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Education

  • Girls state delegates value friendship

    Gene Rivers, a rising senior at Central High School, was not sure what to expect when she attended the recent Palmetto Girls State at Presbyterian College in Clinton.
    She, Pooja Patel of South Pointe Christian School and Madison Quick of Central, represented the auxiliary unit of American Legion Post 92 of Pageland.
    They said they made many new “forever” friends.
    But for Rivers – and others – the takeaway was “they took me out of my comfort zone.”

  • Local students attend Palmetto Boys State

    Brandon Edmond, a rising senior at Central High School, admits he is “not really a people person.”
    But at the Palmetto Boys State, Edmond found himself outside his comfort zone.
    “I realized, right is better than easy.”
    The lesson was just part of the weekend long event at Anderson University where the delegates learned about the American system of government and politics.
    Other Central delegates were Curt Chapman, Sam Dresser, and Caleb Cofield.

  • Fall registration nears for Northeastern Technical College

    From release

    CHERAW – Orientation and registration for Northeastern Technical College’s fall semester is August 14 at the main campus in Cheraw.
    New students should attend one of two orientation sessions at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.  Students will register for classes and receive class schedules during these sessions.
    Returning students can register early for classes until classes start Aug. 20 by contacting their advisor.

  • Chesterfield County schools offer online registration

    From release

    Parents can register their child or children for Chesterfield County Schools online through the new PowerSchool Registration system.
    The system works on any internet capable device such as  desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. The service starts July 31.   

  • South Pointe names new administrator

    A veteran Chesterfield County educator is the new administrator at South Pointe Christian School in Pageland.
    Jessica Jenkins Griffin, former assistant principal of Petersburg Primary, replaces interim principal Susan Waller.  Waller will remain at the school, serving as assistant principal and grammar teacher for eighth through 10th grades.
    Griffin worked 12 years for the Chesterfield County School District.  She has been a classroom teacher, a lead teacher and a mathematics instructional coach.

  • NETC honors the Class of 2018

    Northeastern Technical College recently held its 48th annual commencement at the Cheraw High School auditorium. Dr. Kyle Wagner, the college president, delivered the welcome address. State Sen. Kent Williams, who represents Florence, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, and Horry County, gave the keynote speech.

  • NETC graduates largest nursing class

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College recently graduated its tenth and largest associate degree in nursing class.
    Twenty-seven nursing students receiving their pins at a ceremony in Cheraw.

  • South Pointe graduates told to walk with God

    South Pointe Christian School’s nine graduating seniors left with more than diploma from the May 25 commencement ceremony.
    They left with charge to walk with the Lord and serve him while you can.
    The charge came from South Point Fellowship interim pastor Marty Quick.
    Quick told parents, relatives and teachers, “It’s our responsibility to give them the word of God.”
    Quicks told the soon-to-be graduates, “God gives us a charge and gives you a warning. Pursue the Lord, and serve him while you can.”

  • Central graduates 132

    Before the Class of 2018 took its first steps into a new chapter, its members paused Saturday to remember their special moments at Central High School.
    Valedictorian Makayla Kirkley and Salutatorian Jacobson “Jake” Savage recalled those moments, from football Fridays to the homecoming parade to the proms. They even mentioned a few “inside jokes” that had their classmates laughing and left their parents wondering.

  • Central students graduate Saturday

    Central High’s annual commencement will be 9 a.m. June 2 at the school’s football field, weather permitting. 

    If it rains, the event will be moved to the school’s gym and admission will be by ticket only.

    Between 120 and 125 students are scheduled to graduate, said Principal Damon Barnhill. The number includes some juniors who have already finished their high school course work, he said. 

    Speakers will be Central’s valedictorian, salutatorian and the senior class president.