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GREER EDUCATION From December 2014


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2015 is time for families to pledge for healthier, more active lifestyle
DEC 29, 2014

According to the experts, good nutrition, health, and fitness fun should be the focus of your family’s goals, not calorie counting, food restriction or working out.  
 

New Year’s resolutions often focus on personal improvement. This year experts are encouraging entire families to consider making a pledge to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Parents have more potential than anybody else to influence their children's behavior – including their eating habits – according to a study by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In fact, parents outrank sports celebrities as the people most children would most like to be, according to the survey.

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Community garden members learn to pickle vegetables after big harvest
DEC 22, 2014

Liz Wilfong adds vinegar solution as Jason Schmidt assists.

Members of the Barton Community Garden learned how to preserve a bumper harvest of vegetables for later use at its monthly meeting.

Liz Wilfong, Greenville Tech English instructor, and Jason Schmidt, GTCHS chemistry instructor, led the group in pickling fresh vegetables.

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GTCHS senior new Speaker of the House
DEC 22, 2014

Matthew Jennings, a Greenville Technical Charter High School senior, was elected Speaker of the House at the 2014 Youth In government Congress.

Matthew was also elected South Carolina representative to Congress of National Affairs in North Carolina that will meet this summer and Matthew received the Excellence In Leadership scholarship.

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Chandler Creek students brighten the day at Alpha Health
DEC 22, 2014

Chandler Creek students brighten the day at Alpha Health

Students in K4-5 grade at Chandler Creek Elementary recently made Christmas cards to share with residents of near by nursing facilities.

On Dec. 12, Student Council members from third-fifth grades and their faculty advisors, walked after school to Alpha Health and Rehab where they visited with the residents, handed out more than 1,000 cards made by the students from Chandler Creek, and sang Christmas carols.

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BJA forensic team members place in N.C. tournament
DEC 22, 2014

Four  members of the Bob Jones Academy forensic team placed in a forensics tournament hosted by NW Guilford High School in Greensboro on Dec. 13. 

Nine team members competed against 40 schools from North Carolina and South Carolina.  The following BJA students placed in their events:

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Blue Ridge Middle's drive delivers food and money to GCM
DEC 17, 2014

A fall canned food drive for Greer Community Ministries at Blue Ridge Middle School netted more than $3,300 in cash and a trunk load of nonperishable food. Left to right: Kaycee Gibson, Bailey Armstrong, and Marta Wood.
 
 

Blue Ridge Middle School’s fall food drive brought in a trunk load of nonperishable food and more than $3,300 for Greer Community Ministries (GCM). The food and money will help the ministry continue to serve people in the greater Greer community through its Food Pantry.

“We serve on average about 400 people per month in our Food Pantry,” said Cindy Simpler, GCM Executive Director. “This food and money will go a long way in helping us feed our hungry neighbors and it shows that even though you are young, you can make an impact in your community.”

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Area schools paint holiday cards displays at Roper Mountain Lights
DEC 17, 2014

Tigerville and Woodland Elementary, Riverside Middle and Riverside, Berea and Greer High Schools created large, colorful holiday cards for Roper Mountain Holiday Lights.

Starting with a blank piece of plywood, the students designed and painted the cards, which are now on display at the top of the amphitheater walkway in Winter Wonderland.

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North Greenville University area graduates
DEC 17, 2014

North Greenville University graduated the following local students on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Baccalaureate degree students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 graduate cum laude; those with at least a 3.75 graduate magna cum laude; and those with at least a 3.9 grade point average graduate summa cum laude.

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Declining family values attributed to sharp increase in violent crime, says Johnny Mack Brown
DEC 15, 2014

Former U.S. Marshal and Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown was the keynote speaker for North Greenville University’s December commencement exercises on Dec. 11. Brown received an honorary doctor of Christian leadership degree from the school.
 

Former U.S. Marshal and Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown told the assembled graduates at North Greenville University's fall commencement service, last Thursday, that he’s often asked what accounts for the sharp increase in crime, especially the increase in violent crimes in our society today. 

