U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Troy Kok, deputy commanding general for Army Recruiting (center) leads a group of Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students, elected officials, veterans and others Tuesday in shouting "Ooh Rah!" to welcome "Lena," an Army AH-1F Cobra helicopter students recently finished restoring. "Lena" is named for singer and actress Lena Horne, whom Kok said devoted her time to supporting the armed forces. ATEC's 33 auto collision, welding, digital art and design and graphic design students collectively worked for more than 1,000 hours to refurbish "Lena," which saw action in Viet Nam, Desert Storm and ...
Danyelle Stokes (first picture), a 1st Grader in Amanda Williams' class at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES) dressed up as a nurse for Dictionary Day on Oct. 30. The celebration served as a creative way to use Halloween to develop language skills and knowledge. The second picture features MPES Kindergarten teachers Melissa Gandy and Sheryl Barrett.
Moody's, one of the country's two major investment ratings companies, recently upgraded the Kershaw County School District's general obligation bond rating from A1 to Aa3. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the A1 rating is described as "upper medium quality." Wilson said the new Aa3 rating is described as being in the "very high quality" category.
Facility needs will once again be the subject of discussion during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Trustees, using information compiled from their own Oct. 20 reports of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities, will likely begin prioritizing those needs and, possibly, begin discussing exactly how to fund any projects.
North Central area residents of Kershaw County feel as though they've been overlooked and want to keep their small, community schools open. People living in the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin areas want the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) moved to a proposed joint economic development campus with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC).
Camden's Zemp Football Stadium will be filled with 800 Kershaw County School District students today, but books will replace footballs in student's hands as part of the first-ever Kershaw County Read-In.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin discussing the feedback it received from a series of public feedback meetings on facilities tonight. The board will meet in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) board room at the district's office on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
Some Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) football players helped Wateree Elementary School (WES) students start the day recently with a smile by opening car doors and reading to them. The players, part of L.E.A.P.S. (Lugoff-Elgin Athletes Providing Service) are (first picture, from left) Elliot Campbell, Hunter Campbell, Blake Crane, Walker Gainey, Tripp Cox, Cole Armstrong, Wyatt Campbell, Adam Rowson, Lorenzo Portee, Ian Campbell, Carlos Gordon, Malek Lyles, Rahmel Burton, Gunnar Catoe and Evan McDonald. In the second picture, Hunter, who is also this year's homecoming king reads to WES kindergarten students.