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School News: Richard Black attending Harvard student medical conference

Posted: August 5, 2014 1:57 p.m.
Updated: August 6, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Richard Black, grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, SC, is attending the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Health Care at Harvard Medical School. The session held August 3-12 immerses high school students in the challenging complexities of the medical profession. It exposes them to the techniques of doctors and nurses during hands-on clinical rounds where they treat patients in a true-to-life outbreak simulation. The students interact with practicing physicians, scientific researchers, medical school students and residents. They also grapple with controversial medical issues, learn about health care challenges and explore advanced scientific research in areas such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. In addition to learning clinical and surgical techniques, students explore other areas of study and career paths with health care.

Richard, age 17, is the son of Willie and Gertrude Black of Blythewood, SC. He is a rising senior in the Bio-Health Magnet Program at Ridgeview High School in Richland School District Two.



Edwin Squirewell, a native of Ridgeway, SC, received a PHD-Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester.

Approximately 5,000 degrees were awarded at the end of the semester.



Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, announced that Tatiana Tway of Elgin, SC, has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List.



Ashley Tway of Elgin was among students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Yager Stadium.



Eric W. Abbott has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $53,028 toward a college education through the Montgomery GI Bill. For those who qualify, new soldiers can earn up to $65,000 for student loan repayment. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty.

Abbott will report to Fort Benning, Ga. for basic training in August.

He is a 2014 graduate of Lugoff Elgin High School.



Wofford College has named additional students, who studied abroad during the Spring 2014 semester, to the Dean’s List: Mary Hay Gantt of Camden, SC.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.



The University of South Carolina Sumter is excited to welcome the class of 2018. This class represents an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hail from across the state and even the Southeast. The following local students will be attending USC Sumter in the fall:

Jordan Ard of Lugoff, Kayla Carraway of Lugoff, David Crandall of Lugoff, Morgan Humphries of Lugoff, Hunter Jones of Elgin, Breanna Mackey of Lugoff, John McLeod of Lugoff and Lauren Ramold of Lugoff.


Rebecca Jackson of Jefferson has been named to the Spring 2014 Chancellor’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a 4.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.



Chhasity Martin, a resident of Lugoff, South Carolina, was among more than 20 students who made the President List in the Spring 2014 semester fir USC Sumter.


The University of South Carolina Lancaster recognizes academic achievement with the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List. The President’s Honor Roll automatically qualifies a student for the Dean’s List.

Local students named to the President’s Honor Roll include:

Stuart A. Barfield, Hannah G. Koon and Summer M. Truesdale, all of Kershaw.


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