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Education

  • Korean group tours Lancaster

    As her tour group moved quickly through the ornate rooms of the Hollywood Beach railcar, HeeJong Park made sure to take a few pictures along the way.

    With her digital camera in hand, Park snapped photos throughout the luxury railcar, from the dining car to the cabins to the glass-ceiling sun room. The train, which was one of two deluxe charter trains parked at Lancaster’s L&C Railway, was just a stop along the way for Park and the rest of her tour group.

  • Four inducted into district Hall of Fame

    Bobby Bailey sat near the stage at the Lancaster County School District’s Celebration of Excellence ceremony Monday and had no idea what was coming his way.

    Bailey usually attends the annual event. But little did he know, he’d be recognized this time around.

    Bailey, a retired educator who heads a number of community outreach initiatives, is one of the four newest inductees into the school district’s Hall of Fame.

    Joining him in the 2009 class are William “Bill” Williams Jr., the late Emma Bufford and the late Bonita Howey.

  • Shaped by expert hands

    Keith “Little Bear” Brown transformed clay into works of art in just minutes.

    Using his hands and a few tools, Brown, a member of the Catawba Indian tribe, creates pipes, bowls and pots that can be used for daily functions, while others creations are kept primarily for display.

    Brown brought his pottery skills to town April 9 for the fourth annual Native American Studies Week at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The week featured several presenters and lecturers whose aim was to highlight Native American history and culture.

  • USCL honors OSPy winners

    The folks with the TRiO program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster never seem to disappoint when it comes to their annual OSPy awards.

    This year, they created a real-life carnival on campus – and there were plenty of games, hot dogs and popcorn for everyone in attendance, not to mention the awards that highlight the event.

    The 12th annual OSPy (Opportunity Scholarship Program) awards were held Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

  • Lancaster native receives American Legion Award at Winthrop

    ROCK HILL - Lancaster native Zachary Blum was one of two Winthrop University students recognized with the American Legion Award during the 2009 Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday.

    The award is presented annually to graduating students who display outstanding courage, companionship, character, service and scholarship.  

    Blum, a political science major, has volunteered to help children who are financially or physically challenged, raised money for numerous worthy causes, tutored fourth-graders and worked with Habitat for Humanity for nine years.

  • USCL hosting Native American Studies Week

    Catawba Indian music, dance and pottery are all on the bill for  the fourth annual Native American Studies Week at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    A number of demonstrations, lectures and discussion panels are slated to offer a closer look at Native American history and customs and how they have made an impact today.

    Scholars, Catawba Indians and archaeologists will be among those participating.

    All events are free, open to the public and will be held on USCL’s campus.

  • Students compete in science fair

    If you’re looking to grow the greenest grass or strengthen your cell phone reception, there are a few local students who may help you out.

    Zachary Bean, a fifth-grader at Discovery School, did his science project this year on drought-resistant grass.

    He tested different types of grasses to see which one could stand straight the longest without receiving water.  

    The Pensacola Bahaia proved to be the best in his experiment.

    Nick Retter, an eighth-grader at Indian Land Middle School, explored cell phone reception for his project.

  • Diabetes focus of family event

    Traci Scott is fully aware of the complications and tribulations associated with diabetes.

    Her son, Matthew, was diagnosed with type 1, or juvenile, diabetes when he was 7. They received the information during a regular check-up.

    “It was being hit broad side by a Mack truck out of the blue,” Scott said.

    She described the following few days as a blur, as the family was overwhelmed with information, including that about insulin intake, carbohydrate needs and other diabetic details.

  • Students receive GEAR-UP scholarships

    Students throughout the school district are being rewarded in a big way for their commitments to excellence.

    More than 100 seventh- through 12th-graders have received scholarships through the federal GEAR-UP grant.

    GEAR-UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, offers support and programs to encourage students to attend college.  

    The district is in the first year of this three-year grant program.

  • Conservation district to award $500 scholarship

    The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the Glenn Alexander Memorial Scholarship.

    The $500 scholarship will be presented to a Lancaster County high school senior who will be attending a college, university or technical college and majoring in an agricultural or environmental-related field such as agricultural education, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, biology, forestry, horticulture, soils or wildlife management.

    The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. April 3.