Deion Jamison, a high school ELA teachers at Legacy Early College has been awarded the 2022-23 SC Teacher of the Year Award by the South Carolina Department of Education.
Legacy alumnus Jayden Williams' love of writing began with creating short stories and poems in 7th grade.
"One day, I got the idea of writing a book," he said.
Ms. Kumar proved to be a great encourager, though, not only academically but personally as well. Her influence seeped into the pages of Jayden's book, which was still growing.
In 10th grade, his hard work paid off. Slaying the Spirit of Fear got published.
Alex Mills, who graduated in Legacy Early College High School’s first graduating class of 2014, said he came home when he returned to Legacy as the middle school’s basketball coach and a keyboard teacher of seventh and eighth graders.
“I knew this is what I wanted to do,” he said. “I love what I do. I don’t look at it as a job. I look at it as a mentorship,” adding the scholars “need more positive role models.”
"I'm a pretty healthy person, but I have asthma." Chris Ford said.
"The Clinic offers care for everyday illness and injury, as well as chronic issues like diabetes and hypertension."
“Education, health, financial stability, and legal aid comprise the four pillars of the Hispanic Alliance,” said Alvarado. Its partnership with Legacy supports its education pillar through providing mentors and other educational programs. The Alliance also helps Legacy parents with events such as healthy cooking classes, vaccination sites and workshops providing legal information in various areas.
“We focus on providing a bridge between the growing Hispanic population and the resources available,” said Adela Mendoza, the Alliance’s executive director and a Legacy board member.
Giving back to those who helped him and those who follow him is something that Harrison Curry, a 2015 graduate of Legacy Early College Charter School in Greenville’s West End, has always had in mind.
Curry, 25 and the co-owner of Charlotte-based GTMM Transportation, said he wanted to give back to Legacy because of what it gave to him.
“Legacy truly inspired me and helped me get to where I am,” he said. The school staff “opened their arms to me. They believed in me.”