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Greer HS Virtual Enterprise Class is 28th in the country, Hannon and Henderson win Gold in Salesmanship
APR 25, 2017

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise team finished 28th in the competition at New York City.
 

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise Class finished 28th in the Business Plan Competition at the 2017 Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit in New York City earlier this month.

Greer was among 400 schools from 16 states to compete at the competition.

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Thomas McConnell's 'I Have Seen My Death' awarded best non-fiction
APR 24, 2017

Dr. Thomas McConnell's  “I Have Seen My Death”, was awarded first place for the non-fiction 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition.

After being diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer, Dr. Thomas McConnell drew from a remembered conversation with a research nurse and from his own dreams to write “I Have Seen My Death”, which was awarded first place for non-fiction at the 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition Sunday at the Morris Museum of Art.

McConnell is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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What to know before taking vitamins or supplements
APR 18, 2017

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As Americans look to improve their health, many will turn to vitamins and supplements as part of their healthier routines. However, experts stress the importance of understanding the potential interactions supplements can have with medications and some brands of medical test results.

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Alex Love named USC Upstate's representative on ASUN Winter Winners for Life team
APR 12, 2017

Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team. 
 
 

Alex Love Named to 2016-17 ASUN Winter Winners for Life Team

USC Upstate senior cross-country/track and field athlete Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Wednesday as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team.

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Chandler Creek teachers have fond memories
APR 11, 2017

Chandler Creek Elementary School
 
 
 

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By Carter Staggs
3rd grade
Chandler Creek Press Corps

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Greer art students earn top honors at juried show
APR 5, 2017

Brody Young's first place entry.
 

Greer High School art students Michelle Gonzalez, Saya Matsuda and Brody Young won first place honors at the City of Greer juried art exhibit. Gonzalez won two first place honors.

“Greer: An Upstate Destination” and “Greer Goes Global” were the themes. The student’s art exhibits are on display in the lobby of City Hall.

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Columbia field trip included visit to State House, Riverbanks Zoo, Museum
APR 3, 2017

The boys enjoy a visit to the South Carolina Museum where they nearly got lost in a huge tire.
 

By Carter Staggs
3rd Grade
Chandler Creek Press Corps

On March 23, the third grade classes from Chandler Creek Elementary took a field trip to Columbia.

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Better communication and working together can help prevent bullying
APR 3, 2017

Prevention programs can empower kids to speak up about bullying.

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Bullying is still prevalent in American schools and communities. Indeed, 91 percent of students and educators in a recent study agree it's a problem. And these days, bullying takes place both in the schoolyard and online, making harassment a round-the-clock problem.

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Nursing grads pinned at Greenville Tech ceremony
MAR 31, 2017

Greenville Technical College’s first Class of 2017 nursing graduates.
 
 

Greenville Technical College’s first Class of 2017 nursing graduates was recognized at a pinning ceremony at the Barton Campus.

These students completed an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and are now eligible to take the SC National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in order to become registered nurses. The GTC Nursing Program graduates five classes of nursing students each academic year.

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Healthy gets nod in students food survey, cheeseburgers returning by popular demand
MAR 30, 2017

Healthy food is favored by most students at Chandler Creek Elementary School.
 

By Ariel Parham
and Jackson Yount
4th grade
Chandler Creek Press Corps

Hi my name is Ariel Parham and to figure out how the food process of my school cafeteria works, I interviewed our head lunch lady Mrs. Tena.

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Greenville County team wins FIRST Robotics Regionals
MAR 30, 2017

Greenville County team wins FIRST Robotics Regionals

EnTech Team 281, a team made up of three dozen students from seven high schools in Greenville County, as well as home-schooled students, won top honors at the FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional Competition held in New Orleans. The team also won  the competition's Quality Award.

The team which meets at Greenville Technical College, is assisted by Greenville Technical College's Mechanical Engineering Technology and Engineering Graphics Technology students, who help with robot design as part of a capstone class.

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RHS students keeping an eye on blue birds, their habitat
MAR 30, 2017

RHS students keeping an eye on blue birds, their habitat

Riverside High School students are keeping an eye on blue birds and studying their habitat.

Science teacher Sandra Taylor’s Environmental Studies class have built and installed five blue bird houses around the school campus.

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McIntyre wins state art award in Mixed Media for 'We Can Do It'
MAR 29, 2017

Taylor McIntyre's winning Mixed Media entry of

Taylor McIntyre, a Greer High School student, won in the Mixed Media category of the Converse College “Young Women in Art” competition with her work “We Can Do It”.

McIntyre’s entry was inspired by propaganda posters of World War II.

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4 area students awarded NGU scholarships
MAR 29, 2017

Olivia Bennett, Greer High School
 

Four area students have been awarded the Crusader Fellows Scholarship by North Greenville University.

Olivia Bennett, Haley Thackston, Hannah Hall and Kelly Wynn Cross have been awarded scholarships on the basis of their academic achievement, school, church, and community involvement. With satisfactory academic progress, the scholarships will guarantee the full cost of tuition, room and board for four years of attendance at NGU.

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Spirit of fallen NASCAR champion driver lives on through Clemson
MAR 29, 2017

Robert Prucka, an automotive engineer who has a passion for engines, is the new Kulwicki Endowed Chair in Motorsports.
 

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

Robert Prucka was still too young to legally drive a car by himself but not too young to work on engines when one of his favorite NASCAR drivers, Alan Kulwicki, died in a plane crash.

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Beauty queens are preparing for Miss South Carolina pageant
MAR 24, 2017

Left to right: Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen, Caroline Chandler, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills, Caitlin Drummond, Miss Travelers Rest, Alexis Harder, and Miss Travelers Rest Teen, Tory Abercrombie.
 

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.

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Riverside Middle students have been very busy lately
MAR 16, 2017

Chicken wing lab

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

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Greer High artists McCullough, Reed win top awards
MAR 16, 2017

Ryan McCullough and Kira Reed, art students at Greer High School, won competitions at the South Carolina PTA Reflections contest.

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.

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RHS Speech and Debate Team wins sixth consecutive state championship
MAR 14, 2017

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team

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.

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RHS instrumentalists earn all-state honors
MAR 14, 2017

Jiaying Tong and Tyler Gillespie

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.

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