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home : news : school March 26, 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

Lander student shares his love of music with many audiences

Samuel Mhasvi, a senior at Lander University with a double major in music and visual arts with a graphic design emphasis, has had a strong interest in music since he was a young boy in his native Zimbabwe. He plays the euphonium and other brass instruments, including trumpet, trombone, alto horn and tuba, but his first love is the euphonium, a valved instrument, which is known in music as “the king of band instruments.”


Tuesday, March 24, 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

Child Development and Kindergarten Registration Dates Set (New Students Only)

Ninety Six Primary School will begin registration for their 2015-2016 Child Development (K-4) and Kindergarten (NEW K-5) on Monday March 30 through Thursday April 2, 9am – 2pm each day.

 Click and see more details, dates and items required to register...

Wednesday, March 18, 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

English students at NSHS win banner competition
Jamie Childress’ Pre- AP English Class had to read one of the 20 South Carolina Young Adult Nominee books and afterwards students were split into groups of three to create banners for their class project.  
Monday, March 16, 2015

BOJANGLES' honors six District Teachers of the Year, donates hundreds of books to local schools

On March 12, Bojangles’ on Highway 72 Bypass NW in Greenwood honored local District Teachers of the Year by presenting books donated to their school libraries and dedicated in their names. This event is one of 10 happening across South Carolina this spring as Bojangles’ continues its support of public education in the sixth year of its partnership with South Carolina Future Minds.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Piedmont Technical College Hosts Adventure to Antarctica

Piedmont Technical College is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the last great wilderness that is Antarctica.  The Tour of Antarctica is scheduled for Jan. 13-30, 2016. 

There will be a free information session about the trip on Thursday, March 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. in room 219-C of the James C. Self Conference Center on the PTC Greenwood Campus. A representative from Collette Vacations will be there to show slides of the trip and answer any questions. There is no obligation to take part in the trip by attending this free session, but participants who register at the session or before June 14 will receive a $200 discount. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NS performs well at State 4-H Competition

The Ninety Six 4-H Horse Club represented Ninety Six well by taking high honors in the State 4-H Hippology and Horse Bowl Contests at Clemson University on February 21-22, 2015. These 4-Hers have spent many hours meeting together since September to study all aspects of horse care and ownership. Any and all topics are fair game at this level, including tack, bits, shoes, farrier tools, equine genetics, reproduction, anatomy, physiology, parasites, diseases, hays, feeds, grasses, and all breeds and disciplines.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ninety Six High students recognized for Commitment

The following students were chosen for the school’s February Students of the Month for exhibiting “Commitment”, the character trait of the month.

Students pictured: Front row (left to right):  Alexis Louden, Karli Chastain, Annalyse Price, Hailey Fuller, Jasmine Hardman, Jamie Cogburn.  Middle row (left to right):  Mary Ashley Moore, Riley Ball, Ellie Hope, Brittany Gilliam, Ananda Klugh, Bailey Cobb, Victoria Hunt, Jasmine Williams.  Back row (left to right): Dylan McCary, Branden Kelly, Bennie Williams, Blake Califf, Tajea Barr, Mitchell Stiles, Spencer Williams, Myeshia Stevens.  Not Pictured:  Mary Ann Tharpe and Gabe Kelly. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Virginia Tech scientist scheduled to deliver lecture at Lander
Dr. Deborah Kelly, a scientist and assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will deliver the annual Larry Jackson Lecture at Lander University on Tuesday, March 17.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NSHS Indoor Drumline takes second in regional competition

Ninety Six High School Indoor Drumline travelled to Dorman High School this past weekend to participate in WGI’s Southeastern Regional.  The drumline, under the direction of Torey Riser, performed their program “V for Vendetta” alongside some of the best drumlins in the world.  There were even a couple of former world champions there.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Dr. Richard Cosentino selected as President of Lander University
Dr. Richard Cosentino, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Pembroke, has been named president of Lander University.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bartanus Recognized with Innovator of the Year Award

Lisa Bartanus, corporate training director in Continuing Education at Piedmont Technical College, has been awarded the A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA).


