Thanks to many friends and community supporters, the holiday season was merry for the students attending Washington Center.
The Klaver Klub (a community sorority from Beck and Hughes Middle School) purchased gifts for every child.
During the month of December, McKenzie Riley’s class learned that winter holidays are also known as the giving season.
To illustrate this point, his class went on two community-based instruction trips. The project took several days and was completed over a two-week time period.
News and annoucements from Riverside Middle School
Ice cream sundaes will be sold Friday, Jan. 4 in the school’s cafeteria. The cost is $2.
Bridget Lorraine Young was inducted into the Alpha Zeta Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Greenville Technical College.
Young, from Chicopee, Mass., majoring in Health Related Professions, is the daughter of Jim Leclerc and Marylou Kaniecki of Mass., and is married to Joseph Young of Greer.
Charles Williams has spent his young life working toward becoming an Eagle Scout. The senior at Christ Church completed the project just before he turned 18-years-old last month, a requirement for Eagle Scouts.
Williams led a team of volunteers building four picnic tables, each about 8-feet long, at Greentown Park and landscaping signage area at Moss Street. Ann Cunningham, Director for Greer Parks and Recreation approved the project.
Riverside High School's Representative Committee is sponsoring 11 children from the Salvation Army's angel tree program.
Students took the wish list from 11 children and divided it among their Home Room classes.
Washington Center students are celebrating the holidays with glitter and glitz.
In Amanda Wakely's Adaptive Art, classes learned that different cultures around the world send cards as greetings. Many were surprised to hear that the ancient Egyptians even left greetings on papyrus scrolls.
The Greer Learning Center is seeking volunteers to provide instruction in reading, writing, math, pre-GED, basic computer skills, English as a second language and WorkKeys.
Morning and evening opportunities are available and training is provided. No teaching or foreign language experience is necessary.
Lauren Morelli, a sixth-grade student at Riverside Middle School, recently competed in the Carolina Panthers' NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) Team Championship competition in Charlotte. She earned the honor by winning the Greenville County PPK in the 10-11 girls division and then swept through the sectionals at Pickens.
Greenville City Council presented a plaque to Morelli at a meeting to honor her accomplishments and wish her well.
Daniel Martinez from Greer is among five students from Greenville Technical College that will travel to Istanbul over spring break thanks to a travel scholarship made possible by Mary Louise Mims.
The students are part of a 10-person group traveling with sociology professor Margaret Taylor on a photojournalism adventure. The participants will compare American life to Turkish life through development of a photo journal.
Miss Wade Hampton Taylors and Teen pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6 pm at J. Harley Bonds Career Center.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
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South Carolina ranks 32nd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released by a coalition of public health organizations.
Greer Middle College Charter High School had four athletes selected to all-Region fall sports teams. The players are:
In other news:
• The Sargent Foundation donated $25,000 to the school.
• Jack Brunson is a new board member
• Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is available here.
Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Blue Ridge High School earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards,” the highest rating attainable, during their rated unit evaluation in October.
Lieutenant Colonel David Rogers and Master Sergeant Fred A. Fuller of Blue Ridge High provided outstanding leadership in administering the cadet centered citizenship program. The Blue Ridge High cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit goals.
Adams applied to the Young Arts Foundation and was among the students chosen to go on an all-expense paid trip to Miami for a week of rehearsals and performances, Jan. 5-13, with the opera icons. Adams’ performance is scheduled Monday, Jan. 8.