The top 30 students in Kershaw County's 2013 senior class were honored for their hard work and dedication to academics Monday evening at the 18th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team banquet.
The Blaney Elementary School (BES) and Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) archery teams both won first place in the South Carolina state archery tournament and are heading to the national archery finals in Louisville, Ky., in May.
The Kershaw County School District will offer more classes for eighth-grade SEAGUL students as part of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' five-year gifted education plan. Trustees expressed hope the new curriculum for SEAGUL -- Special Education Activities Geared for Unique Learning -- will maintain student interest to keep them from dropping out of the program during the school year.
Kershaw County School District's 2011-2012 District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) and 2012-2013 S.C. Honor Roll Teacher (HRT) Helen Walker was selected as one of ten South Carolina educators to participate in Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal (STAR) in March.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) held their annual 8th grade science fair on March 12. Projects were put in categories such as Behavioral and Social Sciences and Botany. The winners this year are as listed.
Kershaw County School District employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the school district's 2013-14 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.
Camden High School (CHS) students may think they know what happens if they text while driving. A program brought to the school by the CHS' Bulldogs Against Destruction Decisions (BADD) Club showed them not only what texting and driving is like, but drinking and driving as well. CHS administrators are hoping Monday's appearance by UNITE's Arrive Alive tour will help keep Kershaw County roads safer and shine a light on the dangers of texting or driving while intoxicated.