CLOVER — Clover High School leaders learned Wednesday that the school fell just short in its quest to win the 2014 Palmetto's Finest award, given each year to the top high school in South Carolina.
Camden High School in Kershaw County was named as the award recipient. Clover and Camden were the only finalists.
The award, given by the S.C. Association of School Administrators, was announced via a live web stream from S.C. ETV as school leaders gathered in the media center.
The "Palmetto's Finest" designation is one of the most sought-after and coveted awards presented to South Carolinas schools.
Clover High completed a rigorous selection process, including a comprehensive review of the school in which evaluators looked to answer the key question: "What impact is this school making on the lives of students and the community, and is it deserving of the Palmetto's Finest Award?" The school also completed an application and received two visits from independent evaluators.
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