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home : news : school & college November 12, 2018 

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Kirkland crowned Miss Emerald 2018

The Miss Emerald Pageant was held Monday, November 6th in the Emerald High school auditorium.  Miss Emerald 2018 went to Taylor Kirkland pictured to the right.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Community Leaders Stress Importance of Local Activism During Panel Discussion at Lander

The day after voters cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, Lander University hosted a panel discussion designed to spark conversations about civic engagement.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

'Finally, We'll Be Turning the Dirt' Piedmont Tech to Break Ground on O'Dell Center

In 2016, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) announced plans to build the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence, so named in honor of the late, long-serving state senator from the Lakelands. What followed were months of fundraising, voter passage of a penny sales tax and the receipt of a sizable federal grant. It’s been a long journey, but at long last, PTC will break ground on the O’Dell Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Medford Center on South Emerald Road on the college’s Greenwood campus.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lander to host lecture on groundbreaking S.C. court case as part of its civic engagement initiative

The community will have the opportunity to learn more about the South Carolina case which later inspired Brown v. Board of Education.

Dr. Kimberly Richburg, associate professor of political science at Lander, will hold a public lecture on Briggs v. Elliott, and the part it played in ending racial segregation in public schools in the United States. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Lander University’s Carnell Learning Center, room 300.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Scholarships Have 'A Massive Impact,' Lander Banquet Speaker Says

“Had there not been a scholarship here, I would not have been able to come to America,” sponsor and keynote speaker Rob Strickland said at this year’s Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet.

    The banquet, an annual event at Lander University, represents an opportunity for scholarship donors and recipients to meet each other.

    Strickland, a native of Hull, England, came to Lander on a soccer scholarship. He was named to the Peach Belt All-Conference team in 1999 and 2000, and to the Peach Belt All-Tournament team in 1999. He is now the senior regional consultant vice president at First Citizens Bank Wealth Management in Columbia.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

GHS Army JROTC presents colors at NBA game

Greenwood High School Army JROTC Color Guard presented the colors at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte NC for the NBA game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Chicago Bulls Friday, October 26. “This was a tremendous honor and confidence builder for these students to be able to present the colors before an audience of more than 15,000 fans,” GHS JROTC instructor CSM (Ret) Jeffrey Brown said. “It could be a once in a lifetime experience to step onto an NBA floor reserved for professional basketball players.”

Monday, November 5, 2018

NS Students attend Annual Legislative Black Caucus in Columbia
Students from Ninety Six High School attended the 12th Annual Legislative Black Caucus Day on October 31 in Columbia. Speaker, Anton Gunn, spoke to students about service, having a good attitude and being positive. The students also learned how a bill becomes a law and debated their teammates on reasons why a bill needed to become a law or not. Amending laws was also discussed.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Lander University Names Orientation Leader Team for 2019

After undergoing an extensive application and interview process, 23 Lander University students have been selected by the school’s Office of Orientation to serve as Orientation Leaders for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mathews Elementary School's LIGHTS Club Kicks off "It's Spooky to be Hungry" Food Drive

LIGHTS is an acronym for Loving Individuals Giving Happiness, Help, and Hope Through Serving.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Miss Emerald Pageant set for Nov 5
The Miss Emerald Pageant will be held November 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Emerald High School gymnatorium. Emcees for the night include EHS band director, Stephan Botchie, Miss Emerald 2017 Hayley Madden, and Anna Mills Cox, president and business owner of Amplified Communications, and Miss Emerald 2010. Cox will also perform several songs during the entertainment portion of the event. Tickets are $10.oo in advance and $12.00 at the door.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

EHS Aerospace Engineering Program Recognized at October Board Meeting

During the October Board meeting, the EHS Aerospace Engineering program was recognized as the #1 program in the nation! This past summer, District 50 was notified by Southern Regional Education Board’s Advanced Career Program that Emerald High School’s Aerospace Engineering class was one of the best in the country!


Monday, October 29, 2018

NSHS supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On October 19, students, faculty, and staff participated in a Pink-Out Parade in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students sold cookies, t-shirts, and made donations to support this Great Cause, so far we are proud to announce that Ninety Six High School has raised $255.38.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Lander to host panel discussion on civic engagement following 2018 midterm elections

The community is invited to join local and state-level civic leaders from various backgrounds for a thought-provoking discussion on going beyond voting to become a truly engaged citizen.


Friday, October 26, 2018

Worley Joins Lander University as Chief Fundraiser

Following an extensive national search, Lander University announced today that Mike Worley has been appointed vice president for University Advancement and executive director of The Lander Foundation.  He will begin his responsibilities with Lander on Nov. 19.

“Mike is a recognized leader in philanthropy in the higher education arena,” said Lander President Richard Cosentino. “He is highly skilled in designing new collaborative initiatives, creating successful strategies, and working with alumni, donors and volunteers to meet institutional goals. We are extremely fortunate to have him at the helm of our Advancement team.” 

