The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded 16 scholarships totalling $9,000 today to students in each of six high schools in the greater Greer area.
Students are selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn presents scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.
Students in Mrs. Hale Edwards’ 7th grade social studies class participated in an Art in History Project based on the Butterflies of Terezin and the Poem, “The Butterfly” as part of their year-end review on the Holocaust.
• Riverside Middle School has received a $4,300 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation. The money will be used to purchase Vex Robotics Kits for the Gateway to Technology Program at Riverside Middle School.
Livida Privado of Greer has completed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CCHI) Public Policy Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. Privado, a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s in political science and a CHCI – UPS Public Policy Fellow, spent nine months working in the nation’s capital, where she split her time between the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and the office of Rep. James Clyburn.
CHCI offers talented Latinos, who have recently earned their undergraduate degrees, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in Congress, federal agencies, national non-profit organizations and corporate America. Weekly leadership training sessions that allowed them to meet with national leaders and engage in substantive policy discussions enhanced the fellows’ work experience.
Kay Shockley didn’t cry Friday night preparing for the Greer Oldies Reunion. But Jerry Bruce did, Shockley said.
And to think neither are alums – Shockley, Spartanburg High School, Class of ’67 and Bruce, (Blue Ridge High School, Class of ’72.
Tickets remain for the free hot dog lunch that will be served to Greer High graduates, students and their friends at McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy at 109 N. Main Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Just ask the staff at the pharmacy counter for free tickets.
Don Wall, owner of McLeskey-Todd and two other independent pharmacies in Greer, and his son, Jed, general manager, are hosting the event to coincide with the Greer High Oldies reunion. Read the story of Don Wall's success as an independent here.
During the month of May, Washington Center students and teachers will collect gently used books for the Greenville Literacy Association’s Really Good, Really Big, and Really Cheap Book Sale.
The sale is GLA’s largest annual fundraising event. Last year, 14,000 book-lovers attended and purchased from among 127,000 donated books, raising a total of $104,000. Funds raised at the book sale directly support GLA’s five fully-staffed learning centers in Greenville County serving adult students in Adult Basic Education, GED, and English as a Second Language programs.
Greater Greer area students who graduated North Greenville University on Thursday, May 9.
GreerToday.com congratulates the Class of 2013.
Middle Tyger area students who graduated North Greenville University on Thursday, May 9.
MiddleTygerToday.com congratulates the Class of 2013.
Seventh-graders Samuel Childers, Hannah Garity, and Annlie King were recognizedrecently at Furman University. The students qualified at the grand level and scored at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates who tested on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT.
The students have been invited to a special recognition ceremony at Duke University. Only about a 3 percent of all the participants in the Duke TIP Talent Search Program qualify.
Greenville Technical College has selected Julian Nixon, a biology instructor, as nominee for the 2014 College Professor of the Year.
Each year, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Governor sponsor two "Governor's Professor the Year" awards – one for two-year colleges and one for four-year institutions. Selection will be announced early next spring.
Thanks to generous grants and donations through PTA, the speech department at Washington Center has acquired many new voice output communication devices this year. These devices come in all shapes and sizes.
As a result, students who don’t have the ability to speak now have a way to speak messages and communicate with others.
Riverside High School teacher Steve Johnson has written a book, "Unknown Wars that Changed History." The book will be out in the fall.
He also will have an article, "France's Nightmare in Vietnam 1857-1884," published in the July issue of Military Heritage Magazine.
Riverside Middle School thanks all of the volunteers who participated in the Hands on Greenville Day 2013.
Volunteers included 75 from Hayssen Sandiacre Machinery Support, 20 from RMS and 6 from Grace Church. The volunteers planted shrubs, painted the office area, spread 15 yards of mulch, and distributed 3,000 bottles of water and snacks for PASS testing.
Dr. Norman Raiford, a professor of history and leadership studies, was honored May 6 upon his retirement from Greenville Technical College as the longest serving faculty member after 39 years of service.
Since arriving at Greenville Tech in 1974 on what was then a four-building campus, Raiford has been named the college’s Outstanding Educator of the Year three times. He has also been the college’s nominee for the Governor’s Professor of the Year award. In 1989, the S.C. Technical Education Association named him the Outstanding Educator of the Year for the entire sixteen-college Technical College System.
Two students at Greer Middle Charter High School have been recognized at star athletes.
Hartley Smith recently signed to play tennis for North Greenville University. Hartley is the first female GMC athlete to sign and play a sport at the collegiate level.She plans to major in Health and Wellness.
Thirty Medical Assistant students graduated during a pinning ceremony held April 13 at Greenville Technical College.
During the ceremony, four awards were presented. Winners of the Outstanding Medical Assistant award were selected by their classmates for exemplifying professionalism, compassion, good communication skills, organization, adaptability, problem solving skills, devotion, and dedication.
Mayor Rick Danner and Greer City Council will present a certificate of appreciation to instructors and students of the J. Harley Bonds Career Center for their “talented and tireless work in constructing bridges at the Century Park Disc Golf Course.”
The three bridges are built across the streams at the disc course allowing participants and park visitors to safely maneuver to both sides. A steel beam anchors the wood structure that allows for passage on a strongly supported bridge with rails.
It took Commission Chairman T.D. Campbell three tries to patiently coax members of the Board of Zoning Appeals for a motion to approve or deny digital signage at Woodmont Elementary School.
Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday evening to approve the zoning request with special exception for the 12-foot by 6-inch multi-colored digital sign. It will replace the existing stationary signage at the entrance of the school.
Greer High School’s Taylor Ciara Lowrance received a certificate of achievement as the “Future Soldier of the Month”.
Lowrance scored a 315 on the Physical Training (PT) score for the Army. She is enlisted and will leave for Basic Training July 16.