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Trident Technical College volunteering at Cinderella day 2019.  From left to right: Lacey Shipp, Melissa Copeland( faculty), Linsy Sechler, Meaghan Patterson, Lorynn Cyrus and Keshawn Chisholm 

Here is what the secretary of the Class of 2020, Meaghan Patterson wrote about the experiance:  

Cinderella Day was an event held at the dream center at seacoast church. This event is held to the public free of charge and anyone can go! They had over 1,500 dresses donated for this event and 250 participants.  The church is set up like a boutique where girls from middle school to high school can feel like Cinderella for the day! They are pampered by getting their hair and make up done by Paul Mitchell students. After that look is complete they are able to pick out a prom dress and match it with shoes and accessories free of charge! We were responsible for the temporary tattoo station and being personal shoppers. Being a personal shopper included shopping with a girl to pick out a dress( I really enjoyed this part!).You were able to talk to them one on one with their likes and dislikes, see what occasion they were getting the dress for and it was a really exciting when they found their dress!  The personal shopper would yell, “ she said yes to the dress” and all of the other personal shoppers would clap and say encouraging things! After that we would go to accessories and shoes and help your girl pick out items that would match her outfit. It was a great experience and very uplifting. The girls all got their picture taken after there look was complete and they will have a showing party on the 15th. You can check out the details at about the event. Overall, the day was nothing less of fantastic! It was women empowering women and supporting one another. I couldn’t erase the smile from my face all day. I was grateful to be able to share this positive day with my classmates and I am excited to volunteer again next year! 
Julie Abrahamson and Daiphin Bober attended the student meeting held at Horry-Georgetown Tech this year.  They had a lot of fun and had so many positive things to say about this great group of hygienists that are going to graduate later this year!
Students from Greenville Tech are educating kids in preschool about how important clean teeth and healthy snacks are.  They also spend some time beautifying their local community by picking up trash on the side of the road.
Students from Florence-Darlington Tech are having fun volunteering at a soup kitchen and visiting a preschool to educate little ones on how important clean teeth are.
Midlands Technical College students chose Lighthouse for Life as the organization that they wanted to do a service project for this year.  They collected items to pack in Freedom Bags which are given to victims of human trafficking.  They had an awareness day on campus and worked with the respiratory therapy program to collect an amazing amount of items.  On November 15th they came together with Greater Columbia Dental Hygiene Association to pack these bags and write notes of encouragement to put in the bags.  It was a rewarding experience for every one involved.
Class of 2019 SCSDHA Officers

Allie Privette, President, Horry Georgetown Tech
Jordan Hughes, Vice President, Florence-Darlington Tech
Tierra Griffin, Treasurer, Trident Tech
Aynsleigh Pence, Secretary, York Tech
Edward Zornes, Delegate, Midlands Tech
Anna Tingen, Member Liaison, Greenville Tech