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Education

  • GSSM programs accepting applications

    from S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
    Hartsville – The S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville is now accepting applications for its residential and virtual programs.

  • School Notes 1-9-19

    Apply now for Sims Foundation internship
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation in Lancaster has opened its competitive internship application for summer 2019.
    “Interning with the foundation allowed me to work closely with experienced professionals to make a difference in my hometown and opened my eyes to philanthropy,” said Abigayle Morrison, business development and marketing specialist at E4E Relief in Charlotte, which provides employee relief and emergency assistance funds.

  • District targets ‘rampant’ vaping by students

    Lancaster County School District started random metal-detector scans last year to target weapons, but the contraband turning up most is e-cigarettes.
    “We’ve had about 51 instances since the beginning of school,” said LCSD Safety Director Bryan Vaughn. “Vaporizers are rampant in schools.”
    Vaporizers, or electronic cigarettes, have become common in the last decade, marketed as a way to help smokers kick the habit.

  • ILHS teams bring Christmas cheer

    The Indian Land High School baseball teams left the diamond the weekend before Christmas to bring some holiday cheer to a struggling family in their community.
    Third baseman/pitcher Jay Hildreth, 18, headed up the effort, inspired by his parents and grandparents, who have been working with Serving Our Neighbors, a nonprofit devoted to helping families who have fallen on hard times or undergone a recent tragedy.  
    Hildreth went to his coach, Joey Robinson, in October to tell him that he wanted to give back to the community with the help of his baseball team.

  • School Notes 1-2-19

    Schools close for winter break
    Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck elementaries and Indian Land Middle and High schools, are closed through Jan. 6 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
    Student film festival entries due by Jan. 7
    The Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, is taking entries.

  • ILHS construction on schedule despite rain

    The Lancaster County School District’s construction projects are moving ahead as scheduled, with only minor delays due to this past month’s frequent rains.
    Contractors have been working extra hours to keep the schedules on track.
    “They’re working weekends and overtime to make up for the weather days,” said LCSD Facilities Director David Small.
    At the new Indian Land High School site, rock removal has also contributed to construction delays with more rocks having to be removed than anticipated.

  • School Notes 12-26-18

    Schools close for winter break
    Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck elementaries and Indian Land Middle and High schools, are closed through Jan. 6 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
    Local students make CCU honors lists
    A number of local students made the honors lists for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
    President’s list (4.0 grade-point average)
    • Brady Hinkle, marketing

  • Huddle up with Indian Land’s FCA

    by Denyse Clark/for Carolina Gateway
    The Indian Land community now has an official Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter. 
    Pastor Michael Davis, Indian Land FCA staff member and a special education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, said the FCA gets students together to develop leadership skills and also help them to go out and get disciples for Christ.
    Despite its name, the organization is not just limited to student athletes. All students are welcome to join the group.

  • GSSM wins academic contest

    from S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
    Hartsville – The S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Academic Team won the High Point Central Open tournament in High Point, N.C., on Oct. 20.
    The tournament featured 14 teams from 10 schools. GSSM was the only South Carolina school in the competition.
    GSSM competed in seven matches during the tournament. While the competition was tough and the scores were close, the Eagles were undefeated and took home the first-place trophy.

  • School Notes 12-19-18

    Local students earn degrees from Coastal
    Three local students graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway on Dec. 14.
    • Raquel Addamo of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in communication.
    • Mariah Ellis of Indian Land earned a bachelor’s degree in marine science.
    • Rebecca Hammond of Lancaster earned a master of education degree in language, literacy and culture.
    Humanik wins first VWES spelling bee