May 27, 2015 - Two Shelbyville S.W. Carter Elementary students were selected to received the honored S.W. Carter Award during the awards program held Friday, May 22, 2015 and they were sisters Neera and Neena Smith. Both have shown to be outstanding students always volunteering their time and doing their best. The awards were presented by Mrs. Dorothy Carter and Serica Wilkins, wife and daughter of the late S.W. Carter.
The award is presented each year to the student who followed life most like Mr. Carter. The plaque read as follows:
Mr. Carter was an educator & outstanding role model to all faculty & students that he came in contact with. This award is given in his example of integrity, equality, & compassion for his fellow man to someone who has excelled in academics, & who strives to be a better person & thinks of others before oneself.
Mr. S.W. Carter was a long time educator and the name sake of S.W.Carter Elementary. He passed away in April of 2012 and the first award was presented the same year.