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Giles, Kane selected for 'Are You Smarter' fundraiser

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

As Greenville County public-school students head back to classes this month, nine of the best and brightest are also preparing to outsmart local personalities on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. 

Selected from the top fifth-grade graduates across the district, these students will be the class for the school fundraiser, “Are You Smarter Than a Greenville County Schools Fifth-Grader?” The event will raise funds for needed operational supplies for every school in the district.

The following are the student contestants and this year’s 6th grade school:

• Cody Giles, graduate of Mountain View Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Blue Ridge• Eric Kane, graduate of Woodland Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Riverside

• Stephone Dale, graduate of Sue Cleveland Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Woodmon

• Cassie Driggers, graduate of Bethel Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Mauldin

• Joshua Eccleston, graduate of Simpsonville Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Hillcrest

• Taylor Lomax, graduate of Sterling School and rising sixth-grader at Sterling School

• Nicole Salazar, graduate of Cherrydale Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Beck

• Lamaria Suber, graduate of East North St. Academy and rising sixth-grader at Greenville

• Lily Vu, graduate of Mauldin Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Mauldin

The fundraising event will be held at the TD Convention Center. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. And includes a hot dog supper. Underwritten by Michelin, 100 percent of all funds raised will go directly to public schools. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HelpSmartKids.com. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for supper and pre-event activities. The game begins at 7 p.m.

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