Justin Johnson of Camden, a recent graduate of the Divison for the Deaf at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB), entertains the crowd in the school's production of "Swing…the Musical." Accompanying him is classmate Jane Enabore. Johnson plans to attend college or travel overseas. While at SCSDB, Johnson participated in basketball, football and track. He won Most Valuable Player in basketball and was a student assistant coach. He excelled in academics while showing off his talents dancing in the school's fine arts performances.
Kershaw County students recorded outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 spring semester at Clemson University and earned inclusion on the President's List or Dean's List at Clemson University.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan has been selected as a South Carolina state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) technology plan includes five sections that address students, professional development, instruction, communications and technical support -- guidelines that KCSD Director for Technology Phyllis David said the school district will look toward during the next five years.
Meredith Toole, April Barrett, and Ashleigh Hough have been awarded the 2011 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. For a fourth year, the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus has given scholarships in honor of each of the sixteen women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Representative Funderburk is currently serving as the Chair of the Women's Caucus.
On Saturday, April 30, Team DME, consisting of several You Go, Girls; faculty members; and school friends took to the streets in the Providence Women's Heart and Sole race in Columbia to help raise awareness for women's heart disease, the number one killer of females in South Carolina. Some of them completed the five mile walk or run, while others opted for the 3 mile walk or run. No matter the distance, though, one thing is for sure... all had a fantastic time completing this heart-healthy event in our community. In the picture, You Go, Girl team members ...
Are female athletes being treated the same as male athletes at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)? Marti and Mike Gogan decided to find out after realizing money raised to buy cheerleader uniforms was being used to cover other costs. If the answer is "yes," the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could find itself in violation of Title IX federal funding regulations.
Students, administrators, fellow teachers and the surrounding community are dealing with the shock from the sudden passing of North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Helen Charlene Mathis on April 29.
The Kershaw County School District's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget shows a modest 2.4 percent increase from the current FY 2014-15 budget. The proposal calls for a balanced $74.83 million budget, up from almost $73.1 million in the current fiscal year.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.