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School Notes 3-13-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Three make dean’s lists at USC Aiken
Three local students were named to the dean’s list at USC Aiken for the fall 2018 semester – Kelsi Funk, India McNeil and Brooke Webb, all of Indian Land. To make the dean’s list, full-time students must achieve a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
LCSD kindergarten registration open
Lancaster County School District has opened registration for next year’s 4-year-olds, kindergartners and new first-graders. Students should be registered online at www.lancastercsd.com, then required documents should be brought to the school.
Online registration takes less than 15 minutes as parents enter identification and contact information. If families do not have computer or internet access, there will be Chromebooks onsite at each school.
After online registration, bring the following documents to the elementary school your child will attend: legal birth certificate (long form, showing both parents’ names), immunization record (S.C. form requested), parent driver’s license (with current address), and two mandatory forms of residency – one must be a mortgage or settlement statement, rental, lease or purchase agreement or property tax receipt (house or car) and the other a utility bill with matching service address.
The first day of school for students is Aug. 19.
Four make dean’s list at Newberry
Four area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Newberry College.
They are: Kailee Erwin, Emmanuel McCord and Jordan Szustwal, all of Indian Land, and Brian Gordon of Lancaster.
Dean’s list students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Apply now for local scholarships
Lancaster County Future Teacher, Lancaster County Clemson Club, Crenco Marketing/Business Major and Alice K. Howey Memorial Scholarship applications have been released. All applications are due by 4 p.m. March 22. For application and details, visit www.lcpartnersforyouth.org/scholarships.
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 college scholarship
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 attend a fully accredited college, university or technical college.
Preferred recipients will be majoring in an agricultural or environmental related field such as agricultural education, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, biology, forestry, horticulture, soils or wildlife management.
The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. March 26. Those interested in applying for this scholarship must fill out an application, available at www.lancasterswcd.com on the education program page, or you may call the office at (803) 286-4455, ext. 100, for a copy.
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.
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 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.
Senator accepts intern applications
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has announced that he is accepting congressional internship applications for positions in his Washington D.C., North Charleston and Columbia offices for summer 2019.
The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy and press. The internship also provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals.
All internships are unpaid, but students will learn invaluable work experience and skills throughout their internship that will help them gain a better understanding of how their government functions.
Internship hours are flexible, but generally run 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
S.C. students can apply online at www.scott.senate.gov/constituent-services/internships.
For details, contact the internship coordinator at internships@scott.senate.gov or (202) 224-6121.

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