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GREER EDUCATION From November 2015


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Dance is making its way to special needs children, adults
NOV 30, 2015

Dance is making its way to children and adults with special needs in the community.

Carolina Dance Collaborative is a mobile dance outreach program that was founded in the spring.  CDC is an all-inclusive dance program that offers classes for those with disabilities and an Adaptive Christmas Flash Mob.

“Part of Carolina Dance Collaborative foundational beliefs is that all people have the ability to dance and should have access to dance,” Kelsey Crum, co-founder, said in an email interview.

 

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Benson Campus is designated for largest cash donation
NOV 30, 2015

Attending the unveiling of the new signage are, left to right, Jim and Evelyn Benson, David and Lisa (Benson's daughter) Crow, Tony (son) and Heidie Benson, and Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College.
 
 
 

Signage has unveiled the Jim and Evelyn Benson Center at the Greer Campus of Greenville Technical College to honor the Benson’s $2 million cash gift received by the Greenville Tech Foundation in 2014.

The Bensons pledged an additional $1 million to be paid over five years and Greenville Tech designated the campus and building 301 in their honor.

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McGee and DC shown together in historical photo
NOV 19, 2015

"A society is ultimately judged by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members."

By Perry Williams 

In the 1970's McGee (he was always known only as McGee back then) was inseparable from his constant companion DC Townsend. They probably spent more time at Greer High School than I did and McGee was and still is a sports team’s (any sports team) biggest fan.

McGee has an uncanny ability to show up anytime and almost every time that something is going on. He has attended more grand openings and ribbon cuttings than anyone that I know.

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Eastside Y pays tribute to top volunteers
NOV 19, 2015

Brandon Calhoun was presented the inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award by Lindsay Buckles, Development Specialist, at the Eastside Family YMCA 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
 

Tyler Patskoski is a volunteer parents will thank later for his impact on their children.

The Eastside Family YMCA held its volunteer appreciation dinner Tuesday selecting the 2015 members who have gone above and beyond the scope of service to the organization and community.

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Greer's Smith appointed to Greenville Tech's governing board
NOV 19, 2015

Keith Smith
 

Keith Smith of Greer is among three new members appointed to the Greenville Technical College Area Commission, which serves as the college’s governing board.

Smith, owner of Keith Smith Builders, has been a home builder since 1969 and a realtor since 1972. He is active with many community organizations including Greer Relief and Resources and Habitat for Humanity.

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Costa wins National Petite Miss Heart of the USA pageant
NOV 19, 2015

Catarina Costa was crowned National Petite Miss Heart of the USA. She won in the 8-10 age group.
 

Catarina Costa, from Duncan, has been crowned National Petite Miss Heart of the USA. She won in the 8-10 age group

It was Costa’s first national pageant. She was a Palmetto Princess to Lanie Hudson, Miss South Carolina 2014 and to Taylor Ross, Miss Greater Greer Teen 2013.

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Blue Ridge Water lifts boiling advisory, CPW hours away
NOV 17, 2015

Blue Ridge Rural Water Company workers try to get a retaining wall up, anticipating a heavy rain event Wednesday, and getting dirt back into a huge hole that was the result of a huge water main break at the Lake Cunningham water treatment facility.
 

The Blue Ridge Rural Water Company has canceled its notice of the boil water advisory for all of its customers effective 6 p.m. this evening.

Greer Commission of Public Works is anticipating making an announcement around 7:45 p.m., according to Chuck Reynolds, Finance Manager and overseer of the repairs and water testing, mandated by DHEC.

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Carrier is finalist in Junior Woodwind competition
NOV 17, 2015

Bryn Carrier, a 9th grader from Greer, earned a trip to Tampa to compete as a finalist in the Southern Division of the National Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Woodwind competition.
 
 

Bryn Carrier, a 9th grade student at Bob Jones Academy, will travel to the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., in January to compete as a finalist in the Southern Division of the National Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Woodwind competition.

Bryn, the daughter of Randy and Julie Carrier of Greer, earned this opportunity after being selected the representative of the State Junior Woodwinds Competition of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association held at Coker College in Hartsville. She was first alternate in this competition last year.

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Higginbotham wins elementary 'Best Singer in the State'
NOV 13, 2015

Julia Higginbotham, from Greer, won $200 and the first place trophy at the

Julia Higginbotham, from Greer, won $200 and the first place trophy at the "Best Singer in the State" competition in the elementary division.

Higginbothan, a fourth grader at Tigerville Elementary School, sang, "Let's Go Fly a Kite". She enjoys acting and singing and is active in theatre in Greenville and Spartanburg.

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Cpl. Phillips, GPD gives child red carpet treatment
NOV 11, 2015

Corporal Joe Phillips gave Gunner, 4, a hands-on tour of the Greer Police Department and a patrol car Wednesday.
 

The Greer Police Department had extra help, if needed,  Wednesday with Corporal Joe Phillips giving Gunner (last name withheld by request) a tour of the police station and patrol cars.

Gunner, 4, traveled to Greer, from out of state,  with his mother learned from a friend here, the GPD accommodated requests for tours from young children and teens. The GPD and Greer Fire Department, in the past, auctioned a Police Chief or Fire Chief for a day at Big Thursday.

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Blue Ridge JROTC earns "exceeds standards"
NOV 3, 2015

Left to right, Lt. Col. David Rogers, C/Lt. Col. William Metcalf (senior), C/2Lt. Courtney Gates (junior), C/Maj. Austin Howard (senior), MSG Fred Fuller and Major Don Bailey.
 

The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Blue Ridge High School earned an overall unit assessment “Exceeds Standards”, the highest rating attainable, during their rated unit evaluation last month.

The cadets performed well in leading and accomplishing their unit goals.

 

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Tips to teach young children how to save
NOV 2, 2015

Children as young as three years old can grasp financial concepts like saving and spending.
 

By Citizens Building & Loan

As parents, we really can’t start too early to teach our children about money.

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