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Education

  • Tender touch makes difference for Jordan

    One teacher, one interaction, can be a life-changing moment for a student.
    For Janna Jordan, the moment came while a second-grader at Edwards Elementary in Chesterfield.
    Jordan was having a difficult time with her grandfather dying from pancreatic cancer. She remembers “Ms. M,” Melissa McLain, offering a warm smile, followed by some one-on-one attention.
    “She invested in me,” Jordan said of McLain. “She took my mind off what was going on.”

  • Head Start program connects with senses

    Children at the Pageland Head Start Center recently discovered that words and expressions can be seen, read and even felt, even when their eyes are closed.
    As part of the “Communication” activities, volunteers showed children how to “see” expressions, how to read Braille, and how to find the “news” elements of the fairytale, “Little Red Riding Hood.

  • NETC’s online ‘Minimester’ begins Feb. 2

    From release

    Students at Northeastern Technical College can earn a semester’s worth of college credits online during the 10-week Spring Minimester. 
    The NETC Minimester is for new and returning students who were unable to start during the traditional fall and spring semesters. It is also available to current students who want to earn additional college credit.  There is no additional tuition costs for the Minimester for students who are currently taking 15 credit hours or more.

  • New Heights students meet Future City challenge

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal

    AIKEN – A team from New Heights Middle School received a special award for Best Innovative Medical Surveillance Approach at the recent South Carolina Regional Future City competition.  
    Team members earning the special award were Madison Champagne, Kenzie Chapman, Allie Jordan, Ingrid Casiano and Aaliyah Funderburk. 

  • NETC presents The Power of Peaceful Protest

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College is showing “The Power of Peaceful Protest” in recognition of Black History Month on Feb. 7 at the NETC Auditorium off Tec Road in Cheraw. The hour-long program will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The programs are free and open to students and the community.
    Two members of the Friendship Nine, David Williamson, Jr., and Willie McCleod will speak about how the “Jail, No Bail” strategy gained national attention in 1961 in Rock Hill and how it affected the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Westmoreland receives nursing scholarship

    From release

    Angela Westmoreland of Bennettsville has been awarded the William Tolar III scholarship for nursing education at Northeastern Technical College.
    The scholarship was established in memory of the late William “Bill” Carson Tolar III of Bennettsville.  Shortly before he died, Tolar and his wife, a retired public health nurse, decided to help a nursing student who was struggling to pay her family expenses while pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. 

  • “S-O-N-A-T-A” sweet music in spelling bee

    CHESTERFIELD – Jackson Morris’ strategy to win the Chesterfield County spelling bee was simple, stall. 

    After hearing a word, Morris, an eighth-grader at McBee High School, would scratch his head, look up, or cross his arms over his chest.

    He asked the pronouncer to use the spelling word in a sentence, or to repeat its definition.

    “My brain kept going blank,” he said. 

    Morris correctly spelled timely, easel, primal, mentor, sushi, talc, ravel, slaughter, karma, hickory, jute and ventilate. 

  • Battle over Words

    From release

    The Chesterfield County school district’s spelling bee is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Palmetto Learning Center.
    During the last few weeks, Chesterfield County schools with grades fifth through eighth grade have held class and school spelling bees.
    Individual winners advance to Tuesday’s district-wide competition. If the winner cannot participate, the runner-up will represent their school.
    School winners are listed first, then the runner-up.

  • Central’s math team excels

    From release

    Central High School academic math team finished second in recent the 41st annual Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament.
    Three hundred sixty-seven students from 23 high schools in nine counties competed in the event, sponsored by Francis Marion University, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Pee Dee Education Center.

  • NETC Announces Honor Lists for Fall Semester

    Northeastern Technical College’s honor roll for the fall semester. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Students with a 3.5 grade point average are named to the Dean’s List.

    President’s List