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Spartanburg Community College Spring Dean's List
MAY 30, 2013

Spartanburg Community College Spring Dean's List

The Spartanburg Community College announced its spring Dean’s List. Cities are listed alphabetically. GreerToday.com has been asked to include the entire list because of its reach beyond greater Greer and Middle Tyger River communities.

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Bob Jones summer camps offer diverse options
MAY 30, 2013

Bob Jones University is accepting applications from students in grades 3-12 for camps, which will be held in June and July on the campus.

There are options for day and overnight campers in sports, art & design, criminal justice, culinary arts, debate, drama, mock trial, music and Shakespeare.

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Greenville Tech Adjunct Faculty Job Fair scheduled
MAY 30, 2013

An Adjunct Faculty Job Fair for Greenville Tech is scheduled Monday June 17 from 10 a.m - noon and 4-6 p.m. at McAlister Square.

To qualify, a master’s degree or industry expertise is needed.

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Riverside Middle School award winners honored
MAY 29, 2013

This is the final news submission for Riverside Middle School.

Last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 5 (makeup exam days June 6)

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Elementary school student diagnosed with meningitis
MAY 28, 2013

A student at Woodland Elementary has been diagnosed with meningitis, a disease that attacks the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column and can potentially fatal. The school, disinfected Monday, continues to be cleaned today.

A parent reported that doctors recommended parents keep their children home from church Sunday.

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Hagler graduates U. of South, earns Fulbright assistantship to Turkey
MAY 27, 2013

Matthew Aaron Hagler, of Greer, son of Aaron and Sandra Hagler, was awarded a B.A. in his double majors of English and psychology, summa cum laude, during the University of the South’s Commencement ceremonies on May 12.

Hagler is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society and has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey for next year. Fulbright participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, and are given the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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Education Foundation awards 16 more grants totaling $9,000
MAY 23, 2013

The $500 Greer Memorial Hospital Scholarship was presented to Jessica Sloan from Greer High School/Harley Bonds Career Center. She will enter Greenville Technical College’s Physical Therapy Program. Greer Memorial Hospital President John Mansure is next to Sloan.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded 16 scholarships totalling $9,000 today to students in each of six high schools in the greater Greer area.

Students are selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn presents scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.

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Butterfly art featured in 7th grade social studies class
MAY 23, 2013

Ruth Rogers shows a butterfly created in an Art in History Project based on the Butterflies of Terezin and the Poem, “The Butterfly”.

Students in Mrs. Hale Edwards’ 7th grade social studies class participated in an Art in History Project based on the Butterflies of Terezin and the Poem, “The Butterfly” as part of their year-end review on the Holocaust.

• Riverside Middle School has received a $4,300 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation.  The money will be used to purchase Vex Robotics Kits for the Gateway to Technology Program at Riverside Middle School. 

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Privado completes Public Policy Fellowship
MAY 21, 2013

Livida Privado of Greer has completed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CCHI) Public Policy Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. Privado, a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s in political science and a CHCI – UPS Public Policy Fellow, spent nine months working in the nation’s capital, where she split her time between the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and the office of Rep. James Clyburn.

CHCI offers talented Latinos, who have recently earned their undergraduate degrees, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in Congress, federal agencies, national non-profit organizations and corporate America. Weekly leadership training sessions that allowed them to meet with national leaders and engage in substantive policy discussions enhanced the fellows’ work experience.

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District 5 students can bring electronic devices to school in fall
MAY 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

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Tears flowed preparing for Greer Oldies free lunch
MAY 18, 2013

“Oh my gosh, all I worried about was burning the hamburger overnight.'
Kay Shockley

Kay Shockley didn’t cry Friday night preparing for the Greer Oldies Reunion. But Jerry Bruce did, Shockley said.

And to think neither are alums – Shockley, Spartanburg High School, Class of ’67 and Bruce, (Blue Ridge High School, Class of ’72.

