Baxley earns psychology degree

Carrie Staley of Blackville and Sammie Baxley of Williston are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Samantha Rana Baxley, from the University of South Carolina Aiken. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology during the May 9 commencement exercises at the USC Aiken Convocation Center in Aiken. Samantha is also a graduate of Blackville-Hilda High School.

Scholarship gives Cooler ‘bright future’

A Barnwell High School senior is among 63 children of Kimberly-Clark employees to receive the 2013 Bright Futures college scholarship from the Kimberly-Clark Foundation.
In Beech Island, where Kimberly-Clark has a diaper, training pants, wet wipes and tissue products manufacturing facility, a scholarship has been awarded to Raven Cooler, the daughter of Garret and Sherry Cooler.

Back from the stars

Kelly Edwards Elementary School students journeyed to space last week - sort of.
Ray Cole, the school's interpreter, and Betsy Hooks, the TAG teacher, led groups of students during their visit in the Starlab through a journey of stars, planets and the galaxy. The portable, inflatable planetarium dome from the S.C. State Museum came complete with projection cylinders, program outlines and student activities.

JDA students make the grade

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks at Jefferson Davis Academy:
Headmaster's List
11th Grade: Rachel Brown, Anna Griffin and Ross Kinard
10th Grade: Will Gee and Blakely Johnson
9th Grade: Abbey Baltzegar and Hunter Brown
8th Grade: Cassie Garvin
7th Grade: Morgan Carroll and Bethany Stokes
6th Grade: Mason Boney, Amber Livingston, Wilson Parrish, John Martin Reed and Meg Respass
5th Grade: Georgia Anne Craig, Kiersten Phillips and Gracie Whitaker

Barker named Outstanding Teacher

During the Kershaw County School District 2013 Teacher of the Year Gala Celebration held on April 29, 2013, Wateree Elementary third grade teacher Chrystal Barker wad honored during the evening receiving the Outstanding First Year Teacher award.
Barker is only the fifth Kershaw County School District Elementary educator to receive the district's newest award to honor first year teachers.

Hollingsworth graduates

Lauren Dawn Hollingsworth of Barnwell received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., on May 11.
Hollingsworth received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. She is the daughter of Michael T. and Dawn Hollingsworth.
The college is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond.

Washington accepted to college

Charles Washington of Williston has been admitted to Saint Augustine's University for the fall semester.
The college, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30 undergraduate degree programs in five academic divisions. Saint Augustine's University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

BCCC students compete for the gold

The Barnwell County Career Center sent 16 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students to the S.C. State HOSA Conference at the North Charleston Convention Center March 13-15.
The students competed in events, attended workshops, visited health care vendors and made college contacts.
Team members Amanda Bodiford from Barnwell High School and Kailyn Williams from Williston-Elko High School placed third in the Forensic Medicine Event, while Alexia Wiggins from Barnwell High placed third in the Medical Law and Ethics Knowledge Test Event.

JDA dives into history

Jefferson Davis Academy students took their annual field trip to the H.L. Hunley and Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston April 17. The students have been involved in studying history and heritage of the civil war in both South Carolina History and U.S. History.

JDA science camp in July

Jefferson Davis Academy is hosting a summer science camp July 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is for students in grades second through seventh.
For more information or to register, contact Nikki Parrish at JDA.

Walkup wins $500 scholarship

The Savannah River Site Leadership Association announced that Williston-Elko High freshman Sallie Gracie Walkup took home the $500 Scholarship First Place Award and trophy in the association's annual Leadership Speech Contest, Chapter Level, and she also earned the privilege of competing at the Council Level.
The Savannah River Site Leadership Association (SRSLA) is the local chapter of the National Management Association and sponsors the speech contest each year. The contest is open to any student in the ninth through twelfth grades in any of the local high schools.

Arts showcased at Macedonia’s parent drop-in

An event last month updated parents of Macedonia Elementary School sixth graders and gave them a chance to see their students' artwork.
An April 18 Parent Drop-In informed parents of upcoming events, PASS Testing, and the transition ceremony. It was made possible by a $100 grant teacher Barbara Glover received from the Barnwell District 19 Teacher Forum.


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