Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

The Children's School

An orientation for parents and students will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Students will be able to visit their classrooms and talk with their teachers. Parents will be able to become active members of PTO and get information regarding the Challenger After-School Program.

Sunset Park

Friday will be a teacher workday/student holiday.

An open house will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30. A brief meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with an opportunity to visit your child's classroom afterward.

HIGH

Lewisville

An open house will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon Friday.

Northwestern

Class registration times are: 12th grade, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. today; 11th grade, 1 to 3:30 p.m. today; 10th grade, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; ninth grade, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Parking passes, ID photos, books, schedules and lockers will be issued. Only grades 10 through 12 can apply for a parking pass. Passes are $15 for the year and students must have car registration and 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.

COLLEGES

Auburn University

Kelly Leanne Farris, daughter of Larry and Peggy Farris of Rock Hill, recently received a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. She will begin a one year forensic psychology fellowship at West Central Georgia Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ga., in August.

Medical University of South Carolina

Kristie North Appelgren, daughter of Christopher and Diana North of Rock Hill, was recently elected speaker of the Medical Student Section for the coming year. She is a fifth year student pursuing dual degrees: an MD and a master's degree in clinical research. She is a 1997 graduate of Northwestern High School.

OTHER

Elizabeth Chapple of York County recently received a $500 scholarship and a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta. She submitted a portfolio -- designed to help senior 4-H members prepare a comprehensive summary of their involvement in the 4-H program and the impact it has made on their life -- to be eligible for the state award. Portfolios are judged and scores are used in the selection process for National 4-H Congress and 4-H Presidential Tray Awards. Leadership plays a big role in the selection process.

For more education news, including dean's lists and Who's Who lists, visit heraldonline.com/education.

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