The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each of the three concert bands and three percussion ensembles, along with record membership in the Marching Pride. The program is projecting an enrollment in the marching band of nearly 200 students which will make it the largest marching band in Kershaw County.
It's been nearly two months since the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted, 6-3, on the language to be included in two referenda it wishes to place before voters in November. One referenda would ask voters to approve an up to $129 million bond to pay for various facility upgrades and replacements. The other would ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset a necessary increase in property tax millage to pay back the bond.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) recently announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School lunch and breakfast programs. KCSD officials have adopted the following household size and income criteria for determining eligibility:
Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) hosted its first archery camp for rising 3rd through 5th graders. The students learned the proper safety steps and skills to successfully shoot a bow and arrow. Students also held a small tournament for their parents on the last day. Pictured above is the group practicing archery.
Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto Boys State at Anderson College, while Olivia attended Palmetto Girls State at Presbyterian College in Clinton. Both programs took place June 5-11. Sanders Stoney American Legion Post 203 and Auxiliary Unit 203 sponsored the three students. The students show off their delegate certificates with S.C. American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina President Teresia Hayes of Kershaw County.