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Education

  • Camp Broadway brings out stars

    Local aspiring performer Gavin Mahoney, 16, joined music legend Cyndi Lauper at Carnegie Hall on April 29.
    Mahoney, now a rising junior at Indian Land High School, performed with Camp Broadway during the New York Pops 36th anniversary party.
    The party honored Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper and media executive Ken Lowe, former CEO of Scripps Network.

  • Van Wyck Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following Van Wyck Elementary School students made the honor roll during the 2018-19 school year:
    All A’s
    Second grade

  • School Notes 6-19-19

    Citadel commissions new Army officers
    Lucas Jendrasiak of Indian Land and Tanner Osborne of Lancaster were among about 100 members of The Citadel class of 2019 who accepted Army commissions during a May 3 ceremony  in McAlister Field House in Charleston.
    About 35 percent of the S.C. Corps of Cadets class of 2019 are now officers in the U.S. armed forces. ROTC programs produce almost 70 percent of the officers that enter the Army each year.
    Anderson graduates from Wofford College

  • Newton earns sixth college degree

    S.C. Rep. Brandon Newton, 24, recently received his master’s degree in business administration from Winthrop University, marking the sixth college degree he’s earned over the last seven years without incurring much college debt.
    By the time he was elected to represent the 45th District in the S.C. House in 2016 – the Legislature’s youngest member – he’d already racked up three associate degrees from USC Lancaster in art, business and science, and two bachelor’s degrees from USC in liberal arts and organizational leadership.

  • York Tech launches program to help adults graduate

    from York Technical College
    ROCK HILL – York Technical College is launching Reconnect with York Tech, a program designed to help former students complete their college degrees. Students who never finished their program at York Technical College will now have the opportunity to re-enroll and receive financial support to graduate.
    Inspired by a model in Tennessee, Reconnect with York Tech is focused on ensuring adult college completion. 

  • School Notes 6-12-19

    Four graduate from Lander University
    Four area graduates were among the 343 who received degrees from Lander University during its 159th commencement ceremony May 12. State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis gave the keynote address in Lander’s Finis Horne Arena in Greenwood. They were:
    • Ty’Karria Shy’Aunte Hall of Lancaster, bachelor’s degree in political science;

  • Grad-elation!

    The Indian Land High School gym was bursting at the seams during commencement exercises Friday, May 31, and what started out as a calm, controlled ceremony quickly escalated to roaring and applause as the 241 graduates in the class of 2019 received their diplomas.
    “Our students consistently excel in the classroom and in countless leadership and community service roles,” said ILHS Principal David Shamble. “I am inspired by their dedication, proud of their accomplishments and hopeful about their futures.”

  • PTSO event brings food trucks galore to ILHS on June 8

    Indian Land High School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization is hoping to start a new community event to bring Indian Land residents together, and what brings everyone together better than food?
    Food Truck Saturday is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Indian Land High School football practice field, with food trucks, inflatables, a DJ, an obstacle course and craft vendors.
    “We wanted to do something to bring the community together and also highlight the Indian Land PTSO,” said Pam Houge, the group’s president.

  • School Notes 6-5-19

    18 area students earn Clemson degrees
    Eighteen area students graduated from Clemson University during its spring 2019 commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum last month. They are:
    Fort Mill
    • Caitlin Ann Barkley, magna cum laude, bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biological sciences
    • Lauren Nicole Cattafesta, bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • Benjamin Andrew Chamberlin, bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary sciences

  • School district celebrates excellence

    Educators, county officials, community leaders, families and friends filled the Lancaster High Multipurpose Building on May 14 for the 2019 Celebration of Excellence Luncheon.
    Longtime colleagues reunited and shared memories at the annual event, which recognizedexceptional educators – past and present – in Lancaster County.
    The event was the second in the district’s four-part Celebration of Excellence, which also honored  high-achieving students across the district.