WALHALLA — Oconee County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Norm Dukes recently received recognition from the Oconee County School District, as well as from Tamassee-Salem middle and high schools.
Earlier this spring, Dukes was awarded the School District Support Employee of the Year for the 2014-15 school year.
Currently, 627 support employees work for the school district and each facility. The district office nominates one individual each for the award.
Dukes was eligible for the district award because he was named by Tamassee-Salem high and middle school Support Employee of the Year.
All the individual winners, including Dukes, went before a screening committee that made the decision on the overall school district winner.
Also this year, both the athletic department and the special needs class at Tamassee-Salem High recognized Dukes for helping raise money for both during his walk from the North Carolina line to the steps of the Statehouse in Columbia.
The walk, which covered 168 miles, raised $2,030, which was split evenly between the athletic department and the special needs class.
Dukes is the School Resource Officer for Tamassee-Salem elementary, middle and high schools.