Education

AROUND THE SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY

Ebinport

Yearbooks orders are being taken now. The cost is $25. Yearbooks must be ordered and prepaid.

Parents are reminded to look closely at all communications sent home each week in communication folders.

Griggs Road

Students who were recently nominated for March Acts of Kindness are: Hunter Akins, Halei Akins, Estefani Alpizar, Justin Baker, Aubreigh Barnes, Alex Bass, Morgan Bell, Breonna Blakeney, Tripp Bolin, Katelin Brewer, Bailey Buchko, Quan Burris, Jackson Carter, Katrina Casper, Angelica Castro, Meadow Chastaine, Haley Clary, Keith Collins, Spencer Cook, Dylan Costner, Hannah Cragan, Noah Cruz, Sophia Davis, Cheyenne Davis, Dalton Davis, Anna Dulin, Jon Dylan Honeycutt, Logan Farrar, Kayla Faulhaber, Tricia Jo Faulhaber, Aaliyah Fortner, Cesar Garcia, Trent Gilbert, Karen Goble, Stephanie Goble, Junior Gonzalez, Dennis Gonzalez, Kali Gonzalez, Linzie Gregory, Logan Gregory, Cara Hamilton, Alexander Harrell, Jacob Harris, Jake Harris, Alicia Hartness, Bradley Hastings, Jesse Helms, Graham Hennessey-Lettellier, Madalyn Howard, Austin Huneycutt, Jameria Jackson, Daniel Jeffries, Dasani Johanson, Nie'Ki Jones, T'Avion Jones, Arianna Jones, Victoria Kang, Bryce Kettler, Jessica Killian, Carl Lamberson, Elisabeth Lark, John Lawson Myers, John Mark Flanagan, Stewart McCall, Carmen McCarter, Tyriesha McCrorey, Nathan McIntosh, Seth Moore, Gillian Moses, Riley Moss, Corbin Moss, Grant Mountain, Brenden Nichols, Austin Nugent, Joie Palmer, Noah Palmer, Blake Parton, Taylor Peters, Sadarius Phillips, Michael Pletnieski, Nolan Pridgen, Nolan Promin, Christopher Rainey, Bailey Ray, Rodrigo Ridriguez, Miranda Robinson, Kaitlynn Robinson, Sonia Rojas, Tori Rose, Zac Rose, Jaxon Sain, Tyler Satterlee, Sophia Sprouse, Caleb Stauffer, Erich Stepko, Adam Taylor, Sydnee Taylor, Brooklyn Thomas, Barry Thornburg, Kalia Vang, Prabhjit Virk, Latik Walker, Justin Watkins, Alyssa Watkins, Maeson Williams, Ruby Williams, Kianna Wilson and Hollis Young.

These students were seen demonstrating acts of kindness and good character traits during March.

Independence

Students who had perfect attendance for the third nine weeks are: Sarah Henderson, Harrison Neely, Jayshan Taylor, Mackenzie Woods, Joy Ballard, Sarah Cunnup, Ashley Gillespie, Alexis Johnston-Norman, Claudio Ortiz-Quiroz, Chandler Ramsey, Ethan Williams, Luke Helms, Gary Hemphill, Aireona Adams, Sheila Bogan, Everette Caldwell, Walter Foreman, Timothy Goodwin and Hannah Nearing.

Terrific Kids for March are: Lexie Wallace, Ethan Williams, Sydney Nellums, Tyler Bingham, James Fields, Malik Logan, Samiah Davis, Grace Stringer, Jordan Peek, Tyler Doster, Logan Bruce, Gracie Osborn, Skylar Groves, Dalton Robertson, MacKenzie Painter, Cameron Barnes, Eli Osborn, Madison Foss, Chelsea Brady, LaQuandra Walker, Helanie Page, CJ Moore, Rebekah Zills, Lexie Jones, Haley Lefler, Donnell Williams and Raymond Harris.

India Hook

Students who recently made the India Hook Pirate News network TV station are: William Stockdale, Brandi Patterson, Baylee Ramsey, Rebecca Evans, Caitlin Julian, Vincent Franklin, Brixon Zuniga, Hannah Simpson, Sonia Clemens, Colten Parker, Tanner Deese, Lyric McDerglin, Randall Wolff, Tiarra Fryer, Ashley Lumpkin, Sarah Mayfield, Anais Smith, Delainee Walker, Logan Mabry, Connor Chase, Meghan Howard, Trey Cosper, Austin Bumgarner, Chelsea Alford, Van Perry, Christina White, Alan Andrade, Hailey Coe, Austin Bailey, Mary Vu and Emily Hallman.

