South Carolina’s Okatie Elementary School, in Okatie, SC received the 2014 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence on March 22. The award honors contributions by school improvement councils. Among Okatie’s School Improvement Council achievements were establishing a mentor program for students, creating a food donation program, and communicating with parents about rezoning and school choice issues. Okatie was also a finalist among the Palmetto’s Finest, awarded by the state’s Association of School Administrators. Read local news coverage.