Area beauty queens representing the greater Greer area are making appearances, fundraising for their charity of choice and the Miss South Carolina organization's Children's Miracle Network. They are also preparing for the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant scheduled in Columbia in June.
Caitlin Drummond was crowned Miss Blue Ridge Foothills. During the pageant, she captured the swimsuit award and the talent award. Drummond is a junior at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C. She is an education major.
Sixth-grade student Amelia Cowart won first place in the district PTSA Reflections photography contest. In eighthgrade, Audrey Ballew won third place in the state competition for Literature, Chase Harvey won first place in the Music category and Rebekah MacGregor won second place in the Music category.
Seventh graders dissect chicken wings
Kira Reed and Ryan McCullough, art students at Greer High School, are winners in the South Carolina PTA Reflections contest.
Reed's drawing, "I'm an Open Book" won the Excellence Award. Ryan McCullough's painting, "Mapping Out My Possibilities" won the Merit Award.
The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won its sixth consecutive state championship at R. B. Stall High School on March 3-4. Riverside claimed both the AAAAA state title and the overall sweepstakes award.
Senior Devin Remley won three state championships: in Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, and Expository Speaking.
Jiaying Tong and Tyler Gillespie, representing the Riverside High School Band program in the SCBDA All-State Honor Band, earned all-state honors.
Competing with hundreds of high school instrumentalists from across the Upstate, they earned all-state callback auditions and the opportunity to compete with top-rated musicians from across South Carolina.
Thomas Williams of Blue Ridge High School and Victor Rutledge of Riverside High School attended a formal dinner at The United States Military Academy at West Point.
They are in their plebe year at West Point in the same company.
The Chandler Creek Elementary Press Corps makes its debut today with a staff of writers, columnists, artists, photographers and videographers.
Leanne Ramirez, School Social Worker, Jessica Preisig, Reading Intervention teacher, and Tracy LeGrand, Reading Intervention teacher, are among the teachers who are directing the program.
Chandler Creek is blessed to have math interventionist Mrs. Candy Holliday working with our students. She is the BEST.
She is such a good teacher and helps me get good grades in math. She is so nice that she gives us CANDY on Friday! She is also the most patient teacher I have ever had, and she gives us mints every day!
March 10, 2017
Dear Mrs. Keller,
Me and You
Me and You
There would be great benefits in starting school one hour later. I mean doesn’t everyone get tired? Teachers need extra time! And students! This would be life changing! I think school should start one hour later! Are you on my side or not?
These are my reasons why it would be the best thought for schools to start later. First, it would give families time to get their brains active and going. After that, studies have shown that kids getting extra sleep is important. Sleeping increases learning, kids attention span and creates less health problems. I predict that there would be no more sleepy excuses or yawning noises with this idea. Next, you just won’t be in such a rush all the time. You have time to do all the things like brush your teeth, take a shower, pack lunch, and eat breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Plus taking showers is necessary so you’re not smelly and dirty. If you’re like me, you pack your lunch and don’t eat school lunch. Giving families one extra hour in the morning is a great idea.
Two Riverside High School students are winners in the South Carolina PTA State Reflections Content.
Jieying Tong received an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit in Music Composition.
Kayla “Birdie” Barbare of the University of South Carolina Upstate will be honored as Major of the Year by SHAPE America.
The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. Barbare will be receive her award on Thursday during the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) awards ceremony in Boston.
For millions of school-age children, each day begins and ends with a bus ride. While parents entrust their children's safety to the capable hands of bus drivers, these tips from the National Association for Pupil Transportation provide some measures parents can take and lessons they can teach to increase safety going to and from the bus, and even during the ride.
By Jonathan Duty
The Tooth Fairy’s payout for lost teeth is soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017.
A collaboration that could help reduce communication gaps for deaf patients and their healthcare providers is scheduled at USC Upstate.
Students from USC Upstate’s health communications classes and the Mary Black School of Nursing will host a role reversal workshop with members of the deaf community from 12 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in the Mary Black School of Nursing, room 2039 in the Health Education Complex.
Greer is now home to a college campus.
North Greenville University officials celebrated the opening of its Greer campus on Thursday that houses the school’s graduate school, College of Adult Professional Studies, and its faculty, staff, and admissions counselors. It is also home to the new Graduate School of Health Science, which began offering a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Medicine in January.
Riverside Middle School eighth-grade students toured the Bonds Career Center to learn more about the different programs offered and to make plans for high school.
Rising sixth-grade students toured Riverside Middle to learn more about what to expect in middle school.
By RITA ALLISON
Representative District 36
Each year, the General Assembly convenes in a joint legislative session to fill judicial seats throughout our state, including an opening on the South Carolina Supreme Court. In keeping with our constitutional responsibilities, my colleagues and I elected Judge George C. "Buck" James by acclamation to a term on the Supreme Court.