Sen. Scott to speak in Orangeburg

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will speak in Orangeburg on Tuesday

ORANGEBURG (WACH/AP) â?? U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to speak at South Carolina State University on Tuesday.

The Republican senator is speaking at the school's annual spring Honors and Awards Convocation.

According to the AP, the convocation, called "Pursuing Academic Excellence," recognizes student scholars who have achieved academic excellence throughout this academic year.

The awards program was established in 1977 to encourage students who demonstrate academic excellence to maintain and achieve higher levels of academic pursuits and to provide an incentive to all students to achieve academic excellence.

(The AP contributed to this report)