The methods the City of Greer Police Department uses to help educate young drivers earned their own reward Tuesday when the Alive at 25 program and SIDNE go-kart training tool won the 2012 Municipal Association of South Carolina Achievement Award for Public Safety.
“The MASC Achievement Awards annually highlight the most innovative programs in South Carolina. It’s highly competitive and we’re thrilled that the judges have honored the City of Greer’s program to curtail distracted and impaired driving,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said. Driggers made the announcement tonight at the City Council meeting.
Blue Ridge High recognizes and applauds special efforts of outstanding students.
Students who exhibit qualities consistent with the school's mission are nominated on a monthly basis by each department for Tiger of the Month.
Riverside High School senior Read Williford thought he had everything under control.
After all, he was only maneuvering a go-kart at a very slow speed inside a small auxiliary gymnasium with cones strategically placed and he was being monitored by Greer Police Department officers.
Riverside Middle School’s speech and debate team participated in the High School Invitational Tournament for the junior division on Feb. 11. Finalists for the tournament were Carol Lee (first place, Humorous Interp), Vaibhav Bafna and Yasmin Meyer (first place, Public Forum Debate), Liz Schell (first place, Impromptu), and Sangram Kadam and Tiger Mou (sixth place, Public Forum Debate).
2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen Sydney Sill has had a non-stop schedule since the week she competed in the Greer pageant. Sydney talked with GreerToday.com between her ride from Byrnes to Greer for “Hairspray” rehearsals. She was upbeat, laughing and looking forward to performing in her first theatre production outside of school. Sydney was the second runner-up (Miss Lyman) in the 2011 Miss South Carolina Teen competition. She will compete in the 2012 Miss South Carolina pageant July 10-14 in Columbia.
Q: You played a big role in the Miss Byrnes High School pageant last weekend. What did you do?
Members of the Blue Ridge High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter received recognition in several competitive events at the FBLA District One Conference held at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill on Saturday, Feb. 3.
The competitive events were part of a one-day program for FBLA members in the Upstate. Competitions consisted of pre-judged products, student presentations and testing of subject knowledge. The chapter had twenty-three members attending the one-day conference.
Alexander Poteat and Alexis Wilkins read their winning essays who their African American heroes were and why at the Black History Month celebration at Greer City Hall tonight.
It the first of two programs organized by Wayne Griffin and sponsored by Village Hospital that celebrates Black History this month. The Black History Gala is scheduled Friday, Feb. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $10.
Greenville Technical College has been recognized nationally as an innovator in sustainability education by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and its Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center. This puts the college in the company of 22 colleges across the country that are leaders in green/sustainable programming.
"Being recognized for sustainability is important to us because protecting resources matters," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Tech. "Sustainability is being able to last and flourish. As Greenville Technical College celebrates 50 years in this community, that's what we're all about. We were established in 1962 to be an economic resource preparing the labor market for an increase and diversification of the state's industrial base. Since that time the college has been a part of Greenville County's transformation from a textile hub to a leading business community."
The Greer High School Boys and Girls track and field teams will host a Pancake Breakfast at Fatz Café, 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. #A, in Greer on Feb. 18 from 7:30-10 a.m.
Tickets are $7, and must be purchased in advance.
Riverside Middle School Band students have been selected by audition for the following groups:
All-State Band: Katherine Woo, Monica Li, and Aaron Keller.
Spartanburg Community College students named to the Deans' list honors for fall semester 2011:
The 6th annual Miss Blue Ridge Relay for Life Pageant, sponsored by the Air Force Junior ROTC unit at Blue Ridge High School, will be held March 3, 6-8 p.m., at the Blue Ridge High School Auditorium.
Last year's pageant, with 18 girls participating, raised $2,050 toward the final school total of more than $4,750. The goal this year is $2,500.