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BLUE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL From June 2012


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13 students get grants from Greer Education Foundation
JUN 12, 2012

Timothy Bright, a graduate of Greer High School, received a $500 BMW scholarship for continuing studies in welding at Greenville Technical College. Bunny Richardson of BMW presented the grant.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation (GGEF) has awarded scholarships to 13 Greer area graduates.  At a news conference Tuesday at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Foundation Chairman Margaret Burch presented certificates to the students.

The scholarships are made possible by funds from the September 2011 Education Gala and local sponsorships. 

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Shoe prints, tool markings are key pieces of evidence
JUN 7, 2012

GreerToday.com editorial assistants Dakota Fitzgerald, left, and Taylor Bowen, wearing glasses, gave Lt. JIm Holcombe of the Greer Police Department a lighter moment at CSI: Camp today.See below. 

We are almost to the end of our journey and it is a bittersweet.

Today we analyzed shoe prints and tool markings that may be found on a crime scene. It was intriguing. The thing that stuck out the most was tool markings and how officers get them off what may be the weapon in a crime.

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Municipal court was entertaining
JUN 6, 2012

Greer Police Lt. Jim Holcombe rolls Madison Hinton's fingerprint today at CSI: Camp. Today's topics were learning the techniques of gathering fingerprints and visiting Greer Municipal Court with Judge Henry Mims presiding.

It's day three of our wonderful adventure and today we got to observe Greer Municipal Court.

At the CSI Camp, we learned about fingerprints. It was exciting and interesting but let’s get to the real fun.

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Congratulations to the Blue Ridge High School Class of 2012
JUN 6, 2012

Congratulations to the Blue Ridge High School Class of 2012

Congratulations to the Blue Ridge High School Class of 2012

Rocky Lambert Aho

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There's no margin of error documenting evidence
JUN 5, 2012

Taylor Bowen is attending CSI Day Camp at the Greer Police Department. The rising senior at Blue Ridge High School describes how to process a crime scene.

Broken glass, a white powder substance, and a swab of blood, all waiting to be tested.

Today we learned how to document a scene, pretty easy stuff, or at least that’s what I thought. When the class starts, we go right into a power point. I mean, come on, this is summer time, who is doing power points when we’re not even in school? They weren't your typical power points though. You got to see what officers do at a crime scene, how they scope out for evidence and search the surrounding areas.

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Crime scenes have puzzling clues that need to be solved
JUN 4, 2012

Taylor Bowen is attending CSI Day Camp at the Greer Police Department. The rising senior at Blue Ridge High School will be providing a blog each day of the camp.

Taylor Bowen, a rising senior at Blue Ridge High School, is attending the CSI Crime Camp conducted by the Greer Police Department. Taylor will get a look at forensics and work done at crime scenes by police department specialists. She will participate in practical exercises in crime scene processing, fingerprinting, methods of developing latent prints and shoe impressions. This is Taylor’s report on Monday’s classes.

By Taylor Bowen

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