Anna Audrey Brown, 18, of Greer has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Anna was nominated for this award by Greer High School, where she is a student.
Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people across America for outstanding community service activities.
As part of their study of the Holocaust, students in Hale Edwards’ 7th Grade Social Studies classes at Riverside Middle School in Greer flew kites on the first day of spring honoring Dr. Janusz Korczak, a children’s author and pediatrician.
He is best known for his help with children’s orphanages during the Holocaust.
Riverside Middle will host its 2nd annual iMove 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 28. A Zumba warm-up will be held for participants and the walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 if paid by April 13 and $20 after that date. The cost for children 10 and under is $10.
Greer Community Ministries will be accepting monetary donations as well as gently worn adolescent clothing at the race. RMS students will also be collecting wearable used shoes for donation to their Shoes for Water Campaign. Registrations are available online at the RMS School Website: http://www.rmsptsa.com/imove-2012.
Burke Royster is the new superintendent of Greenville County Schools. Royster serves as deputy superintendent of the district.
The 7-5 vote by the Greenville County School Board Tuesday night to offer the job to Royster came after a three-hour closed meeting. Royster accepted the job. He will receive a 3-year contract with an annual salary of $215,000, and an annual annuity of ten percent of his salary.
Olivia Bonilla, a second grade student at Crestview Elementary, was all the testimony the Creative Advancement Centers (CAC) needed Friday during its annual Awards banquet at City Hall.
Olivia, standing a wee bit taller than a year ago when she needed a chair to look over the lectern, was offered it again by Dan Dudley, Director of the Greer CAC. She politely declined and read a letter she composed to poignantly describe the benefits she receives from the after school program.
The members of the Blue Ridge High School FBLA chapter received recognition in several competitive events at the FBLA State Leadership Conferences held in Charleston last weekend.
The competitive events were part of a two-day program for FBLA members from around the state. The chapter had 21 members attending the conference. Students also went sightseeing and shopping in the historical Charleston.
Karly Klaeser and Cindy Li earned second place for their winning entries in the State PTA Reflections Contest. Klaeser won 2nd in the middle school Film category and Li won 2nd in the middle school Music category.
The RMS Speech and Debate Team won third place in the team sweepstakes competition at the State Championship last Saturday at Woodmont High School.
Riverside High students have qualified to compete at the National Forensics League National Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. this summer.
Students competing in the tournament will be: Nida Ansari, International Extemporaneous Speaking; Lorenzo Barberis Canonico, Congressional Debate; Stephanie Hong, Original Oratory; Charlotte How, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Divya Khandke, Humorous Interpretation.
Greer will wrap its arm around Brandon DeBaron Talley for the final time this afternoon.
There’s no telling how many times “Dynamite”, a nickname affectionately given Talley by former Greer head football coach Stuart Holcombe, has given hugs to the many people that befriended him. A hug from “Dynamite” was the purest exchange of his love.
Riverside High Student Body President Emily Crowley led a delegation of fifteen Riverside students to the annual South Carolina Association of Student Councils convention at Wade Hampton High School on March 17th.
During the convention Emily Crowley received election to the prestigious Terry McCoy Hall of Fame, and Riverside student, Kendall Eoute was elected District Five chair. As a result, next year, Riverside will host the district rally.
Visitation and funeral services have been set for Brandon "Dynamite" Talley.
Visitation is today beginning at 1 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary at 214 Memorial Drive.
Sydney Sill, 2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen, made her first public appearance Thursday evening at The Shoppes at The Grapevine open house on Trade Street.
It was also the most relaxing week for Sill since she competed for the Miss Teen pageant last month. Consider that in the middle of February Sill was preparing for the Miss Greer pageant, practicing four hours nightly for the just completed and highly successful run of “Hairspray” and sandwiching those productions between full days at school.
UPDATE: Read the full story about Brandon: "'Dynamite's' nickname personified his spirit" >>
The Blue Ridge Middle School Team beat six other schools to win first place in the academic competition, Battle of the Brains 2012.
The score for the final game was 75 for Blue Ridge and 67 for Sterling Gifted School. BlueRidge will go on to the National Academic Competition in June.
The Blue Ridge Academic Competition Team was in the Final Four of the Battle of the Brains last year and in thetop ten of the National Academic Competition In Washington, D.C.
Beauty queens, mascots and a fun run is scheduled Saturday at Greer Middle School that will collect food for families in need.
Crestview Elementary School will be raising money and gathering supplies for its Backpack Buddies Program Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pack the Pantry 5k Fun Run.
Several Riverside High School won state recognition in recent competitions:
The Riverside Forensics Team won the 2012 State Championship at the SC Forensic Coaches Association State Tournament.
Riverside High School's Brianah Pride was name "Best Singer in the District" in a competition that included students from 23 different elementary, middle and high schools in Greenville County.
A “Sing-Off” was held between the three division winners and Brionah was named “Best Singer in the District.” She received the grand prize of $500, sponsored by Larkin’s on the River, and the opportunity to sing at Larkin’s Rhythm on the River concert series and the Arizona Children’s Charities benefit. She will carry the title until next year’s event. Brionah sang “Out on a Limb.”
Riverside Middle School is introducing its spring sports teams. The sport and athletes competing this spring are: