Business group recognizes Capaldi for education impact

LIBERTY — Julie Capaldi, president of the United Way of Pickens County, has been recognized by local business leaders for her impact on hundreds of students.

Capaldi received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from Manufacturers Caring for Pickens County (MCPC) for her work with Camp iRock, a summer reading camp to support struggling readers in Pickens County. MCPC presented the award at the school board meeting on March 26.

“Julie Capaldi’s passionate literacy work with students has spread across the county,” said MCPC chairman Tom O’Hanlan, owner of Sealevel Systems Inc. “She has helped our schools engage the community to support students before they

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