Sol C. Johnson High School Senior, Corliss J. Best, was awarded the first annual Distributive Education Clubs of America Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Annual Career Tech Student Organization Awards Banquet, held at Carey Hilliard’s Skidaway Road. Sol C. Johnson High School’s D.E.C.A. Chapter is the first chapter to award an academic scholarship to a senior who plans to pursue a career in one of the following clusters: Marketing, Management, Finance or Hospitality. Corliss was very active with numerous school and community organizations. All of which nurtured his discipline and perseverance. He served as an exemplary officer in our D.E.C.A. Chapter for all three years of his membership. As a leadership officer in several organizations, Corliss demonstrated a high level of organizational skills and goal-oriented accomplishments.”
Mr. Terron T. Johnson added: “Corliss demonstrated his leadership skills by winning several local and district DECA speaking events while mentoring other members of the club in public speaking skills. He also spearheaded several DECA community service events such as the annual winter clothing drive, Relay for Life and the student Cancer Walk. He showed his entrepreneurial efforts by managing different facets of the school store such as inventory, staffing and implementing promotional ideas to increase revenue.”
Corliss J. Best plans to attend Savannah State University to major in business management and minor or double major in marketing.