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Golf Tournament May 2 at Hickory Knob benefits JDLH

The third annual Spring John de la Howe School Open Golf Tournament to benefit the school’s children will be held Saturday, May 2 at Hickory Knob Golf Course.

Sponsored by the school’s alumni association, the tournament carries an entry fee $50 per player or $200 per team. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is set for 9:30 a.m. The tournament will be a Captain’s Choice format, with cash prizes awarded to the first and second place teams.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Adrian Wideman speaks during Black History Celebrations at NSHS

Ninety Six High School welcomed Adrian Wideman, guest speaker during the school’s Black History Celebration on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Wideman delivered a speech to students, faculty and staff focusing on three things: Work, Do Your Job and Go Home.  


Friday, February 27, 2015

Closings & Delays for Thursday, Feb 26

The following are reporting either delays or closings due to our winter weather conditions for Thursday, Feb 26, 2015.

Click on the title to see a full list....

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vandals damage Howard's Rock Case

CLEMSON – Early Wednesday morning at approximately 6 a.m., the case protecting Howard’s Rock was vandalized by an unknown individual. Clemson University Police are investigating the incident.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lander's Joe Cabri selected for South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

Retired Lander tennis coach Joe Cabri has added another honor to his illustrious career.

Cabri, a mathematics professor who coached the Lander men's tennis team to 12 national championships in his 31-year career, is among seven individuals who will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on May 11 in Columbia.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

American Music Takes Center Stage in Wind Ensemble Show

A musical journey through American history will begin when the Lander University Wind Ensemble takes the stage for its Tuesday, Feb. 24, show.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Admission is free.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Burton Center program gets everyone moving
Burton Center’s Greenwood Day Program held a “Just Move 2015” Campaign to promote exercise and heath during the month of January.    For every 15 minutes of exercise each person received a ribbon.   Consumers and staff walked briskly around the work activity center, played basketball, and did a range of motion exercise.  A total of 716 ribbons were given out which totaled 10,740 minutes of movement!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finalists Announced in Lander University Presidential Search
The Lander University Presidential Search Committee today announced that it has identified three finalists for the position as the university’s 13th chief executive officer. 
Monday, February 16, 2015

Teacher Cadet Day
The Teacher Cadet class from the G. Frank Russell Technology Center hosted Teacher Cadet Day December 12th. Ninety Six High School Teacher Cadets, several Lander University Professors, and many special guests were in attendance for the special activities and guest speakers. 
Saturday, February 14, 2015

NS High Students recognized for Integrity

These following students of Ninety Six High School were chosen as January Students of the Month for exhibiting Integrity, the character trait of the month.

Pictured from Front row (left to right):  Marilyn Hilley, Mary Ashley Moore, Brittany Gillian, Destiny Hensley, Kirstin Banks, Kali Wells, Jaclyn Myers.  Middle row (left to right):  Michael Hilley, Anna Grace Jenkins, Summer Sill, Emily Pridmore, Trey Ridlehoover, Zach Hemann, Carmen Hendrix, Jubrenna Anderson, Lydia Hatcher.  Back row (left to right):  Micah Stewart, Jackie Nyhuis, Jairus Goode, Logan Bishop, Josh Watson, Dadrekas Hill, Carson Ball, Tyler Gardner, Dean Burroughs.  Not Pictured: Dee Dee Brown, Jay Brown, Brandon Huff, Ashley Lewis, Jayden Walker.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lander Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Lander University wrapped up Homecoming Week festivities with the crowning of its 2015 Homecoming King and Queen: senior Dentaveous Walker, pictured left, a mass communication major from Union; and junior Katherine Tipp, a history/secondary education major from Charlotte, N.C. Walker, who was sponsored in the competition by Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, and Tipp, sponsored by Phi Mu Fraternity, were recognized during special ceremonies at halftime of the Lander women’s and men’s basketball games on Feb. 7.


Friday, February 13, 2015

PTC Recognized for Excellence at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Piedmont Technical College’s work with the businesses in Laurens County through the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) has won the College another national recognition.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Clemson University announces fall 2014 President's List

CLEMSON, SC - Clemson University has announced the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Click the title to see a full list of local students who achieved this list...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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