Deborah Blume Receives South Carolina School Counselor of the Year Award

November 13, 2019 9:44 AM | Brandy Ludlam (Administrator)

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For immediate release November 13th, 2019

Deborah Blume Receives South Carolina School Counselor of the Year Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is pleased to announce that Deborah Blume has been recognized as the South Carolina school counselor of the year by the American School Counselor Association. The ASCA School Counselor of the Year program (#SCOY2020) honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation’s students, helping them achieve success in school and in life. State school counselor of the year honorees were selected based on several criteria, including: school counseling innovations, exemplary comprehensive school counseling programs, leadership and advocacy initiatives and contributions to student outcomes.

“The School Counselor of the Year award is an esteemed recognition for our profession, said Richard Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director. “The research is clear: school counselors have a significant impact on students’ academic achievement, social/emotional development and postsecondary planning. This award highlights their dedication, contribution and excellence.”

The state school counselor of year recipients will travel to Washington, D.C., to be honored and formally recognized at a blacktie gala on Jan. 30, 2020, along with the national School Counselor of the Year and finalists.


About the American School Counselor Association

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) professional organization based in Alexandria, Va. ASCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help todays students become tomorrows productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 50 state and territory associations and a membership of more than 36,000 school counseling professionals. For additional information on the American School Counselor Association, visit

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