The Olde English Consortium (OEC) is a 501-C-3, non-profit, educational collaborative seeking to promote excellence in education through collaboration. Founded in 1976 as CYLUC-W, the consortium serves the North Central region of South Carolina, one of the most diverse collaborative in the southeast United States. The name Olde English refers to the early settlement by the English in the mid 1700's and to the numerous Revolutionary War battles fought there. A goal of the Olde English Consortium - or OEC - is to bring all stakeholders together to improve education, economic development, and the quality of life in the region and throughout the state. The OEC desires to maximize the efficiency of federal, state, & local tax dollars by pooling local resources to increase efficiency & collaborative buying power and resources.
On Thursday, March 20th, at Francis Marion University, the OEC and Pee Dee consortia co-hosted the first-ever State Championship in Academics! Champions were crowned in two divisions (small/large schools) in both Middle and High School levels of competition. Congratulations to our winners... our State Champions... these outstanding students... their coaches, teachers, principals, D.O., superintendents, and our entire OEC family!
Middle School State Champions:
Lake View Middle, Dillon 4 (Division II) - defeated Fairfield Middle
Indian Land Middle, Lancaster (Division I) - defeated Williams Middle (Florence One)
High School State Champions:
Indian Land High School, Lancaster (Division II) - defeated Johnsonville HS (Florence Five)
Wilson High School, Florence One (Division I) - defeated Lancaster HS
The Pee Dee consortium and Francis Marion University held a first-rate, first ever State Championship. The OEC will host next year - as we seek to include the majority of school district (thru regions/consortia) across South Carolina!
Congrats to all of our Winners!