Fort Mill Times

Horine a finalist for 'Entrepreneurship Challenge'

Fort Mill grad a top entrepreneur

Fort Mill High School graduate Jesse Horine (class of 2014) is a finalist in the MasterCard-sponsored Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s National Challenge and has a chance to win $25,000.

Now a freshman at the College of Charleston, Horine made the finals by placing in the YEScarolina Mark Motley State Business Plan Competition in June, winning seed money for his business venture, SouthernFly. The business is intended to be an online one-stop shop for all fly-fishing needs.

Follow Horine on Instagram and Twitter @southernfly_sc.

Duke Energy awards Indian Land Elementary

Indian Land Elementary School was the recent recipient of a cash award of $2,000 from Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children for having the most student and their families complete home-energy surveys.

The school also received energy efficiency starter kits as part of Duke’s Energy Education in Schools program.

Duke Energy partnered with The National Theatre for Children in 2011 to launch its Energy Education in Schools program. Through this effort, students are taught core educational points about energy, resources and how and why they can use energy wisely.

“Duke Energy applauds the winning schools for embracing new ways of learning and making a commitment to energy efficiency,” said Sasha Weintraub, senior vice president of Market Solutions for Duke Energy.


Governor’s School application

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is now accepting applications for its class of 2017.

The deadline to register is Feb. 15.

GSSM is a two-year public residential high school specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math.

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From staff reports