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Oldies get a free lunch Saturday from a former classmate
MAY 17, 2013

McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy at 109 N. Main Street is the host of a free hot dog lunch to Greer Oldies Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Don Wall, Class of 1961, is owner of the independent pharmacy.

Tickets remain for the free hot dog lunch that will be served to Greer High graduates, students and their friends at McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy at 109 N. Main Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Just ask the staff at the pharmacy counter for free tickets.

Don Wall, owner of McLeskey-Todd and two other independent pharmacies in Greer, and his son, Jed, general manager, are hosting the event to coincide with the Greer High Oldies reunion. Read the story of Don Wall's success as an independent here.

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Washington Center faculty, students help with book drive
MAY 17, 2013

Washington Center students Katie Tollison, left, and Grayson Johnson, right,  are pictured with Washington Center staff member Michelle Bennett assisting with the school's book collection for the Greenville Literacy Association’ Really Good, Really Big, and Really Cheap Book Sale.

During the month of May, Washington Center students and teachers will collect gently used books for the Greenville Literacy Association’s Really Good, Really Big, and Really Cheap Book Sale. 

The sale is GLA’s largest annual fundraising event. Last year, 14,000 book-lovers attended and purchased from among 127,000 donated books, raising a total of $104,000. Funds raised at the book sale directly support GLA’s five fully-staffed learning centers in Greenville County serving adult students in Adult Basic Education, GED, and English as a Second Language programs.  

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Greater Greer students graduate North Greenville U.
MAY 16, 2013

Greater Greer students graduate North Greenville U.

Greater Greer area students who graduated North Greenville University on Thursday, May 9.

GreerToday.com congratulates the Class of 2013.

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Middle Tyger area students graduate North Greenville U.
MAY 16, 2013

Middle Tyger area students graduate North Greenville U.

Middle Tyger area students who graduated North Greenville University on Thursday, May 9.

MiddleTygerToday.com congratulates the Class of 2013.

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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
MAY 16, 2013

Riverside Middle School students,  left to right:  Annlie King, Samuel Childers, Hannah Garity.

Seventh-graders Samuel Childers, Hannah Garity, and Annlie King were recognizedrecently at Furman University.  The students qualified at the grand level and scored at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates who tested on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT.  

The students have been invited to a special recognition ceremony at Duke University. Only about a 3 percent of all the participants in the Duke TIP Talent Search Program qualify.  

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Greenville Tech Selects Nixon as nominee for Governor?s Professor of the Year
MAY 16, 2013

Julian Nixon

Greenville Technical College has selected Julian Nixon, a biology instructor, as nominee for the 2014 College Professor of the Year.

Each year, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Governor sponsor two "Governor's Professor the Year" awards – one for two-year colleges and one for four-year institutions. Selection will be announced early next spring. 

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Washington Center gets new communication devices
MAY 16, 2013

Washington Center student Frankie Robinson has fun using a DynaVox Xpress communication device.

Thanks to generous grants and donations through PTA, the speech department at Washington Center has acquired many new voice output communication devices this year. These devices come in all shapes and sizes. 

As a result, students who don’t have the ability to speak now have a way to speak messages and communicate with others.

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Riverside teaches writes his first book
MAY 16, 2013

Riverside High School teacher Steve Johnson has written a book, "Unknown Wars that Changed History." The book will be out in the fall.

He also will have an article, "France's Nightmare in Vietnam 1857-1884," published in the July issue of Military Heritage Magazine. 

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Riverside Middle School news and announcements
MAY 16, 2013

Hands on Greenville volunteers.

Riverside Middle School thanks all of the volunteers who participated in the Hands on Greenville Day 2013.

Volunteers included 75  from Hayssen Sandiacre Machinery Support, 20 from RMS and 6 from Grace Church. The volunteers planted shrubs, painted the office area, spread 15 yards of mulch, and distributed 3,000 bottles of water and snacks for PASS testing. 

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