Soar to Success with Boeing Visit Aug. 18 in St. Matthews

Students and community members are invited to learn about Boeing when representatives from the aerospace giant visit St. Matthews on Thursday, Aug. 18.

The Soar to Success with Boeing event will begin with morning presentations and Q&A sessions for eighth- through 12th-grade Calhoun County students. The presentations for students will be held at Calhoun County High School and will be followed by a luncheon for local legislators and county and school officials featuring a Boeing presentation and student exhibits. Boeing representatives will then tour the advanced manufacturing program areas at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

The event will end with a community meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. at the John Ford Community Center in St. Matthews. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Facilitated by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Soar to Success with Boeing is designed to enhance the relationship between Boeing and high school students in Calhoun County.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Founded in 1916 in Washington state, the company celebrated its 100th birthday in July. More than 7,500 people work at Boeing’s North Charleston facility. For more information, visit

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