Burke Royster is the new superintendent of Greenville County Schools. Royster serves as deputy superintendent of the district.
The 7-5 vote by the Greenville County School Board Tuesday night to offer the job to Royster came after a three-hour closed meeting. Royster accepted the job. He will receive a 3-year contract with an annual salary of $215,000, and an annual annuity of ten percent of his salary.
The members of the Blue Ridge High School FBLA chapter received recognition in several competitive events at the FBLA State Leadership Conferences held in Charleston last weekend.
The competitive events were part of a two-day program for FBLA members from around the state. The chapter had 21 members attending the conference. Students also went sightseeing and shopping in the historical Charleston.
The Blue Ridge Middle School Team beat six other schools to win first place in the academic competition, Battle of the Brains 2012.
The score for the final game was 75 for Blue Ridge and 67 for Sterling Gifted School. BlueRidge will go on to the National Academic Competition in June.
The Blue Ridge Academic Competition Team was in the Final Four of the Battle of the Brains last year and in thetop ten of the National Academic Competition In Washington, D.C.
Barrett Tyler was crowned Miss Blue Ridge Relay for Life in a pageant held March 3.
The pageant helped raise more than $2,500 for the American Cancer Society and puts Blue Ridge High School closer to its goal of $4,500.
Greer's Sarah Stevenson was named to the Region III-3A basketball team. Stevenson forms the nucleus of a strong group of players returning for Coach Carlton Greene's 2012-2013 team.
McKale Hardy of Union is the region player of the year and was named to the 3A All-State team. Teammates Kristin Giles and Andrea Eison also made the team.