Category Archives: Education

South Carolina’s First Student Film Festival Announces Call for Entries

Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, is pleased to announce that entries are officially being accepted for its inaugural event. The festival gives high school aged filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their films to a live audience and have their work judged by industry…
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Hammond School Announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Award Recipients

[caption id="attachment_17695" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hammond names Reba Campbell and Andy Folsom distinguished alumni.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2018)—Hammond, an independent school offering students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 a thoughtfully developed academic experience, has named Reba Campbell its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and Andy Folsom its 2018 Young Alumni Award recipient. Each year, representatives of…
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S.C. education stakeholders to participate in field study of public education in Finland

[caption id="attachment_17578" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Twenty-three South Carolina education stakeholders will visit Finland’s public schools to gain insight into critical challenges in public education in South Carolina.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Twenty-three South Carolina education stakeholders will visit Finland’s public schools this month to gain insight into critical challenges in public education in South Carolina. The field study will…
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Order of the Palmetto Awarded to Mike LeFever, Former SCICU President & CEO

COLUMBIA, SC– The Order of the Palmetto was awarded to Mike LeFever, former president & CEO of SC Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. (SCICU), at the advocacy organization’s board meeting hosted by Presbyterian College on Sept. 26. Virginia Crocker, former SC Representative and former SCICU trustee, presented LeFever with South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. The…
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GSSM Celebrates 18 National Merit Semifinalists

Hartsville, SC – Eighteen students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) are among the 16,000 semifinalists named in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically accomplished students are now eligible for continued competition in the program, which awards National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million each spring.…
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Riley Institute at Furman announces finalists for Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

[caption id="attachment_17476" align="alignnone" width="1140"] The award, presented by the Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds, celebrates education initiatives for improving the lives of students across South Carolina.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced three finalists for the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC™ Award. The annual award, presented by the Riley Institute and…
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GSSM Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with a Special Convocation Ceremony

Hartsville, SC – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Convocation Ceremony will be held Thursday, October 11, at 2 p.m. at the Center Theater in Hartsville. Dr. Leland H. Cox, the School’s first presiding president, will deliver the Convocation address. Cox is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an…
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FAFSA open now for students going to college in 2019-2020

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened today for students who are planning to attend college in the 2019-2020 school year. Filling out the FAFSA is the first step for students to access federal grants and loans as well as both state and institutional grants and scholarships. These funds can be used to…
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