School Notes 5-15-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Smith earns doctorate from UC
Robert Smith of Indian Land was one of 1,537 students who graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., this month. He completed his doctor of philosophy in leadership degree during the 2018-19 academic year.
Mingo-Watts receives Newberry degree
Trevin Jasaan Mingo-Watts of Lancaster graduated from Newberry College during the spring commencement ceremony May 4, celebrating the accomplishments of 139 graduates.
Two students receive degrees from The Citadel
Two local students were among the more than 500 members of the S.C. Corps of Cadets who received their diplomas during The Citadel’s commencement May 4 in McAlister Field House in Charleston. Local graduates include:
• Tanner Osborne of Lancaster, history
• Lucas Jendrasiak of Indian Land, business administration
Parsons receives CCU academic award
Joseph Parsons of Indian Land was named the Outstanding Sophomore in the Department of Intelligence and National Security Studies at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
CCU students in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts were recognized for outstanding academic work within their departments of study in a Student Achievement Award ceremony April 25.
Parsons is an intelligence and national security studies major.
Two make Bob Jones president’s list
Two area students made the president’s list for high academic achievement during the spring 2019 semester at Bob Jones University in Greenville. To qualify for the president’s list, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade-point average for the semester. They include:
• Olivia McKee, a freshman accounting major from Indian Land
• Justin Howell, a sophomore information technology major from Lancaster
Teague make dean’s list at Berry College
Halle Teague of Van Wyck was named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at Berry College in Rome, Ga. To make the list, full-time students must post an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Area students make Newberry dean’s list
Four area students made the Newberry College dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Dean’s list students have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the semester. They are:
• Brian Austin Gordon of Lancaster
• Peyton Matthew Norcia of Lancaster
• Shea Manning Rodgers of Indian Land
• Jordan Steven Szustwal of Indian Land
Indian Land PTSO holds raffle contest
The Indian Land High School PTSO will host a raffle contest to win an iPad June 8. Drawing is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased during lunch May 20. Tickets may also be purchased from 5-7:45 p.m. June 8 at the Food Truck Rally.
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.
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.
Senator accepts intern applications
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott 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-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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