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L-EHS student wins ‘BGTIME’

Victoria Phan won big in a media contest by interviewing her father. The Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) junior earned second place and a $750 scholarship in a contest called Bridging Generations through Technology, Information, Media and Engagement (BGTIME).

May 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


ATEC students qualify for national HOSA competition

Five Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students have qualified to compete for national honors at a health science conference this summer after capturing medals at the state competition held recently in North Charleston.

May 08, 2013 | | Education


School trustees, council discuss budget at meeting

Members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) representatives met with members of Kershaw County Council Thursday to discuss the district's 2013-14 budget. During what school Trustee Matt Irick and Council Chair Gene Wise called the "informal" meeting, school trustees and administrators presented the district's working budget to council and the funding formula used to create its budget each year. Trustees and council also touched on the issue of whether or not the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will have school resource officers (SROs) in city of Camden schools during ...

May 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Upton Trio ends 2013 education season at NCHS

The Upton Trio gave the final performance of its 2013 education project season Monday at North Central High School.

May 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Leininger is 2013 KCSD Teacher of the Year

North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Brian Leininger is the Kershaw County School District's 2013 Teacher of the Year (TOY), selected at the district's annual gala Monday evening.

May 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Medlin to join the National Society of College Scholars

Stephanie Elizabeth Medlin, the daughter of James and Jessica Medlin of Elgin, has been invited to join the National Society of College Scholars due to her outstanding academic performance at the University of South Carolina (USC). She is a Cardinal Newman Catholic High School graduate.

May 01, 2013 | | Education


CMS wins 17 awards at the regional science fair

Eleven students from Camden Middle School won a total of seventeen awards at the Regional Science Fair. The winners are as follows --

May 01, 2013 | | Education


KCSD website, photos earn state honors

Kershaw County School District's website and four photographs were winners in the SC chapter of the National School Public Relations Association's 2013 Rewards for Excellence.

May 01, 2013 | | Education


MES cleans up as part of Earth Day

The Cassatt community celebrated Earth Day at Midway Elementary School (MES) April 22 by helping to renovate the school's campus.

May 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Columbia mayor to Junior Leadership grads:

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin spoke to the 2013 graduating class of Junior Leadership Kershaw County (JLKC) at the program's 25th anniversary dinner April 25.

May 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Teacher takes ESOL lessons into the classroom

One Kershaw County School District (KCSD) teacher has had the pleasure of teaching 50 students from as far away as Azerbaijan and Cambodia, and is taking what she taught them into her own classroom at Midway Elementary School (MES).

April 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Geography Bee semifinalist

Montessori School of Camden sixth-grader J.D. Heaton (right) was a 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee semifinalist. The 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the national Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National ...

April 26, 2013 | | Education


KCSD has new plan for guidance counselors

A year-long study will redirect the focus of Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) guidance counselors.

April 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Patience leads to teaching students with special minds

Growing up in Bucks County, Pa., Nancy Silverman always knew her life would be filled with rewarding edification. She would begin as the student; she would become the teacher. Though unforeseen at the time, her first lessons would not come from a book but from life in the revered lessons of patience and waiting. Shortly after being accepted to Temple University, Silverman realized this was not going to be her time for school. College would have to wait, but she had no doubt it would be there when she returned. She would spend the next years giving her new husband ...

April 26, 2013 | Paula Joseph | Education


An All Star Send Off

Doby's Mill Elementary School students gave its Special Olympians a world class send-off as they headed off to competition. More than half of the school lined the front sidewalk, cheering and holding signs of encouragement and support as these special athletes left the school grounds to attend the Special Olympics at Camden Military Academy on April 12.

April 24, 2013 | | Education


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