Horne receives Cicenia award

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Judy Watts/Journal Scene Rep. Jenny Horne accepts the Bert Cicenia Award as, from left, Stephen Mandel, Marlena Myers and Kay Phillips applaud.

Rep. Jenny Horne received a standing ovation Friday night as she received the Bert Cicenia Award at the Chocolate Indulgence gala fundraiser for Children in Crisis.

The award is presented annually to a person who has worked to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in the Lowcountry.

Dorchester Children’s Center CEO Kay Phillips praised Horne as a legislator who champions the causes related to child welfare.

“She is a passionate advocate for children and families and has worked diligently to bring attention to problems related to the child welfare system,” Phillips said.

“She has listened to the community, researched the issues herself, and worked with local and state agency heads to find solutions to improving the system to achieve better outcomes for children in need,” she said as she presented the award to Horne.

Horne, clearly emotional over received the honor, recalled that her grandmother had worked with Cicenia at the Coastal Center.

She thanked the leadership and volunteers with Dorchester Children’s Center, Children in Crisis who do the hard work of helping children get the resources they need in a crisis.

Dr. Cicenia was an innovator in the field of rehabilitation, and created the Coastal Center in Ladson for mentally disabled children. After retiring, he worked with community leaders to help create Children in Crisis in 1997 to address the needs of abused children. In appreciation of his efforts in the community, Children In Crisis established the Bert Cicenia Award in 2003.


Notice about comments:

The Journal Scene is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Journal Scene.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads

The Journal Scene

© 2015 The Journal Scene an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.