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home : news : school March 25, 2017 

A unique opportunity to help launch the Southeast Film Showcase

Filmmakers from across the South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida are invited to help launch the Southeast Film Showcase, the newest addition the annual Lander University Film Festival.

Filmmakers may submit short narrative films (15 minutes or less) made within the past ten years for entry in the showcase competition and screening. There is no thematic limitation but films must be PG-13.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cambridge students take 1st place in State Sporting Clays competition

Congratulations to the Cambridge Academy Sporting Clays team. The students recently competed in the State Sporting Clays competition held at the Palmetto Shooting complex in Edgefield SC. 

The Middle School Girls finished 1st in the MS "New school" division and 2nd overall MS girls division.  The boys finished 1st place in the MS "New School" division.  The team has enjoyed a successful inaugural season.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two Lander students place in 2017 PBC Art Exhibition

Lander University senior Sammantha Bailey and freshman Stacie Lazo took two of the top honors in the third annual 2017 Peach Belt Conference Arts Exhibition.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kinard Named PTC Innovator of the Year

Zeolean Frick Kinard, director of Institutional Reporting at Piedmont Technical College, has been named the 2017 PTC Innovator of the Year by the PTC Area Commission.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Martha B. Williams Family Contributes to Scholarship Endowment

Members of the Martha B. Williams family recently made a contribution to the scholarship awarded annually in her name to a deserving student. As a result of their generosity and cumulative contributions in support of the college, the Martha B. Williams Scholarship has moved to Patron status on the Foundation’s Wall of Honor. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Teen Tech Provides Summer Options for Teens

Piedmont Technical College is offering an exciting slate of programs for youth this summer. From aviation to photography, there are a wide variety of different, fun and exciting programs. Get hands-on with future agents in training, mechatronics and automotive technology programs or put your imagination and creativity to work through baking, drawing and sewing offerings.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Strickland recognized as scholarship winner by Greenwood Woman's Club

Lander University junior Lauren Strickland is this year’s recipient of a $2,140 scholarship, funded annually by the Greenwood Woman’s Club.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lander University Names Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success

Lander University announces the appointment of Brian Hamm to the position of assistant vice president for Enrollment and Student Success. His duties at Lander include spearheading the university’s initiatives for student retention – the percentage of students who persist in their efforts to earn a degree.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Timms Receives CNA Certification

Congratulations to Destiny Love Timms of Greenwood SC as she receives her certification for passing the CNA state board exam on Mar, 9, 2017.  Timms parents and grandparents are so proud of her.  Timms will begin Upstate USC Nursing classes this coming August.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

STEMS Continues Tradition of Excellence at the 2017 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 sixth consecutive year, Westview’s students and staff returned home with several awards.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Open House to be Held at Piedmont Tech

Piedmont Technical College will sponsor an Open House Tuesday, March 21 in the James Medford Family Event Center on the Lex Walters Campus. Representatives from the more than 80 programs offered at PTC will be available to answer questions. There will be two sessions: a morning session from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and an evening session from 4-6 p.m.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Westview finishes third place in 2017 Regional Academic Bowl
Westview’s Academic Challenge Team on finished 3rd place at the 2017 Western Piedmont Education Consortium (WPEC) Regional Academic Bowl held at Clinton High School. 
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kids' College Provides Summer Options for Younger Children
Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available from Piedmont Technical College. 
Friday, March 10, 2017

PTC Student Receives Gunsmithing Scholarship
Piedmont Technical College gunsmithing student Dakota Potts has been awarded $3000 from The American Pistolsmiths Guild. 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Governor's School for Science & Math Students Win State Chess Tournament

Hartsville, SC – Five students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) won the team championship at the South Carolina Chess Association’s State Scholastic Chess Tournament in Mt. Pleasant on February 25, 2017. The team’s winning score of 14.5 surpassed defending champion D. W. Daniel High School, who finished second with 11.0. 


