Ray wins first in state automotive contest

Barnwell County Career Center Automotive Technology student Christopher Ray won first place in Mobile Electronics at the SkillsUSA-SC student skills contest and advances to the national competition during the last week of June in Kansas City, Mo.
The contest was held in conjunction with other student skills events at the TD Convention Center in Greenville on April 12, 2013.

STABLE TALK: News from the campus of Barnwell High School

Barnwell High School offers enhanced diplomas in three areas of study: academic, technical/career, and arts/humanities. Each BHS enhanced diploma, which is awarded with the South Carolina high school diploma at graduation, is an indication that the student has pursued a specific program of study. The seniors listed below are eligible for enhanced diplomas for this year:

Williston-Elko High School - Third nine weeks honor roll

Principal's List (all A's):
12th Grade: Misty Dyal, Aneisa Flowers, Celie Garrick, Lauren Hutto, Tres Long, Chanse Taylor, Alissa Walker, and Darryl Wallace
11th Grade: Shy'Davia Baxley, Caleb Everson, Brooke Lindell, Mikayla Raska, Jacob Sanders, Sara Terry, Jacob Vargo, Kailyn Williams, and Mallory Woodward
10th Grade: Joshua Everson, Sara Gainey, Savannah Greene, Christian Sapp, Victoria Smith-Allen, and Thomas Stanton
9th Grade: DaJohn Broxton, Joseph Sanders, Daniel Smith, Oliver Terry, Flynn Valentine, and Sallie Walkup

A/B Honor Roll:

Barnwell Elementary School - Students named to third nine weeks honor roll

4th Grade
"A" Honor Roll: (Mrs. Holly Abbott) Justyn Ingram, Reagan Martin, Lauren Nobles, Blake Wilson; (Mrs. Phyllis Bryan) Emma Chambers, Albany Platts, Alexis Ray, Makayla Smoak, Megan White; (Mrs. Julia Ferguson) Latham Boone, Ashairea Crumley, Luke Moody, Cameron Porter, Jackson Self, Jackson Solomons, Laney Stevens and Jordyn Twitty

BHHS students display future leadership skills

The Future Business Leaders of America students of Blackville-Hilda High School attended the S.C. FBLA State Leadership Conference in Charleston at the Embassy Suites Convention Center April 12 -14.
Six students attended the conference to compete in areas such as Introduction to Technology Concepts and Business Presentations. These students were advanced from the FBLA District Leadership Conference they attended in February. The students also had the opportunity to attend workshops about social networking and using iPads.

TSA team places at state meeting

Barnwell High School's Technology Student Association and several of its students placed in the recent South Carolina TSA State Conference.
BHS placed third overall in the March 9 conference at Airport High School. The team consisted of: Lance Kinard, Bae McKinney, Stacy Jones, Nicholas Palm, Chris Cox, Kendrick Backmon, Emmet Black, Ben Andrews, Ashley Miller, Maheedhar Mandapati, Joanna John, Chris Stanley, Benjamin Gardner, Ashley Simmons, Allen Sanamandra, and Russell Burckhalter.

STABLE TALK News from the Campus of Barnwell High School

Each year juniors are recognized by colleges for their academic accomplishments. Outstanding juniors named this year include the following:
College of Charleston: Jhordan Jenkins, Bae McKinney, Victoria Schatzer, & Jeneka Williams
Presbyterian College: Anna Carroll, Bae McKinney, Ashley Miller, Victoria Schatzer, & Carley Williams

Belcher scholarship available

Applications are being sought for the Jean O. Belcher Scholarship.
The Barnwell County Arts Council annually awards the $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior from Barnwell County whose talents and interests have encouraged him/her to seek advanced studies in an art or music field. Any artistic pursuit is included (music, visual, theatre, dance, creative writing, and/or their respective fields).

Barnwell natives gallop to semifinals

Jacqueline Gray and Kaylyn Huggins, both seniors at Clemson University majoring in Animal and Veterinary Science with a concentration in Equine business, recently had the experience of a lifetime as they earned the opportunity to represent Clemson University at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Semi-Finals in Syracuse, N.Y. March 22 and 23.

