Education

JDA students win contest

The Bamberg County's Brew Salkehatchie Stew sponsored their annual Story Writing and Storytelling contest on Feb. 16.
The contest was open to any contestants who live or attend school in Bamberg County, or have a relative or sponsor in Bamberg County. The contestants were required to write or tell stories that were narratives, personal, folktales, legends, tall tales, family stories, humorous, or serious.

JDA Honor Roll

Headmaster's List
12th Grade: Noah Bearden, Katelyn Bell, Justin Burt, LeeAnn Berry, Carlee Creech, Matthew Harsey and Presley Rutland
11th Grade: Madison Bates, Cox, Anna Griffin, Caitlin Still and Courtney Williams
10th Grade: Will Gee
9th Grade: Abbey Baltzegar
8th Grade: Ashleigh Still and Makaylla Thomas
7th Grade: Bethany Stokes
6th Grade: Mason Boney, Wilson Parrish, John Martin Reed and Meg Respass
5th Grade: Georgia Anne Craig and Phillips
4th Grade: Noland Boney and Caroline Robinson

Barnwell High School Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll

Seniors: Raven Cooler, Leigh Davis, Zachary Hebbard, Jordan O'Neal, Shelby Peay, Morgan Reynolds, Nicole Sanders, Samantha Sanders
Juniors: Morgan Grubbs, Bonni McKinney, Victoria Schatzer, Gillie Smith, Janeal Trottie
Sophomores: McCrae Carroll, Austin Hook, Jeffery Teems
Freshmen: Sevanna Boleman, Victoria Ann Faglier, Caroline Zissette, Tiffany Zorn
A/B Honor Roll

Barnwell Academy Honor Roll

Head's List (all A's): Nathan Anderson, Safa Khan, Micah Bridges, Tollie Fickling, Anna Kate Richardson, Cheyenne Williams, Mary Lanham Bridges, Rynn Fickling, Cordie Handberry, Rayanna Williams
Honor Roll (A's and B's): Russell Branch, Harley Sargent, Aidan Anderson, Lakota Gleaton, Bree Bryan, William Anderson, Emerson Turner, Hannah Branch, Lawton Owens, Jackson Bell, McKenley Chavis

Honors & Achievements

Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams of Barnwell has been elected the 2013-14 SGA Student Body President at Newberry College. Rachel currently serves as a Resident Advisor and Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office. On campus she is the Philanthropy Chair for Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE) and Treasurer for Alpha Psi Omega National Honor Society (APO).

Charles Melton
On March 18, 2013, Charles Harris Melton, son of Debbie H. Melton and the late Calvin Melton, was inducted into the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society.

STABLE TALK News from the Campus of Barnwell High

Congratulations to the JROTC Leadership Team!
During two rounds of competitive online play, Barnwell High's JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,138 teams who competed from across the world to earn a place in the National Leadership Bowl and Symposium to be held on the campus of George Mason University in Washington, DC from June 21-25. The BHS team is one of only forty teams in the nation to advance to the finals. Kyle Baker, Chris Bozard, Caroline Johnson, and Henry Hutto comprise the Leadership Team.

Hosey made honorary FFA member

February 16 -23 was recognized as National FFA Week across the nation and the local FFA Chapter (formerly known as the Future Farmer's of America) from the Barnwell County Career Center used this special week as an opportunity to visit with and present their House Representative, Lonnie Hosey, with an Honorary FFA Chapter Degree.

GBMS gets dramatic

The Guinyard-Butler Middle School Drama Club presented its premiere program, "Just Another Middle School Musical," Feb. 19.
The club, which consists of ten eighth graders and five seventh graders, began rehearsing back in October during the students' two breaks and after school two or three afternoons a week to learn the music, choreography, and dialogue for the production.

Living history

To celebrate Black History Month, Macedonia Elementary students in grades fourth through sixth participated in a Living History Museum Feb. 27. This was the second year of the museum. This was a capstone project concluding our studies of Black History Month.

Moore wins scholarship

Clemson University sophomore Kitt Moore was recently awarded the 2013 National Watermelon Association Young Ag Spokesperson Award along with a $1,000 scholarship. Kitt was a guest speaker at the National Watermelon Association Convention held Feb. 21 - 24 at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San
Antonio, Texas.
Kitt is a 2012 honor graduate of Barnwell High School, an Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity brother at Clemson, a member of the Clemson University Student Senate and a summer employee of F. H. Dicks/Melon 1.

Bodiford earns school car

A Barnwell County Career Center student earned prizes after finishing first in an automotive competition.
Barnwell County Career Center Automotive Technology student Nicklaus Bodiford and his instructor Hollis Fenn attended the 2013 All Star Automotive Technology Competition Feb. 21 at the Automotive Training Center at Midlands Technical College Beltline Campus in Columbia.
Ten S.C. seniors who attend NATEF (National Automotive Technician Educational Foundation) accredited training programs qualified for the hands-on competition by a written exam in December.

JDA inducts 17 into National Honor Society

In the fall of 2012, Jefferson Davis Academy applied for and was granted a National Honor Society charter.
The purpose of this organization is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character. Students admitted into NHS must meet the criteria of all four characteristics: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. A 4.00 cumulative GPA must be met and maintained.

That’s not a cat in that hat - It's a Lemon

Barnwell Primary was one of several local schools to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday March 1.
Wearing the red and white striped Cat in the Hat hat, several school and community readers, including Barnwell Mayor Ed Lemon (at left) visited daily all week to share their favorite book with kindergartners. Students also celebrated a different Dr. Seuss book each day with activities for reading and math centered around the books. Many also dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters, including Gracie Bates (at right).

STABLE TALK News from the Campus of Barnwell High School

Congratulations to the eighteen seniors who have been named honor graduates from the Class of 2013: Raven Cooler, Shelby Peay, Zachary Hebbard, Samantha Sanders, Brett Williams, Morgan Reynolds, Nicole Sanders, Corey Smith, Walker Carroll, Corey Riley, Anna Thomas, Brantley Dickinson, Jordan O'Neal, Leigh Anne Davis, Mattie Brantley, Lauren Perry, Ciera Bell, and Julie Moody. Valedictorian of the Class of 2013 is Raven Cooler, and Salutatorian is Shelby Peay.

FBLA students place in competition

Members of the Blackville-Hilda High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the S.C. District Leadership Conference at Westwood High School in Blythewood on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
There were seven students who competed in various areas, such as Sports Management, Introduction to Technology Concepts, Business Presentations and Business Communications.

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