Ceremony honors REEL Kids who are overcoming life’s challenges

Horry Telephone Cooperative honored 51 students from Horry County Schools at the 15th annual HTC REEL Kids Awards ceremony Wednesday at the Marriott Resort and Spa in Myrtle Beach.

Recognizing Extraordinary Examples of Leadership, or REEL, Kids are nominated by teachers or counselors because of the inspirational ways they are overcoming obstacles in their lives. Those obstacles range from debilitating diseases to the deaths of parents or siblings, homelessness, abuse and many other situations that might make most people give up.