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home : news : school & college November 23, 2017 

Two D50 students win Innovation Challenge

In October, IT-oLogy and the South Carolina Department of Education announced the recipients of the first annual Innovation Challenge.

The Innovation Challenge is a new statewide competition for students in grades 3-12 whose purpose is to create projects using technology to solve, or bring awareness to a problem in the community.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ten District 50 Students Recognized as SC READY Max Scorer

Ten Greenwood School District 50 students were recognized for achieving a maximum score on the South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) test at the November 20th Board of Trustees meeting.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Benefactors and Community Leaders Remembered by PTC Foundation

Dr. Ray Brooks, president of PTC, welcomed those in attendance. The event was to honor Cornerstone Society members and benefactors who had contributed to the growth and success of the college. This year’s event was a special tribute to the members who had passed in the past year - Calhoun and Ella Claire Mays and Dr. Lex Walters.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PTC Celebrates One Book, One College Series

Piedmont Technical College will once again celebrate its One Book, One College series in November with this year’s spotlight novel, “The Age of Lincoln”by Dr. Orville Burton.

As a part of the college’s 10th annual One Book, One College series, the library will host the author Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. in the PTC library.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Scholarship Recipients Thank The Abney Foundation for Generosity

Lander University hosted a luncheon recently for executives of The Abney Foundation and the scholarship recipients who benefit from the Foundation’s financial gifts.


Monday, November 20, 2017

GHS Pageant set for Nov 28

The Miss Greenwood High School Pageant will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in the Greenwood High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  The pageant begins at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased in the office at Greenwood High School or at the door.  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

One-Stop-Shop for Students Wanting to Transfer to Lander

Students interested in transferring to Lander University will be able to complete all aspects of the process during Transfer Week, which will be held on the Lander campus Nov. 27-Dec. 1.

“Transfer week is a one stop shop where students can complete the entire admissions process from application to enrollment. Students can also complete financial aid applications, have transcripts reviewed, apply for housing, and go on a campus tour,” said Sydney Crawford, associate director for the Lander Office of Admissions.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

PTC HVAC program hosts specialized training presentation

Piedmont Technical College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program recently hosted a training event for its students to introduce them to a unique area of the field.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Instant Admission Day to Be Offered at Piedmont Tech Nov. 29

Piedmont Technical College will be offering Instant Admission Day for spring 2018.

Instant Admission Day will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 for spring classes which begin on Jan. 10. Admissions counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lander holds inaugural student-athlete fall etiquette dinner

The Lander athletic department held its first student-athlete fall etiquette dinner for 60 Bearcats on Tuesday night. The event, which featured etiquette specialist Shannon Wilson, was put together for the 60 Bearcat juniors and seniors participating in spring sports. 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

EHS student wins BBB of the Upstate 2017 Student of Integrity Award

Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate (BBB) presented six high school students with scholarships through the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation during a ceremony on November 9, 2017 at the Hilton Greenville. South Carolina. Secretary of State Mark Hammond presented the scholarships, which may be used to attend the college or university of the student’s choosing.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Freshman student Arie O'Dell is crowned Miss Lander University 2017-2018

Beauty, flair and poise were abundant at the annual "Miss Lander University" pageant, held November 6 in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Reflecting their talents and unique personalities, 12 young women took to the stage to compete for the crown during this year's pageant which incorporated elements of the Great Coral Reef. Contestants were judged on talent performance, professional wear and interviews.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Continuing Education Program Receives Recognition

Piedmont Technical College’s Economic Development and Continuing Education division has been recognized for their outstanding work with registered behavior technicians (RBT) by the South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE).


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tommy Claus - Lander tradition brings joy and hope to more families each year

The boxes are out – with hopes that lots of St. Nicholas toys soon will be there.

