Sarah Hamrick was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2015 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.
Hamrick, 17, from Cowpens, attends Broome High School. She sang “Live Out Loud” for the talent competition.
In the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has proven itself to be as resilient a state as it is caring. The horrific shooting has caused many to question the presence of a confederate flag on State House grounds, and while our main focus is, and will continue to be, the victims and their families, opportunities for change should not be disregarded.
At 4 o’clock yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds. While we understand the flag represents heritage to some, to many, it represents hurt. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted to support the removal of such a divisive symbol from our state grounds, and hope the necessary steps to complete this process will be taken swiftly so an already grieving state may continue to heal.
The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for spring term 2015.
The CBL Charitable Foundation awarded a $7,500 donation to the Greenville Tech Foundation’s “Quick Jobs For the Future” training program.
It’s the fourth year in a row that the Foundation has given funding that will be used to provide scholarships to assist Greer area students who are in the program.
Kehler Bryant of Blue Ridge High School and Khalil Gamble of Byrnes HS have been selected among 16 rising seniors to participate in the Riley Institute’s Emerging Public Leaders Program.
Greenville students include Rhett Baker and Emma Gross (St. Joseph’s) Mira Carroll (Southside), Celine Crum (Mauldin) and Andrew James, Elizabeth Marron and Alexis Wright (all of Greenville HS). Jeremiah Drummond of Dorman HS was named to the team from Spartanburg.
The CBL Foundation of Citizens Building & Loan has awarded $5,000 scholarships each to two Greer High School and two Blue Ridge High School students.
Savannah Reeves and Sullivan Skinner of Blue Ridge HS and Dezmon Scott and Casey DeHaven of Greer HS were awarded the scholarships.
A fashion stylist and TV personality will be hosting a Style and Fashion Camp June 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday) at the Davenport on Trade Street.
Charity Fogle, of Style Me Charity, is offering comprehensive fashion, skin care and hair, and dining and social etiquette sessions. The camp is for girls ages 11-18. Boys are welcome.
Timm Artus has joined North Greenville University as creative design specialist in its multimedia department.
Artus earned a B.A. degree in Art from Bob Jones University and has over 30 years of experience in graphic design, print production, illustration, print buying and customer relations.
North Greenville University dedicated the 5,000-square-foot Angie and Sam Kelly Strength and Conditioning Center located in the Athletic Complex. It is designed to accommodate weight and strength training for all NGU students-athletes.
The facility features Sorinex strength and weightlifting equipment with customized premium power racks, pullup rigs, squat stands, weightlifting bars, weights, and plates for the facility.
North Greenville University awarded the following degrees at its commencement exercises last month.
A baccalaureate degree student whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.5 graduates 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.