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GREER EDUCATION From March 2013


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NGU students demonstrate 'REVEAL' benefits receivers more than givers
MAR 29, 2013

Churches and youth groups throughout the country teamed together last month with NGU students in an effort to show the community how Christ’s love looks.

North Greenville University’s REVEAL ­– research, examine, verify, educate, assist and liberate – is an annual service day, one Saturday every spring and is hosted by NGU’s Baptist Student Union. Jody Jennings, Director of Baptist Student Union and NGU student Phillip Black led the group this year.

REVEAL works alongside other ministries in Greenville, such as Camp Marietta, Miracle Hill, and the Women’s Clinic. Some impact teams have worked at sports camps.

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Meet the Crestview Elementary 2013 Book Parade Champions
MAR 28, 2013

“Letters From Rifka”, class of Mrs. Campbell, won the 5th grade championship.

• Photo Gallery

15th Annual Crestview Elementary Book Parade

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What's this? Students dancing, teachers smiling, principal spraying silly string?
MAR 28, 2013

Mrs. Walsh's 3rd Grade Class was crowned Grand Champion of the 15th Annual Book Parade at Crestview Elementary School today for

 Photo Gallery

• Meet the champions

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Gonzalez, Kahaleh selected ACE finalists for RMS
MAR 27, 2013

Stephanie Gonzalez (left) and Antoine Kahaleh will represent Riverside Middle School as finalists for the ACE Award banquet on May 23 at the KROC Center.

Stephanie Gonzalez and Antoine Kahaleh of Riverside Middle School were selected finalists for the ACE (Advocates for Character and Education) Award. The eighth graders were recognized for their hard work, positive choices despite adversity, leadership, and contributions in school and the community. 

Gonzalez and Kahaleh will represent Riverside Middle at a banquet May 23 at the KROC Center.  Other nominees were:  Megan Lamb, Lindsey Wise, Abigail Smith, Tim Cooper, and Dean Lage.

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Blue Ridge Junior Classical League wins state awards
MAR 26, 2013

The Blue Ridge Junior Classical League placed third Saturday at the SCJCL 2013 Spring Forum. The group won 30 awards in the areas of written tests, art and handicrafts, and olympika.  

Titus Snyder placed first in both of the Roman history written tests. Brittany Hill won a number of art awards, including one in impromptu art.  

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Pinwheel gardens signal awareness for prevention of child abuse and neglect
MAR 25, 2013

Blue pinwheel gardens are dotting Greer’s landscape as a signal of its participation in the Project Pinwheel, designed to educate and provide awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Blue pinwheel gardens are dotting Greer’s landscape as a signal of its participation in the Project Pinwheel, a Greenville First Steps’ community project that rallies around the national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. It’s designed to educate and provide awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

“For many of us, the pinwheel evokes strong positive memories of childhood,” Ann Cunningham, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, said. “As a symbol for child abuse and neglect preventions, it serves as an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures that all children deserve.”

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CPW offers $1,000 scholarships for juniors or seniors
MAR 25, 2013

CPW will award two students, juniors or seniors, $1,000 scholarships in celebration of the utility's 100th anniversary.

Juniors and seniors looking to save on college education can earn a $1,000 scholarship from Greer Commission of Public Works. Two students will be awarded scholarships in the CPW service area, which include almost all greater Greer schools.

The scholarships are payable to any accredited university, college or technical college in South Carolina.

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Washington Center students love Dr. Seuss!
MAR 22, 2013

Cayce Campbell's Washington Center at Hollis class celebrates Dr. Seuss' One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish with handprint fish.

Cayce Campbell's Washington Center at Hollis class recently studied Dr. Seuss. 

Each day the theme focused on a different Dr. Seuss book. Along with reading the book, students participated in activities such as tracing hands to look like fish for One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish. 

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Blue Ridge students surpass goal in raising funds for MDA
MAR 22, 2013

Principal Reena Watson presents a check to MDA representative Carren Evans. Back row are Beta club sponsors Frances Stephenson, Tracy Jackson and lead sponsor Chris Henslee.

Blue Ridge High School’s chapter of the National Beta Club raised $1187.40 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Shamrocks Campaign.

