AROUND THE SCHOOLS - August 6, 2007


Rawlinson Road

An open house will be held for rising sixth-graders and their parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Parents are asked to bring their student's schedule and report to their child's homebase teacher.



Times and dates for class registration in cafeteria will be: 12th-graders, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13; 11th-graders, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13; 10th-graders, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14; ninth-graders, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Parking passes, ID photos, books, schedules and lockers will be issued. Only grades 10 to 12 can apply for a parking pass. Passes are $15 for the year, and students must have car registration and a valid driver's license, not a permit. Ninth-graders need to bring a combination lock if they want a locker; 10th- to 12th-graders will be provided a lock.

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Several area students are participating in the Summer Program for Research Interns, which is a graduation requirement. This six-week experience is taking place in a variety of research settings throughout the state. Students choose topics to research and are paired with mentors who are professionals.

Chippy Sreedharan of Rock Hill is participating in a cell study at the Medical University of South Carolina's Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy. She is examining the effects of certain aspects of vitamin A and chemotherapy on lung cancer cells.

Nabiha Hossain of Rock Hill is participating in an advanced manufacturing-biomanufacturing study at Clemson University's Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is researching the direct writing of electronic and sensor materials using a laser transfer technique.

Jenny Burnett is participating in a heart study at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience. She is researching the deposition and accumulation of extra cellular matrix regulated in the heart and its contribution to heart failure.


Woodberry Forest School

B. Pressly Snyder, son of Dr. and Mrs. Howard F. Snyder of Rock Hill, recently graduated. He will attend Wofford College.



Jennifer Howard of Rock Hill recently graduated with a major in studio art.

Freed-Hardeman University

Kim Hunter of Fort Mill recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howell Hunter Jr.

Furman University

Area students who recently graduated include: William Hendrix, son of Dr. and Mrs. William Hendrix of Fort Mill; Samuel Lobue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lobue of Fort Mill; Ashley Eith, daughter of Debra Eith and Dennis Eith, both of Lancaster; Jamarcus Gaston, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Whitaker of Lancaster; Nathan Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Smith of Lancaster; John McArthur, son of the Rev. and Mrs. John McArthur of McConnells; Tonya Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown of Rock Hill; Christina Deciantis, daughter of Anthony Deciantis of Rock Hill; Sue Eang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sa Eang of Rock Hill; Laura Mohrmann, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Ray Mohrmann of Rock Hill; Lindsay Timmerman, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. H. Timmerman of Rock Hill.


Area students who were named to the honor roll include: Clara Painter and Dixie Smith, both of Clover; and Leslie Farrington, Leanna Mobley and Lynette L. Owens, all of Rock Hill.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Nathan Jones of Rock Hill recently earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for spring semester 2007.

Mary Baldwin

Emily Hunt, daughter of Joseph and Suzanne Hunt of Rock Hill, was named to the Honors List for the Spring 2007 semester.

University of Phoenix

Bridget Michelle Durham recently graduated with a master's degree in elementary education/teacher certification. She is married to Donald Durham and is the daughter of Willie and Margaret Sawyer.

University of South Carolina, Lancaster

Area students who recently graduated include: Kendra Patton, Christopher Reynolds and Lashonda Worthy, Christopher Dorsey -- with highest honors, Kristina Ferguson, Caroline Hayes, all of Chester; Kimberly Irby of Edgemoor; Andrea Bailey, Marketta Jeter, Charvin Robertson, all of Fort Lawn; Calvin Storey, Jeffrey Aldridge -- with honors, Cathaleen Cook, Katie Goodnight -- with honors, Rachel Withers -- with high honors, Joan Tisdale -- with honors, all of Fort Mill; Erica Curry, Terri Camp, Alecia Wilmore, all of Great Falls; Mary Camp, Samantha Cast, Anita Moree, Bethany Walker, Demetrius Drakeford, David Knight, Angela Mackey, Carolyn Taylor Swilling, all of Heath Springs; Marion Collins, Rachel Wright, Herman Anthony, James Moreland Jr., Kayla Watson, Dominique Witherspoon, Miranda Young, Stephen Joyner, Heather Hightower -- with high honors, Kristi Stover, all of Kershaw; Anna Baker, Joel Dalton, Jonathan Fuller, Phillip Harris, William Heddy, Monica Hinson, Daniel Johnson, Mattie Lowery, Audrey McManus, Ronda Hayes Parker -- with high honors, Justin Santana, Kayla Stevens, Sharina Stradford, Johannes Aartun -- with high honors, Chanda Addison -- with high honors, Emily Anderson, Rufus Blackmon Jr., Heather Bowers, Jessica Bradburn -- with honors; Robert Broughton III, Lauren Faye Catoe, Lindsay Catoe -- with honors; Jenna Cauthen -- with high honors, Merridy Cole, Raina Cunningham, Kimberly Denton, Keith Edwards -- with high honors; William Estridge, Justin Gates -- with honors; Kathryn Gillis, Kayla Hallman, JaQuanda Hammond, Mark Hicklin, William Hicks, Brent Humphries, Tamika Ingram -- with honors, Amanda Ivey, Jacobi Mayhew, Teddy McIlwain, Mandy McManus -- with honors, Rebecca Meree, John Mills, Wilbert Nava -- with high honors, Jason Pate, Donna Roberts, Dustin Roberts, Joanna Shaw, Crandall Sims, Alex Snuffer, Sheena Strain -- with honors, Shelley Threatt -- with honors, Amy Wright -- with high honors, Randy James Jr., Ja' Pa' Jerday Peay, Eulanda Thomas -- with high honors, Randall Williams, Sherrell Harris, Ebony Johnson, Deunka McGriff, Jason Smith, Rodney Watts, Jonathan Whiteside -- with honors, April Blair, Natallia Evans -- with honors, Brenda Hyatt -- with honors, Maegan Kennedy, Shalonda Reid, Lana Robinson -- with honors, Charlene Rowell, Michelle Ward, all of Lancaster; Abby Brewer, Shartina Clyburn, Samantha Love -- with honors, both of Pageland; Richard Baker, Rashod Williams, Hollis Cornwell, Ryan Dexter, Foster Hargrove Jr. -- with honors, Kimberly Morris, Danielle Stacks, all of Rock Hill; and Sean Hall -- with high honors, Amanda Grant, Casey Parrish, all of York.

Vanderbilt University

Area students who recently graduated include: David Caughman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Caughman of Rock Hill; Mary Cranford, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William D. Cranford of Rock Hill; and Mary Fishburne, daughter of Drs. C. and S. Fishburne of Rock Hill.

Washington University, St. Louis

Magdalen Stanley, daughter of Kathe and Tom Stanley of Rock Hill, recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the College of Arts and Sciences. She graduated in 2004 from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in English and German.


Sarah Hager, 2007 graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School of Science and Mathematics, recently was awarded an Old Main Scholarship. She was a member of the Model United Nations team and the basketball and volleyball teams. She is the daughter of Tim and Peggy Hager of Rock Hill.