Riverside High students Will Armstrong, Will Hotz and Victoria Faia participated in the Dragon Boat Race on April 21 at Lake Hartwell.
Dragon Boat Race is held to benefit Cancer Research and Rehabilitation.
Riverside High students recently won awards in the 58th Annual Greenville County and South Carolina Regional Science and Engineering Fair.The Greenville County and South Carolina Regional Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greenville, Roper Mountain Science Center & The SC Academy of Science.
Riverside High student Gregory Wilson was awarded the Charles H. Townes Student Research Award. This award recognizes Academic Excellence in Research by a High School Student. Gregory took the overall First Place award for “Look Ma, No Hands: A Study of Control Systems for Autonomous Vehicles: Gregory’s teacher at Riverside is Karen Becker.
Kristyn Robinson of Greer recently won a first-place award, Grades 9-12, Individual Submission, in the Letters About Literature program, sponsored by the South Carolina Center for the Book and the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target Stores.
Katherine Woo, a student at Riverside Middle School, won second place, Grades 7-8.
Recently 37 students from Riverside Middle School attended the State Model United Nations Conference at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC.
The students brought home awards for having their proposals presented at the General Assembly, having their proposal presented in the Plenary Session, for Outstanding Written Proposal, Outstanding Festival of Nations Booth, Outstanding Native Attire, and for Outstanding Statesmanship.
Greenville Technical College achieved first place in the Grand Champion category of the Recyclemania competition among competing colleges and universities in South Carolina, a competition category that measures the percentage of waste recycled.
Greenville Tech recycles 53 percent of all refuse, achieving an overall ranking of No. 22 out of 605 participants. The state's top five Grand Champions included Furman, Clemson, Erskine College, and the University of South Carolina.
Four Riverside High School students placed in the top 10 winners at the South Carolina Dialogue Foundation’s 2nd Annual Art & Essay contest. The award ceremony was held March 18 at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.
Riverside student Sarah Rhodehamel placed 9th in the Writing Art division.
Riverside High School senior Holly Gordon recently received a South Writing Region Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2012 for her poem, "The Lighter Underwater." There were more than 200,000 works submitted for this award.
The Lighter Underwater
Riverside Middle will host it’s 2nd annual iMove 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 28. There will be a Zumba warm-up for participants and the walk/run begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $20. The cost for children 10 and under is $10.
Greer Community Ministries will be accepting monetary donations as well as gently wornadolescent clothing at the race. RMS students will also be collecting wearable used shoes for donation to their Shoes for Water Campaign.
Seventh-grade student, Spencer Phillips, won the Riverside Middle’s Geography Bee. Spencer competed in the State Geography Bee and came in 7th out of 20 on his preliminary round.
Eighth-graders Elizabeth Schell, Cameron Jensen, and Xavier Allen were selected as winners in the conservation essay contest sponsored by the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District. Their essays on “Soil to Spoon” were selected as one of the best of 450 submissions. Each of these students will be presented a $50 check at the annual awards banquet in May.
Art students at Blue Ridge Middle School, under the direction of Kent Peggram, were winners at the 2012 Greenville County Middle School Juried Art Show.
Their work is on display at the Greenville County central office, downtown. All works entered are in the Artsonia webgallery and will be on display in the Blue Ridge Middle School lobby in two weeks, along with the other 25 works entered.
Riverside Middle School is sponsoring iMove on April 28 for the second straight year. iMove is a family-oriented, 5k run/walk held at Riverside Middle School.
Register before April 18 and receive a free T-shirt. The cost for adults and kids over 10 is $15 and after that date is $20. Kids under 10 are $10.
Jessica Austin, a fourth grade teacher at Buena Vista Elementary School has been selected to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. Austin is one of 200 3rd- through 5th-grade teachers from around the country selected to attend the one-week, all-expense paid professional development program this summer.
A panel of educators from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) selected Austin to attend the Academy. The panel based its decision on Austin's qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age and her overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.
A blood drive, sponsored by the Blue Ridge High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is scheduled Monday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School.
Participants must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. If you are 16 years old and meet the above requirements, you may donate blood with parental permission. Qualifying students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
The Blue Ridge High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter will host the 16th Annual Farm Day on Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the historic Lindsey Plantation.
The Lindsey Plantation, 750 Camp Creek Road,Taylors was established in the 1830s. It is a commercial beef cattle and hay production operation. The event offers the public the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor experience designed to spotlight the economic importance and historic significance of Greenville County Agriculture.
The Blue Ridge Middle School Beta Club, under the direction of Will Snipes, will be volunteering at the Greenville Area Special Olympics, which will be held on Wednesday at Furman University.
Some Beta Club students will be helping at the softball throw, while others will run fun games for the younger athletes in the Olympic Village. Other Beta Club members may be assigned a "buddy" athlete to escort throughout the day.
Ron Gillen won Best in Show at the Greer Cultural Arts Center’s (GCAC) “Greer through the ages” juried art show.
The art is on exhibit at Greer City Hall and some of the works are available for sale.