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Community partnership

On Oct. 13, Walmart and Pepsi Company joined Sumter County Elementary School’s family by becoming a Community Partner in Education. These Community Partners donated 30 pumpkins to the school to help with a cross-curricular project that incorporates reading, language arts, and math. The project will end with a school wide Book Character decorating contest with the pumpkins. Shown, back row, are Sharon Tullis (principal), Ed.D., Melvin Moody (Pepsi Co.), John Davis (Walmart), Michael Duke (School Climate Committee – chair); middle row, Alesha Covey, Ayden Arnett, Danity Carter, Jordyn Jackson, Zy’Quavious McCoy, Jose Perez; and front row, Madison Daniels, Kevin Lloyd, Dameriah Carter, Jada Weaver, Matteo DeTitta, Tamea Hawkins, Levi McCallister, Caleb Dodson, Alexis Howard, Elyse Duke, Lawrence Cheng.