Chapin High School

Chapin dedicates sequoias on Arbor Day

Members of the Chapin Arbor Day Foundation gathered for its first Arbor Day celebration Friday morning at the new Chapin Business and Technology Park. Chapin Arbor Day Foundation President Gerald Meetze presents a certificate and check for $50 to Alexis DeJesus for her winning logo design. (Photo provided) The ceremony included the unveiling of the new organization’s logo, designed by…

Two District 5 school principals named state’s best

Principals Gerald Gary of Dutch Fork Middle and Akil Ross of Chapin High take top 2017 honors in selection by their statewide peers

It’s been a couple of heady weeks for Lexington-Richland School District Five. First, the district was named South Carolina’s best by a national website, out of 81 districts statewide. And, now, two of the district’s principals have been named the state’s best as well. District Five Superintendent Stephen Hefner congratulates Dutch Fork Middle School principal Gerald Gary on being named…

Local students recognized as state’s top ‘young innovators’

Two Lexington-Richland School District Five graduates have been awarded the South Carolina Young Innovator Award. From left: Alexa Eyring and Kayla Shine. (Photo provided) Kayla Shine from Dutch Fork High School, now a freshman at Clemson University, and Alexa Eyring from Chapin High School, received the honor at the 18th Annual InnoVision Awards Dinner on November 3 in Greenville. Both…

Chapin High student initiative helps feed local families in need

This time of year is known as a time for harvest and plenty. But for many, times are hard, and food to feed themselves and their families remains a struggle. Students from extracurricular clubs at Chapin High School helped gather more than a ton of food for We Care, a local year-round center that aids individuals and families in need….

Local teachers honored for work in business education

Two educators from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been named Teachers of the Year by the South Carolina Business Education Association. Irmo High School’s Carolyn Diaz was presented with this year’s Secondary Teacher of the Year Award, and Donna Bowman of Chapin Middle School was awarded the association’s Middle School Teacher of the Year honor. The duo was honored during…

Lexington County students’ work on display in Lexington Medical art show

  Budding artists from Lexington County schools have been recognized for their talent by Lexington Medical Center. The hospital recently held its seventh annual Art of Healing competition with the Columbia Museum of Art. High school students from Lexington County are invited to submit pieces, with all students required to incorporate elements related to health. Barbara Willm, vice president of…

Getting back on their feet: Chapin students help classmate Jack Enright, local veterans with donation

  Local veterans will get to enjoy the great outdoors while a high school senior gets physical therapy to help him walk again, and all because of the generosity of the Chapin community and the hard work of Chapin High students. Members of Chapin High School’s Student Government on Wednesday presented two checks totaling $5,200 during the annual Winter Giving Assembly. Students have…

Veteran Gilbert High School football coach, athletic director to retire after 35-year career

A coach who has influenced student-athletes in South Carolina for nearly four decades is retiring at the end of the school year. Lexington One Superintendent Karen Woodward on Tuesday announced the retirement of Barry Harley, athletic director and head football coach for Gilbert High. He will step down in June. Coach Harley is wrapping up his stellar career next June. (photo provided)…

Chapin, Lexington bring home state cheerleading championships

It was clear Saturday that the best high school cheerleaders in South Carolina in 2015 live in Lexington County. Chapin: AAA state champs (photo by Allen Wallace) Chapin High School won the South Carolina High School League’s AAA Competitive Cheer state championship Saturday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena, and just a few hours later Lexington High School took the AAAA title….