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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.