Brown said that the decline of family values is the major contributor.

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RMS 8th-grader wins photo contest
DEC 15, 2014

Brylan Hoxworth's winning photograph.

Riverside Middle School 8th-grade student Brylan Hoxworth won first place in the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District Photography Contest.

Her photo, Beauty in a Storm, was the overall winner for 8th-grade.

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Emerson, 6, makes Greer Police Department's day
DEC 12, 2014

Emerson Dingus, 6, is contributing two of her favorite stuffed animals to the Greer Police Department to share with children so they can have a

Emerson Dingus made the Greer Police Department’s day.

The 6-year-old Lyman Cinderella Tot visited the Greer police department Friday to deliver 35 bags packed with stuffed animals for one purpose – each will become a “Pal” to a child in distress from a house fire, domestic situations, vehicle accidents or traumatic events where emergency agencies respond.

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RHS debate team wins Sweepstake Championship
DEC 12, 2014

Riverside High School Speech and Debate team.

The Riverside Speech and Debate team won the Team Sweepstakes Championship with 200 points at the 1st Annual Charlotte Catholic Queen City Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate

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Janssen performs ballet at Winter Arts Festival
DEC 10, 2014

Janssen performs ballet at Winter Arts Festival

Isabella Janssen, an 8th grade student at South Carolina Connections Academy, who resides in Greer, performs ballet to a crowd of hundreds during the school’s annual Winter Arts Festival in Columbia.

The festival celebrates the holiday season through song, dance, literature and art.

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Successful youth-inspired events filling Arts Council with fresh ideas
DEC 10, 2014

'We stepped up our game in terms of costumes and makeup and building the dragon. We had a lot of special effects we had never done before.'
Robin Byouk
On producing 'Shrek: The Musical'
 

By JONATHAN KING

Vast growth and innovation has been a regular event this year for the Greer Cultural Arts Council and Greer Children’s Theatre.

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SMC named to The President?s Honor Roll for 2014
DEC 9, 2014

Spartanburg Methodist College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2014.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. This distinction is the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. "Service to our community and state is a part of our culture and nature. It is what we do at SMC and to be recognized by the President’s Honor Roll is gratifying," said Ron Laffitte, Dean of Students at SMC.

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Greer Christmas Parade official lineup
DEC 5, 2014

The weather forecast for Sunday's Greer Christmas Parade is sunny with temperatures in the low 50s with 14 mile per hour winds which will make it feel much colder.
 

PARADE LINEUP

Starts 2:30 p.m. at Clock Restaurant on W. Poinsett Street, turns left on S. Main and ends at the J. Harley Bond Career Center.

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Blue Ridge HS music program national semifinalist for grant
DEC 3, 2014

Grammy Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.
 

Blue Ridge High School's music program is among 120 nationwide designated semifinalists for the 2015 Grammy Signature grant. It is the only program in South Carolina chosen a semifinalist.

Grammy Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

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Author visits RMS string classes
DEC 2, 2014

Author Kimberly Cross Teter visits strings classes.

Ginger Greer's strings classes were visited recently by author Kimberly Cross Teter, who wrote Isabella's Libretto, a young adult historical fiction novel set in Venice, Italy in 1715.

The book focuses on a Venetian orchestra directed by Antonio Vivaldi consisting entirely of females, most of whom had been orphaned or abandoned as infants.

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Clark, Greenville Tech student, makes USA Bobsled team
DEC 1, 2014

 
Adam Clark has been selected one of four returning members of the 2014-2015 Men's National Bobsled team. He is working with Carl Washburn, department head, in the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center.
 
 
 
 
 

Adam Clark, a student at Greenville Technical College in the Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program, has been named to the 2014-2015 Men’s National Bobsled Team.

He is among 14 athletes from across the country, and one of only four returning members, selected for the team. Clark was first named to the national team in 2011 and is entering his fourth season. 

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