We are proud to announce that ACSD has made the front page of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation Newsletter! Congratulations to our Tigers!  See full read article below.

CFF opened it’s fall 2021 STEM Education Outreach Program schedule in Allendale, SC. It began at the Allendale-Fairfax Elementary School with the landing of “Maggie”, one of the Foundations five Cobra helicopters, in front of the entire student body. The students witnessed their athletic field turned into an “airport”. On hand were the Allendale Sheriff deputies, the fire department and EMS to support the “Airport” operations and to promote their organizations. Throughout the day the CFF STEM team and pilots reinforced the importance of the STEM subjects in the classroom and the many jobs that are available to these students in the future. 

Day two in Allendale was split between the Allendale-Fairfax Middle School in the morning and the Allendale-Fairfax High School in the afternoon. At lunch time “Maggie” flew down from Columbia and landed at the high school “airport” for the students from both schools to see. The day was filled with discussing the operations of airplanes, helicopters and drones. A heavy emphasis was placed on the importance of STEM as a foundation to proved the skills required to work for one of our sponsors like Lockheed-Martin, PPG Aerospace, Berkshire Hathaway or Northrup Grumman. The 800 students at all three schools were excited and engaged and they inquired as to when “Maggie” would be back. 

We thank Dr. Margaret Gilmore, the Allendale County School Superintendent for providing CFF with the opportunity to expose her students to the many aviation and aerospace career fields. We also thank Amber Houston, the Allendale County School District Communications Specialist for her hard work to coordinate with the schools principles, teachers and the media. Additionally, we appreciate the outstanding help provided by the Allendale County Sheriff, Fire and EMS with the management of the school “airport” activities. A shout-out goes to the Walterboro and Columbia, SC chapters of the Tuskegee Airman Association who joined CFF on day two to share their important story with the students. 

Everyone agrees that this was a terrific start to the CFF fall school schedule.