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home : news : school April 24, 2015 

Ninety Six Elementary Honor Roll Third Nine Weeks 2014-2015

Third Grade All A’s:  Carson Holladay, Clara Beth Cobb, Brooke Coster, Bekah Grace Sargent, Alan Michael Shay, Harrison Boone, Kaylee Chafin, Mac Chapman, Evan Lawson, Kaydie Voiselle, Barbee Ruth Werts, Savannah Haston, Addison Hawkins, Ashlynn Kelly, Amber Nickles, Phillip Rushton, Spencer Rushton, Trace Taylor, Caleb Anderson, Carson Gibert, Ethan Grigsby.

 (click on the title to see a full list)

Friday, April 24, 2015

GHS All-State Chorus Participants Recognized at April Board Meeting

On March 5th-7th, 19 GHS Choral students participated in the All-State Chorus Weekend at Winthrop University. The All-State Chorus program was organized to provide an opportunity for superior choral students in South Carolina to sing together and represent the state in state-wide events. Students who participate in All-State have an opportunity to further utilize the skills obtained and developed in their local school programs.


Friday, April 24, 2015

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named three new members to its board for the coming year. They are Jimmy Burke of Greenwood, Jeff Wilson of Abbeville and William Whitfield of Saluda. Whitfield was named to the board as a representative for the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Steve Roberts Named Lander Head Men's Basketball Coach

Former Lander assistant coach and player Steve Roberts was named the Bearcats' next head men's basketball coach today, announced Jeff May, Vice President/Athletics Director.

"We are excited to welcome Steve back to his Lander family," said May. "I am confident that he will do good things for our basketball program."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lander Alumni combine financial resources to create scholarship

Four Lander University graduates who received their degrees within the last five years have pooled together sums of money and established a scholarship at Lander. It is called The Suitcase of Courage Scholarship, a $10,000 endowed fund that will be open to qualified Lander business students.

The scholarship takes its name from the company founded and run by Ware Shoals native Cameron Dorn, who received a business degree with a marketing management emphasis from Lander in 2010. His firm specializes in employee wellness, and he is under contract to Fujifilm in Greenwood and its other locations in the U.S. Dorn has also gained national acclaim as a record-setting endurance athlete and distance runner.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LPGA Symetra Health Classic Scholarship

Six Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the LPGA Symetra Health Classic Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Mackey receives Countybank Scholarship
Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Cheryl Mackey (right) was recently awarded the Countybank Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. 
Monday, April 20, 2015

Two students receive Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship

Two Piedmont Technical College veterinary technology students were recently awarded the Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. 

The scholarship is presented to second year veterinary technology students who demonstrate academic excellence, professionalism and participation in community activities.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Stancil receives Lakelands Homebuilders Association Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Terry Stancil recently received the Lakelands Homebuilders Association of Greenwood Scholarship at the annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Andy Parker, LHA representative; Stancil, a building construction technology student; and Candi Padgett, LHA representative. The scholarship is awarded annually to BCT students based on academic achievement.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Piedmont Tech Offers a Piece of History in Abbeville

Piedmont Technical College officially opened its new facility in Abbeville nearly one year ago, and now the PTC Foundation is offering an opportunity for residents to leave their own legacy at the campus.

In the historic tradition of a legacy of bricks in Abbeville County, the PTC Foundation is offering residents the opportunity to purchase an engraved brick at the entrance of the facility to commemorate the opening of the new Abbeville Campus.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Louden receives scholarship from Greenwood County Education Association

Congratulations to Ninety Six Senior Alexis Louden for receiving the 2015-2016 Scholarship from the Greenwood County Education Association.  Louden will be attending Clemson University in the fall.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sixth Lander Film Festival Called 'Extraordinary'

The sixth annual Lander Film Festival was “extraordinary,” according to Festival Director Paul Crutcher, who called it “the best one we’ve ever had.”

