Education

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis awards winners of Facebook Future Scholar Sweepstakes

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has announced the winners of the privately funded Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes parents across the state were asked to post a photo on Facebook of their child sporting USC or Clemson gear with the hashtag “#FutureScholarHoller” for a chance to win $529 in college savings; and a football prize pack. The…

Lexington Two principal selected as finalist for 2018 SC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award

Megan Carrero, principal, Fulmer MIddle School. By Dawn Kujawa A Lexington Two principal has been selected as a finalist for 2018 SC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award. Megan Carrero, principal at Fulmer MIddle School, was one of two finalists selected by the SC Association of School Administrators. Finalists will interview with a panel of business, community, and education…

Dutch Fork, Chapin Cheer Teams repeat as state champions

Dutch Fork Cheer team- GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link Chapin Cheer team- GoFlashWin.com photo – click for link The Dutch Fork and Chapin Cheer Teams repeated as state champions in the 5A and 4A classifications, respectively. The high school cheer competition was held Saturday at Colonial Life Arena. Chapin scored an unprecedented 13th title, winning over second-place St. James in Class 4A….

Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducts vision screening at Cayce Elementary

1/3Lions sight screening 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lions sight screening 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Lions sight screening Show Caption Hide Caption The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducting Vision Screening at Cayce Elementary School in Lexington School District Two on Nov. 8,9,and 10. The Lions Club screened 1,050 students during the three day screening. The school nurses, Mrs. Sturkie…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce qualify for state competitive cheer finals

GoFlashWin.com Photos- Click for link The teams of Airport and Brookland-Cayce earned a spot in the competitive cheer finals at Colonial Life Arena, Saturday. Airport earned a spot in the Class 4A final with an 11th place finish in competition last Saturday. And Brookland-Cayce qualified third in Class 3A, in last Saturday’s competition.

East Point Academy holds Veterans Day assembly

1/4EPA 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4EPA 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4EPA 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4EPA 4 Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy held its third annual Veterans Day assembly, Friday at the West Columbia Chinese immersion school. The program was held for 5K-through-eighth-grade students, who crowded into the gym to honor veterans in a special…

Chapin Marching Band’s Holiday Market is Nov. 18

The Chapin Marching Band is having a Holiday Market with more than 70 local crafters and vendors. There will also be a huge silent auction. Five food trucks will be on-site too.  along with 5 food trucks. The Holiday Market will be held at the Chapin High School Nov. 18th from 9 a.m.until 4 p.m. There will be something for everyone.

Tijuana Flats giving entree to veterans, military personnel, Saturday for Veterans’ Day

Tijuana Flats, the unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience, is celebrating Veterans Day by giving a free entree to veterans and active military (with valid I.D.) at all locations on Saturday.  WHAT: In honor of their service to the country, Tijuana Flats is giving a free entree to veterans and active military. Entrees include the restaurant’s signature dos tacos, burritos, chimichangas, nachos, fresh salads…

Fulmer Middle School named as a National School to Watch

Fulmer Middle School Fulmer Middle School has been named a 2018 National School to Watch, one of only a handful of middle schools in South Carolina to receive the designation. It’s the third time since 2011 that Fulmer has been recognized with the honor from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and one of only about 400 middle schools…

Brookland-Cayce’s Madison Conwell, Nathan Walton sign college scholarships, Wednesday

Brookland-Cayce’s Madison Conwell signed her scholarship Letter-of-Intent from Erskine, Wednesday, and Nathan Walton signed his college scholarship Letter-of-Intent from the University of South Carolina, Wednesday. Conwell signed a tennis scholarship and Walton signed a swimming scholarship. Walton and Conwell are seated. They are pictured with their parents, left to right, Ed and Sue Walton and Amy and Glen Conwell. The signing…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis’ 529 Plan among lowest-cost college savings plans

Click for link State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has announced that the Future Scholar Direct Plan, administered by his office, was ranked as having the second-lowest cost among 529 plans nationwide in a recent 529 fee study by Savingforcollege.com. The study compared 10-year cost totals of all direct-sold 529 plans using data found in official program descriptions. The lowest-cost plans were…