 The students'  goal was to send MDA's local and State Goodwill Ambassador, 13-year-old Caroline Payne, to MDA Summer Camp. Their goal was exceeded by almost $400. 

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Greenville Tech to get mobile hydraulic lab, lab curriculum
MAR 20, 2013

Bosch Rexroth has committed more than $400,000 worth of training equipment to Greenville Technical College, in addition to a $20,000 Community Fund grant, to support the creation of a mobile hydraulic lab and college lab curriculum.

Through donations such as this, Bosch assists educational institutions in developing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of the next generation.

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Riverside Middle has successful performances at Concert Festival
MAR 20, 2013

The Riverside Middle School's Running Club was started this year to help students train for the run/walk.  Students meet twice a week to train with track coaches, Audrey Cook and Jamie Luff. 

Riverside Middle School took four groups to participate in Concert Festival at North Greenville University last weekend. Groups from throughout the state participated.

RMS groups and ratings:

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Blue Ridge HS Farm Day is April 20
MAR 19, 2013

Blue Ridge High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) presents the 17th Annual Farm Day at the Lindsey  Plantation on April 20 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The free event showcases the best of the Blue Ridge area.

The event is managed by Blue Ridge students and volunteers who oversee hay rides, animal exhibits and a plant sale. 

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Greer High's Carlisle wins prestigious national art award
MAR 19, 2013

Stephanie Carlisle is a national winner at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Stephanie Carlisle of Greer High School is a national winner at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The senior won a Gold Key in Mixed Media for her 3-D photo “A World of Your Own Making”. She will be honored at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 1.

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Renner, BJU grad, is second in national music contest
MAR 19, 2013

Timothy Renner, a 2012 Bob Jones University graduate, received second place and $2,500 in the young artist division (ages 25-30) of The ORPHEOUS National Music Competition for Young Artists.

The competition, sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Choral Society, was held on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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French Celebration is Friday at North Greenville
MAR 19, 2013

North Greenville University's Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics will host its annual French Celebration festival 10 a.m. - noon Friday at the Hayes Ministry Center. The event is free and the public is invited.

Attendees will view presentations by students, French music, poems, and virtual visits to French speaking countries. There will be an assortment of French food to sample.

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Smiley B. Williams Day honors Greer's lifelong resident
MAR 18, 2013

Smiley B. Williams, retired Greer educator, accepts a proclamation plaque from County Councilman Joe Dill in honor of Williams’ 95th birthday celebrated on March 17.

Sunday was designated as Smiley B. Williams Day for Greenville County in honor of the lifelong Greer resident’s 95th birthday. The celebration took place at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

Williams is a retired teacher and principal who served at Apalache and Victor schools, along with others, and was also instrumental in beginning the Blue Ridge Water Company as its first director.

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"Living Gallery" features upstate students
MAR 17, 2013

Several upstate students will be featured in the Bob Jones University presentation of the “Living Gallery”.

Students being featured as models in the presentation are:

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Greer's Thai wins 3 awards at State Mock Trial competition
MAR 17, 2013

Greer’s Ann Thai won three awards to lead seven students of the Bob Jones Academy Mock Trial Team to sixth place in the South Carolina Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial state competition in Lexington.

Greer’s Ann Thai won three awards to lead the Bob Jones Academy Mock Trial Team to sixth place in the South Carolina Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial state competition in Lexington.

BJA has won the state title six times and was named national champion in 2004.

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GHS Virtual Enterprise program big winner again
MAR 15, 2013

Pictured, front row: Chanie Robinson-Cain, Crystal Helton, and Meghan Rood; Back row: Dylan Long, Taylor Sanchez, Richard Handler, Jackson Tipton (absent from picture Mason Bruce).

The Greer High Virtual Enterprise program has done it again. 

At the recent state competition the team earned first place in three events, second place in two events, and third place in one event. The team of Richard Handler, Jackson Tipton, and Dylan Long won first place in Salesmanship, Crystal Helton won in Advertisement, while Taylor Sanchez won in Website Design.

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GHS students place in state competition
MAR 15, 2013

Caroline Brown won first place for her

Greer High School students win recognition in the state PSTA Reflections competition.

GHS's first place winner will advance to the national competition. 

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