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home : news : school & college December 15, 2018 

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Graduations Reminders for Greenwood School D50

The Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony for Greenwood School District 50 will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, in the Emerald High School Gymnasium.  The graduation ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Guests attending the ceremony are required to have a ticket to attend.  Each graduate will receive tickets for their guests.

Friday, December 14, 2018

GHS Administration Receives Report of Bomb Threat Written on Boys Bathroom Wall

This afternoon, GHS school administration received a report regarding a bomb threat written on a boys bathroom wall. School administration immediately contacted law enforcement and district officials and the school was placed on HOLD. After investigating the situation, law enforcement deemed the situation a low level threat.

As a precaution, law enforcement and school administration worked together to complete a thorough search of the building. Nothing out of the ordinary was found.

“We appreciate the swift response of law enforcement and school administration in handling this situation,” Community Services Coordinator Johnathan L. Graves stated. “We take these matters very seriously. We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff.”

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Presidential Ambassador from Saluda Eyes Career in Nursing

Aime Lorick had an epiphany in 11th grade that led to her pursuit of a nursing degree at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), where she also serves as a Presidential Ambassador representing the college. She realized the inherent value of newborns from day one.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lander Names Greg Allen Police Chief

Since becoming a Lander University police officer in 2007, Greg Allen has held about every position possible within the police department, serving as an investigative sergeant, investigative lieutenant, support service captain and uniform patrol service captain.

Now he can add another title to the list — chief of police.

“I really don’t know the words for it,” he said about being picked to succeed Eddie Briggs, who retired this summer. “It’s a blessing,” he said.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Piedmont Tech Ready to Help Displaced Virginia College Students

Like many in the higher education community, officials at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) heard the news about Virginia College closing and expressed concern for the students who were impacted. Students affected by the closures are invited to inquire about opportunities to continue their education at Piedmont Technical College. Spring Classes begin at PTC on January 9, and registration is open now.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

GHS Chorus Performs at Disney World's Candlelight Processional Ceremony

On November 29th, the Greenwood High School Chorus embarked upon a magical journey to a special place in Florida.The GHS Chorus auditioned and was accepted to sing for the Candlelight Processional Ceremony at Disney World.  The annual ceremony was held at EPCOT as tourists were treated to the story of Christmas told by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Dr. Scott Jones Announced as Lander University Provost, VPAA
Lander University has announced the appointment of Dr. Scott L. Jones as the university’s next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Jones, who comes to Lander from Indiana University Kokomo, will begin his duties at Lander on January 7. “In addition to being a well-respected academician, Dr. Scott Jones has been a key driver in the development of new academic programs and strategies, including online and graduate programs, which are two areas of priority at Lander,” said Lander University President Richard Cosentino. “His accomplishments in higher education are impressive, and I am excited to see how Dr. Jones will apply his expertise and experience to successfully lead our academic team at Lander University.”
Friday, December 7, 2018

GHS Junior Rose Whitt Recognized as a 2018 Congressional App Challenge Winner

On Wednesday, December 5th, hundreds of U.S. Representatives announced the winners of their district’s 2018 Congressional App Challenge. GHS Junior Rose Whitt was announced as the one and only winner from South Carolina for her fitness workout app Move. Rose’s interest in coding and current enrollment in an AP Computer Science course at Emerald led her to begin searching online for possible contests where she could test her skills.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Piedmont Tech Fall Graduation Set for Dec. 13

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will conduct its fall commencement on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center on the college’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Grainger Awards Scholarship to PTC Criminal Justice Student

Grainger, the leading broadline supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, recently presented Alexander Hester of Ninety Six, a criminal justice student at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), with a $2,000 scholarship as part of Grainger’s Tools for Tomorrow® program.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Piedmont Tech Lauds Partnership to Expand Mechatronics Training Opportunities

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The Heritage Classic Foundation is partnering with the SC Technical College System to invest $100,000 in a grant to expand training opportunities for skilled mechatronic workers across the state. The grant will be used to support Siemens Mechatronic System Certification Programs for faculty at South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges. This certification will allow for training and preparing much-needed, skilled maintenance technicians for South Carolina’s growing manufacturing sector.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nosing for the bigtime - Lander graduate hopes to turn love of children's books into fulltime career

Shortly after graduating from Lander University five years ago, Allistar Banks started seeing red – all due to two curious friends named Nosy Nicole and wide-eyed Ashton.

Far from making her angry, however, Nicole and Ashton have led Banks into some snooping adventures involving submarines, boots, balloons, and magical airplanes.

