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GREER EDUCATION From January 2012


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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $10,000 in grants
JAN 31, 2012

Debbie Holcombe, physical education teacher at James F. Byrnes High School, accepted a $1,000 grant from the Greater Greer Education Foundation Thursday. At left is David Dolge, head of the Foundation's Grants Committee, and at right is Curtis Plumley, assistant principal at Byrnes.

David Dolge, chairman of the Greater Greer Education Foundation Grants Committee, was thrilled Monday to present $10,000 in grant money to 11 school and community projects in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. 

The Foundation invited recipients to a news conference to receive the checks and talk about the stories behind the grants. 

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Gay plays strong down the stretch for Greer girls
JAN 31, 2012

The clock is ticking on senior Jessica Gay’s high school basketball career at Greer High School.

Her final season has been an adjustment playing point guard for the first time. The one-point loss to Chapman, 30-29, last Friday circled Feb. 9 as her final game that will be played at Blue Ridge.

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Greenville County Youth orchestras accepting applications
JAN 30, 2012

The Greenville County Youth Orchestras are accepting applications for the 2012-2013 season. 

Auditions for the GCYO for strings, winds, brass and percussion is scheduled Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at the Fine Arts Center at 102 Pine Knoll Drive, adjacent to Wade Hampton High School.

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P&R program is teaching children valuable social skills
JAN 27, 2012

Alexia (left) and Laney engage in a socializing exercise where they ask each other five questions to get to know each other. After rotating through three different students, they wrote down what they could remember about each person.

Children are learning social skills in etiquette and manners workshops conducted by the Greer City Parks & Recreation Department.

Children ages 9-12 learned etiquette and manners at a class Thursday with instructor Cathy Barnett demonstrating the basics of social skills.

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Students invited to enter communications contest
JAN 24, 2012

Media Women of South Carolina (MWSC) is receiving entries for its 2011-2012 High School Communications Contest through March 1.  High School age students may enter in one of 17 categories designed to encourage young journalists, photographers, and writers across South Carolina. Work can be published in public or private school newspapers (print or online), in school news broadcasts, or in community news publications.

 First place winners’ entries from the MWSC contest are sent on to the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), which sponsors the only nationwide communications competition for high school students. The contest is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Dow Jones announces first-place winners and promotes the competition in its publication distributed to journalism advisers across the nation, giving students and their teachers/advisers local and nationwide recognition. In 2010, four S.C. students earned first place national awards for their work. 

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Brushy Creek Elementary is finalist for Palmetto Finest
JAN 23, 2012


Brushy Creek Elementary is one of two Greenville County schools named finalists for the 2012 Palmetto’s Finest awards.

Stone Academy of Communication Arts in Greenville County joins Beech Hill Elementary in Dorchester and Burgess Elementary in Horry County as the four finalists.

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Greer Education Foundation awards $10,000 in grants
JAN 23, 2012

The Greater Greer Education Foundation announced Friday that it has awarded $10,000 in grant money to 11 school and community projects in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

The grants, made possible by funds from the September 2011 Education Gala and local sponsorships, ranged from $500 to $1,500.

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Parker selected Greer High Teacher of the Year 2012
JAN 6, 2012

Parker selected Greer High Teacher of the Year 2012

Michael Parker dreamed of teaching high school art. It was twofold, he wanted to share his passion and knowledge with the students and to steer them to an artistic dimension they might have not thought possible.

Parker’s peers at Greer High School have selected him the 2012 Teacher of the Year. Greer High selects its teacher of the year before the second semester to allow that person’s portfolio to reflect some of the students’ best work in county, state and national competitions.

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Sugar Rush Inc. wins top state award, earns trip to NYC
JAN 6, 2012

Sugar Rush Inc. wins top state award, earns trip to NYC

Tyler Ashwood, Peter Barnett, Madison Elliott and Richard Handler recorded another Virtual Enterprise coup for Greer High School last month when their presentation of Sugar Rush Inc. earned the state championship and a return trip to New York City in March to compete for the national championship. Ashwood and Elliott were the CEOs, Barnett the director of marketing, and Handler the CFO.

Their VE business, Sugar Rush, a virtual candy, soda, and ice cream store offering premium confectionary sweets and health conscious candy alternatives. was presented at the South Carolina Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Competition in Camden. It’s the third time that a firm from Greer High earned the state title. 

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