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.
15th Annual Crestview Elementary Book Parade
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Greer High School students win recognition in the state PSTA Reflections competition.
GHS's first place winner will advance to the national competition.