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Myrtle Beach Middle SIC Named 2021 Finalist for State Riley Award for SIC Excellence

Myrtle Beach Middle School’s Improvement Council was one of five South Carolina School Improvement Councils (SICs) named as a statewide 2021 award finalist for their accomplishments in family and civic engagement within their school communities.

Now in its 20th year, the S.C. School Improvement Council’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence recognizes the significant contributions made to public education by the nearly 13,000 local SIC members who volunteer in the state’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.

In alphabetical order, this year’s Riley Award finalists are: 

  • Eastside High SIC (Greenville County Schools)
  • Flowertown Elementary SIC (Dorchester School District Two)
  • Millwood Elementary SIC (Sumter School District)
  • Myrtle Beach Middle SIC (Horry County Schools)
  • W.C. Sullivan Middle SIC (Rock Hill Schools)

The winner of the 2021 Riley Award will be selected from this year’s finalists by an independent panel of reviewers and announced during a virtual awards ceremony in April.

The SC-SIC Riley Award for SIC Excellence is named in honor of former S.C. Governor and U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley and his late wife, Tunky. It recognizes the couple’s longstanding commitment to quality public education.

Part of the Center for Educational Partnerships within the University of South Carolina College of Education, the S.C. School Improvement Council (SC-SIC) was established in state law nearly 45 years ago to provide the training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other operational resources necessary for the continued success of the community-based SICs in each of the state’s K-12 public schools.

Additional information on SC-SIC’s programmatic efforts can be found online at