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.

Williams crowned Miss DTC

Ask LaShaundre Williams for an example of someone who embodies the virtues of a real-life queen, and she is quick to name her mother, Dedre Fluitt.
“I look to my mom. She knows when to speak and when not to speak and she knows how to pick and choose her battles, but she is soft-spoken,” she said.
Williams said her mother knew how to make people feel good, but could be firm when needed.
Williams, 23, was formally crowned as “Miss Denmark Technical College” during her coronation ceremony Oct. 29 in the McDuffie Student Services Center at DTC.

Super Sitter program graduates eight

Sixteen youth, ages 12-14, participated in a 4-H Super Sitter Babysitter Workshop held December 29-30 at the Bamberg Extension Office. The participants learned what qualities a responsible babysitter possesses, how to care for babies and toddlers, how to make snacks, how to handle emergency situations, and how to handle parent surprises.

Two locals receive diplomas

Dr. Delphine Patterson 

Dr. Delphine Patterson, daughter of Gloria Barker of Barnwell earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University in Atlanta, Ga. on Dec. 3, 2010.
Patterson is a 1985 graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School.

Leslie Hutson

BHHS students tour Clemson

On November 17, a group of Blackville-Hilda High School Business students along with seniors and juniors traveled to Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. to tour the college. After completing the tour, they enjoyed a buffet meal at Golden Corral. The students were able to gather a huge amount of college information while having a great time.
Congratulations to Allante Harrison who has been accepted to Clemson. Way to go Tigers!

DTC Dean nominated for state award

One of Denmark Technical College's faculty was honored recently on the state level.
Dr. Ambrish Lavania, the dean of the industrial and related technology department at DTC, was nominated as one of the Governor's Professors of the Year. At DTC, the industrial and related technology department includes such fields as electromechanical engineering, electronics technology, welding, plumbing and computer repair.

G.A.T.E. students dance like Catawba

The first and second grade G.A.T.E (gifted and talented education) students at Jefferson Davis Academy are studying a unit on Native American Indians as one of their enrichment courses this year. To add dimension and plausibility to this study, these students visited the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project Center in Rock Hill, S.C.

USC-Salkehatchie Scholars

Local high school students with an exceptional academic record now have one more reason to consider attending USC Salkehatchie right out of high school. If selected for the prestigious Salkehatchie Scholars program, they can attend the campus tuition-free for up to two years, and receive assistance with their book costs as well.

Governor’s School taking applications

Columbia, S.C. - The S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications from rising high school juniors (current sophomores) now through March 1 for its two-year, residential high school program.
GSSM is highly selective, taking into consideration courses taken, grades, class rank, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities. The school considers not only aptitude but also proven performance and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics.

DTC shows appreciation

Denmark Technical College still had the Thanksgiving spirit as it recognized area educators who encourage high school students to higher learning and technical educations.
On Dec. 2, DTC hosted the Tri-County Business Alliance school counselors’ appreciation luncheon at the main campus of DTC in Denmark.

STABLE TALK - News from the Campus of Barnwell High School - December 8, 2010

Several members of the BHS family have been recognized recently for various accomplishments. The accomplishments range from leadership and service to sporting events.
Twylynn Stokes was selected as Barnwell High School’s DAR Good Citizen. She was one of three candidates nominated by the BHS faculty and voted upon by the Senior Class. This award, sponsored each year by the Daughters of the American Revolution, is based on three criteria: dependability, service, and patriotism. Congratulations to Twylynn, as well as the other two nominees, Taylor Hooper and Katie Plexico.

Moody attends National 4-H Congress

Barnwell 4-H State Winner Attends National Congress
Barnwell County 4-H Member Valerie Moody represented South Carolina at 2010 National 4-H Congress held in Atlanta November 26-30. Fourteen youth delegates and two adults represented South Carolina. Margie Sippel, 4-H Agent York County and Jenny Gammon, Advisor to State 4-H Teen Council chaperoned the delegation.

Joseph Robinson earns degrees

Joseph Robinson has received his Bachelor of Science degree in Food Service Management. He graduated earlier this year in May from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C.
He previously received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales in May 2008.
Robinson is a 2006 graduate of Barnwell High School.
He is the son of Dennis Robinson Sr. and Janie Rivers-Robinson.

Anderson University celebrates 100 years

Anderson Univesity alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends helped celebrate AU’s 100th birthday by shoveling dirt onto the first of 100 new oak trees on the university’s iconic front lawn.
Anderson University has been the college of choice for several folks in Barnwell County, including this writer.
The event was part of the school’s Homecoming festivities, Oct. 23, to honor the private Christian liberal arts college in Anderson, S.C.
The front lawn and the oak trees it houses are a symbol of Anderson University.

Walmart donates to GBMS

With budget cuts and an economic crisis at hand, Guinyard-Butler Middle School (GBMS) was excited to receive a generous gift from our local Walmart.
Last week, Walmart generously donated a $100 gift card to the Drama department at GBMS. Walmart has been a constant source of support for the schools in our community. Walmart often donates items for raffles and works with the schools in any way possible.

Students recognized by Blackville-Hilda High

The BHHS Awards program was held on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at the high school auditorium. The following students were recognized:        
Principal’s List
10th Grade - Amber Collins and Raven Woods
11th Grade - Jeremy Harris
12th Grade - Allante Harrison, Rashodd Howze, Dillon Isaac and Kelcee Shore
A/B Honor Roll
9th Grade - David Corder, Nijel Johnson and Tamia Smalls
10th Grade - Anisa Cole, Favion Davis, Jewell Escobar, LaPorcia Fishburne, Courtney Matthews, Antwan Mole, Jalia Nelson, Victoria Parker, Aleisha Tyler and Kimberly Williams


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