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home : news : school & college March 21, 2019 

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NSHS students take 2nd place in at 44th Annual State Librarians Conference

Congratulations to Alyssa Fox, Hailey Hill and Sydney O'Brien, their banner placed 2nd in the 44th Annual State Librarians Conference  held in Columbia March 7-9. Blackwell's 2nd block Pre- AP English class at Ninety Six High School participated and brought home the 2nd place prize. Mrs. Rapp encourages classes yearly to participate in this hands-on activity to encourage reading and teamwork.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Students Inducted into the National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an organization whose purpose is to promote the ideals of honesty, service to others, leadership, career development, and skilled workmanship. Membership in  the NTHS is the highest scholastic honor awarded for excellence in workforce education in America.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Piedmont Tech Educator Releases New Children's Book

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a common childhood query. Familiar answers might include race car driver, firefighter, ballerina or even superhero. But what if a child simply wants to be kind when he grows up? Or honest? Or principled? They first need to be aware of those qualities and why they are desirable. That’s a basic premise behind the new children’s book, “You Were Raised Better Than That,” by Joshua L. Lindsay, a Clinton native and dean of business, information technology and public service at Piedmont Technical College.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lander University to host Peach Belt Conference Esports Championships

Lander University will serve as the host site for the Peach Belt Conference Esports Championships on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30.

The event, which will be held in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, will be streamed online via Ticket prices to see the championships in person are $5 for adults (ages 13-59); and $3 for seniors (ages 60 and over), children (ages 6-12), Lander faculty and military personnel (with valid identification).

The ten Peach Belt members that field Esports teams are engaged in weekly battles as they compete for the eight spots available in the championship tournament. The gamers are competing in “League of Legends,” a multiplayer online battle arena video game, and one of the most popular games among Esports participants worldwide.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

PTC Horticulture Program Partners with Jackson & Perkins

The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Horticulture Technology Program and Jackson & Perkins Roses and Park Seed have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership to conduct the Jackson Perkins/PTC Horticulture Quarantine Rose Trial Program at the horticulture facilities on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lander University Film Festival to Celebrate Ten Years of Filmmaking

Lander University will begin its two-week short film competition as part of its tenth annual film festival on Monday, March 11, with a special kick-off session at 5:00 p.m. in room 200 of the Carnell Learning Center. Participants will have the chance to hear from former winners and receive their director’s packets.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

South Carolina Connections Academy Kicks Off Open Enrollment for 2019-20 School Year

South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free, state-wide, online public school, announces open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. The school, which served nearly 5,000 students in grades K-12 across the state during the 2018-19 school year, offers a flexible learning option to accommodate the needs of the modern student and grants families the ability to personalize and monitor their student’s education.  


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Lakeview students celebrate Dr. Suess birthday

Check out these students from Mrs. Hill’s 2nd grade class at Lakeview Elementary celebrating the birthday of Dr. Suess.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Lander students reflect on artwork exhibit at Uptown Greenwood
Lander students Bre Rice, of Lyman, and Tierra Thompson, of York, reflect on artwork displayed at Greenwood's historic Federal Building during a recent exhibit. Rice and Thompson are standing next to a piece called "Until I Break Skin" by Kesha Bruce which is one of several pieces featured in the "WOVEN" exhibit of contemporary art. 

The students were visiting Uptown Greenwood as part of the Lander President's Leadership Program (LPLP) which provides incoming freshmen with opportunities to develop leadership skills and become more connected with the Greenwood community.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Lander host Nursing Recruitment Fair

Lander nursing majors (left to right) Tranisha Hardy, Kristen McKnabb and Samantha Matthews explore the abundance of opportunities available within their field during the Nursing Recruitment Fair held on Wednesday, February 27. Recruiters from regional hospitals, local medical practices and graduate schools were available to speak with nursing students about summer internships and career opportunities. Photo by Laura Brown.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Public Invited to Symposium on World War I

On Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, Lander University will host a two-day symposium on the far-reaching effects that World War I had on the American South.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Newberry County Schools Partnership Enables Students to Earn College Credit

Teenagers today are well-acquainted with on-demand services. After all, they live in an instant-gratification culture. What better group than high school go-getters to target for a program that can quickly place them at the front of the line for entry-level manufacturing jobs. The Newberry County School District recently partnered with Piedmont Technical College (PTC) to offer juniors and seniors an opportunity to attend college classes while still in high school under a dual enrollment program that provides them with credentials to work in manufacturing directly out of high school.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

LU computer students performed well at programming competition

On Feb. 16, nine Lander University computer information systems majors competed in Mercer University’s Spring Programming Contest in Macon, Ga. Under the direction of Dr. Gilliean Lee, professor of computing, Lander had one junior team and two senior teams.


Monday, February 25, 2019

International Honor Society Recognizes Piedmont Tech Advisor for Service Milestone

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, which recognizes the academic achievement of state and community college students, recently honored Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Admissions Specialist Vernessia Wideman for five-years of service as an advisor to PTC’s Omega Chi Chapter.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Four D50 Students Recognized for Passing the OCA Java Programmer Exam at the Feb. Board Meeting
On February 18th at the Board of Trustees meeting, four District 50 students were recognized for passing the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), Java Programmer exam in the fall of 2018.  

The OCA exam is designed for people with technical backgrounds who have been working in a professional capacity. It is an impressive accomplishment that these students passed the OCA exam without professional experience.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Westview STEMS Students Participate in Future City Regional Competition

What will a city look like 100 years from now? On January 26th, Westview (STEMS) students tackled this question once again along with many others during the 2019 Future City Regional Competition at USC Aiken.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

ECC Students & Staff Wear Red for Paisley on Valentine's Day

ECC students and staff were dressed to impress on Valentine’s Day. Students and staff arrived at the school decked out in their best red outfits to celebrate not only the holiday, but also one of their very own.

