University of South Carolina historian wins book award
Janet Hudson, an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina, has won the 2009 George C. Rogers Jr. Award for her book, “Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-Era South Carolina.” The award is given annually by the S.C. Historical Society; Hudson was presented the award Feb. 6 at the society’s annual meeting in Charleston.
“Entangled by White Supremacy” details the experiences and expectations of black and white reformers in South Carolina during World War I. It was released last March by the University of Kentucky Press.
Hudson teaches in Carolina’s Extended University.
Cocky’s Reading Express wins literacy award
Cocky’s Reading Express, a University of South Carolina literacy program, has been named the 2010 winner of the South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association’s Literacy Award.
An outreach project that began in 2005, Cocky’s Reading Express is the only university mascot–sponsored literacy program in the country. A collaboration of the Student Government Association and the university’s School of Library and Information Science, Carolina students visit elementary schools around the state, reading to students and talking about the importance of reading with children. More than 10,000 books have been given away to South Carolina children.
The SCIRA, an organization with more than 6,800 members, has promoted the teaching and improvement of reading in South Carolina since 1973.
Flora students excel in High School Math Contest
Fellow A.C. Flora High School students Sean Soni and Sage Price finished first and second, respectively, in the University of South Carolina’s High School Math Contest, held recently on the Columbia campus. They, along with third-place finisher William Zhang of Charleston’s Academic Magnet High School, earned full-tuition scholarships to the university.
Flora won the Division I team championship over Spring Valley High School and Wando High School of Mount Pleasant. Columbia schools Ben Lippen and Hammond finished first and second, respectively, in Division II, ahead of Bishop England of Daniel Island.
Also, the top 16 finishers on the written exam competed in a just-for-fun tournament, and Elliott Chartock of Flora defeated Jean Guo of Hammond in the final.
More information on the tournament is available at http://www.math.sc.edu/contest/2009-2010/ .