Sara Ashleigh Ponder, Brittany Doss and Madison Bates won preliminaries Friday night in the Miss Greer High School pageant.
Ponder, performing a dance, won talent and Doss and Bates tied in the evening gown competition.
Chandler Hash, senior guard for Anderson University, has been named to the Academic All-District III men’s basketball first team for NCAA Division II for the second consecutive year. The College Sports Information Directors of America, who vote for the award, made the announcement Thursday.
Hash has a 3.51 grade point average while majoring in nursing.
The Miss Greer High School pageant preliminaries scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed and will be held on consecutive days, Friday and Saturday.
Pageant preliminaries are Friday at 7 p.m. and finals Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Greater Greer Education Foundation presented $16,550 in grant money to 15 school and community projects in Greenville and Spartanburg counties at a news conference Tuesday at Greer City Hall.
The grants, made possible by funds from the October 2013 Education Gala, ranged from $400 to $1,500.
• Boys and girls photo gallery
Thirty-four students interested in a career in aviation have been selected to participate in a program that includes 45 minutes of ground instruction and a 45-minute flight.
Discovery Flight is a program that targets students who are interested in a career in aviation and would like to find out more about the requirements. The aviation industry forecasts a need for pilots and aircraft mechanics in the future as many veteran pilots are scheduled to retire.
The Greer Oldies 2014 reunion has scheduled a three-day extravaganza next week. It is a prelude to the annual oldies gathering in May.
Thursday, Jan. 23: “Give a Shuck” fundraiser at Great Bay Oyster House, 7 p.m. Shuckers donate tips and 10 percent of total food sales go Greer Relief. Marney Hannon, Jerry Brown, Carl Howell, Gundy Stewart and Buddy Bowman are scheduled shuckers. Alan Cole is the emcee.
The kicking game at Greer High School appears to be promising the next two years. Sophomores Jake Arrowood and Nick Roberson were named to the second team all-area Spartanburg Herald-Journal team.
Quez Nesbitt was first team all-area at running back and Malek Johnson first-team all-defense. Offensive linemen Roland Nall and Garrett Poole made the all-academic team.