On May 16th the Laurens Wal-Mart celebrated the grand opening of their Wal-Mart Academy with a graduation ceremony and ribbon cutting. Academies educate and inspire associates to serve customers with excellence. This Academy is the 5th Wal-Mart Academy in the state of South Carolina. Wal-Mart presented grant checks to the Laurens Police Department, The Laurens High School Honor Society, Laurens District 55 High School, and the SC Empowerment Centre. Regional, Market and Store Managers as well as many other Wal-Mart employees, elected officials, members of the community, and the Chamber of Commerce celebrated this exciting day!