A 32-page coloring and activity book, “At Home in the City of Greer”, has been produced by the city’s communication department. It is being offered free.
The softbound book depicts landmarks in Greer and drawn by Roy Miller, Jr., formerly from Greer who lives in Philadelphia and works as an artist.
The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won the first place team award at the 29th Bob Jones Invitational Tournament on Oct 17.
In addition to the sweepstakes award, the following students won individual championships: Abigail Holland in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate, Carol Lee in Original Oratory, Devin Remley in Informative Speaking, Michael Gallagher in Expository Speaking, Erden Ucok in Novice Reading, and Jaimie McKeel in Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate.
Shane Ericks, a student at Greenville Technical College, has advanced through local and regional competition to be invited to participate in the final round of the Global Pinoy Singing Idol competition.
Ericks, from Taylors, will travel to Manila, Philippines for the Jan. 17-22, 2016 world competition.
Automobile accidents remain the No. 1 killer of teens in America and I-26 in South Carolina is among the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S.
More than 5,000 teen deaths occur nationally each year, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, with 2,614 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2013, according to the NHTSA.
Greer student Julia Zhu is one of 29 students nationwide selected as a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar. This scholarship will provide her with a full-tuition scholarship to the high school that best meets her needs as well as a community of fellow scholars who will help provide lifelong learning and support.
Each recipient works with The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) to create a custom-built educational plan. Many recipients use their awards to attend independent high schools, while others choose public school gifted programs, homeschool, early college programs or a combination. The scholarships can be a lifeline for students who might otherwise struggle to find challenging, engaging, rigorous curricula. Up to 20 percent of high school dropouts are gifted, according to the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, and meeting the often neglected needs of gifted students is crucial to keeping them in school.
The application for the next class of Caroline D. Bradley Scholars will be available in December 2015. For more information, families, teachers and counselors can visit www.educationaladvancement.org.
IEA’s Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Program is the only U.S. high school scholarship program that is need-blind and awarded solely on the basis of merit to highly gifted students.
Code.Life and Wired Minds Tutoring are offering a new program for aspiring student entrepreneurs and future coders to develop the skills necessary to create, code, and publish mobile Android apps.
In both cases, fully functional apps will be created during the course, and students will leave with the skills and software necessary to continue developing apps. Enrollment is open through the end of November. Each camp will have a 6:1 student ratio with a maximum of 12 students. More information can be found here.
The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team took top honors at the 2015 Jimmy Poole Viking Classic Tournament, ranking first out of 33 participating schools.
The team won the overall sweepstakes championship and the Junior Challenge Cup for Outstanding Novices.
The Beta Club and Leo Club at Greer High will be taking up collections for the flood victims in our state. The collections drive will run October 12 - 23.
Suggested items: toiletry items, blankets, diapers, baby foods, and anything else that could be useful to any one that has been displaced in this tragedy impacting our state.
The Pride of Riverside Marching Band earned a superior rating and a score of 90.85 at the Henry Laurens Invitational in Class VI.
That earned The Pride a sweep of the awards, winning Best Color Guard Performance, Best Percussion Performance, Best Music Performance and first place in Class.
The Pride took the field Saturday evening.