LCHS students honored by Advanced Manufacturing Industry for commitment to STEM Education

Lee Central High School (LCHS) students De’Ablo Halley and Emani Young-Fortune were among 94 South Carolina high school seniors recognized at the 3rd Annual South Carolina Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Signing Day on April 9 by Boeing South Carolina, BMW, and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.

SC STEM Signing Day recognizes students from across the state of South Carolina who have pursued STEM education during their high school tenure and plan to continue their STEM education at two and four-year colleges. Students were identified through the SC Future Makers initiative using the Tallo platform. 

Halley has plans to attend Charleston Southern University and major in computer science while Young-Fortune will attend Francis Marion University and major in biology.

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state’s manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina. For additional information about the SCMA, please visit  

Pictured with LCHS students Halley and Young-Fortune are: Scott Medley (Human Resource Department Manager, BMW), Sara Hazzard (President & CEO, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance), and Ed Downing (Director of Site Integration, Boeing South Carolina).

Information courtesy of James A. Richter, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance