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.

WEHS places in bowl

Williston-Elko High School placed second in the 36th Annual USC Salkehatchie High School Bowl Feb. 22. Pictured are WEHS students Joseph Sanders, Laura Beth Benton, Thomas Stanton and Caleb Everson with Dr. Ann Carmichael, Dean of USC Salkehatchie.

Save the Date - February 27, 2013

KEES Black History Program
Kelly Edwards Elementary School will have their African-American Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1:15 p.m. The community is invited to attend this event.

AFHS Black History Program
Allendale-Fairfax High School will host a Black History Program on Feb. 28 in the gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Senior Pastor Daniel R.P. Greene of Greater Glory Jubilee Deliverance Tabernacle in Williston.

D-45 Menu

Thursday, Feb. 21:
Breakfast: Cereal & Cheese Toast or Ham Casserole
Lunch: Baked Chicken or Sliced Ham, Red Beans & Brown Rice, Collard Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Corn Bread, Fruit Punch Juice

Friday, Feb. 22:
Breakfast: Cereal & Biscuit or Grits, Eggs, Sausage
Lunch: Chick Filet or Fish Filet on Wheat Bun (Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles), Potato Tots, Succotash, Sliced Peaches

‘Valuable trash’ equals cash

Barnwell Primary celebrated 100 days of school Jan. 30.
A "Valuable Trash" contest was held to encourage students, faculty and staff to save for education by turning in 25 "Valuable Trash" items to enter the 100th Day of School Drawing.
Five students were winners of a $20 check, equaling total prize of $100.
The five winners are: Lamar Buxton (5K), Keaton Crouch (5K), Garyn Still (1st grade), Trey Boleman (5K) and Jasmine D'Alberti (5K).
"Valuable Trash" consists of many items you may be throwing away at home or work.

Students make the grade

Barnwell Elementary School
4th grade
"A" Honor Roll: (Mrs. Holly Abbott) Kenneth Dobson, Skyler Hooper, Justyn Ingram, Reagan Martin, Lauren Nobles, Lindsey Rhoad and Blake Wilson; (Ms. Phyllis Bryan) Albany Platts and Meagan White; (Mrs. Julia Ferguson) Latham Boone, Tyonne Heyward, Luke Moody, Dhruv Patel, Cameron Porter, Jackson Self, Laney Stevens and Jordyn Twitty


Barnwell Academy
Barnwell Academy is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year for grades 3K, 4K, 5K, and 1st-6th grades.
In order to apply, pick up an application at the school in the Barnwell Presbyterian Church Education Wing or through the website,
For more information, call (803) 259-4465. 
Barnwell Primary

Future City builds creativity

Barnwell Elementary School sixth grade students ranked fifteenth in the Future City Competition sponsored by the Savannah River Site.
Future City is a cross-curricular educational program that allows students to imagine, design and build cities of the future. This year's theme was Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution.

College honors

Clemson University

President's List: David Joseph Kerr and Zane Thomas Rice of Barnwell, and Virginia Berlene Shipes of Williston
Dean's List: Shelly Elizabeth Kennerly and Nicholas Peter Kulmala of Williston, and Danielle Mason Mathias, Erik Von Schatzer, and Alexander John Kerr of Barnwell

Coastal Carolina

Alsept honored by senior drama students

The seniors of Williston-Elko High School's drama program presented director Linda Alsept flowers for her leadership and work in the program following the Feb. 9 performance of "Oklahoma."
Alsept called her students a "talented" group and thanked everyone for their dedication.
While most students will return next year, several will graduate this year. "It is always sad to see the seniors go," said Alsept. "When I first started the drama program years ago I always used to wonder if the future performances would be as good because of the shift in acting groups."

Honor Rolls

Barnwell Academy
The following students were named to the honor roll at Barnwell Academy for the second nine weeks:
Headmaster's List: Nathan Anderson, Safa Khan, Micah Bridges, Tollie Fickling, Anna Kate Richardson, Cheyenne Williams, Mary Lanham Bridges, Kathrynn Fickling, Rayanna Williams
Honor Roll: Russell Branch, Harley Sargent, Aidan Anderson, Lakota Gleaton, William Anderson, Bree Bryan, Emerson Turner, Hannah Branch, Lawton Owens, McKenley Chavis 

Barnwell High School
Principal's Honor Roll

Nix studies abroad in South Africa

Barnwell native Tony Nix is on a South African adventure of learning.
The Davidson College (near Charlotte, N.C.) student, who is majoring in anthropology, flew out Jan. 31 for three-and-a-half months of studying the (Zulu) language, political climate, and culture of South Africa.
"I'm really excited to be there and explore," said Nix of his first "extensive" trip outside of America.

Barnwell Academy students participate in SCISA Regional Spelling Bee

Five Barnwell Academy students participated in the South Carolina Independent School Association Regional Spelling Bee at South Aiken Baptist School on Jan. 17. These students represented their grade levels from the school-wide spelling bee held in December. The students were: Nathan Anderson (5th grade), Safa Khan (4th grade), Lakota Gleaton (3rd grade), Aidan Anderson (3rd grade) and Harley Sargent (4th grade). 

Board members honored for service

Two local school board members are among 33 percent of the state's 621 board members to have a decade or more of board service.
Williston District 29 Chairman Calvin Melton and Valenda Black, a Barnwell District 45 board member, were recognized by their boards during their January meetings for 10 years of service with a lapel pin and certificate from the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA).


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