Riverside Middle School will host an informational session in the RMS media center on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 12-1 p.m. for anyone interested in the Mentor Greenville program.
Mentor Greenville pairs members of the community with students who would benefit from a positive adult role model.
A hug Gunnery Sgt. Jacqueline Samuel received Friday was “like heaven,” she said.
Bree, 6, and Milani, 4, were surprised beyond belief when Samuel met up with her daughters for the first time since last December. Bree ran to her mother and wrapped her arms around Jacqueline. Milani was a little more tentative, unsure if what she was seeing was real or imagined.
North Greenville University ranked fourth on a national list of the top 50 U.S. Christian colleges and universities with the lowest debt burden. NGU was ranked the top school on the list in South Carolina.
This list, by Christian Universities Online, attempts to present a ranking of Christian colleges and universities whose class of 2013 graduated with the lightest debt burden. This information could be helpful to parents and students who are seeking to make the most informed decision possible when choosing a Christian institution of higher education.
Greenville Technical College will offer Express Registration sessions Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Admissions and Registration Center at McAlister Square to work through the enrollment process for those interested in attending when Spring classes begin the week of Jan. 12.
Students can work on steps in the enrollment process during one of these sessions, meeting with Admissions and Financial Aid officers and advisors, completing necessary placement tests, and learning about the options for Spring Semester.
The Bryant Center of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department held its annual awards ceremony recently to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and to recognize business and community leaders who support the agency's mission.
Publix grocery store in Duncan was recognized as the Business Partner of the Year for providing employment opportunities for clients. Sarah Gaff talked about how she used Bryant Center services to become an employee at Publix.
The Bob Jones Academy Forensic Team won the 2nd place overall Sweepstakes Trophy as they competed against schools from North Carolina and South Carolina at a speech and debate tournament held Oct. 25 at Irmo High School in Irmo.
The following individuals won individual awards:
Do you know someone who would never call attention to accomplishments and deserves recognition?
Greenville Technical College is "Calling and Heroes," and needs your help in identifying those deserving individuals. Each year, the college recognizes members of the community and the college who act unselfishly in service to others.
Riverside High School ranked 65th out of 3,000 students in The National Speech and Debate Association's Top 100 schools in the nation for the 2013-2014 academic year.
"These students and coaches have demonstrated outstanding participation and achievement in speech and debate activities, said Executive Drector J. Scott Wunn. "We are pleased to honor them for their hard work and dedication and wish them continued success in the coming season."
The Corporate and Career Development Division (CCD) at Greenville Technical College, has named Scotty Nicholson the 2014 Instructor of the Year and Diane Jarecky the 2014 Adjunct Instructor of the Year. Nicholson serves as an instructor for the CNC Machine Operator class and also helps local manufacturers create their workforce by teaching the GE Engineer Edison Apprenticeship program and the Bosch Rexroth Apprenticeship program.
Nicholson became part of the CCD faculty in May 2013. Wanting to train students on the same equipment they would encounter in the workplace, he met with Upstate employers and found that the HAAS brand is in place at 43 of these businesses. As a result, Nicholson implemented the HAAS Virtual Trainer in his classroom.
Four North Greenville University alumni were honored by the school’s alumni association during an awards ceremony held on the campus during homecoming weekend.
• Jed Dearybury from Boiling Springs and the class of 2000 was named distinguished alumnus of the year.
Samantha Monteith from Pooler, Ga., was crowned the 2015 Miss North Greenville University on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Turner Chapel. Megan Lindler was Miss NGU 2014.
Monteith won a $1,000 scholarship and will compete next summer in the 2015 Miss South Carolina Pageant.
Fright Night and Kids Comic-Con are scheduled at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate this weekend.
Middle School Fright Night is Friday from 7-9:30 with science experiment, costume contests and a dance contest recognizing the last contestant standing.
The last point of a tennis match, figures Kylie Sandusky, belongs to her.
The North Greenville University Orchestra will present “Heroes – Music for those who gave that we might live” on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel. The concert is free and the public is invited.
The orchestra will perform works from revolutionary Italy, WWI England, and works representative of WWII Poland and the Czech Republic, and WWII Soviet Union.
The Pride of Riverside Marching Band qualified for the state championships. It is the first time in the school’s history a Riverside High School marching band advanced to the state finals.
Rick Floyd, the Internet Security Specialist for Greenville County Schools, conducted an internet safety assembly for Riverside Middle students.
He talked to the students about online privacy, being aware of what is shared online and cyber bullying.
Senator Tim Scott announced the launch of a statewide Veterans Job Training Initiative he will host in Greer next Wednesday at City Hall.
The targeted workshops for veterans will also be held in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and North Charleston and focus on how veterans can transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian world.
Blue Ridge Middle School students John Shennan, Julia Shennan, Meredith Frick, Kelly Forrester and Cole Mulcahy were chosen to participate in the 2014 American Choral Directors Association Honors Choir at Anderson University.
The ACDA South Carolina Chapter sponsors an Honor Choir every fall. Students submit audition recordings in late spring and are chosen by these recordings.
As part of Riverside Middle School PTSA’s fundraiser, students duct taped Principal Malone, Assistant Principal Batman, as well as Simon Hong of TD Bank to the wall.
Students got to take a look on their way out of school. Top-selling students also got to participate in a Game Day.