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home : news : school November 24, 2015 

NSHS Students of the Month for October

These students were chosen as Students of the Month at Ninety Six High School for exhibiting “Resilience” their character trait of the month.

Pictured front row (left to right):  Noah Todd, Kathleen Garcia, Brianna Homovich, Jennifer Banks, Kirstin Banks, Savannah Rose Brown, Makayla Booker, Gabe Kelly.  2nd row (left to right):  Lyric Carson, Kelci McBride, Maddie Coffman, Mary Johnson, Hannah Murray, Haley Rush, Breanna Easler, Jonathan Traynham.  Back row (left to right):  Bennie Williams, Gabe Evans, Travis Freeman, Darren Williams, Justin Alford, Lennox Adams.  Not pictured is Dra Jackson.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lander luncheon honors a tradition to help Honors College Students

The Lander Alumni Association will hold the third annual Lander Lily Luncheon, on Thursday, Dec. 10, at noon at the Lander Foundation and Alumni Center at 302 Hampton St.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Miss GHS 2016 Winners
Greenwood High School presents the winners of the Miss Greenwood High 2015.  Pictured left to right:  Miss Freshman Brantlee Brown, Miss Senior Charley Manley, Miss Greenwood High School Abigail Tiller, Miss Junior Ashlea Willis and Miss Sophomore Addy Orcutt.  A total of 45 contestants competed this year.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NS Primary students show support for Veterans

Second graders at Ninety Six Primary School participated in a Veteran's Day activity.  Students made cards to send to Veterans to express their gratitude and appreciation.  The handmade cards and letters were sent to several Veterans within student's families and the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Board Member Named to PTC Foundation

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named Don Holton of Greenwood as a new board member for the coming year.

Holton is the vice president of fresh pork and food service sales with Carolina Pride, where he has worked for 14 years. Previously, Holton served as the vice president of sales and marketing and the director of branded product sales.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lander Scholarship Banquet Filled With Stories of Achievement and Generosity

Lander University’s annual Eleanor Shiflet Teal Scholarship Banquet featured a host of powerful testimonials from alumni and students alike as they told stories of achievement made possible through gifts to The Lander Foundation.

The event was held Thursday, Nov. 12, in the university’s Horne Arena, and attracted more than 370 scholarship supporters and student recipients. The banquet serves as an opportunity for students to meet the donors who have made their Lander scholarships possible.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Violinist Pawel Kozak to Perform at Lander
Lander University’s Artist Recital Series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 18 with a performance by violinist Pawel Kozak.  The recital begins at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
Monday, November 16, 2015

NSHS First Quarter Honor Roll Students

Here is a list of the students on the A Honor Roll or A/B Honor Roll for the first quarter 2015-2016 year at Ninety Six High School.

Click to see the full list of students by grade.



Monday, November 16, 2015

Seven Inducted into Call Me MISTER Program

Seven Lander University students were inducted into its Call Me MISTER program for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of Call Me MISTER, an acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models, is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, in hopes of improving the quality of instruction in the state’s lowest-performing schools.

Students selected for the program agree to gain certification and teach a year in South Carolina public schools for every year they were in the program, which provides financial aid and academic support to participants.



Monday, November 16, 2015

Lander University Students Earn Second Place in Bowl Competition

Six Lander University psychology students earned second-place honors in a highly competitive quiz bowl sponsored by the South Carolina Psychological Association.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

PTC Student Receives Pearson Scholarship

Saluda resident Ashley Owens, an associate in science-honors and diversified agriculture student at Piedmont Technical College, has been awarded $5000 from The Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education. Through the partnership with the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Pearson awards a total of 10 scholarships to exceptional community college students who are Phi Theta Kappa members and intend to continue their education at a four-year institution.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy to deliver Lander commencement address

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will be the commencement speaker when Lander University conducts its fall graduation ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Gowdy is in his third term as U.S. Representative from the 4th Congressional District, which includes Spartanburg and Union counties, and portions of Greenville and Laurens counties. In May of last year, he was named Chairman of the House Select Committee investigating events surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Emerald Honors Veterans

Emerald High School held their 14th Annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, 11 November in the school’s gymnasium.  The program began with the presentation of colors, pledge of allegiance, and the singing of the national anthem by Cadet Kya Brownlee.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fitzgerald Scholarship Established at Lander

Family and friends of Dr. Doris F. Fitzgerald, who taught for 23 years in the Lander University School of Education, have established a new scholarship in her honor.

