PICKENS COUNTY — Casey Norton, daughter of Freddie and Treasa Norton, was honored at the Spring Tea given by the Alpha Xi Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
The event was held April 22 at the Captain Kimberly Hampton Library in Easley.
Norton will graduate from Pickens High School this spring and will attend University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. She plans to major in secondary education.
While in high school she was active in Peter’s Creek Baptist Church and Youth Group, Spanish National Honor Society, and served as the Student Council student body treasurer.
“I think education is one of the greatest blessings we have, and its importance cannot be overstated,” she wrote of why she wanted to major in education. “For me it is more than just majoring in education…It is being an educator. My teachers have had some of the biggest impacts on my life. The have taught me things that I will never forget, and inspired me to walk in their footsteps. I want to impact my students’ lives just as my teachers have done.”
Delta Kappa Gamma is an honorary society for key women educators. The society is in 16 countries and has over 120,000 members worldwide.
The chapter is composed of members from various fields of education in Pickens County.
They work to support education, educators, and are excited to recognize the accomplishments of students and a grant-in-aid recipient every spring.
This year the outstanding eighth-graders from Dacusville Middle, Gettys Middle, Liberty Middle and Pickens Middle schools will be honored during the awards programs at their schools.