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RMS students host trade show and art exhibit

Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Ken Morrill's Media, Visual Arts, and Design class hosted the first Semiannual Student Trade Show and Art Exhibit.

Students displayed innovative design solutions to a variety of challenges and persuaded investors to invest in their companies.

Investors included parent volunteers, engineers from Honeywell, entrepreneurs, designers, and Clemson DEN (Design and Entrepreneurship Network) students. Students were able to get feedback on their designs as they continue to improve their products.

RMS students take home first place wins

Riverside Middle School's Nicole Archundia and Jennifer He won first place in their respective divisions in the district division of the National Career Development Association's Poetry and Poster Contest.

This year's theme was "Reimagining Life's Possibilities: Celebrating First Jobs Through Encore Careers." 

Sixth-grader Archundia won first place in the poster contest for her use of photos, clipart, graphic art software, collage, cut and pasted paper, and mixed media. Eighth-grader He won first place in the poetry division.

England, Voelk selected to All State Orchestra

Nick England, viola, and Stephan Voelk, cello, were selected for the South Carolina All State Orchestra. They will travel to River Bluff High School Feb. 20-22 to play under a nationally recognized conductor.

Social studies class studying Berlin Conference

Hale Edwards' 7th-grade social studies class is learning about the Berlin Conference, where the Europeans met to divide Africa in 1864. They are using interactive strategies to understand the impact of the conference. 

Science students learn about genetics

Lori Bassett from the Greenwood Genetics Center spoke to 7th-grade science classes about real life applications of genetics. The students learned about Punnett squares, genetic disorders, and how medical professionals use genetic information to help patients.

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