The Greer Children's Theater is preparing for its adaptation of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" while casting and rehearsals for the children's theater's rendition of Disney's "Lion King Jr." are set for November.
"Mary Poppins" performances at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center are Nov. 6-8 and 13-15. Friday and Saturday shows are 7 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m.
Auditions will be held Sunday, Oct. 11 for the Best Singer in the State competition at the Greenville Hilton.
Youth and adult divisions will be held this year. The contest began in 2011 as a school district competition featuring students through high school.
Riverside High School students were among the winners in the South Carolina Honors College and University of South Carolina Press second annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.
In the Senior Division, Abigail Fourspring won first place and received the Walter Edgar Award. Sarah Saddoris won second place and Annika Imai won Honorable Mention. Nathan Minsk was a finalist.
Five Riverside High School Students attended the Youth in Government National Judicial Competition in July.
The competition was held in Chicago.
By Amanda Hopper
On 9/11/01 the United States witnessed its worst terrorist attack ever on American soil – 2,751 lives were lost.
Joshua Waldun has been hired by Hollywild Animal Park to serve as Education/Outreach Coordinator.
Waldun will expand the non-profit animal park’s connection to area schools and community centers. A grant from the Spartanburg County Foundation made the expansion possible.
High school students participating in the 9th Annual Benson OctoberFAST 5K on Saturday, Oct. 3, will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship for their school. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The fast, flat course is certified.
OctoberFAST benefits Greer Community Ministries (GCM), a nonprofit offering assistance to those in need in the Greater Greer area through Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, a Food Pantry, and Sharon’s Closet.