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SHS Junior Wins Statewide Public Speaking Competition






COLUMBIA, SC 12/15/2018


On December 15, 2018, the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships (SCACAP) held its 2018 10th Annual Statewide Youth Leadership Oratorical Forum and Banquet under the leadership of its Executive Director, Jessica McMoore. The purpose of the banquet was to empower youth through strengthening their communicative and emotional skills, and increase self-confidence through public speaking. Over 200 students, family members, and staff gathered to witness eleven students speak on current events.

Destiney Kensha Feaster is the 2018 Statewide Representative for Piedmont Community Action, Inc., and won First Place out of eleven Orators in the competition. Ms. Feaster is a 16-year-old junior currently attending Spartanburg High School and she is the daughter of Kandice Tillerson and Terrance Feaster. Destiney is an active member of The United House of Prayer in Spartanburg, SC and is currently on the praise team. Destiney’s passion includes working with children, cosmetology, and traveling. Ms. Feaster is on her school’s honor roll, and is scheduled to graduate in 2020. After graduation, Destiney plans to further her education in the medical fields of radiology and sonography.


The Piedmont Community Action Agency, is one of fourteen South Carolina agencies, whose service area includes Spartanburg Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Cynthia Lounds was in attendance at Saturday’s competition. This is Ms. Feaster’s second year in the youth leadership program.

SCACAP is a statewide community based nonprofit organization, which aims to develop and support programs to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for the low-income children, individuals, and families in the 46 counties in the State of South Carolina. SCACAP is the umbrella organization and hub for the 14 Community Action Agencies Across the State.