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Education

  • ILHS students at Boys, Girls State

    Eight Indian Land High School students are attending Palmetto Girls and Boys State this week, June 10-16, thanks to the sponsorship of the Indian Land American Legion Post 250 and its Auxiliary unit.
    AL Post 250 sponsored six boys – Arthur Burns, Reese Feilder, Sloun Harrison, Chukumzam Ideney, Connor Ouimet and Camden Walrath – for Boys State at Anderson University. They were certified after interviews with Post 250 Vice Commander Richard Steininger, James Reese and Adjutant William Chick.

  • School Notes 6-13-18

    Mickles earns master’s degree
    Ty’Keyana Mickles of Lancaster earned a master’s degree in applied clinical psychology from USC Aiken. Mickles was recognized during a master’s hooding ceremony on campus May 9.
    Platts named educator of the year
    David Platts was named Lancaster County’s 2018 Conservation Educator of the Year on May 17 at the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Affiliate Members Awards and Recognition Program.

  • Wayward cockatiel Hawkeye back home

    To fourth-grade teacher Amy Cogan, the gray bird dive-bombing her students outside Harrisburg Elementary School three weeks ago had a familiar shape.
    It was a cockatiel, and it landed atop a soccer goal.
    “The bird was flying low and swooping down at the kids,” Cogan said. “It obviously wasn’t a wild bird. I got closer and put my hand on the net, and it leapt onto my hand.
    “I started talking to it, and it crawled up my arm. It was a pretty neat experience.”

  • IL Academic Challenge team 1st in district

    by David Bender/ Special to Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land High School’s Academic Challenge team capped a successful season, finishing first in the district and tying for third in the state.

  • School Notes 6-6-18

    Jordan graduates from Clemson
    Laura Mackay Jordan, the daughter of Scott Mackay, graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in music.
    Jordan will be attending Wake Forest Law School in the fall.
    She was valedictorian at Indian Land High School in 2014.
    Griffin graduates from Wingate

  • Oh happy day: 229 ILHS grads receive diplomas

    Indian Land High School’s 229 graduates took their first step into adult life during commencement Friday, May 25.
    ILHS graduates flipped their tassels and received their long-awaited diplomas in front of loving family members, classmates and friends.
    ILHS also honored graduates from the classes of 1948, 1958 and 1968 during special part of its its afternoon ceremony.

  • USCL is reaching out to IL this fall

    USC Lancaster is expanding to a satellite location in Indian Land, offering several courses at Indian Land High School this fall.
    “Over the years we have really worked hard to reach out to the Indian Land community,” USCL Dean Walt Collins said Thursday. “We’re just excited, very excited, to be in Indian Land and have a presence here.
    “We want to help students be successful – whatever students that come our way.”

  • School Notes 5-30-18

    Price, Mathews study abroad
    Belmont University students Emma Price and Ann Mathews, both of Indian Land, are among 700 Belmont students, peparing to participate in one of 43 faculty-led Maymester and Summer Study Abroad experiences across the world. Price is traveling to Cambodia and Mathews to France to study.
    Price makes dean’s  list at Georgia
    Kayla Price of Indian Land made the dean’s list for the 2018 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.

  • School board raises prices for lunches, sports events

    The Lancaster County school board had a busy meeting May 15, voting unanimously to raise prices for student lunches and athletic-event tickets and to change the elementary school grading period to nine weeks.
    All athletic tickets will go up $1, across the district, for the 18-19 school year. Coaches originally asked for a $2 raise, but settled with the district on a $1 increase.
    According to school officials at the meeting, coaches need more money to support their teams, and raising ticket prices would help them meet that goal.

  • School Notes 5-23-18

    Cederstrom is USC Aiken ambassador
    Collytte Cederstrom of Indian Land was chosen as a chancellor ambassador for USC Aiken’s 2018-19 academic year. Cederstrom will represent the university, the chancellor and the student body during on-campus and community events.
    Strunk inducted into Phi Kappa Phi