Greer’s girls could have folded up their competitiveness and coasted home the final four games of the season. They didn’t win tonight and they didn’t make it easy for visiting Clinton Lady Red Devils.
Clinton won the Region III-3A game, 60-40, that sank Greer one game lower in the win column (4-18 overall and 1-7 in the region) but gained them a lot of respect from Lady Yellow Jackets Head Coach Carlton Green.
“They showed me a lot of heart. I’m pleased with the way we played,” Greene said.
Jeff Neely has been named the head basketball coach for the North team in the North-South High School All-Star game at North Myrtle Beach. The game is scheduled for Saturday, March 17.
Neely, head coach of the Greer Yellow Jackets, was an assistant coach for the North team during the 2005-2006 season.
The clock is ticking on senior Jessica Gay’s high school basketball career at Greer High School.
Her final season has been an adjustment playing point guard for the first time. The one-point loss to Chapman, 30-29, last Friday circled Feb. 9 as her final game that will be played at Blue Ridge.
Katelyn Wade was crowned 2012 Miss Greer High School tonight at the Margaret Burch Auditorium. Wade won a $500 college scholarship.
First runnerup was Taylor Ross, followed in the top five by Sara Ashleigh Ponder, Brittany Parris and Grace Cohen.
Wade won three preliminary competitions – talent, evening gown and interview. Parris won casual wear and photogenic and Jessica Collins won congeniality. The contestants did personal interviews on Thursday with all competition held this evening.
The reigning Miss Greer High, Tiffany Sharpe, provided entertainment and Laci Lee Olson, Miss Greater Greer, served as the emcee.
This was the 14th year of the event with six former title holders attending: Corrie Coggins 2005, Brandi Williams 2006, Hannah Ponder 2007, Kinsley Johnson 2008, Anna Brown 2009, and Morgan Brown 2010.
The Greer High School Band Booster Club sponsored the pageant.
Media Women of South Carolina (MWSC) is receiving entries for its 2011-2012 High School Communications Contest through March 1. High School age students may enter in one of 17 categories designed to encourage young journalists, photographers, and writers across South Carolina. Work can be published in public or private school newspapers (print or online), in school news broadcasts, or in community news publications.
First place winners’ entries from the MWSC contest are sent on to the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), which sponsors the only nationwide communications competition for high school students. The contest is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Dow Jones announces first-place winners and promotes the competition in its publication distributed to journalism advisers across the nation, giving students and their teachers/advisers local and nationwide recognition. In 2010, four S.C. students earned first place national awards for their work.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation announced Friday that it has awarded $10,000 in grant money to 11 school and community projects in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
The grants, made possible by funds from the September 2011 Education Gala and local sponsorships, ranged from $500 to $1,500.
Michael Parker dreamed of teaching high school art. It was twofold, he wanted to share his passion and knowledge with the students and to steer them to an artistic dimension they might have not thought possible.
Parker’s peers at Greer High School have selected him the 2012 Teacher of the Year. Greer High selects its teacher of the year before the second semester to allow that person’s portfolio to reflect some of the students’ best work in county, state and national competitions.
Tyler Ashwood, Peter Barnett, Madison Elliott and Richard Handler recorded another Virtual Enterprise coup for Greer High School last month when their presentation of Sugar Rush Inc. earned the state championship and a return trip to New York City in March to compete for the national championship. Ashwood and Elliott were the CEOs, Barnett the director of marketing, and Handler the CFO.
Their VE business, Sugar Rush, a virtual candy, soda, and ice cream store offering premium confectionary sweets and health conscious candy alternatives. was presented at the South Carolina Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Competition in Camden. It’s the third time that a firm from Greer High earned the state title.