The Doris F. Fitzgerald Teacher Education Scholarship is open to full-time returning students and non-traditional students with school-age children. A 3.0 grade point average is required, and the applicant must demonstrate financial need, but both undergraduate and graduate students can apply.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Lander students get a chance to play the role of state lawmakers

Lander University was one of the schools represented when students gathered in Columbia to participate in the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL), an exercise that mirrors the work of the General Assembly. From Oct. 21-24, the students occupied the House and Senate chambers, where they took part in debates on a wide range of legislative proposals.  


Friday, November 6, 2015

Winners of the NSHS Pageant

The Miss Ninety Six High School Pageant was held on Monday, October 26th.  Winners shown (left to right) are, Miss Freshman - Rebecca McClinton, Miss Junior - Mary Ashley Moore, Miss Ninety Six High School - Darian Cribbs, Miss Senior - Ansley Woodard, and Miss Sophomore - Erin Young.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lander offers course to prepare high school students for SAT

Registrations are being accepted by Lander University for a course of study to prepare high school students to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Classes, which will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 2, include 15 hours of instruction and two practice tests.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Piedmont Technical College Signs Bridge Agreement with Presbyterian College

Piedmont Technical College and Presbyterian College recently signed an articulation agreement that will create a bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at Piedmont Tech, and then transfer to Presbyterian College.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Automotive Club Assists Seniors with Safety Check
Piedmont Technical College's Full Throttle automotive club recently provided automotive safety checks at the Agency on Aging in Greenwood. Students checked fluid levels, brakes and tires at no charge.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

96 Wildcat Anglers enjoy Halloween fishing

October 31 proved to be a great day to fish for the 96 Wildcat Anglers.  The weather was great and all of the anglers did a great job.  Overall big fish was caught by Brockton Cobb that weighed a total of 3.27 lbs.  Cobb also caught his 5 fish limit with a total weight of 10.3 lbs winning the middle school class.  First runner-up for middle school was Mason Haynie with 3.95lbs.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Lander groups mobilize in the battle against breast cancer

Participants in Lander University’s CrossFit and Campus Recreation programs raised money as part of their observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, Oct. 17, they hosted an event called "Barbells for Boobs," and raised over $1,600.


Monday, November 2, 2015

NS Marching Band wins 1A State Championship

The Ninety Six Marching Band traveled to Batesburg – Leesville on Saturday to compete in the SCBDA State Marching Band Championship.  A total of 12 bands around the state competed.  In the end it was the Ninety Six Wildcats who swept the competition winning all three categories including Visual, Music and Overall Effect and captured the Class A 2015 State Championship.



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program Preparing Skilled Technicians

Every private residence, business, industry and agency needs the skill of technicians trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Because these systems are increasing in complexity, skilled technicians are in continuous demand to keep them running at maximum capacity.


Friday, October 30, 2015

Storyteller visits NSHS, shares life stories

Storyteller, Donna Washington visits Ninety Six High School as a part of The Greenwood Reads Program. The students who attended the sessions read the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.   The storyteller brought stories to life as she told the students stories about love, and how to win a woman's heart. Literacy is a very big initiative in Greenwood School District 52.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Russell Technology Center Donates to Support Columbia Flood Victims
Members of the Teacher Cadet and Early Childhood Education Programs at the G. Frank Russell Technology Center sponsored the collection of items for flood victims in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Over 358 packages were taken to the Samuel A. Heyward Career and Technology Center and given to Dr. Sherry Rivers, Director, to distribute to their students and families affected by the flood.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

PTC Kicks-off One Book, One College Series

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series Nov. 2 with an introduction to this year’s spotlight novel, “The Things They Carried”by Tim O'Brien.

As a part of the college’s eighth annual One Book, One College series, the library will host weekly programs addressing the collection of short stories about the men of Alpha Company during the Vietnam War.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 13 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common. They all echo a common message of gratitude for the impact Piedmont Tech has had on their lives, both personally and academically.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NSHS supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Students and staff members at the Ninety Six High School displayed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink.  Then they went outside and created a human ribbon.  Photo by Bobbi Jo of 96 Freeze Frame Photography.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Wildcats Win Upper State X7
Congratulations to the 96 Wildcat Marching Band for winning the Upper State competition for the 7th year in a row!
Monday, October 26, 2015

Piedmont Tech HVAC Instructor Finds Enjoyment in Teaching

Electricity has always been in Wade Smith’s blood. It’s been passed down in his family over three generations. And he is sharing that knowledge with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology students at Piedmont Technical College. 


Monday, October 26, 2015

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