GREER EDUCATION From November 2014


Greer High's virtual enterprise team grabs top awards
NOV 25, 2014

Members of Eden's Coffee and Confections are Crystal Helton, Dezmon Scott, Makenzie Cain, Meshia Morris, Charlie Pracket, Trey Crisp, Hannah Bailey, and Dylan DeHavan.

Greer High School's Eden's Coffee and Confections, a virtual enterprise firm, won first place in business brochure, second in booth design and third in business flyer at the Midwest Regional Trade Show and Competition in Tennessee.

Adam Massey teachers the program and his teams are perennial winners in virtual enterprise competitions state, national and international. Eden's represented South Carolina at the competition.

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Reflections winners at Blue Ridge Middle School
NOV 25, 2014

The Reflections Winners for Blue Ridge Middle School are:


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Riverside speech and debate wins Sweepstakes Championship
NOV 25, 2014

The Riverside Speech and Debate Team won the Sweepstakes Championship at the Asheville Cougar Classic with 104 points against 32 teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.


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Sam Childers earns Eagle Scout rank
NOV 23, 2014

Sam Childers earned his Eagle Scout rank.

Sam Childers received his Eagle rank at Memorial United Methodist Church on Nov. 22.

Childers’ Eagle service project was building shelves for food storage for Greer Relief. The total project included over 150 hours with 13 volunteers and was completed on July 17.

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Fraser, Shuler, Boatright crowned 2015 Miss pageant winners
NOV 23, 2014

Miss Siobhan Fraser won Miss Blue Ridge Foothills and the swimsuit award. Fraser is also featured on the home page playing drums for her talent.

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Shiobhan Fraser, Megan Shuler and Madison Boatright won Miss competitions Saturday night.

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Riverside High School collects $75,000 for Camp Courage
NOV 21, 2014

Atlas Club celebrates Dia de los Muertos.

Riverside High School collected $75,000 during Spirit Week. RHS students and faculty participated in fundraising activities while staying focused on the goal of helping the campers at Camp Courage.

November Warriors of the Month

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Riverside Middle School gets another 'Excellent' rating
NOV 21, 2014

Gail Denton's 8th-grade ELA classes work on their performance skills.

Riverside Middle School receives Excellent rating Riverside Middle School achieved an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Excellent for the third year in a row.

Students get pointers from Warehouse Theatre

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Greenville Technical College student receives Coca-Cola Leader of Promise scholarship
NOV 21, 2014

Jonathan Greer

Jonathan Greer, a student at Greenville Technical College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in PTK programs.

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Therapy dogs coming to Greenville Technical College
NOV 21, 2014

Therapy dogs are coming to Greenville Technical College to help reduce student stress during exams.

Three dogs and their owners will be in the library on the Barton Campus on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. The dogs are part of Therapy Dogs Incorporated, an organization through which volunteers take their dogs to visit colleges, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and any facilities where interactions with dogs will benefit people.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation seeking grant applications
NOV 21, 2014

The Greater Greer Education Foundation is seeking grant applications from schools and not-for-profit education organizations.

"Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and donors of the Foundation," Chairman Margaret Burch said, " grant funds are now available for projects, programs and needs of the 27 eligible schools and non-profit educational organizations."

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Planting the seeds of sustainability on GTC's Barton Campus
NOV 19, 2014

A collaboration of Greenville Tech Charter High School and GTC students and faculty have launched a community garden.

The Barton Community Garden is a thriving green space producing healthy vegetables including lacy lettuce, arugula, parsley, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and carrots for Greenville Tech. 

The garden’s success is a result of productive collaboration between Greenville Tech. Charter High School’s Garden Club, Greenville Forward Gardening for Good, and various departments at Greenville Technical College (GTC). For example, a new sign created by GTCHS Garden Club members and GTC First Year Experience students, and GTC English Professor Kelly Mieszek donated worms to assist with composting. 

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GHS Service Learning students donate $469 to GCM
NOV 14, 2014

Greer High School Service Learning students donated $469.04 to Greer Community Ministries as part of a fundraising project. From left, Gavin Coker, Jacob Schaffner and Bryson Payne, seniors in the Service Learning class and volunteers at GCM three times per week, delivered the funds. 



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'Quilters' is a patchwork of emotions and memories
NOV 12, 2014

'Quilters' is a patchwork of emotions and memories

“Quilters,” like the handmade treasures that form the backdrop of the show, is a patchwork of emotions and memories.

Pieced together from the diaries of pioneer women, this musical history blends laughter, tragedy, childhood, love, faith, and hard work.

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Students' 'Reflections from Soup Kitchen Work Day'
NOV 11, 2014

Students' 'Reflections from Soup Kitchen Work Day'

Chandler Creek student council representatives wrote about their experiences at the Soup Kitchen on Nov. 4.

Some have already committed, with families, to volunteer during the holidays.

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Rep. Gowdy has advice for RMS students
NOV 11, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy speaks to RMS students.

Rep. Trey Gowdy spoke to Lauren Barnwell and Susan Lassiter's Character Education classes recently.

He talked to the students about becoming a person of good character and fulfilling their civic duties.

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Knorr recipient of teacher award from KDP honor society
NOV 6, 2014

Ron Knorr is the recipient of the Teacher of Honor Award from Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education.

Ronald Knorr, from Greer, assistant professor at Mercer University’s Tift College of Education, is the recipient of the Teacher of Honor Award from Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education.

After a career as a language arts and social studies teacher, Knorr received his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Clemson University in 2010. That year, he joined the faculty at Mercer, where he has been responsible for developing curriculum and teaching and advising undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at various campuses.

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Young students get a taste of volunteering at soup kitchen
NOV 5, 2014

Atticus Wehunt kept the glasses filled.

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One would think scraping food off plates would be least preferred to playing with school friends.

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Greer beauty sweeps Teen Miss Greer pageant
NOV 4, 2014

Bailey Jo Phillips was crowned Teen Miss Greer 2015, overall queen and color photogenic in the Little Miss South Carolina's Easley, Greer, Pickens County preliminary on Monday.

Bailey Jo Phillips was crowned Teen Miss Greer 2015 in the Little Miss South Carolina's Easley, Greer, Pickens County preliminary on Monday. Phillips was also crowned both overall queen and color photogenic.

The LMSC teen category includes ages 16-19.

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First Key Club members installed at Blue Ridge High School
NOV 3, 2014

Pictured, from left: Hunter Griffin, Grant Witham, Savannah Shoaf, Jennifer Nagy and John Helfrich.

Blue Ridge High School recently installed members of the school's first Key Club.

The installation ceremony was held Oct. 27.

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