Riverside High School students Abby Easterday finished first and Gretchen Baudendistel third in the Black History Month Essay contest sponsored by the City of Greer.
• Mary Carol Butterfield, Kerry Yan, Lexus Dickson and Hiba Kouser finished in the top 10 in the South Carolina Dialogue’s Art & Essay contest. The theme for the essay was “Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World?”
The Riverside High School Speech and Debate team won first place at the 21st Southside Sampson-Smith-Robertson Invitational Tournament on Feb. 8. Competition was from the area and one team from California.
The awards ceremony will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the University of South Carolina Law School Auditorium in Columbia.
Greer’s “Drug Take Back” program got a lot easier with a drug locker located at the side entry to the Greer Police Department 102 S. Main Street.
The Greer PD annually coordinates collections for the disposal of unwanted medicines. Since 2010 more than 600 pounds has been collected by the police department at public drives held typically at drug stores.
Anne Frank, A History for Today, the traveling exhibit from the Anne Frank museum, will be at Riverside Middle School Feb. 18-March 28. The exhibit will be open to schools for field trips March 11-28 and to the public March 15-27 during select hours.
Seventh- and eighth-grade RMS students participated in and successfully completed docent training for the upcoming exhibit.
The Southern Dance Connection performed a benefit for the Andrea Rizzo Foundation.
The dancers raised $1,000 for the organization that provides dance therapy to children with cancer and special needs. Lindsay Roberts, owner of Southern Dance Connection, coordinated the appearance.
Twenty-four students ages 16 and older put on their best attire for Washington Center's annual Valentine’s Day pageant and dance.
The pageant ended with the crowning of the queen, Britney Herbert, and king, Paul Barnette. Nominees were limited to seniors and voted upon by all students at Washington Center.
The Greenville Technical College Library is hosting information and enrollment sessions in advanced of the March 31 deadline for purchasing health insurance.
Trained volunteers from New Horizon Family Health Services will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and Insurance Marketplace and will assist with enrollment.
Buena Vista Elementary School in Greer will host the Boosterthon Fun Run event on Feb. 27. The Fun Run is a 9-day program that raises local schools' needed funds for education while inspiring students to live healthy, character-filled lives.
This school year, Boosterthon's new character theme, Camp High Five, will challenge 700,000 students in 22 states to move from classmates to friends with a summer camp theme all about friendship.
Rising high school seniors in Cherokee, Greenville and Spartanburg counties, with an interest in the real world applications of mathematics and statistics to manufacturing and healthcare processes, are invited to apply to the two-week USC Upstate/BMW Manufacturing Academic Outreach Camp, to be held June 9-13 and June 16-20.
The camp, now in its fourth year, offers a high quality program that lets students from the Upstate learn skills that can be applied throughout their career. The camp will be held at USC Upstate’s George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., but will also involve trips to the BMW Manufacturing facility and BMW Performance Center in Greer, as well as to USC Upstate's main campus.
Sue Gunst was enjoying a sunny afternoon while trimming the roses and clearing the flowerbed in front of the Riverside High School sign on Suber Road. Gunst’s mother, Jean Lange, read magazines in the warmer afternoon.
Gunst is a member of the landscape committee that helps plant flowers and clears the areas around the school’s signage and entrances. Other committee members are Kelle Corvin, Charlotte Stillwell and Michele Peek.
Larry Atkins, left, was presented the Patriot Award by a Department of Defense representative Wednesday at Chandler Creek Elementary School.
Atkins, the school’s plant engineer, was nominated by an employee for supporting soldiers that need to leave work and travel overseas to serve our country.
Bob Jones University announced Tuesday that it has reached agreement with GRACE to complete the independent review of the university's response to sexual and other abuse. GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment, is based in Lynchburg, Va.
The independent review was initiated by BJU in Nov. 2012, in response to a series of national news stories about abuse at other institutions. The purpose of the review was to assess past responses by BJU in support of victims and identify policies and procedures that could be enhanced.
Bobby Bentley, Byrnes Head Football Coach, has resigned to become a member of the football staff at Auburn University as offensive analyst working with the quarterback.
Bentley told the team today with District Five Schools Superintendent Scott Turner and Bentley issuing separate statements.
Chase Blackwell, Natalie Boulos, Annalie King, Elyse Hartzog, Alex Riese and Annika Samuel were selected by audition for the Region All-State Band. They will attend a clinic at Converse College on Friday.
Breakfast with Mom has been rescheduled for Wednesday Feb. 26. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Click here to RSVP by Saturday.
Greer Middle College Charter High School students attended the 76th Annual S.C. State Beta Club Convention Feb. 7-9 in Myrtle Beach, where junior Micah Williams was elected state president.
The 47 students participated in various competitions over the weekend. Savannah Ralph, a junior, won first place in pencil drawing. Rachel Lawrence, a junior, competed in the finals of special talent.
A paper by David Dalby, a science teacher at Riverside High School, has been accepted for publication in The Chemical Educator.
The paper, "Simple Colligative Properties Laboratory Experiment," is designed for college and high school students. It describes a novel procedure to allow students to determine the molar mass of unknown compounds by freezing point depression using safe and common chemicals. In addition to the laboratory experiment, a method of evaluating students' work is presented which avoids the typical lab work sheets.
Erin Sosebee's class, in conjunction with Washington Center’s Adaptive Environmental Science (AES) program, has been working with plants in a variety of ways. The objective of the activities over three weeks was to study the life cycle and growth of plants.
Students were given a choice of pumpkin, marigold or bean seeds. The class spouted seeds in plastic baggies with a damp paper towel, placed the seed baggies in a sunny area and observed the daily growth of the plants.
Gabi Laserna, Greer Middle College Charter High School student, placed second in her age division in the City of Greer's 2014 Black History Month Essay contest.
Laserna was recognized at the Black History program and presented with a $50 gift card.
The Greer High School football team had its annual awards ceremony Monday at the high school auditorium.
Guest speaker Reese Hannon played quarterback for the Greer Yellow Jackets and is a two-year starter for Furman Univeristy.