Though Nicole and Ashton are make-believe, Banks considers them two of her best friends – and no matter where she follows them in the near future, Banks hopes they will eventually lead her to becoming a fulltime writer of children’s books.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Piedmont Tech Seminar Prepares HVAC 'Super-Sleuths'

HVAC technicians must be super-sleuths in troubleshooting compressor problems. With so many components, just one malfunctioning part can throw the whole system off. Sherlock Holmes would be proud of the detective work demonstrated when the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) HVAC Department recently hosted a Semi-Hermetic Compressor Tear-Down Seminar at its HVAC lab facility in Greenwood.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Turner crowned Miss NSHS 2018/19
The Miss Ninety Six High Pageant was held on Saturday, November 10th at Ninety Six High School.  The evening began with a Disney inspired themed parade of contestants as the 2017/18 Miss Ninety Six High School, Gaalon Lukie, invited everyone to "Be Our Guest."
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

PTC Horticulture Program to Hold Sale of Poinsettias, a Traditional Christmas Plant with SC Roots

Long before children began writing this year’s enthusiastic holiday letters to Santa, the Horticulture Club students at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) were busy cultivating and growing more than 1,000 poinsettia plants in their campus greenhouse. This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will be selling the colorful results of their labors at the Horticulture Building and Greenhouse on the Greenwood campus.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lander student takes first place - again - for short film

It wasn’t quite enough for Chaz Giles to win twice for the same entry in Lander University’s 2018 spring Film Festival.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Lander University Readies for Fall Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 18

More than 220 graduates are expected to receive their degrees on Tuesday, Dec. 18, during Lander University’s 158th Commencement Exercises, beginning at 11 a.m. in Finis Horne Arena.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sean Barnette, associate professor of English at Lander and winner of the university’s 2018 Distinguished Professor Award, will serve as keynote speaker. Barnette earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina, and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ninety Six High School 2018-2019 First Quarter Honor Roll

12th Grade:

A Honor Roll

Justin Alford, Marco Joseph Brancker, Anna  Grace Brewster, Katie Carson, Lauren Cobb, Rhett Duffie, Adam Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg, Alexzandria Marissa Floyd, Trinity Fulmer, William Hepler, Ethan Jordan, Untravius King, Patricia Myers, Trinity Shirk, Trenton Smith, Brayden Stevens, Madison Syswerda, Shelby Turner, Tyler Warrick, Joshua Williams

A/B Honor Roll

John Lennox Adams, Bryson Belk, MaKayla Booker, Kamryn Brock, Reagan Brooks, Richard Tyler Bryan, Jamison Bundrick, Emily Camp, Tanaisha Crawford, Kayla Deal, Ny'Keria Foster, Tijona Freeman, Brina Hall, Meredith Hendrix, Darby Hopkins, Irie Hopkins, William Gage Hopkins, Shelby Lollis, Charles Reid McKellar, Martin Michael O'Brien, Elisha Osborne, Timothy Jaylin Pittman, Emily Quinn, Da'Vidria Robinson, Tyler Rodgers, Haylee Rush, Hannah Saxon, Robert Shingler, Courtney Smith, Kaitlan Sweatt, Lindsey Thompson, Tonekea Thompson, Keitoria Williams, Anna Wischhof

Click on the title to see full list...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Local top student named a Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

Sarah McLeod Hobbs, a student of Greenwood High School has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program and moving to the next round of the selection process.  If she wins Hobbs would receive a $20,000 college scholarship.

A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the US and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind.  With the addition of the 2019 class, teh Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have programs of its kind. With the addition of the 2019 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6.150 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $69 million in scholarships over the course of 31 years.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Teijin, Other Employers Discuss Hiring Plans at Job Fair

Hundreds gathered at the Oct. 30 Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) in Greenwood represented all ages, shapes, colors and styles. Yet they shared one thing in common ― a keen interest in new employment opportunities that are anticipated based on regional industry growth and expansion.


Monday, November 19, 2018

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 Deondre Griffin and GHS students Nathan Bonaparte and Javarion Calhoun served as the representatives from District 50.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Lander computer team holds own at Roanoke - Top 10 finish holds bigger promise for future

In a few short years, a group of Lander students will likely be keeping your computer system in running order, up to date, and safe from hackers.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Ninety Six High School & Edgewood Middle School celebrate Veterans Day.
On November 9, the Ninety Six High School Complex celebrated veterans who deserve so much more than we could ever give them. The NS High winning band played the National Anthem and the NS Chorus sang a beautiful rendition America : The Spirit Lives On. 
Friday, November 16, 2018

Lander Professor Provides Personal Insight Into Groundbreaking Desegregation Case

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Dr. Kimberly Richburg, associate professor of political science at Lander University, provided students and community members with a uniquely in-depth and personal accounting of the groundbreaking Briggs v. Elliott case of 1952.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Piedmont Tech Breaks Ground on Leading-Edge O'Dell Center
Harry Truman astutely observed that a man can accomplish a lot if he doesn’t care who gets the credit. The same can be said of the late Sen. Billy O’Dell. 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Instant Admission Day ― Because There's No Time for Complacency

Pro Racer Mario Andretti famously said, “If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!” Prospective students who are pondering enrollment at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) should never become complacent about their future. They can take decisive action now and slide quickly into the passing lane at PTC’s “Instant Admission Day” on Wednesday, Nov. 28. During this event at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood Enrollment Center, individuals can get accepted on the spot and fast-track their way into college, moving closer to their career goals.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wilson Crowned Miss Lander

Hannah Courtney Wilson had never been in a pageant before, but that didn’t stop her from being named Miss Lander University 2018-2019, following this year’s pageant, held Monday, Nov. 12, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

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