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Education

  • Central FFA students caring for livestock

    Students of Central High’s Future Farmers of America program got first-hand experience this school year in taking care of farm animals.
    Jessica Howle, Central’s FFA adviser and vocational agriculture teacher, said the program started a farm with a variety of livestock.
    In January, the Central chapter of the FFA was awarded a Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $1,000.
    The grant money was used to build a barn before acquiring the farm animals and to start building a fence, Howle said.

  • NETC accepting students for CDL training program

    From release
    Northeastern Technical College is accepting applications from students interested in earning their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
    The NETC program prepares students for the written and drivingw sections of the CDL test, and includes testing fees for students.

  • Without a miss

    It started with her parents, Greg and Monica. On the days when McKensie Arant felt sick, they encouraged their daughter to go to school anyway.
    Soon, their goal became hers.
    “It seemed important to them, so it became important to me,” Arant said.

  • 14 graduate from South Pointe Christian

    South Pointe Christian School held its 2019 commencement ceremony May 31, with 14 seniors receiving not only their high school diplomas but a challenge to live a life of Christian purpose.
    In her remarks to her classmates, salutatorian Bethany Funderburk said the class of 2019 was not there at that moment just by chance.

  • Meant to fly

    Central High School’s Class of 2019 – 118 strong – closed and celebrated one chapter of its life Saturday and was challenged to write another.
    Valedictorian Geena Rivers said a memory she will always carry forward came in Brian Myers’ AP U.S. History class.
    Students would ask Myers if he was proud of their results.
    “Oh, you did OK,” he responded.

  • Central celebrates academic achievement in sporting way

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal
    Central High celebrated fifty-one seniors Friday as they signed their letters of intent to attend college or enter the military.
    “It is important to recognize the academic achievements of our seniors.  Typically, the public only sees athletes signing letters of intent.  Academic pursuits are just as important,” said Quincy Smith, guidance counselor for the senior class.

  • Familiar face coming to New Heights

    While Omoro King has a new title, he will continue to serve students from Jefferson Elementary.
    King was named the new principal of New Heights Middle School last week.
    He has been the principal at Jefferson for four years and will see his former students as Jefferson and Pageland elementary schools feed into New Heights.
    The chance to work with so many students he already knows was a reason King accepted the school system’s request to change schools.

  • ‘We did it’

    When Andrea Garrison was named Chesterfield County’s Teacher of the Year, her first call was not to her mother or immediate family.
    She called one of her students, Morgan Miles.

  • Chesterfield High ranks highest in county

    Chesterfield High School was highest ranking county school in the recent listing released by U.S. News and World Report.
    Chesterfield ranked 41st out of 221 schools in South Carolina.
    McBee ranked 85th, followed by Central, 104th,  and Cheraw, 135th.
    This is the first year that U.S. News and World Report has issued a comprehensive ranking of high schools nationwide.
    The top school in the country was Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston.
    Rankings were based on:
    ◆ The percent of college ready of students

  • SC Works moves in at NETC

    From release

    CHERAW – SC Works has opened an office at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.
    SC Works brings employees and job seekers together, helping job seekers create resumes and cover letters, answer questions about their skills, and gain additional skills that improve their chances of finding a job. The SC Department of Employment  and Workforce reported SC Works helps more than 25,000 South Carolinians find work each year.