Thirty-one students have been nominated to attend the U.S. Service Academies. The nominees now compete to receive an appointment directly from the service academy.
“Each of these young men and women has already contributed so much to their communities. It is my privilege to nominate these outstanding students to attend one of our service academies," Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C. – 4) said. "Their commitment to serving this country should be inspiring to us all.”
The Miss Greer High School pageant preliminaries scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed and will be held on consecutive days, Friday and Saturday.
Pageant preliminaries are Friday at 7 p.m. and finals Saturday at 6 p.m.
Geoffrey Barnett at first didn’t take the invitation to make a wreath, to be placed at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, much differently than floral arrangements he had been asked to design for friends and brides.
“I thought that would be a great opportunity and something great to put on my resume,” said Barnett. The 18-year-old, after serving as an assistant at a florist, now routinely is asked to serve individuals and clients at The Poinsett Club and Cliffs at Glassy. He has two weddings scheduled this spring.
Woodland Elementary students had a sterling weekend at the 21st annual South Carolina Jr. BETA Club convention in Myrtle Beach.
The team of Libby Adams, Isabelle Dugle, Grace Holland, and Abigail Miles finished first in the Living Literature division. The win earned the team a trip to the national competition this summer in Richmond, Va.
Blue Ridge Middle School's scrapbook, featuring the theme “Making History With Beta”, placed second overall in the state at the Junior Beta Club Convention at Myrtle Beach Jan. 16-17. The scrapbook highlighted the work of Blue Ridge students to serve their community and leave their mark on history.
Sixty-three Blue Ridge Middle School students attended the state convention and participated in a wide range of academic and artistic competitions.
The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for fall semester 2013. Listed alphabetically by hometowns and individually.
A $1,500 grant awarded to Chandler Creek Elementary on Tuesday jump-started its tutoring and mentoring initiative,
Business, community and church members are invited to a “Friends of the C.R.E.E.K.” volunteer breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday to hear about the initiative and for the public to voice their ideas as the hands-on program begins to take shape.
Bryn Carrier, Daniel Steeves and Ethan Thompson from Greer, and Bob Jones University Academy students, have qualified to advance to the All State Band audition to be held Saturday in Lexington.
They will join seven other BJA students competing for chairs in the South Carolina All State Band. The region competition, with more than 2,000 students, was held Jan. 11 at Greer High School.
Trey Arrington has joined the Spartanburg Methodist College staff as executive director of information technology.
Arrington previously was employed at Union Hospital District where he was the director of information systems. Prior to the hospital system, he served in various IT and communication roles with Exopack LLC, ProVest Wealth Advisors and IMT Duncan.
Stefanie Egan, from Greer, is among six contestants competing in the annual Miss SMC (Spartanburg Methodist College) Pageant Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Gibbs Auditorium on campus.
Contestants will compete in preliminary interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening wear, and on-stage interview. The winner will compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July.
Nardia Lloyd's middle school class at Washington Center enjoys taking curriculum-based instruction trips to the bowling alley. Through bowling trips, students are able to work on gross motor skills, turn-taking skills, sportsmanship and practicing appropriate behavior.
Communication is also a huge skill that is practiced on bowling trips. Students are able to communicate their snack choices and needs through tactile picture symbols and voice output devices.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation presented $16,550 in grant money to 15 school and community projects in Greenville and Spartanburg counties at a news conference Tuesday at Greer City Hall.
The grants, made possible by funds from the October 2013 Education Gala, ranged from $400 to $1,500.
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The inspiration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has shined a light in Greer City Councilman Wayne Griffin’s heart for decades.
Tributes and church services will be held across the United States to commemorate King's 85th birthday on Monday, a federal holiday.
Chandler Creek Elementary invited Boosterthon to help launch awareness to renovate and improve three playgrounds.
Thirty-four students interested in a career in aviation have been selected to participate in a program that includes 45 minutes of ground instruction and a 45-minute flight.
Discovery Flight is a program that targets students who are interested in a career in aviation and would like to find out more about the requirements. The aviation industry forecasts a need for pilots and aircraft mechanics in the future as many veteran pilots are scheduled to retire.
By Brooke Howard
Riverside Middle School
Judge Henry Mims will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at Greer City Hall.
The annual lunch is 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department at 446 Pennsylvania Ave. Greer Memorial Hospital.
A Preview Night for prospective students at Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC) is scheduled Monday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. at Praise Cathedral on Brushy Creek Road.
GMC is a public, charter high school located on the Greer campus of Greenville Technical College. Students have the opportunity to take dual credit college classes, engage in project-based learning, internships and community service.