Miss Eldorado Teen Kehler Bryant was awarded the Miss South Carolina Teen State Scholar Award and a $500 savings bond for academic excellence at last week's Miss South Carolina Teen pageant in Columbia.
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Miss Greater Easley Teen Hope Harvard won the evening gown competition Thursday at the Miss South Carolina Teen pageant making her the first double preliminary winner for either Teen or Miss. Harvard, 16, from Easley won talent on Wednesday.
A $500,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund will establish an endowment in perpetuity for automotive-engineering fellowships that are aimed at diversifying the workforce and inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Fellowships of $20,000 a year will go to exemplary students who seek a master of science in automotive engineering at Clemson University–International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville.
The Miss South Carolina and Teen pageant begins preliminary competition Tuesday night with 30 girls either from the greater Greer area or representing Greer or its surrounding communities.
Lia Holman is Miss Greater Greer and Brittany Doss Miss Greater Greer Teen (together on home page) begin their preliminaries Tuesday.
The District Five Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $69.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The budget reflects a 5.8 percent increase but does not include a millage increase for the fifth consecutive year.
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The July 4th Kids Parade will continue its holiday tradition in Greer with its 17th annual event at 10 a.m.
Mayor Rick Danner and the Arlington-Davenport neighborhood hosts the event with the parade starting at the 200 block of West Church Street in downtown Greer.
Dancers from the Southern Dance Connection are going to Disney World to perform on Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom Park.
A group of young dancers will be in the day and night “Dance the World” parades at Disney June 29-July 2. Dancers also perform in a stage performance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Residents of Greer are invited to express their vision for the community’s future at a workshop Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30 at the Cannon Centre.
“The underlying thing not talked about is that Greer is a small town with a lot of character and is in the middle of an international business community,” said David Langley. “The question is ‘how do you grow without losing the value that makes Greer unique?’”
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Tall Tale Tuesdays begin its summer run at the Cannon Centre at 7 p.m. this week.
iMove co-chairs Mary Kathryn Harris and Harper Steele presented Let There Be Mom and PAALS with $1,750 checks from funds raised at the 4th annual iMove 5k run last month.
“This year’s iMove was a huge success that was accentuated by having the opportunity to help two organizations that help so many people in the Upstate,” said Mary Kathryn Harris.
Six Washington Center students were honored as graduates during the school’s annual Graduation/Awards Day Ceremony.
Families, friends and staff recognized graduates Paul Barnett, Britney Herbert, Jonathan Saunders, Faith Williams, Tristan Wright and Michael Zudonyi.
The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for spring semester 2014. The list represents the greater Greer communities.
Riverside High School 2014 Graduation
Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when the U.S.-led Allied armada crossed the English Channel to launch an offensive that would help lead to the defeat of the Third Reich. Following is part I of three stories written by WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle.
Part II: A pure miracle.
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Greer High School held its graduation services Wednesday at the Bon Secours Wellness Center in Greenville.
The Speech Department at Washington Center is working to encourage communication among students who cannot speak.
One way the speech therapists are encouraging peer interaction is with a card game. Four students from different classes gather in the speech office with their individualized communication devices for a game of UNO. The students name colors, request help, cheer each other on and answer questions during the game.
Alex Raymond proposed to Hayley Williams at the finish line at the iMove 5K run at Riverside Middle School. Williams said yes. No date for the wedding was announced.
Zoe Nicholson won best in show and two first place honors at the Artisphere art exhibit produced by Greenville County High School students. There were over 250 pieces entered from 14 high schools.
Nicholson won for her photograph “Contineo” and Ricky Carter won the People’s Choice Award with his drawing “Clingstone Memories.”