• Students learn about Sumter County Government with Job Shadow Program

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    Feb 5 2019 Job shadowing 4

    Several Sumter School District students learned today about Sumter County Government during a Job Shadow program that brought them behind the scenes to see firsthand how various aspects of government function on a daily basis.

    Hannah Durant, daughter of Vanessa Durant, spent her time on Tuesday watching our judicial system under the tutelage of Third Circuit Court Judge Kristi Curtis. Hannah is a 7th grader at Alice Drive Middle School and her mother is Judge Curtis’ administrative assistant.

    Cameron Britt also spent time at the Sumter County Judicial Center, learning about the Clerk of Court’s office from his grandmother Lillie Britt. He is a 7th grader at Bates Middle School.

    Landon Smith, grandson of Tom Miller Sr., spent time in the courtroom as well, watching what a bailiff does and how court proceeds. He’s a 7th grader at Furman Middle School.

    Shilin Toney, a fifth grader at Crosswell Elementary School, joined his sister Lashay Toney to learn about the Sumter County Auditor’s office. Lashay is a 7th grader at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, and said she enjoyed the experience of helping her aunt, Lauretha McCants, who serves as Auditor.

    Lakewood High School senior Taylor McPhail is already studying to be an Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT, and shadowed Victoria Matthews, an Advanced EMT, and Amanda Sneed, an EMT, both of Sumter County Emergency Medical Services.