Crutcher said the quality of the films turned in by participants has improved every year. “The game just keeps getting raised, and I love that,” he said.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lander Jazz Ensemble's Spring Concert This Thursday

Lander University’s 26-member Jazz Ensemble will present its Spring Concert this Thursday, April 16, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. and will feature the Lander University Dancers and guest vocalist Glynis Martin.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Genesis Education Center Community Garden needs your vote

The Genesis Education Center Community Garden located in Greenwood, SC, has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application. The Grant Program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lander students excel at national and international gatherings

Eight students represented Lander University at recent national and international conferences, and three of them won prizes for presentations that showcased their creative talents.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Science and Mathematics Governor's School to Bring iTEAMS Xtreme to Greenwood County

Columbia, SC - The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is partnering with Greenwood County School District 50 to deliver iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp to rising 7th and 8th graders in Greenwood County. The day camp will be held June 15-18 at Greenwood High School. The online application is currently available at


Monday, April 6, 2015

Lander students earn academic honors

Lander University announces its President’s List, Dean’s List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2014. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President’s List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean’s List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Detweiler to Play Recital
Pianist Kelsie Detweiler, a music major at Lander University, will present her senior recital beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lander University hosts 'A MARVEL-ous Film Festival'
Get an inside look at what it takes to make it in the film and television industries ... and maybe a look into the minds of your favorite Marvel superheroes.
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lander's theatre department will present student-directed plays

Five students in Lander University’s Department of Mass Communication and Theatre have been selected to direct one-act plays as a means of demonstrating what they have learned in class. The six productions are scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday, April 5-7.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NS Elementary students rewarded for outstanding behavior and character

Congratulations to the Students of the Month at Ninety Six Elementary School!  Each of these students exemplified outstanding behavior and character for the month of March and were recognized by the Greenwood Kiwanis Club and treated to lunch by Mig’s of Ninety Six. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Science and Mathematics Governor's School to Bring iTEAMS Xtreme to Greenwood County

Columbia, SC - The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is partnering with Greenwood County School District 50 to deliver iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp to rising 7th and 8th graders in Greenwood County. The day camp will be held June 15-18 at Greenwood High School. The online application is currently available at


Monday, March 30, 2015

Lander students chosen to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, D.C

Lander University’s perfect record for placing students in the Washington Internship Program remains intact.

Seniors Kim Modica, of Waterloo, and Megan Hughes, of Anderson, will spend the fall 2015 semester working, studying and living in the nation’s capital. Since 2010, all 13 Lander students who applied have been accepted into the program, which is sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

First Annual Alumni Week Debuts at Lander

Lander University’s First Annual Alumni Week begins at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 13, with an alumni happy hour, followed by a corn hole competition, at Greenwood’s Sports Break.

Events continue at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, when alumni who graduated between 2000 and 2014 will gather at the Mill House restaurant for a young alumni social.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hodges Students Give Back Through the Pathway to Good Fortune Project

The Hodges Elementary/GSI Kindergarten and 1st grade loop started a service program entitled Honeybees for Humanity last year to help teach students the value of service and giving to the community. 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

NSHS Indoor Percussion Ensemble wins SCBDA State Championship

The Ninety Six High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble attended and won their first SCBDA Winter Ensemble State Championship on Sunday, March 22, 2015.  The drumline competed at York High School and received a score of 91.6, the top score out of 14 participating drumlines. The drumline has had an excellent inaugural season, winning first place at 4 of the 5 contest they have attended.

The ensemble will compete in the C.W.E.A. Finals this coming Saturday at Winthrop University, performing at 4:40 pm.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

STEMS Continues Tradition of Excellence at the 2015 Invention Convention

Westview Middle School’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics School (STEMS) have become regular winners at the annual Invention Conventions held in Greenville. This year proved to be another successful year for STEMS students. For the fifth consecutive year, Westview’s students and staff returned home with several awards.


Monday, March 23, 2015

McCravy Newlon Sturkie Law Firm, P.A. Launches Ready for Higher Education Scholarship Program for Graduating High School Seniors

McCravy Newlon Sturkie Law Firm, P.A. is offering graduating seniors in the Upstate the opportunity to win a college scholarship to help further their education. The firm will offer four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors in South Carolina school districts: Greenwood, Anderson, Spartanburg and Easley/Piedmont/Greenville. 



Monday, March 23, 2015

Aspiring Filmmakers Apply Now

The deadline to enter Lander University’s Short Film Competition is March 20. Part of the Sixth Annual Lander Film Festival, the event will feature lines written by writers from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. specifically for the competition.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PTC Student Finds Her Own Path

Malaurie Hullings has never been the type to follow the crowd. She loved physics and math, two subjects that many of her friends avoided. It proved to be the key to her future.

“My aunt, who is a life coach, asked me what my future plans were,” said Hullings. “I was good at problem solving and curious about how things worked and she pointed me toward engineering.”

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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