Preaching a message about education

Columbia, S.C. (WACH) - "School is cool" is a message one church preached this Sunday.

Grace Christian Church partnered with our very own Jeffrey Lampkin to hold a Back to School Bash.

There were free school supplies being handed out to anyone who wanted them.

There were also students from local high school and colleges there to encourage the younger crowd to pursue their higher education to prepare a better future for themselves.

"To pursue higher education is to pursue a standard of living. This world is still in a bad economic state right now. Just the chance to actually go to college, or even go on to earn a GED - most people don't even have their GEDs- it just creates better living for you." says Lavonda McMillan, a student from Francis Marion University who attended the Bash.