Education

Ice delays DTC’s classes, not goals, says Townsend

DENMARK – Despite the snow and ice storm that postponed Denmark Technical College from its original opening date of Jan. 10, DTC moved into its spring 2011 semester, holding full classes Jan. 12.
Because of the winter storm, DTC administration decided to close Jan. 10 and 11, which followed suit along with the other 15 technical colleges in South Carolina and most public school districts statewide.

STABLE TALK - News from the Campus of Barnwell High School - February 2, 2011

Second semester is in full swing at BHS with many activities planned for the coming weeks. The Guidance Department hosted a Financial Aid Workshop for seniors and their parents on Jan. 27. The annual Warhorse Club Membership Drive for the 2011-2012 school year took place on Jan. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Job Shadow Days, which allow juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore career options by shadowing potential employers, will be held on Feb. 2 and 3.

BHS students named Hugh O’Brian Leaders

Raven Cooler and Shelby Peay were recently selected to represent Barnwell High School as Hugh O’Brian Leaders.  They will attend a three-day leadership conference at Erskine College in the summer where gifted sophomores throughout S.C. meet to explore their future world at a state seminar.
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation is a widely acclaimed international program that has motivated thousands of young people to realize their leadership potential.  Raven is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garret Cooler and Shelby is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Peay.

Robotics team

Mrs. Susan Gardner, a teacher at Barnwell Elementary School, was able to obtain funding from a local security firm, Greg Services, to purchase the necessary materials to start a First Lego League. This is a team based competition for children 9 to 14 years of age. A group of students compete against other teams to design, build and program a robot that will have to accomplish certain “missions”. These missions change each year based on the theme. This year’s theme is “Body Forward”, and it challenges students to research the use and importance of robots in the medical field.

DTC invites public to Homecoming 2011

DENMARK – Denmark Technical College will launch Homecoming 2011 in elegant style with its third annual DTC Presidential Scholarship Gala, a banquet at 7 p.m., Feb. 3.
The event is a fund-raiser for the presidential scholarship fund administered through the DTC Foundation, which is an auxiliary organization of the college designed to promote and support it through fund-raising campaigns for capital improvements and scholarship drives. It will be held in the Tri-County (#026) building on the DTC main campus.

Harbuck named to Dean’s List

NEWBERRY, S.C. – William Harbuck, a senior from Barnwell, and Rachel Williams, a freshman from Barnwell, was named to the Dean’s List at Newberry College for the Fall 2010 semester.
Students receiving recognition on the Dean’s List at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Founded in 1856, Newberry College is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Broomfield earns Masters degree in Education

Saterria Williams Broomfield, formerly of Fairfax ,graduated December 11, 2010 from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C. with a Masters in Education. Saterria is a 2002 graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School and a 2006 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. She taught English at Dorman High School prior to accepting her current position at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C. as assistant principal. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Supervision from Converse College in Spartanburg. Saterria is the wife of Richard Broomfield Jr.

Macedonia Elementary School Honor Roll - second nine weeks

First Grade
A-B Honor Roll
Trentee Bamberg
Josie Birt
Jazmane Brown
Michael Chavis
Davis Delk
I’yuan Dozier
Michael Evans
Annagrace Gardner
Joseph Grubbs
Emmanuel Henderson
Tanisha Hughes
Traveyon Johnson
Emani On’Neal
Karena Polite
Kamani Reed
Alex Robles
Teal Rogers
Weston Sandifer
Amber Thomas
Melissa Williams
Tre’Quez Wilson
Principal’s Honor Roll
Courtney Dunbar
Sta’Nyah Holman
Joshua Kinard
Gracie Smith

    Second Grade

Two local teachers learn science rocks

Life Science really rocks on Roper Mountain--literally! During  June 21-25, two Barnwell County teachers spent a week in Greenville better understanding science and how to present it to their students.The teachers were Dorothy Priester, a 6th grade teacher at Macedonia Elementary School, and Chris Delk, a 6th grade teacher at Barnwell Elementary School.
The information and hands-on-experience that both teachers came away with during the week, far outweighed any experience either had witnessed before.

Scholarship deadline

The deadline to apply for a $2,000 scholarship from EnergySolutions is Jan. 31. One scholarship per school is available to eligible 10th grade students at each high school in Aiken, Barnwell, Richmond and Columbia counties for students who intend to study math, science or engineering in college.
The goal of the EnergySolutions Foundation is to promote study in these critical areas in which college enrollment has been declining for many years.

Three named to Dean’s List

Three Former Barnwell County graduates have made the Dean's List at Aiken Technical College for the Fall semester.
Megan Grubbs is a 2008 graduate of Barnwell High School Class of 2008. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marty Grubbs of Barnwell.
Ni'Asha Sanders is a 2009 graduate of Barnwell High School. She is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Elzy Sanders of Barnwell.
Katherine Williams is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson Davis Academy. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Williams of Williston.

SRR executive offers area college students advice

AIKEN – Amid a successful 30-year career focused largely on positive contributions to the nuclear industry, Dave Olson knows when it’s time to return a favor.
As Operations and Deputy Project Manager with Savannah River Remediation LLC (SRR) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS), Olson is personally determined to “give back” by helping today’s college students become tomorrow’s competent leaders in his industry and others.

Rutherford receives Mathematics degree

Candice Leigh Rutherford of Olar graduated Dec. 9 from North Greenville University with a bachelor of science in Mathematics.
North Greenville University, located in Tigerville at the foothills of Glassy Mountain, is a co-educational liberal arts institution which provides opportunities for higher education in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor and graduate degrees in over 40 degree programs.    

Locals graduate from college

North Greenville University

TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Thomas Neal Chambers graduated from North Greenville University on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Chambers, who is from Olar, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.
North Greenville University, in the foothills of Glassy Mountain, is a co-educational liberal arts institution which provides opportunities for higher education in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment.

Francis Marion University

Carolina’s Nuclear Cluster graduates two

Carolinas’ Nuclear Cluster completes second year of leadership class and recognizes two Savannah River Site Nuclear Solutions, LLC employees
AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 27, 2010) – The Carolinas’ Nuclear Cluster recently graduated two Savannah River Site Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) employees from its Leadership Energy Carolinas (LEC) class of 2010. LEC is a personal and professional development forum for future leaders of the nuclear industry in the Carolinas.

Brooker attends Rocky Mountain College

BILLINGS, Mont. – Daron Brooker, son of Benjiman and Bernice Brooker, of Barnwell, started attendance at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. this fall.
Daron plans to major in sociology. He graduated from Barnwell High School in 1993.
Daron has been accepted to Rocky Mountain College based on his educational performance, which includes his high school grade point average, course selection, ACT or SAT scores and letters of recommendation.

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