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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to Feature Chapin High Principal Dr. Akil Ross

Dr. Akil Ross

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson is pleased to announce that Dr. Akil Ross, principal of Chapin High School, will be the featured guest speaker for the fourth annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 am at Town Hall.

Ross was recently honored by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) as the 2017 SC Secondary Principal of the Year. He is viewed by many as a visionary and innovator who is always looking to improve himself, his school and his community. Some of his accomplishments include Chapin High School’s being selected as the 2015 Palmetto’s Finest High School, national recognition by US News and World Report and the Washington Post, and his being named one of the “Most Influential People” in Chapin by The State newspaper.

Ross is very active in the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club, having been a past president of the organization. He is also a member of the SC High School League’s Executive Committee and a member of the Palmetto’s Finest Committee for SCASA.

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will also include participation by several members of the Chapin faith community, the Chapin High School Choir and the JROTC Color Guard.  Generations of Chapin will once again serve as the breakfast sponsor for the event, which serves as the kick-off for the annual observance of Community of Character Service Day. Community groups, schools, churches and individuals rally to support a wide array for projects that benefit the greater Chapin community.

Businesses or individuals interested in participating for the Prayer Breakfast may contact Karen Owens at 803.575.8039 or by email at karen@chapinsc.com. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual tickets are available for $5 per person.

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