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Track coach found dead, was under investigation for underage sexual assault SEP 24

Eric Jay Cummings
 

A Riverside High School cross-country and track coach was under investigation for sexual assault when he died Tuesday night, according to a Greer Police Department report.

Eric Jay Cummings, 46, also a teacher at the high school, was found dead at his Lyman home, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said. No cause of death was announced.

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SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred JUL 23

The South Carolina High School League Appellate Panel deferred a vote on the Lexington District 1 proposal until Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. The two-part plan is to adjust traditional high school sports seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCHSL officials and high school coaches and athletic directors reportedly asked for more information and time to study the proposal. COVID-19 cases and deaths are spiking in South Carolina, designated a hot spot for the coronavirus. The delay offers high risk sports like football an alternative for a spring season under the Lexington plan.

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Anna Parham awarded Order of the Silver Crescent JUL 20

 Anna Catherine Parham was presented the Order of the Silver Crescent Award, the highest civilian honor for community impact.
 
 
 
 

Anna Catherine Parham, a native of Greer, was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent Award from Governor Henry McMaster.

Parham graduated Riverside High School, and the University of South Carolina. She is a third-year student at the USC School of Law.

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Erie Williams selected Riverside head football coach APR 15

Erie Williams is named the new Riverside High School Head Football Coach.
 

Erie Williams, a long-time assistant coach at crosstown rival Greer, is the new Head Football Coach at Riverside High School.

Riverside Athletic Director Michael Pettit announced Williams as the new head coach on Tuesday.

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HS Seniors recognized for creating service projects APR 15

High school seniors from around the state are being recognized for creating service projects that help children in foster care, elementary school students and adolescents from low-income families and people experiencing homelessness.

The seniors are winners of the Riley Institute at Furman University’s Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) service project competition.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $15,292 to area schools FEB 17

Tyson Wright accepts grant for his project at Chandler Creek Elementary School.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $15,292 in grants to 14 area schools Jan. 29 in a reception at Greer City Hall.

 Travis Olmert, Foundation chairman, welcomed the group and congratulated the grant recipients.

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Teachers can use some help from the community NOV 8

Margaret Burch reads from a collection of Welch's legacy at the September tea.

Teachers can use a little help from the community

Great classrooms don’t happen by accident. Teachers across the country work hard to build vibrant, energizing learning environments for their students, which often means everything from microscopes to pipe cleaners, graphic novels to oboes, class pets to field trips and much more. As a result, teachers spend more than $1 billion from their own pockets each year on supplies.

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Riverside student selected for prestigious academic study MAY 19

A Riverside student is among 18 from South Carolina selected to participate in the 2019-2020 class of Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) at The Riley Institute at Furman University.

Riverside High School's Nayha Hussain has been selected to participate in the class of Emerging Public Leaders. EPL has accepted rising high school seniors from across South Carolina for its 17th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 260.

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Vincent Cicino excels at National Academic Quizbowl Tournament JUN 6

Quiz Bowl team members, left to right: Mark Tolchinsky, Erden Ucok (Co-Captain), Vincent Cicino (Captain), Nayha Hussain, Allison Watts, and Kyle Obuszewski.

Vincent Cicino, Captain of the Riverside High School Academic Team, was the top-ranked student from South Carolina at the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament. 

Vincent came in 33 out of 1,664 competitors from across the United States, placing in the top 2 percent nationally. 

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100 deadliest days for teen drivers MAY 30

More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 

As school lets out for summer, AAA  Carolinas stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students MAY 25

May 24, 2018 

 In its second round of funding, the Greater Greer Education Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students in a ceremony Thursday at Greer City Hall.

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Students welcome family to Habitat build from Spirit Week funds MAY 24

Kanya Johnson holds the key to her Habitat home that was made possible by Riverside students raising more than $100,000 during Spirit Week.
 

Kanya Johnson got a special welcome as she moved into her new home on Fairview Avenue Wednesday as Riverside High School students cheered her.

Riverside students raised more than $100,000 during Spirit Week last fall to help fund the construction of Johnson’s new home. Students have also volunteered to help build the house.

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Dog Pageant has big turnout MAY 12

A large turnout was recorded at the Riverside High School Dog Pageant.
 

The Riverside High School cheerleaders held its annual dog show fundraiser Saturday at the school.

Riverside’s dog reporter did not submit results by deadline

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Riverside track senior wins Singleton Scholarship, passes it on MAY 11

Harper Harris

 

Riverside Track & Field and Cross Country senior Harper Harris has been awarded the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship by the South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. 

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Services will be held Saturday to remember Bella APR 10

Bella Muntean

Isabella "Bella" Grace Muntean, 15, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 6, 2018.

A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Covenant United Methodist Church, 

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Riverside teen who was battling cancer has passed away APR 7

Bella Muntean, a freshman at Riverside High School, has passed away after her battle with cancer.
 

Bella Muntean, a freshman at Riverside High School, has passed away after her battle with cancer.

 Covenant United Methodist Church posted the news on Facebook. Details about her service will be given at a later date.

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Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team takes charge at state competitions MAR 29

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate teams

 

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won both the overall 2018 South Carolina State Championship and the AAAAA State Title at the S.C. Forensic Coaches’ Association Tournament at Greenville High School March 2-3. 

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Kang wins 1st place in Youth Art Month show MAR 29

Cheeun Kang

 

Riverside High student, Cheeun Kang, won 1st place at the South Carolina Art Education Association Youth Art Month show in the High School division of the Western Region.  Cheeun’s work was a batik entitled “Moment.”

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GPD: 2 students charged, lied about school shooting threat to get out of school MAR 15

A social media post that referenced an alleged possible school shooting at Riverside High School resulted in two students charged after they lied about it to get out of school, the Greer Police Department reported Thursday.

The investigation into the threat found that two students at Riverside Middle School had fabricated the story.

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Riverside students studying animal comparisons in labs FEB 18

The 6th grade science classes at Riverside Middle School have had some interesting lessons lately.

Students have been working on animal comparison labs, comparing Endotherms and Ectotherms, Vertebrates and Invertebrates, and warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals. 

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