ECC student Paisley Cunningham has a special heart. At just two days old, her parents discovered that Paisley was born with just one-half of her heart. Paisley was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Nearly, 40,000 infants in the U.S. are born each year with CHD’s. While it has not slowed her down, Paisley is in a personal fight. She has already successfully completed two open heart surgeries and has another scheduled this Spring.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lander Hosts Panel Discussion on current state of journalism

In some ways, reporting the news is the same as it has always been. In other ways, it’s quite different. Both sides of the news industry were in evidence during a panel discussion last week at Lander University.

“The biggest change for me is in my right hand,” said Andy Shain, holding up his cellphone. “We’re all getting the news digitally,” said Shain, Columbia Bureau chief for The (Charleston) Post and Courier.

“Everybody’s a publisher now,” said Andy Brack, publisher of the South Carolina Statehouse Report, referring to the ease with which information of every kind can now be posted.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Piedmont Tech Instructor Recognized for Teaching Students to Create Real-World Solutions

Fortunate are those who have been inspired by that one teacher whose words and visage stay in their mind for decades, even for a lifetime. Christina Knight is one such teacher.

It’s National Engineers Week®, an opportunity to tell the story of one who is leading others.

Based on heartfelt accolades from faculty and students alike, the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Engineering Design Technology (EDT) program instructor recently was chosen to receive the college’s exclusive Visionary Award, which recognizes educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lander Celebrates Alumni Reunion Weekend

Alumni came from as far away as Texas to participate in Lander University’s Alumni Reunion Weekend. Class of 1969 graduates Steve Balon, Cheryl Browning and Sandra Boyter are shown reminiscing about old times at the Alumni and Friends Social, held at the Lander Alumni Center.

Following the social, the three, along with other members of their class, enjoyed a 50th
 reunion dinner at Lander’s Cambridge Hall.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Piedmont Tech Filling Prescription for Success

Clay Sprouse’s students recently begged for more than their allotted time in the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) pharmacy technology laboratory. They actually wanted to stay after hours. That was a first.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Spring Art Gala Artist Registration Begins

The Ware Shoals Community Library has opened registration for the 2019 Spring Art Gala.  In our 6th year, the event displays original artwork in a variety of styles and media.  The event offers a platform for artists to display their work while developing increased art appreciation.  It is also a chance for patrons to experience and meet the local talent within our community. Art is in the eye of the beholder and goes beyond a canvas and an easel.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mathews LIGHTS Club Spreads Valentine's Day Love at Self Regional & NHC

The Mathews LIGHTS Club completed another successful community service project during the month of February. 5th grade students in the school’s service club created Valentine’s Day Get Well cards for patients at Self Regional Healthcare. On February 11th Ms. Debbie Powell, a retired D50 employee and Self Regional volunteer, visited the school to receive the cards. She also talked with the club about her volunteer experiences at the hospital. The Valentine’s Day Get Well cards will be distributed to patients this week by Mrs. Powell and other hospital volunteers.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Laurens-Based Prisma Health Executive Joins PTC Foundation Board

The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation recently welcomed Justin Matthew Benfield to its board of directors.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Henderson's K5 Class Recognized as a 2019 READBowl State Champion

Congratulations to Ms. Polly Henderson K5 class at Hodges Elementary School! Ms. Henderson’s class was recognized as a 2019 S.C. READBowl State Champion in the Primary School Division! Ms. Henderson’s class was among the 90,000 classes across the country that participated in the competition.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lander University Crowns Homecoming 2019 King and Queen

Senior mass communications major Santos Pagán, of North Augusta, and senior political science major Courtney Cannon, of Mauldin, were named Lander University’s Homecoming King and Queen on Saturday, February 9. The pair were crowned during the halftimes of the men’s and women’s basketball games in Finis Horne Arena on the Lander campus.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Seven students take top honors at annual art exhibit

More than 100 art patrons showed up on Feb. 7 to see three seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore win top honors at Lander University’s annual Juried Student Exhibition.

The public exhibit, run by the College of Arts & Humanities since the mid-1970s, featured more than 40 art pieces in the Monsanto Art Gallery from all levels of arts students.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

NS Students selected to compete in Banner Competition in Columbia

Congratulations to Alyssa Fox, Haylee Hill and Sydney O'Brien for their banner was chosen to represent Ninety Six High School in the State Banner Competition in March in Columbia SC.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Piedmont Tech Uses Self Donation to Expand Transition Nursing Program

On the heels of a national report projecting South Carolina will have one of the most serious nursing shortages in the country in the next decade, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is using the generous $170,000 gift it received late last year from the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation to support the graduation of more students into the pipeline of qualified nurses needed by area health care facilities. If all goes according to plan, by this summer, transition nursing courses will be offered not only at the Greenwood Campus but on the college’s Laurens Campus as well.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Industrial hemp production bodes well in South Carolina for first year

FLORENCE – Industrial hemp production could be a viable crop alternative for South Carolina farmers, according to Clemson Cooperative Extension crop and agribusiness agents.

Clemson officials teamed with industrial hemp industry associates for a session at the 2019 S.C. AgriBiz and Farm Expo in Florence about the state’s hemp crop. David DeWitt, Clemson Extension agent and agronomic crops program team member in Lee County, said interest in industrial hemp is increasing in the agricultural community.

“The good news is, we can grow industrial hemp in South Carolina,” DeWitt said. “Our yields were where they needed to be in 2018 and we’re getting ready for 2019.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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