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L-EMS celebrates Decades Day

Mrs. Brazell's ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrated Decades Day . Students -- such as (from left) Camille Sullivan, Sarah Hardin, Molli Smith, Tyjah Steele, Kara Hayes, Madison Guthrie and Katelyn Vandevander -- researched different aspects of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and created Glogsters to present their research. Students dressed in fashion from their decade or as a famous person from their decade. They created a timeline in the hallway and plotted different events, and created a time capsule to represent items from 2000-2011. In class, students presented their decades' research. It was exciting day for all!

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Spitzer recognized achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Matthew Spitzer achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor May 20. Matthew's required service project included preparing a detailed map of the historic cemetery of Smyrna United Methodist Church in Elgin. Matthew also built a prayer garden and seating for visitors. Matthew is pictured here presenting the details of his project work to Joe McConnaughay from the church's Cemetery Committee. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff.

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Acting out history

Five Camden Military Academy (CMS) students will perform an original play entitled "Castro" in the National History Day national championship June 10-14 in Maryland.

June 08, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


The last class - Part 3 of 3

Kershaw County has produced its own licensed practical nurses (LPNs) for 47 years.

June 04, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Brick by brick

Crews begin demolishing the band room of the old Camden Middle School (CMS) campus Wednesday on Laurens Street. Following CMS' move to McRae Road several years ago, the Kershaw County School District attempted to sell the property twice to developers who had proposed creating a new residential area by extending Jordan Street south to Jordan Street. Neighbors fought the move, leaving the property vacant for years and subject to vandalism. The district decided earlier this year to demolish the remaining buildings and have the debris removed in order to make the property more attractive to sell.

June 01, 2012 | | Education


The last class - Part 2 of 3

Six hundred students have graduated from the practical nursing program at the Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) since it opened in September 1968.

June 01, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Bridging ceremony

Each year at the Montessori School of Camden, students celebrate the end of academics with a "Bridging Ceremony," held in the Baxley Gazebo.

May 30, 2012 | | Education


The last class - Part 1 of 3

Nineteen practical nursing students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) received their nursing pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and said the Practical Nurse's Pledge after they earned their diplomas last May 24.

May 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Tea time

Camden Elementary School of the Creative Arts students in Renee Thompson and Donna Reyes' special needs classes treated their mothers to tea at the Palmetto Coffee Shoppe and Tea Room to celebrate Mother's Day.

May 28, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Combs earns USC President's List recognition

Elizabeth Combs of Camden has completed her freshman year at the University of South Carolina with a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the President's List.

May 28, 2012 | | Education


SS/HS grant a 'success' for KCSD

Programs funded by a grant obtained by Kershaw County following the 2007 gang-related shooting death of a high school student now employ 41 full- and part-time residents. It has helped reduce recidivism at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC), provided "targeted" counseling to 2,900 students and created a positive behavioral program that will be expanded to all middle schools.

May 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CHS honor roll students named

Camden High School has reported its honor roll students for the third quarter.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Cooper chosen to serve on CERRA Advisory Board

Camden Middle School teacher Lori Cooper is among a group of educators from across the Palmetto State who have been chosen to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement's (CERRA) Advisory Board.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Greenhouse gurus

Camden High School (CHS) earth science students are learning how to build and sustain an aquaponics greenhouse as a part of their class curriculum.

May 23, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Area students earn Dean’s List honors

Several Kershaw County students were named to the Furman University spring 2012 Dean's List.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


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