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Nursing grads pinned at Greenville Tech ceremony
MAR 31, 2017

Greenville Technical College’s first Class of 2017 nursing graduates.
 
 

Greenville Technical College’s first Class of 2017 nursing graduates was recognized at a pinning ceremony at the Barton Campus.

These students completed an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and are now eligible to take the SC National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in order to become registered nurses. The GTC Nursing Program graduates five classes of nursing students each academic year.

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Healthy gets nod in students food survey, cheeseburgers returning by popular demand
MAR 30, 2017

Healthy food is favored by most students at Chandler Creek Elementary School.
 

By Ariel Parham
and Jackson Yount
4th grade
Chandler Creek Press Corps

Hi my name is Ariel Parham and to figure out how the food process of my school cafeteria works, I interviewed our head lunch lady Mrs. Tena.

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Greenville County team wins FIRST Robotics Regionals
MAR 30, 2017

Greenville County team wins FIRST Robotics Regionals

EnTech Team 281, a team made up of three dozen students from seven high schools in Greenville County, as well as home-schooled students, won top honors at the FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional Competition held in New Orleans. The team also won  the competition's Quality Award.

The team which meets at Greenville Technical College, is assisted by Greenville Technical College's Mechanical Engineering Technology and Engineering Graphics Technology students, who help with robot design as part of a capstone class.

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RHS students keeping an eye on blue birds, their habitat
MAR 30, 2017

RHS students keeping an eye on blue birds, their habitat

Riverside High School students are keeping an eye on blue birds and studying their habitat.

Science teacher Sandra Taylor’s Environmental Studies class have built and installed five blue bird houses around the school campus.

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McIntyre wins state art award in Mixed Media for 'We Can Do It'
MAR 29, 2017

Taylor McIntyre's winning Mixed Media entry of

Taylor McIntyre, a Greer High School student, won in the Mixed Media category of the Converse College “Young Women in Art” competition with her work “We Can Do It”.

McIntyre’s entry was inspired by propaganda posters of World War II.

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4 area students awarded NGU scholarships
MAR 29, 2017

Olivia Bennett, Greer High School
 

Four area students have been awarded the Crusader Fellows Scholarship by North Greenville University.

Olivia Bennett, Haley Thackston, Hannah Hall and Kelly Wynn Cross have been awarded scholarships on the basis of their academic achievement, school, church, and community involvement. With satisfactory academic progress, the scholarships will guarantee the full cost of tuition, room and board for four years of attendance at NGU.

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Spirit of fallen NASCAR champion driver lives on through Clemson
MAR 29, 2017

Robert Prucka, an automotive engineer who has a passion for engines, is the new Kulwicki Endowed Chair in Motorsports.
 

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

Robert Prucka was still too young to legally drive a car by himself but not too young to work on engines when one of his favorite NASCAR drivers, Alan Kulwicki, died in a plane crash.

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Beauty queens are preparing for Miss South Carolina pageant
MAR 24, 2017

Left to right: Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen, Caroline Chandler, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills, Caitlin Drummond, Miss Travelers Rest, Alexis Harder, and Miss Travelers Rest Teen, Tory Abercrombie.
 

Area beauty queens representing the greater Greer area are making appearances, fundraising for their charity of choice and the Miss South Carolina organization's Children's Miracle Network. They are also preparing for the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant scheduled in Columbia in June.

Caitlin Drummond was crowned Miss Blue Ridge Foothills. During the pageant, she captured the swimsuit award and the talent award.  Drummond is a junior at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C. She is an education major.

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Riverside Middle students have been very busy lately
MAR 16, 2017

Chicken wing lab

Sixth-grade student Amelia Cowart won first place in the district PTSA Reflections photography contest. In eighthgrade, Audrey Ballew won third place in the state competition for Literature, Chase Harvey won first place in the Music category and Rebekah MacGregor won second place in the Music category.

Seventh graders dissect chicken wings

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Greer High artists McCullough, Reed win top awards
MAR 16, 2017

Ryan McCullough and Kira Reed, art students at Greer High School, won competitions at the South Carolina PTA Reflections contest.

