BEYOND THE SCORE South Carolina Connections Academy is 'hole in one' for Pawleys Island golfer

Jackson Cole is at the top of his game on the golf course and in the classroom.

The 16-year-old all-region, all-state and former regional player of the year attributes his success to making a tough decision four years ago when the Pawleys Island student decided to forgo a traditional brick-and-mortar education and enroll in South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school.

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