School Notes 1-10-18

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A weekly listing of local school news and events

Schools close Jan. 15 for MLK holiday

All Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg Elementary and Indian Land Elementary, Middle and High schools – will close Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume Jan. 16.

Nine local students graduate from CCU

Nine local students graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway during the school’s fall 2017 commencement ceremony Dec. 15. They are:

- Olivia Campbell of Fort Mill, bachelor’s degree in psychology, magna cum laude, honors graduate

- Kyrah Clemons of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in English

- Nysia Fulmore of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in business administration/management

- Jamiee Hudson of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in business administration/management

- Kaderrious Jackson of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in business administration/management

- Tia Johnson of Lancaster, master of education degree in instructional technology

- Zhaci Jones of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in early childhood education

- Nicholas Lover of Fort Mill, bachelor’s degree in business administration/management

- Jaquel Stanback of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in recreation and sport management

MLK scholarship breakfast Jan. 15

Faith Hope and Victory Christian Church will host the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 15 in the Covenant Baptist Church Family Life Center, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. 

Rick Wade, businessman and former senior adviser for the Obama administration, will speak. 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children age 5 and under and $250 for VIP tables, which seat eight. All proceeds benefit the Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr., Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

For details and ticket information, call Novella Kirkland at (803) 288-3123.

Make nominations for Hall of Fame

The school district will accept nominations for the Lancaster County School District Education Hall of Fame through Feb. 6. 

Nomination forms can be found on the district’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, or at the district office. 

Nominees may be former teachers, administrators or board members. 

Community members who have made significant contributions to the district through their work as a civic leader, politician or friend of education may also be nominated. 

A deceased person can be nominated. 

Nominees from the teacher, administrator or board member categories must have completed their educational careers. 

Nominations are accepted from students, educators and the community at-large.

Forms may be mailed to Hall of Fame, Lancaster County School District, 300 Catawba St., Lancaster, SC 29720, or dropped off at the district office.

Local student to study in Canada

Clemson University College of Agriculture students Anna Scott of Lancaster will spend her spring 2018 semester studying in Canada through a Killiam Fellowship. Scott will attend the University of Calgary. She is enrolled in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences program. 

My Favorite Teacher contest open

Kindergarten through second-grade students can create a My Favorite Teacher work of art to show their teacher they care. Artwork should be in color on 8 1/2x11 inch white paper. Third- through 12th-grade students may write a My Favorite Teacher essay. 

The deadline for artwork and essays to be turned in to the school office is March 20. 

My Favorite Teacher contest winners will receive prizes and be featured in a special section of The Lancaster News.

Conservation district offers scholarship

The Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation district is accepting applications for the Glenn Alexander Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Lancaster County high school senior who plans to attend a fully accredited college, university or technical college. The district prefers the recipient major in an agricultural- or environmental-related field. The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. March 26. Those interested may visit www.lancasterswcd.com or call the office at (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for an application.

Discovery School taking applications

Student applications for the 2018-19 school year at Discovery School are now available. Applications can be found at dis.lancastercsd.com or can be picked up at the school, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster.

Sen. Tim Scott seeking interns

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is seeking congressional interns to serve in Washington, D.C., in spring 2018. 

The internship program offers undergraduate and gradate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process and government policy and press. 

All internships are unpaid. 

Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but generally run from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  

Interested South Carolina students should email internships@scott.senate.gov or call (202) 224-6121.

U.S. Rep. Norman seeks interns

U.S. District 5 Congressman Ralph Norman is seeking interns for the remainder of the fall 2017 semester and the spring 2018 semester. 

Unpaid interns will conduct legislative research, assist with front office operations, help with constituent relations, conduct Capitol tours and learn from staff about the day-to-day operations of a congressional office. 

South Carolina ties are preferred, but not required. 

Those interested may visit norman.house.gov/forms/internships or call (202) 225-5501. 


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