BHHS students tour Lander

On February 21, 2013, the Business Students of BHHS traveled to Greenwood to visit Lander University. They had the opportunity to tour the campus and enjoyed lunch in the café. They were also greeted by four former students of Blackville-Hilda High School - Brandon Felder, A'Shante Harrison, Daisha Calhoun and Constance Foust. Mrs. Annette Felder and Mrs. Lisa Nelson would like to thank Ms. Daisy Mayes and Shirley Nix for assisting in chaperoning the students and Mr. David Berry for getting everyone to the college safe.

WEMS Honor Roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Williston-Elko Middle School for the third nine weeks:
Principal's List (A's): Brandon Nix, Evan Overton, Sydney Whittle, Madisyn Williams, Fabian Bing, La'Nya Green, Tasheeka Whetstone

A sweet fundraiser

Bradley Miner (5th grade), Ya'Vontay Caldwell (4th grade), and Keamoni Frazier (6th grade) were the top three sellers for each grade level in a recent fundraiser of chocolate at Barnwell Elementary School. Funds raised will benefit the school's library. Each of the winners received a $25 gift card from Walmart.

Trash pays off for kindergartner

Keaton Crouch, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Angie Dowdy's class, won an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16 GB Electronic Reader in Barnwell Primary School's most recent "Valuable Trash" contest drawing March 28. 
Keaton has turned in a total of 446 "Valuable Trash" items this school year to help his teacher win prizes too. Keaton is the son of John and Kristie Crouch of Barnwell.  

Steppin’ Hawks stomp for 13th year

Blackville-Hilda High School Steppin' Hawks had their 13th Annual Step Show March 16 at the BHHS gym.
A good crowd came to support the annual show, which included competing high school step teams from Columbia, Aiken, Beaufort and West Florence. There was also a performance from recording artist, Da Kashmere from Columbia.
The BHHS Alumni Steppers also performed a tribute to a former step team member, the late Tequan Cave, who died last year. Flowers were presented to his mother and his family was recognized.

204 DARE to be drug free

The D.A.R.E graduates of Barnwell Elementary put on a show for their parents and families Friday.
The 204 fifth graders sang, danced and laughed during the ceremony to end their Drug Abuse Resistance Education. School Resource Officer Darlene Cook, with the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office, handed out prizes to the essay winners and read off all the graduates' names. She said the "children did a wonderful job" and that she was pleased with the parents' support.

D19 plans for new year with new member

With new board members in place, the Barnwell District 19 School Board began preparations for next school year.
The more than six-hour-long meeting began with the installation of incumbent Jameka Hagood and newcomer Carroll Jones Priester, who won election April 9.
"It was a long day, but we shared as much information as we could," said Superintendent Dr. Teresa Pope.

A taste of the future

On March 8, 2013, Macedonia Elementary School hosted its annual Career Fair 2013.
The career fair is held at the elementary level for students to explore career choices and expose the students to the 16 Career Clusters in South Carolina. This year 17 vendors attended the function and provided the students with a wealth of information including their college background, the importance of academics, and the dynamics of their profession. 

Tobin Scholarship

High school seniors may apply until May 1
In loving memory of L. Belton Tobin, a $1,000 scholarship is offered annually to a qualified senior at Blackville-Hilda High. Qualifications are: accepted to a four-year post secondary institution with declared major in science field, demonstrates academic excellence with average of no less than 3.5 GPA, and SAT of at least 1100 or ACT of at least 24.

BCCC applauded for focus on job skills

In a world where job skills are imperative, Joni McDaniels applauded the efforts of the Barnwell County Career Center.
McDaniel, the coordinator of the Lower Savannah Regional Education Center, was the speaker at the BCCC's March 29 School Improvement Council meeting.
"These types of events make me wish I was back in the classroom," said McDaniels, a former marketing teacher.


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