A.C. Flora students to perform “High School Musical”

Get ready to start tapping your toes. The fine arts students at A.C. Flora High School will be performing their rendition of “High School Musical” on November 15, 16 and 17 with a matinee performance on November 19. This popular teen romantic comedy, tells the story of rivals, Troy and Gabriella, who must overcome peer pressure and the intrigues of…

Parade, patriotic programs, discussion, and History Channel part of Lexington 2 schools’ Veterans Day salutes

By Dawn Kujawa Lexington Two schools have a slate of activities planned to salute area veterans for Veterans Day,  including a special event Monday, Nov. 6 with the History Channel. Airport High School is participating in Take a Veteran to School Day, an initiative of the History Channel to connect young people with veterans to hear their stories about military…

Lauren Traufler of Lexington crowned Miss South Carolina Collegiate America

Lauren Traufler Lauren Traufler of Lexington has been crowned Miss South Carolina Collegiate America 2018. Traufler will represent the Palmetto State at the national Miss Collegiate America Pageant to be held in June 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Traufler is currently a sophomore pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. She was crowned…

Columbia Fire Department issues Halloween safety tips

From the Columbia Fire Department  It’s Halloween, and with it, the rush to find the perfect costume, that great pumpkin, and just the right decorations for your home. Hidden within all this fun and excitement are potential fire hazards and the Columbia Fire Department wants to remind everyone about some simple Halloween safety tips to help avoid seasonal hazards. During…

Columbia Art Center holds grand opening Saturday

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department held a grand opening ceremony for the new Columbia Art Center on Saturday morning. The new 5,000-square-foot center, located in the Cannon Garage, includes classroom space, a glaze room, clay room, office space and gallery. The event featured a ribbon cutting followed by an open house that included art demos, tours of…

Cayce community celebrates Lexington 2’s newest elementary school

1/6Sen. Setzler Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Mayor Partin Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Lexington 2 Chairwoman Linda Wooten Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Library Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6CES Principal Dr. Cecil McClary Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Lexington 2 Supt. Dr. Bill James Show Caption Hide Caption Sen. Nikki Setzler – Click image to enlarge By Dawn Kujawa It was a time…

Busbee Creative Arts Academy experiences nature at Camp Leopold

It’s not often that teachers like things to get wild in the classroom. But getting wild — as in back to nature — is exactly what educators with Busbee Creative Arts Academy are encouraging this week, with student trips to Camp Leopold in Pinewood. The STEM-based environmental education program draws thousands of third- through seventh-graders annually to learn in an…

Lexington student takes the field as Carolina Panthers’ honorary captain

Scott Woodyard Pleasant Hill Middle School Seventh-Grader Scott Woodyard walked into the field at Bank of America Stadium surrounded by his personal heroes. As winner of a Carolina Panthers game day contest, the Lexington resident served as the team’s honorary captain during the Sept. 17 home game against the Buffalo Bills in Charlotte. Woodyard stood on the sidelines with the…

Richland One holding groundbreaking ceremony for new stadium, Thursday

Richland One will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday. It’s for the new stadium at W.J. Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road. The stadium will be the district’s fourth stadium, and it will serve as the home stadium for Keenan and Eau Claire high schools. The stadium is being built as part of the upgrades that Richland One is making…

Brookland-Cayce tennis player Madison Conwell is WLTX News19 Player of the Week

1/3Fellow Brookland-Cayce High athletes cheer for Madison Conwell, left, as she gets ready to receive her jacket and plaque as part of being selected as WLTX News19 Player of the Week. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Madison Conwell Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Brookland-Cayce High tennis player Madison Conwell gets her Player of the Week plaque. Coach Christopher Simpson is at left….

Chapin High principal, Dr. Akil Ross, honored to be named National Principal of the Year

1/5Principal’s award Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Dr. Ross Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Dr. Ross well liked. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5CHS Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Award Show Caption Hide Caption Dr. Akil Ross By Karamie Sullivan Dr. Akil Ross has been principal of Chapin High School since the fall of 2009. In that time, he said he has been striving…