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School Notes 8-14-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Last Alive at 25 class is Aug. 15
The Alive At 25 class will be offered 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Barr Street Learning Center, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster.
Lancaster County School District students who want to park on campus must complete Alive At 25 and supply proof that they have completed the course before they can buy a parking pass.
If students do not complete Alive At 25, they will not be allowed to park on school grounds, and the district will have cars towed that are parked illegally.
The 4.5-hour course costs $40. Call (803) 732-6778 to request a scholarship application, if needed. To register, visit scnsc.org/training/alive-at-25 or call (803) 732-6778. Send payment to the S.C. National Safety Council, 121 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC 29063.
Senator accepting intern applications
Sen. Tim Scott is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019.
The program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy and press.
Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but generally run from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Interested South Carolina students can apply for internships at www.scott.senate.gov/constituent-services/internships. For details, email internships@scott.senate.gov or call (202) 224-6121.
Apply now for academy nominations
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s office is taking applications for 2019 military academy nominations. The office will accept applications through 5 p.m. Oct. 18. Those interested in attending one of the four service academies – the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – should submit applications and other necessary documents.
“I am thankful for those that desire to serve our country,” Scott said. “I am especially humbled by our high school students who make the decision to pursue a military career at such a young age. For those that decide they want to apply to one of our service academies, you are choosing to take on one of the most challenging and rigorous collegiate curriculum our country has to offer. I commend your decision and please know that my staff and I look forward to assisting you in any way we can.”
During the last academic year, Scott nominated 37 S.C. students to be considered for an appointment to one of the four service academies for the class of 2023.
Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application (including two essays), resume, official SAT/ACT scores, official high school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. You can find the application at www.scott.senate.gov/constituent-services/service-academy-nominations.
For more information, visit the FAQ page on the website above or call (803) 771-6112.
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.

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