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School and College News - Aug. 6, 2019

Two Kershaw County students recently graduated from Lander University in Greenwood. They are Nylenna Da’Tres Polite, of Elgin, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration; and Nicholas R Spitzer, of Lugoff, who received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts.


The Webb School recently announced its A and B honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

Jin Nettles, a 12th Grade student from Kershaw County, earned B Honor Roll status.

An independent college preparatory day/boarding school for grades 6-12, The Webb School is the oldest continuously operating school of its kind in the South. The school has a dual emphasis on academic excellence and character development.


Local students have been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester.

They incude Sophia Leone Altieri of Camden, Genetics; Timothy G. Branham of Lugoff, Biological Sciences; Hannah R. Burris of Elgin, Elementary Education; Baylee Power Cline of Elgin, Early Childhood Education; Collin G. Davis of Camden, Microbiology; Savannah Taylor Dowell of Elgin, Early Childhood Education; Nancy M. Fanous of Camden, Civil Engineering; Ryanne Elizabeth Fetzer of Elgin, Mathematical Sciences; Ashley L. Fox of Elgin, Special Education; Evan Kline Graves of Elgin, General Engineering; Aayahna Monae Herbert of Lugoff, Computer Engineering; Jennifer E. Horton of Elgin, English; Lauren Alexandra Humphrey of Lugoff, Secondary Education; Keenan Keola Hunt of Elgin, Communications; Meredith Andrea Johnson of Camden, Political Science; Kathleen Anne Laporte of Elgin, History; Sean Thomas Place of Elgin, Mathematical Sciences; Sarah Ann Placke of Elgin, Computer Engineering; Devin Thomas Reeder of Elgin, Civil Engineering; Daniel N. Smith of Elgin, Computer Science; Joshua A. Smith of Bethune, Forest Resource Management; Victoria N. Thierrien of Lugoff, Marketing; Hannah Marie Tucker of Lugoff, Biological Sciences; Hayden S. Vandenberg of Elgin, Biological Sciences; Samantha Marie Verdeschi of Camden, Marketing; Clinton James Washington III of Lugoff, Computer Science; Evelyn M. Watson of Lugoff, Health Science; Kelsey S. Williams of Camden, Nursing; and Jordan Elizabeth Woody of Camden, whose major is Accounting.

To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.


Miranda Corpora of Elgin was among more than 3,800 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises on May 18, at Millett Hall.

Corpora graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Social Work.