Burke High School alum turns 100 years old

Ernestine Whyne Carew
Ernestine Whyne Carew

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Burke High School alumnus will celebrate turning 100 years old on Wednesday.

Celebrations are set for Ernestine Whyne Carew who graduated from Burke in 1930.

Carew completed her public education at Burke and Burke Normal and graduated from Shaw University.

She was employed for over 16 years with the Charleston County Head Start program and five years as a Charleston County School District 20 Classroom. Carew has five grandchildren, 17 great grand children and 20 great great grand children.

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