The four-year-olds at Daniel Island Academy were excited today to hear that their school won an award from the state of South Carolina because, as they were quick to point out, they live in South Carolina.

But to the adults in attendance, being named the outstanding school in the state Department of Health and Environmental Control’s annual Spare the Air Awards meant more.

“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts,” school director Kerry Nowosielski said. “Reaching children at this age is huge because they are our future. I think this will have an impact on these kids forever.”

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.