During the next several weeks, Lander University students will take time from their academic studies to take part in the 14th annual “Tommy Claus,” a university-wide Christmas toy drive to benefit underprivileged families and children in nearby communities.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Madden crowned Miss Emerald High 2017
The Miss Emerald Pageant was held Monday night, November 6th at Emerald High School.  Hayley Madden was crowned Miss Emerald High 2017.  Congratulations to all winners, click the title for a full list.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Police Dogs Put on a Show at Lander

Sgt. Doug Wannamacher believes that he and the other officers in his unit have the best jobs in the sheriff’s office.

“Every day we go to work, we play with dogs,” he said.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ninety Six High School's Annual Veterans Day Program

Ninety Six High School and Edgewood Middle School packed the high gymnasium on Thursday, Nov. 9 for their annual Veterans Day Program.  The Emerald High School Air Force Junior ROTC under new direction of Major David Pfancook began the program with the traditional flag ceremony. 


Friday, November 10, 2017

Piedmont Tech Honors Veterans

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College recently gathered to honor veterans. Students and staff who had served or are currently serving in the armed forces were treated to a special luncheon and recognition, including the presentation of special honor cords to those veteran students who will be graduating in December.

Friday, November 10, 2017

EMACH and GEMS Members Participate in Annual Youth Leadership Conference at the Statehouse

Emerald and Greenwood High School were well represented at the Annual Youth Leadership Conference on October 31st at the South Carolina Statehouse Complex in Columbia. The event was hosted by members of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus (SCLBC). Emerald student Jalen Posey and GHS students Jitwan Floyd and Jayden Calhoun served as the representatives from District 50.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Huge crowd expected for Lander commencement - early arrival is suggested

More than 200 graduates are expected to cross the stage and receive their degrees on Dec. 16, 2017, during Lander University’s 156th commencement.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in Finis Horne Arena – and all guests entering the arena will be required to have a ticket.

This year each graduate will be allotted 11 tickets for family and friends – which means that a crowd of more than 2,000 is expected.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Self-Defense Class Offered at Lander for Second Year

Patrolman Chad Smith and Capt. Tina Gooding of the University of South Carolina Police Department demonstrate how to get out of a stranglehold during a self-defense class held Thursday, Nov. 2, at Lander University. The key to protecting oneself from an attacker, according to Gooding, is “being aware of your surroundings. Make sure you’re paying attention to people and looking at them,” Gooding said.

Monday, November 6, 2017

New Board Members Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named several new board members for the coming year. They are Mamie Banks of McCormick County, and Dan Martins and Jamie McClain of Greenwood County.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Expansion Projects Aid Growth at Piedmont Tech

Piedmont Technical College is committed to creating vibrant learning communities for students, and the evidence can be seen in multiple renovation and expansion projects.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2017 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2017 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

 Click on the title to see a list of students honored:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NS Students attend Black Caucus Legislative Day

Ninety Six High School students attended The South Carolina Black Caucus Legislative Day October 31, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. The students were placed on committees and actually got to work with Senators and Representatives to see how a bill actually becomes a law.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lander a tremendous value for students, but there's still a need for giving, Todd says

GREENWOOD — “Your gifts are needed now more than ever,” keynote speaker Walter Todd told scholarship donors at this year’s Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet, held Oct. 26 at Lander University.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lander University to Recognize and Celebrate Veterans During Nov. 10 Ceremony

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Although Veterans Day is officially Nov. 11, Lander University will celebrate the holiday on Friday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium with a program honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lander presents Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital on November 9

Lander University’s Department of Music presents the Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital on Thursday, Nov. 9 featuring performances by pianists Angelina Ning, of Charlotte, N.C., and Caleb Connor Borick, of Charleston.  


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NS Marching Band wins State third year straight

This past weekend was huge for the Ninety Six Wildcat Marching Band as they won their 3rd consecutive 1A State Championship.  A feat many would say is impossible, but not for the Wildcats!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Students drop everything to read

Students in all four schools in Greenwood School District 52 (Ninety Six) recently took time out of their daily routine to Drop, Everything, Read from 9- 9:30 AM. Literacy is Greenwood School District 52 initiative for 2017-2018 school year.  

Monday, October 30, 2017

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