Category Archives: Education

Spring Valley High School (Discovery and Explorations) Named National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America

Spring Valley High School has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Spring Valley High School’s magnet programs, Discovery and Explorations, seek to provide our students with an innovative, academically challenging experience centered on rigorous mathematics and science education through unique,…
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Future Scholar Celebrates Fifteen Years

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Announces 15-Year Anniversary Milestone for South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan Columbia, South Carolina – March 8, 2017 – South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis today announced the 15-year anniversary of Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan. Launched in 2002, Future Scholar has achieved tremendous growth in fifteen years, helping…
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State high school league director Singleton receives education award

CLEMSON, S.C. – Jerome Singleton, Commissioner of the South Carolina High School League, is the 2017 recipient of the Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award of Excellence in Dropout Prevention from the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N). Each year, the Riley Award recognizes a South Carolinian who has made a significant contribution to improving…
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Central Carolina Tech employees honored

[caption id="attachment_7999" align="alignleft" width="400"] CCTC employees: Martha McMahon, Deborah Seymour and Myles Williams stand with Interim President Terry Booth while they display their Educator of the Year awards from the SCTEA annual conference.[/caption] Sumter, SC -  On Friday, February 17, three Central Carolina Technical College employees were honored during the South Carolina Technical Education Association…
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Ridge View High School wins regional 2017 Academic WorldQuest

Columbia, S.C. —The Columbia World Affairs Council (CWAC) is proud to award Ridge View High School first place in the Midlands Regional 2017 Academic WorldQuest competition. The team of freshmen, four students and one alternate, lead by Mrs. Sherilyn Phillips took the lead and $500 grand prize over teams from Columbia High School and Dutch…
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Daniel C. Murphy elected to Presbyterian College board of trustees

CLINTON, S.C. – Dr. Daniel C. Murphy of Columbia was elected to serve on the Presbyterian College board of trustees at its Nov. 2 and 3 meeting. Murphy began his service on the board Jan. 1, 2017. Murphy currently serves as general presbyter for Trinity Presbytery. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological…
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USC professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

University of South Carolina chemical engineering professor John Monnier has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a prestigious group of researchers selected for their significant and lasting contributions to the field. Monnier was one of only 84 researchers nationwide to earn the distinction this year. He joined USC’s College of Engineering and…
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SC Whitmore School counselors present at state conference

[caption id="attachment_7929" align="alignleft" width="400"] From left to right: SCWS Counselors Amber Goff, Kim Dunbar, and Traylor Disbrow at the Palmetto State School Counselor Association Conference on January 20, 2017.[/caption] Columbia, SC - Three School Counselors from SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free virtual public charter high school, made a presentation at the Palmetto State School Counselor…
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