School Notes 8-21-19

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A weekly listing of area education news and events

Two area students graduate from CCU
Two area students graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway during its summer commencement program Aug. 9.
• Christian Katsanos of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing.
• William Tyson of Lancaster earned a bachelor’s degree in public health.
Local trio graduates from GSSM
Three local students graduated from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) on June 1 at the DeLoach Center in Hartsville. They are:
• Mackenzie Meadows, daughter of Billie and Shannon Meadows of Indian Land, who will attend Lipscomb University.
• John Patrick Shaheen, son of Amy and John Shaheen of Indian Land, who will attend the University of North Carolina.
• Juhwan Cho, son of Kyoung Ae Lee and ByoungHui Cho of Fort Mill, who will attend the College of William & Mary.
All three transferred to GSSM from Indian Land High School in 2017.
County students win LLES scholarship
The Master Gardeners of York County recently awarded $1,000 Lannie Love Education Scholarships to Calvin Currie and Kristen Stacks.
Currie graduated from Indian Land High School. He will attend Lander University, where he will study environmental science, and then plans to transfer to Clemson University to study forestry.
Stacks graduated from Buford High School. She will attend Spartanburg Community College to study horticulture. She will then transfer to Clemson University for her bachelor’s degree. 
“There have been 25 recipients of this scholarship since its inception seven years ago,” said Jed Bryan, Scholarship Committee chairman. “Kristen and Calvin had among the most outstanding credentials of any student applicants who were previously awarded the LLSE.”
The scholarship is open to students who live in Chester, Lancaster and York counties who are pursuing higher education in various fields, including horticulture, agriculture, turf management, botany, environmental science, etc. For information and application requirements for the LLES, visit www.yorkmg.org/programs/scholarship.

Register now for Adult Education
All new and returning Lancaster County Adult Education students may register Monday-Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. Testing will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Students interested in evening classes may register 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Fall classes begin Aug. 26.
There is no tuition for Adult Ed programs.
ILMS holds open house Aug. 27
Indian Land Middle School, 8361 Charlotte Highway, will hold open house for students  in all grades 6-7 p.m. Aug 27.
Warrior Night in the gym will follow the open house from 7 to 8 p.m.
Students attend BJU summer orientation
Two area residents participated in Summer Orientation ’19 at Bob Jones University in June. William McKee of Indian Land will major in engineering and Abby Bell of Lancaster will major in mathematics education when classes begin at the Greenville school Sept. 4.
USCL Back to School Blast is Sept. 4
USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will host a Back to School Blast Glow Party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Student Center. The event will feature a silent disco, free lunch, games, prizes and vendors. Creighton’s Creamery will serve free ice cream to students. 
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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