Student council brings home honors -- and chairmanship for Airport High junior

Airport High School brought home several honors from the recent state convention meeting of the South Carolina Association of Student Councils.

Junior Trace Wingard was elected District 3 chairman. With this title, Trace and Airport’s student council will host the District Three Rally at the school this fall. The District 3 region includes Lexington, Aiken and Calhoun counties.

“To me, being chair is a chance to not only show off my amazing school, but my amazing council,” Wingard said. “District Three chair is more than a position, it is an opportunity --  an opportunity to lead, care, and show everybody what Airport can do.”

In addition to being elected chairman, Wingard also was inducted into the Terry McCoy Hall of Fame for his student government leadership and work at Airport High.

Among other honors from the meeting, held March 16-18 at Easley High School in South Carolina’s Upstate:

-- Airport’s council received Gold Recognition for its work in all areas of leadership. It’s the highest recognition at the state level and Airport’s second year at that status.

-- Two council projects received honorable mentions in the 4A category: Reading Buddies and Senior Walk.

Meanwhile, council members recently wrapped up their efforts on the Camp Kemo fundraiser, bringing in more than $56,000.