Kira Reed and Ryan McCullough, art students at Greer High School, are winners in the South Carolina PTA Reflections contest.

Reed's drawing, "I'm an Open Book" won the Excellence Award. Ryan McCullough's painting, "Mapping Out My Possibilities" won the Merit Award.

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RHS Speech and Debate Team wins sixth consecutive state championship
MAR 14, 2017

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won its sixth consecutive state championship at R. B. Stall High School on March 3-4. Riverside claimed both the AAAAA state title and the overall sweepstakes award.

Senior Devin Remley won three state championships: in Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, and Expository Speaking.

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RHS instrumentalists earn all-state honors
MAR 14, 2017

Jiaying Tong and Tyler Gillespie

Jiaying Tong and Tyler Gillespie, representing the Riverside High School Band program in the SCBDA All-State Honor Band, earned all-state honors.

Competing with hundreds of high school instrumentalists from across the Upstate, they earned all-state callback auditions and the opportunity to compete with top-rated musicians from across South Carolina.

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Williams, Rutledge in same company at U.S. Military Academy
MAR 13, 2017

Thomas Williams of Blue Ridge High School and Victor Rutledge of Riverside High School attended a formal dinner at The United States Military Academy at West Point.
 

Thomas Williams of Blue Ridge High School and Victor Rutledge of Riverside High School attended a formal dinner at The United States Military Academy at West Point.

They are in their plebe year at West Point in the same company.

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Chandler Creek Press Corps launches innovative school news program
MAR 13, 2017

The staff is high energy as stories are assigned.
 

The Chandler Creek Elementary Press Corps makes its debut today with a staff of writers, columnists, artists, photographers and videographers.

Leanne Ramirez, School Social Worker, Jessica Preisig, Reading Intervention teacher, and Tracy LeGrand, Reading Intervention teacher, are among the teachers who are directing the program.

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Mrs. Holliday's teaching techniques get high marks from student
MAR 12, 2017

Jasmine likes math interventionist Mrs. Candy Holliday teaching techniques and her reward system.
 

Chandler Creek is blessed to have math interventionist Mrs. Candy Holliday working with our students. She is the BEST.

She is such a good teacher and helps me get good grades in math. She is so nice that she gives us CANDY on Friday! She is also the most patient teacher I have ever had, and she gives us mints every day!

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Special thanks to Alicia Keller, school's guidance counselor
MAR 12, 2017

Special thanks to Alicia Keller, school's guidance counselor

March 10, 2017

Dear Mrs. Keller,

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'Me and You' poem inspired by a special friendship
MAR 12, 2017

Dacey's inspiration for the poem

Me and You

Me and You

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Opinion: Start school one hour later
MAR 12, 2017

Opinion: Start school one hour later

There would be great benefits in starting school one hour later. I mean doesn’t everyone get tired? Teachers need extra time! And students! This would be life changing! I think school should start one hour later! Are you on my side or not?

These are my reasons why it would be the best thought for schools to start later. First, it would give families time to get their brains active and going. After that, studies have shown that kids getting extra sleep is important. Sleeping increases learning, kids attention span and creates less health problems. I predict that there would be no more sleepy excuses or yawning noises with this idea. Next, you just won’t be in such a rush all the time. You have time to do all the things like brush your teeth, take a shower, pack lunch, and eat breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Plus taking showers is necessary so you’re not smelly and dirty. If you’re like me, you pack your lunch and don’t eat school lunch. Giving families one extra hour in the morning is a great idea.

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2 Riverside students winners in PTA South Carolina Reflections Content
MAR 11, 2017

Two Riverside High School students are winners in the South Carolina PTA State Reflections Content. 

Jieying Tong received an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit in Music Composition.

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Greer's Barbare awarded Major of the Year by health, physical education, recreation organization
MAR 10, 2017

Kayla “Birdie” Barbare of the University of South Carolina Upstate will be honored as Major of the Year by SHAPE America.
 

Kayla “Birdie” Barbare of the University of South Carolina Upstate will be honored as Major of the Year by SHAPE America.

The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. Barbare will be receive her award on Thursday during the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) awards ceremony in Boston.

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