Five Riverside High School students earned national honors at the 2013 National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
• Mary Carol Butterfield, a rising senior, made it to the final round of expository speaking and finished fifth in the nation.
Madison Reamer, Olivia Henn and Silas Dobbs are winners of the Freedom Blast Mural competition at Greer Cultural Arts.
Reamer is a high school junior, Henn a fifth grader and Dobbs is in the third grade.
Area Students Named to the spring semester Dean’s List (3.5 GPA/minimum 12 hours) at North Greenville University
Six students earned associate degrees in the BMW Scholars program at Spartanburg Community College.
Accepted students, who completed the program, work part-time at Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co. while completing their degree.
Chelsea Bailey, of North Greenville University, was awarded the $2,500 Bob Dobbs Essay Scholarship at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn.
Bailey was among several NGU mass communication students to be awarded iNRB Student Awards.
BMW Manufacturing of Greer continues to accept applications for the technical scholars program. The company will begin this class July 29. Testing and selection has begun but the deadline has been extended until July 1.
The BMW Scholars Program allows students who are in manufacturing-related degrees to attend class full-time at local two-year community colleges while working part-time hours at the Greer plant. Students gain valuable experience in a high-tech manufacturing environment and become potential candidates for full-time positions.
Camp Ark (Arts Reaching Kids) has scheduled its theater education program for beginners and advanced individuals. Beginners, ages 5-16, is July 8-12 and advanced, ages 8 and up, is July 22-Aug. 2.
The advanced campers will perform “The Emperor’s New Threads”, written by local playwright Nancy Rechtman, at the Cannon Center, August 2-3 and 9-10. There will be six performances.
Keri Valentic Moore, a 2013 graduate of the Greenville Technical College Marketing program, was awarded the FM Rogers Student Leadership Award by the college’s division of Business and Public Service.
The award is named for former Dean FM Rogers and is presented annually to a student who has attained high academic standards and is actively involved in community service.
Four Washington Center students were honored on June 5, 2013 as graduates with during the school’s annual Graduation/Awards Day Ceremony.
Families, friends and staff recognized graduates Sara Allen, Jacob Ashmore, Charles Merritt and Taylor Smittle.
Riley Varner and Madison Henderson, best friends since elementary school and now classmates at Blue Ridge High School, are in Hartsville this week competing in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant.
Varner is Young Miss Teen Greenwood County and Henderson is Young Miss Teen Oconee County.
Chelsea Michele Jones received a standing ovation from her peers during Greer High School’s 2013 Commencement.
It was expected and that’s why the Graduation Exercises paused for a short time at the Bi-Lo Center while Chelsea stood at center stage, diploma in hand, to acknowledge the moment with a smile. Chelsea gave a wave to her mother, who was recording the event on her phone, as she left the stage.
The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at Winthrop University joined with the College of Charleston to organize a NEW Leadership conference at Winthrop last month.
The purpose was to educate college women about the political process and to inspire them to consider careers in public service. The institute hosted 15 female college students from across the state. Participants from Greenville Technical College were Penny Dewberry, Chloe Schockling, Tina Harris and Amanda Clark.