Terrific Kids for March are: Quin Mitchell, Max Watson, Marilyn Valle, Ava Strickland and Emily Miller, K5; Erin O'Rourke, Jenna Gregory, Morgan Lail, Emma Turner and Nicholas Mayfield, first grade; Esly Baez, Kinon Kiper, Summer Parker, Eric Stroud, Carson Howe, Jenifer Montero, Michaela Gray and Connor Jenkins, second grade; Connor Jenkins, Hannah Lane, Logan West, Will Warner and Madison Kieffer, third grade; Emily Hallman, Haley Blythe, Julieta Rico and Brandy Patterson, fourth grade and Anais Smith, Mersaedies Williams and Vincent Franklin, fifth grade.

Jefferson

The PTO will sponsor the Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the gym and cafeteria.

JAMS (Just a Marvelous Student ) for March are: Armoni Cureton, Jackson Good, Kayla Waldrop, Erica Seaford, Katheryn Spears, Vicente Santos-Nava, Lucas Cousins, Abbi McCarter, Chansler Burch, Colt Parker, Amanda Breakfield, Kirsten Templeton, Clint Mitchell, Aaron Lowry, Destiny Brooks, Amanda Summitt, Carlye Littlejohn, Valerie Dawkins, Emily Varnadore, Austin Moss, Oree Moore-Meeks, Seth Maxwell, Gaige Robinson, Tori Cannon, Summer Pittman and TaWaun Neely.

Oakdale

Terrific Kids for March were: Emily Nelson, Dadrian Cathcart, Logan Craig, Ashton Wingate, Breonna Barnette, Ashley Long, Colby Amburn, Katelyn Young, Jared Jackson, Charles Gilliard, Carson Smith, Lacey Smith, Quentin Sanders, John Martin Westbrook, DJ Westbrook, MacKenzie Ledwell, Hunter Tomlin, Ian Robinson, Zari Wherry, Danielle Millard, Justin Holley, Ethan Hudspeth,

T'Keia Williams, Ja'Toria Mingo, Chania Buchanan, Zarria Burns, Nikki Malcolm, Kayla Champion, Jordan Sloan, Trinity Shannon and Jordan Wright.

Oakdale volunteers are invited to a breakfast drop-in from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 17 in the office conference room.

Rosewood

Terrific Kids for March were: Bailey Doss, Gabby Meadows, Logan McCuin, Kalie Goulet, and Bryanna Gonzalez, kindergarten; Michaela Maloney, Dynasty Moore, Gabby Flynn, Kristen Stanley and Karen Tiscareno, first grade; Amilliyon Davis, Khalil Senbel, Armando Martinez, Royall Miller and De'Lajure Addison, second grade; Myles Byers, Hyzton Summers, Carmen Gonzalez, Nicholas Sterling, Andy Elder and James Avlis, third grade; Kaleb Allen, Julissa Gomez, Pearla Barragan, Kayla Tolbert and Antonio Hardy, fourth grade and Joseline Mendoza, Jackie Gamble, Jonathon Chambers, Nelson Aviles and Ty Barber, fifth grade.

York Road

Chick-fil-A Character Stars for March are: Beau Van Aller, Amanda Padillo, Kebrionna McCoy and Monquavion Neely, kindergarten; Luke Allen, Cooper Crawford, Jalen Curry and Shylin Hemphill, first grade; Zoe Johanson, Ciara Montes and Stephen Leppard, second grade; Robby Lee, John Ross Berry, Tyrei Moore, Jackson Clark and E'miya Massey, third grade; Keiara Wilks, Ryan Gause, Lauren Sabatini, Emily Morabito and Breanda McFadden, fourth grade and Lindsey Looper, Will Prince, Landon Yeager and Joseph Getty, fifth grade.

The character trait for March was respect.

MIDDLE

Castle Heights

Students of the week are: CeCe Canty, Anton Richter, Alan Gunn, Austin McClintok, Darien Whitaker, Marla Walker, Kyla White, Cheyenne Sanders and Kyle Smith.

Mrs. Scott's careers and technology classes have been building bridges during the past two weeks. The students were assigned to design, build and test bridges while working with a budget.

Winners for the most weight held on the bridge were: Jordan Addison, Greg Cunningham, Katrina Gonzales, Daniel Horne, Gage Miller, Vivek Patel, RJ Semko and John Vang.

