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home : news : school April 17, 2015 

Louden receives scholarship from Greenwood County Education Association

Congratulations to Ninety Six Senior Alexis Louden for receiving the 2015-2016 Scholarship from the Greenwood County Education Association.  Louden will be attending Clemson University in the fall.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Show to Feature Movie Music
The public is invited to join Lander University’s Chamber Strings for “A Night at the Movies” this Friday, April 17; concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sixth Lander Film Festival Called 'Extraordinary'

The sixth annual Lander Film Festival was “extraordinary,” according to Festival Director Paul Crutcher, who called it “the best one we’ve ever had.”

Crutcher said the quality of the films turned in by participants has improved every year. “The game just keeps getting raised, and I love that,” he said.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lander Equestrian Program Presents Demonstration Day

Lander University’s Equestrian Center will host Bearcat Therapeutic Riding Demonstration Day on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Lander equestrian’s covered arena on the campus of the Burton Center, located at 2611 Hwy. 72/221 E.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lander Jazz Ensemble's Spring Concert This Thursday

Lander University’s 26-member Jazz Ensemble will present its Spring Concert this Thursday, April 16, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. and will feature the Lander University Dancers and guest vocalist Glynis Martin.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Genesis Education Center Community Garden needs your vote

The Genesis Education Center Community Garden located in Greenwood, SC, has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application. The Grant Program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lander students excel at national and international gatherings

Eight students represented Lander University at recent national and international conferences, and three of them won prizes for presentations that showcased their creative talents.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Science and Mathematics Governor's School to Bring iTEAMS Xtreme to Greenwood County

Columbia, SC - The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is partnering with Greenwood County School District 50 to deliver iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp to rising 7th and 8th graders in Greenwood County. The day camp will be held June 15-18 at Greenwood High School. The online application is currently available at


Monday, April 6, 2015

Lander students earn academic honors

Lander University announces its President’s List, Dean’s List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2014. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President’s List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean’s List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Detweiler to Play Recital
Pianist Kelsie Detweiler, a music major at Lander University, will present her senior recital beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lander University hosts 'A MARVEL-ous Film Festival'
Get an inside look at what it takes to make it in the film and television industries ... and maybe a look into the minds of your favorite Marvel superheroes.
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lander's theatre department will present student-directed plays

Five students in Lander University’s Department of Mass Communication and Theatre have been selected to direct one-act plays as a means of demonstrating what they have learned in class. The six productions are scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday, April 5-7.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NS Elementary students rewarded for outstanding behavior and character

Congratulations to the Students of the Month at Ninety Six Elementary School!  Each of these students exemplified outstanding behavior and character for the month of March and were recognized by the Greenwood Kiwanis Club and treated to lunch by Mig’s of Ninety Six. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Science and Mathematics Governor's School to Bring iTEAMS Xtreme to Greenwood County

Columbia, SC - The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is partnering with Greenwood County School District 50 to deliver iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp to rising 7th and 8th graders in Greenwood County. The day camp will be held June 15-18 at Greenwood High School. The online application is currently available at


Monday, March 30, 2015

Lander students chosen to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, D.C

Lander University’s perfect record for placing students in the Washington Internship Program remains intact.

Seniors Kim Modica, of Waterloo, and Megan Hughes, of Anderson, will spend the fall 2015 semester working, studying and living in the nation’s capital. Since 2010, all 13 Lander students who applied have been accepted into the program, which is sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

First Annual Alumni Week Debuts at Lander

Lander University’s First Annual Alumni Week begins at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 13, with an alumni happy hour, followed by a corn hole competition, at Greenwood’s Sports Break.

Events continue at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, when alumni who graduated between 2000 and 2014 will gather at the Mill House restaurant for a young alumni social.

Saturday, March 28, 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

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

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

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