Levi Turner thought an appropriate name for one of the three cranes at the Inland Port should be Grrrr (with 4 r’s).
So did the South Carolina Port Authority in choosing Levi’s entry as the first winner announced for the “Name the Cranes” contest. Levi won a plaque recognizing his suggestion and Chandler Creek Elementary won $500. Names for two other cranes and two empty handlers will be announced later.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.
The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.
Riverside Middle School was one of a few schools in the state to score the highest possible rating on all three assessments. The school recognized the partnership with the strong home to school connection.
• Congratulations to Ms. Doraine Lee’s homeroom team won the 7th grade intramural championship for 2013. The tournament involves all 7th grade homerooms. Each team played at least 2 games during the tournament. Games are played before school each day. The next activity will be Hoops for Hunger, starting Dec. 2,
Riverside students Treavonnie Kyeasta Coleman-Blakely and Jaquisha Johnson were awarded “I am An Achiever” award.
Andrew Crowley, principal of Riverside presented the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from House of Representatives Congressman Trey Gowdy. The award is bestowed on students who are a role model and inspiration to others and have overcome difficult challenges.
Greenville Technical College has received four vehicles from General Motors (GM) to be used to support training through the college’s GM Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP), a partnership with the company.
The donated vehicles include a 2012 Chevy Cruze, a 2012 Saab SUV, a 2012 Grand Sport Corvette, and a 2013 2500 Silverado Duramax with a combined value exceeding $100,000, the school reported. These vehicles will allow students to be well prepared to become automotive technicians with experience on late model cars and trucks.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation is seeking grant applications from schools and not-for-profit education organizations.
"The Foundation's recent Education Gala completed one portion of our fundraising program," Margaret Burch, chairman of the foundation, said. "Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, donors, and participants of the event, grant funds are now available for projects, programs, and needs of the twenty-seven eligible schools and non-profit educational organizations."
D & D Motors is hosting a fundraiser on the Greer campus of Greenville Tech that may also provide an opportunity to test drive a new Ford vehicle.
Drive for Ur School is an event that provides a $20 contribution from D & D Ford to Middle College Charter High School, located at Greenville Tech, for each test drive up to 300 participants. The school can earn up to $6,000.
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual Middle School visitation day on Thursday, Nov. 21. This is a day when current eighth-graders interested in the arts are invited to spend a half day at The Center looking over their programs and meeting faculty and students.
The session is from 9:15 to 11:05 a.m. Transportation is not provided.
The members of the nationally recognized Blue Ridge High School Future Business Leaders of America sponsored a Halloween Photo Costume Contest and Drive to benefit the Greenville Humane Society during October.
Gift baskets were awarded to:
Corey Parker, Woodland Elementary School Physical Education Teacher, received the American Diabetes Association’s South Carolina Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding support of the ADA at a school assembly on Nov. 1.
“During eight years of involvement with the ADA, Coach Parker has given tirelessly of his time, energy and resources to help promote awareness of the seriousness of diabetes, and to raise funds to help find a cure for this insidious disease,” said Dianne Roth, executive director, ADA Central Carolinas.
Greer Middle College Charter High School Preview Night for prospective students is Monday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. at Praise Cathedral on Brushy Creek Road in Greer.
GMC is a public, charter high school located on the Greer campus of Greenville Technical College. While offering students the opportunity to take dual credit college classes, students also engage in project based learning, internships and community service.