2017 Most Improved Seniors

Most Improved Seniors Honored
Posted on 04/27/2017
Most Improved Seniors

The School District of Pickens County named the Most Improved Seniors of the Class of 2017 on April 26. The students were honored at a banquet at the Pickens County Career & Technology Center, sponsored by the Pickens Area Society of Human Resource Managers.

The Most Improved Senior Award goes to a senior from each of the district’s four high schools and the Career & Technology Center who have demonstrated outstanding growth in academics, character and leadership over the course of their high school careers. This year’s Most Improved Seniors are:

Tayla Benson









Tayla Benson, Daniel High School
Daniel Bethea
Daniel Bethea, Easley High School
Dalton Miller
Dalton Miller, Liberty High School
Ritchie Miller
Ritchie James, Pickens High School
Michael Parker
Michael Parker, Career & Technology Center

“Each of these students has overcome a great deal to be able to graduate, and I’m very proud of them,” said Dr. Danny Merck, SDPC superintendent. “They have proven that they have character qualities that will lead to success not just in school, but in life. The educators, parents, and mentors who went the extra mile to help these students make it this far also deserve a huge amount of thanks.” 

Each student received a trophy and a $200 check from PASHRM for their achievement.