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Samuel Lander Prince wanted to create a memorial to his father and approached the Anderson School Board with the idea of the Prince Ring. The following language is from the original resolution of the Anderson School Board in 1924:

The George E. Prince Memorial Ring should be awarded to some member of the graduating class at the Boys’ High School, this member to be selected some time during the last month of the term during which it was awarded by members of the graduating class. That the graduating class select from its class that boy who it thought appeared to be the purest, manliest and most courteous man of the class.

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Austin Massey

This year, students at T. L. Hanna High School selected Austin Massey to receive the 2015 Prince Memorial Ring. Mr. Massey will attend Winthrop University where he plans to major in business.

The Prince Memorial Ring is funded annually by contributions from descendants who continue the tradition of recognizing “strong character, including honesty, integrity and consideration of others.” Foothills Community Foundation is proud to administer the Prince Memorial Ring Fund. Contributions to the fund may be made to P. O. Box 1228, Anderson SC 29622 or online by using the DONATE button.