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lander Student Accepted Into Prestigious Study Program in Nation's Capital
Lander University sophomore and Greenwood native Amira Abdelwahab is one of only 12 students from the state to be accepted into the South Carolina Washington Semester Program this year.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

4-H Members Compete at State Horse Bowl
Thirteen members of the Ninety Six 4-H Horse Club had a successful run at the SC State 4-H Horse Bowl on Saturday, February 18th. Horse Bowl is a fast-paced, competitive, quiz challenge requiring thinking speed and a broad knowledge of all things horse. Participants must hit the buzzer and answer correctly before their counterparts on the other team, or lose points in double-elimination brackets over the day-long contest. 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

AnMed Health Visits PTC Campus

Representatives from AnMed Health recently provided a special lunch for the students in the Piedmont Technical College medical assistant and surgical technology programs. Stephanie Alessandrini, left and Carlisle Baker shared the needs of the Anderson-based health care system for well-trained personnel in both fields.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hippology Competition Winners from Local 4-H Club
The Ninety Six 4-H Horse Club was well-represented in the SC State 4-H Hippology Contest at Clemson University on February 19th. The club sent twelve members to compete, ranging in age from 7 to 17, Cloverbud to Senior. 

They have been preparing since September, studying all aspects of horse ownership, including tack/bits/shoes/farrier tools, equine genetics/reproduction, anatomy/physiology, parasites/diseases, hays/feeds/grasses, and all gaits/disciplines. The Hippology Contest consists of a written exam phase, both impromptu and prepared team problem presentations, a judging phase and a laboratory practical ‘stations’ phase. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

PTC Student Earns College Degree and High School Diploma Simultaneously

Caleb Boatwright looks like your typical teenager. He’s a soft-spoken guy who has the typical friends that he hangs out with each day. He will graduate in the spring from Greenwood High School. He doesn’t seem to be extraordinary.



Monday, March 6, 2017

District 50 Announces the Retirement of ECC Director Jean Powell

Greenwood School District 50 has announced the retirement of Jean Powell, Director of the Early Childhood Center. Powell has served as the Director of the Early Childhood Center since 2007. During her 30 years of service in District 50 and Greenwood School District 51, Powell has served as a teacher, assistant principal, evaluator, and director. Powell also worked eight years as a Counselor & Evaluator Assistance at the Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Center.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ninety Six Primary School Pre-Registration begins in March

K4 - 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017.  ONLY eligible students based on CDEP Regulations (40 students max)

A) Student has Medicaid   B) Family meets income requirement


K5 - 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017, who are new to NSPS


March 6th  9:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm

March 7th – 10th  9:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lander Professor speaks at NSHS during Black History Month

Dr. Holisa C. Wharton, Professor and Dean of Lander University School of nursing spoke at Ninety Six High School for a Black History Program on Monday, Feb 27.  Dr. Wharton addressed students in a packed gymnasium with her colorful demonstration of the dwindling student population and low graduation rates across the nation of all males, but especially the black male population.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Massage Therapy Grad Brings Personal Touch to Restorative Care

Melissa Raugh knows that just because you put your dreams on hold doesn’t mean you can’t achieve them.


Monday, February 27, 2017

PTC Sponsors Annual Black History Month Poetry Jam

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College recently participated in an Open Mic Poetry Jam in celebration of Black History Month. Presenters included guest poet Moody Black of the award-winning Upstate “Say What?!” Slam Team. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Computer Technology Program Teaching the Future

Today, technology is used at home, at work, at school, on phones and nearly everywhere else in one form or another. It has become an indispensable part of everyday life. And in this rapidly-changing field, it’s important to have a wide-ranging skill set.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Lander Stages Student Artwork Ceremony

A special ceremony was held Thursday, Feb. 16, at Lander University’s Moran Assembly Plaza to recognize the creators of three sculptures recently added to campus.

Two of the sculptures — “Mental Expansion,” by Olivia Bolt, of Gray Court, and “Sounds of Laughter,” by Molly Ott, of Boiling Springs — have been installed in the plaza itself. A third, “Echo,” by Elizabeth Earles, of Columbia, was installed in the Larry A. Jackson Library, which adjoins the plaza.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Piedmont Tech to Host College Goal SC

Piedmont Technical College is joining high schools and colleges across the state to help provide free information and assistance to students and families who are applying for financial aid for postsecondary education.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lander Stages Alumni Social

Anne Walker ’72, left, Phyllis McGee ’78, center, and Frankie Puckett share a laugh at this year’s alumni social, held at Lander University’s Foundation and Alumni Center. The event was one of many offered in conjunction with Lander’s celebration of homecoming week.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Piedmont Tech Celebrates Black History Month

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College gathered for a campus-wide Unity Feast Wednesday. The event kicked off a series of Black History Month events at the college. Steve Coleman, director of Genesis Initiatives, center, served as emcee for a trivia contest on significant moments in black history.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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