With more than 20 years of results-oriented experience in philanthropy, Worley joins Lander after serving as Senior Associate Vice President for Constituent Relations at Georgia State University, where he led a team of 30 fundraisers and spearheaded the university’s $300 million capital campaign.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A decade of winning: NSHS Marching Band wins 10th 1A Upper State Championship

This past Saturday the Ninety Six Marching Band captured their 10th consecutive 1A Upper State Marching Band Championship when they traveled to Belton-Honea Path High School.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Lander Players festival topples expectations

The Lander Players recently proved they don’t need picks, shovels, or sluice pans to strike gold.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Mentoring for Success a Champion of Public Education

On Monday, October 15th at the Board of Trustees meeting, South Carolina School Board Association (SCSBA) President Wesley Hightower presented Greenwood School District 50’s Mentoring for Success Program with a Champions for Public Education award. The Champions of Public Education award is presented by SCSBA to community residents, organizations or local businesses/industries whose support of and contributions to public education have significantly benefited the entire school district or public schools statewide.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Sixty District 50 students recognized for ACCESS 2018 success

Sixty Greenwood School District 50 students were recognized for meeting the Exit Criteria for English Proficiency on ACCESS 2018 and speaking an additional language at the October 15th Board of Trustees meeting. This means that these students are fluent in their native language and the English language.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Lander University Vice President Greg Lovins Announces Retirement

Lander University announced today the retirement of Greg Lovins as vice president for Business and Administration. His last day at Lander will be Wednesday, Oct. 31.

“My wife, Claudine, and I are empty nesters, and we want to be empty nesters together,” Lovins said about his personal decision to retire.

The announcement marks Lovins’ second retirement, as he joined the Lander administration in March 2016 after retiring from Appalachian State University (ASU) in Boone, N.C., where he served as vice chancellor for Business Affairs. His wife and two daughters, who are ASU students, live in Boone.

Monday, October 22, 2018

GATAS students receive lessons from local neurosurgeon
The GATAS students at Hodges Elementary School/GSI in Mrs. Hamlett's class have been learning about our amazing brain. 

On Wednesday, October 17th the students had a local neurosurgeon to come as a guest speaker to share his knowledge about the brain. Dr. Greg McLoughlin is a neurosurgeon who works in Greenwood. He shared with the GATAS students facts and information about the brain. 

Students learned about the parts of the brain, the lobes, neurons, and famous individuals associated with our understanding of how our brain works. After his presentation, students were allowed to ask all of their "wondering" questions about the brain.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lander announces "Education Game" against rival Erskine

The Lander women's basketball program and the Lander Diversity Advisory Council are excited to announce a partnership with Greenwood School District 50 to host an "Education Game" on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11:00 a.m. in Finis Horne Arena against rival Erskine. The game time has been adjusted to accommodate the over 600 Greenwood School District 50 8th graders that will be on the campus of Lander University. Students will enjoy a tour of the campus and exclusive reserved seating for the basketball game at 11:00 a.m. sponsored by Chick-fil-a of Greenwood. District 50 8th grade students, teachers, and chaperones will receive a complimentary game voucher to be redeemed at any upcoming basketball game day.  


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Piedmont Tech BBQ Thanks Supporters for Successful Year Serving Thousands of Students Through Credit Instruction and Workforce Training

Piedmont Technical College and the Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently hosted their annual legislative barbecue at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point. The event helps raise awareness about PTC’s role in economic development and extends gratitude to legislators and other public servants for their support of the college’s mission.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lander's Graduate School and Career Fair Largest in Over a Decade

Making good on its commitment to helping students launch their careers or continue their education at the graduate level, Lander University hosted representatives from 56 employers and graduate programs during its Graduate School & Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Grier Student Center.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Community invited to Greenwood Co. Hall of Heroes ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 4
Lander University invites the community to the Greenwood County Hall of Heroes ceremony on Sunday, November 4. The program honors the service and sacrifice of our military veterans with 17 veterans to be inducted into the hall of heroes. Recipients of the award are asked to arrive by 1:30 p.m.

The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium on Lander's campus.  The event was originally scheduled in September but postponed due to weather conditions.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lander awarded S.C. Humanities grant for year-long civic engagement initiative

Lander University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has received a grant from S.C. Humanities to host a series of events that will bring together scholars, journalists, civic leaders, students and citizens into an extended conversation aimed at cultivating an informed citizenry.

Entitled “Achieving the Promise: Democracy and the Informed Citizen,” the grant provides a distinct set of opportunities and experiences for its campus community and the citizens within the Lakelands region. “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” is a national initiative, spearheaded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, of which S.C. Humanities is a member.  The grant was co-authored Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss, Chair of Lander’s Department of Government, Criminology, and Sociology; and Dr. Lucas McMillan, Dean of Lander’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Piedmont Tech Seeks Thinkers, Tinkerers and Fixers for Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is seeking thinkers, tinkerers and fixers for its Workforce Pathways Scholarship program, which offers tuition assistance for individuals who desire training in the high-demand fields of information technology, advanced manufacturing or health care.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

John de la Howe alumni to gather Oct. 13 for biennial Homecoming
The John de la Howe School will hold its biennial Homecoming for alumni on Saturday, Oct. 13, on the historic campus, located in McCormick.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chamber to Host SC Student Leadership Conference
The Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd annual SC Student Leadership Conference on November 5th at Lander University.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dual art exhibit debuts at Lander - Curious crowds attend opening reception
More than 160 people showed up at a reception on Oct. 4 to see local painters and crafters debut a brand new art concept exhibit at Lander University’s Monsanto Gallery.

The six-week public showing, entitled “Mirror Images,” runs through Nov. 13, and features 24 collaborative pieces by 12 local artists and 12 local writers, including four Lander students.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

D50 students aim to help schools effected by Hurrican Florence
The students and staff of Greenwood High School are currently running a campaign called AVID Helping AVID and Eagles Helping Eagles in order to help schools still suffering through the damage caused by Hurricane Florence.

The main purpose of this campaign is to gather up school supplies and donate them to schools in need. The materials desired are basic school supplies, book bags, and toiletries.

GHS will be collecting materials until October 17th and the supplies can be dropped off at the front office or at the JV game on October 11th from 6 to 8 pm. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

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