By Jonathan Duty
Greer High School senior Diamon Shiflet signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of South Carolina Upstate Thursday in the school’s Media Center.
“When I visited (USC Upstate), it felt like home,” Shiflet said. “I prayed a lot about it, and I got the answer.”
Greer High School continued to introduce its new programs to the public as it hosted a pair of student orientations Thursday night.
After 22 years, Greer High School experienced something new Tuesday morning as most of the faculty and staff returned to work from summer break – Greer High School has a new principal.
Justin Ludley kicked off his tenure as Principal of Greer High School as he met with the faculty and staff of Greer High School during the first day of back to schoolwork days. Ludley, a former teacher and coach at Greer High School, was an assistant principal at Southside High School the past four years.
It is no surprise that Greer High School senior Troy Pride personifies the denotative meaning of his last name. The record-breaking Yellow Jacket takes “pride” in what he does; that is to win every race in which he competes. In addition, Pride has made a commitment to Greer High School; a pledge to compete at the pinnacle of his ability until the last race of his career.
Pride, who earned a full scholarship to play football at the University of Notre Dame in February, has given Greer fans, as well as those in the state, one more season of his brilliant sprinting ability.