Winners of the design aspect of the contest were: Jesse Cunnup, Dustin Erdy, Kaylen Fickes, Justice Hancock, Jamesha Massey, Michael Paesano, Brad Sisson, Austin Sharpe, Kayla Vroman and Stephen Zajac.

Parents should make sure they have the most updated information about their students.

Harold C. Johnson

Report cards will be issued Tuesday.

Spring picture money is due Friday.

Saluda Trail

The school collected $2,057 in this year's "Pasta for Pennies" campaign to help people with leukemia and lymphoma. The winning home base classes that collected the most in donations received ice cream parties.

Rawlinson Road

Students, faculty, staff and parents raised $10,500 in donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, putting the school in second place. The Raiders have been in the top three schools for five straight years.

Students of the week are: Brad Garland, Austen Bowen and Desiree Cloud.

Jessie Lewis, Tori Adams and Drew Liriano recently received Raider Referrals. Students can receive a Raider Referral from their teachers, administrators or any staff member who catches them doing something good. These students will be treated to a party at the end of the nine weeks.

The Eighth-Grade Chamber Orchestra earned an excellent rating at Concert Festival.

Monday is RRMS Night at Steak 'n Shake on Cherry Road from 6 to 8 p.m. The school will receive a percentage of the sales when customers mention they are with Rawlinson Road Middle School.

Sullivan

Students of the Week are: Brittney Kilpatrick, Zelll Myers, Anna Marie Gooch and Sadaisha Lindsey, sixth grade; Payton Newell, Alex Taylor and Daniel Bolton, seventh grade and Caaman Burchfield, Natali Jensen, Kennedy Martin and Jonathan Schavey, eighth grade.

Valerie Vasquez, Carena Manson and Luis Briones correctly named John McCain as the Republican presidential candidate; they won this week's Falcons Know the World.

HIGH

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

This year, the GSSM accepted 69 awards at the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science, including 14 first-place awards.

Nearly 200 students from across the state submitted written research reports and made oral presentations that were judged by a group of experts.

Phoenix Academy

Students of the Month for March are: Shelby Bell, Crystal Jonas, Charisma Porter, Amber Bellue, Brittany Parker and Rashard Barber.

PRIVATE

St. Anne

Mary Katherine Tipp and Michael Quaiel were recently selected to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador Program. The two students spent spring break in Washington, D.C., learning about the nation's government and history. Tipp also will participate in the Ambassador program this summer as she travels to Australia for three weeks of exploration of the country while she interacts with students from all over the world.

The middle school band and vocal arts students received an "excellent" rating in their large group performance at the SCISA Music Festival in Columbia. The small group performance by Chris Panas, Jessica Mai, Krista Switzer, CiCi Bronson and Carley McAlister achieved a "superior" score.

The middle school vocal art students received an "excellent plus" score for their performance of three selections.

The St. Anne community collected more than 1,000 books for children in Mombasa, Kenya, passing along the students' love of reading and their desire to help and serve. Visit the school's Web site, stanneschool.com, to see updates as the children receive the books.

Market Day Food orders are due by noon Monday. All orders placed in this first order will receive a free tote bag.

Trinity

Terrific Kids for March are: Layden Pruitt, Tina Rich, Johnny Cook and Hunter Guard, first grade; Gillian Moore and Dylan Dease, second grade; Destini Allen and Zachary Perkins, third grade; Derek Martin and Matthew Rippy, fourth grade; Jordon Brewer and Zachary Buchanan, fifth grade.

The PTF is looking for volunteers for upcoming events. For more information, call Roxanna Hensley, 371-0402, or e-mail her at Trinityptf@gmail.com.

All offices, daycare and school will be closed Monday through Friday for spring break.

Donation items for the month are a ream or case of basic copier paper, or a gift card to Office Depot.

Westminster Catawba

Oliver Peterson and Jonathan Lollis were recently nominated to attend Palmetto Boys State this summer.

Spelling Bee winners are: Christopher Poston, Wyatt Kirk and Meredith Blumenfeld, first place; Elizabeth Oglesby, second place.

Tickets for the spring musical "The Sound of Music" are on sale. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 2-3 in the Catawba Campus Gym. See Brenda Fisher in the Intermediate School Office for tickets. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free. For more information, visit wccs.org, or call Brenda Fisher at 328-5460.

COLLEGE

Clemson

Beth Hicklin, daughter of Marion and Cathy Rose Hicklin of Rock Hill, will be acknowledged Monday afternoon on Clemson's campus for recently receiving the communication studies department's David Malcolm Geddes/Mark Roderick Geddes Memorial Award.

The award honors students who have distinguished themselves academically and in terms of community service.

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