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School Notes 1-9-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Apply now for Sims Foundation internship
The J. Marion Sims Foundation in Lancaster has opened its competitive internship application for summer 2019.
“Interning with the foundation allowed me to work closely with experienced professionals to make a difference in my hometown and opened my eyes to philanthropy,” said Abigayle Morrison, business development and marketing specialist at E4E Relief in Charlotte, which provides employee relief and emergency assistance funds.
“The professional and personal growth I experienced during my time at the foundation has been invaluable. The internship program helped me see and appreciate resources and opportunities around me, and deepened my love of where I’m from.”
The paid internship program gives college students and recent college graduates the opportunity to make important professional contributions to the community.
By working in the field of philanthropy and in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, interns gain real-life experience in event planning, relationship building, research and community outreach.
Interns are assigned short-term projects during the 10-week summer internship period.
Over the four years of the program, the foundation has worked with 21 young people from around the service area and beyond.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to offer young adults a meaningful and relevant work experience over their summer break,” said Susan DeVenny, president and CEO of the J. Marion Sims Foundation. “Our foundation exists to strengthen the health and vibrancy of our community, and we know that part of the solution can be found in our young people.”
Details are available at http://jmsims.org/simterns. Applications are due by Feb. 1. 
Seow graduates from Troy University
Joanne Seow graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Troy University in Troy, Ala., during the fall semester of the 2018/19 academic year.
Two make Bob Jones’ president’s list
Two local students are among about 550 students named to the president’s list for high academic achievement during the fall 2018 semester at Bob Jones University in Greenville.
Justin Howell, a sophomore information technology major from Lancaster, and Olivia McKee, a freshman business administration major from Indian Land, both made the list at the Christian liberal arts school.
To qualify for the president’s list, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade-point average for the semester.
Apply now to Discovery School
Discovery School is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year lottery through Feb. 1.
Discovery School, which serves kindergarten through fifth grades, is Lancaster’s County’s only charter school.
Applications are available at Discovery School and on the school’s website, dis.lancastercsd.com.
District seeks Hall of Fame nominees
Lancaster County School District  is seeking nominations for its Education Hall of Fame.
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. Nominees from the teacher, administrator or board member categories must have completed their educational careers. A deceased person can be nominated/selected.
Nominations will be accepted from students, educators and the community at-large.
Nomination forms can be found on the district’s website, www.lancastercsd.com, or at the district office.
The nominations can be mailed to Hall of Fame, Lancaster County School District, 300 Catawba St., Lancaster SC 29720, or delivered to the district office at the same address.
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 4.
LCSD offers special education services
Lancaster County School District is offering special education services for children, youth and adults with disabilities, ages 3-21. For details, call (803) 285-8439 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or email Kathy.Durbin@lcsdmail.net.
Apply now to Legion Collegiate Academy
Legion Collegiate Academy, a dual enrollment public high school scheduled to open for the 2019-20 school year in Rock Hill, is accepting applications from students in any school district in South Carolina.
Parents can apply online at www.LegionCollegiate Academy.org or in person at one of the parent forums held the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Legion Collegiate Academy Enrollment Center, 1348 Ebenezer Road, Suite 101, Rock Hill.
LSWCD offers forestry scholarship
The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District has established the Bill Ardrey Forestry Scholarship in recognition of Bill Ardrey’s 42 years of service with LSWCD.
LSWCD is accepting applications for the $750 scholarship from Lancaster County college students. The student must be majoring in a forestry-related major at a fully accredited college, university or technical college.

Applications are available at www.lancasterswcd.com or call (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for a copy. The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. March 26.
Apply now for GSAH dance program

The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Dance Program for rising seventh through 12th-grade students provides intensive, pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary component.
Students must be 12 by June 1, 2019. Out-of-state students are welcome to apply. The five-week program runs June 16-July 20. For details, visit www.SCGSAH.org.
LSWCD conservation scholarship available
The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for the Glenn Alexander Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750 to go to a high school senior residing in Lancaster County.
The student must be attending a fully accredited college, university or technical college.
The Conservation District prefers that the recipient is majoring in an agricultural or environmental related field such as agricultural education, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, biology, forestry, horticulture, soils or wildlife management, but it is not a requirement.
The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. March 26. Those interested in applying for this scholarship must fill out an application, which can be found on the website at www.lancasterswcd.com on the education program page, or you may call the office at (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for a copy.

Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. Send education information to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.