A lot of parents, grandparents and other family members took a lot of pictures at the beginning of Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting as the district honored dozens of student athletes. The meeting started in a large meeting space in an auxiliary building at the district's offices on West DeKalb Street. Later, the meeting moved to the actual board room in the main building and included a report on grant programs and passage of the district's proposed 2015-16 budget.
Monday, the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) submitted an application to become a public charter school for the 2016-17 school year. If approved, there will be no charge for tuition for kindergarten and above, according to a press release issued Tuesday. Parents of children ages 3 and 4 will pay an instructional fee.
This year's recipients of Thomas E. McLester Scholarships are (from left) Gabrielle Faith Mills, a recent Camden High School (CHS) graduate; Alonzo Darius Myers, who recently graduated from North Central High School; and LaNasa Anniyah Clarkson, also a recent CHS graduate. Each received a $1,000 scholarship certificate of award May 17, presented by Mrs. Amy J. McLester and the Rev. Ellis White Jr., pastor, Camden First United Methodist Church. Gabrielle, the daughter of Bruce and Lisa Mills, plans to attend the College of Charleston, with plans to study exercise science and become a physical therapist. Alonzo, the son ...
In 1996, Wendy Pearson Brinley became the first of three siblings to be named to the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team. In the nearly 20 years since, Wendy spent time studying abroad, acting, training, working in a U.S. District Court and, now, as a stay-at-home mom in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget. Tuesday's meeting marks a return to the board's regular schedule of holding meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. In May, the board met on the second and fourth Tuesdays in order to attend a May 5 Kershaw County Council budget workshop.
Clarke Allen, Madeline Pate and Hannah Ranson recently each received the 2015 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus awards scholarships in honor of each of the women legislators currently serving in the General Assembly. Rep. Funderburk is a past chair of the Women's Caucus.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received six awards for its communication efforts in the 2015 South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association's (NSPRA) Rewards for Excellence (RFE) program. Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) took home four awards.
Nearly three years ago, in November 2012, Amari Williams finished four months in intensive care waiting for and then receiving a new heart. He had been diagnosed six months earlier with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes weak and enlarged, causing it not to pump blood efficiently.