able to contribute a little that eventually leads to making a large impact in the community.”

Students participate in various charity projects throughout the year including “Pink Outs” for breast cancer at sporting events, mentoring young children, collecting donations for students and families in need in the school’s community and conducting blood drives with the American Red Cross. Last school year, the school donated nearly 2,200 hours of service throughout the year, showing that these students understand the importance of giving back.

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