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Education

  • ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ comes to Andrew Jackson Middle

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    High School senior Rachel Joy Scott knew she was going to die young.

    And she did, shot to death on April 20, 1999 as she sat outside on the lawn at school eating lunch with a friend – the first victim of the tragic Columbine High School massacre.

    That Rachel had such a premonition came as no surprise to those who knew her, she’d often talked about how she just knew it, how she accepted it as fact.

  • Faris resigns as ILHS principal

    Indian Land High School Principal Kathy Faris unexpectedly announced Thursday she is giving up her position at the end of the month, a position she has held five years.
    Faris’ announcement came in a resignation letter sent to faculty and staff Thursday, a little more than a month before students return to school Aug. 15.

  • Teens win $2,000 for library

    Five local teens put their heads together this spring to express why they think libraries are essential and won $2,000 for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land in a national video contest.

    The group – Samantha Hoelzer, Kendall Lierz, Lewis Lindsey, Lindsey Scott, and Ryan Scott – produced a short silent film featuring Sherlock Holmes to win first runner-up in the American Library Association’s “Why I Need My Library” teen video contest.  

  • Teens win $2,000 for library

    Five local teens put their heads together this spring to express why they think libraries are essential and won $2,000 for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land in a national video contest.

    The group – Samantha Hoelzer, Kendall Lierz, Lewis Lindsey, Lindsey Scott, and Ryan Scott – produced a short silent film featuring Sherlock Holmes to win first runner-up in the American Library Association’s “Why I Need My Library” teen video contest.  

  • Hegler tops USC law class

    Adam Hegler isn’t exactly what you’d call a career student, even though he’s been at it steady since he graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2002.
    No, in fact, Hegler is finally done with his higher learning – almost – and all those years of hard work and good study habits are paying off.
    Not only did the 26-year-old Kershaw native graduate magna cum laude May 6 from the University of South Carolina School of Law, he did so with an estimated 3.91 grade-point average, the highest in his class.

  • Education briefs 5-22-11

    LHS student joins national honor society
    Lancaster High School student Austin Franceschelli of Lancaster has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
    The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

  • Lancaster student illustrates book

    From release

  • Schools Celebrate Excellence

    Jarrod Bell is an excellent example of what it means to be a great student.

    Not only is the Erwin Elementary fourth-grader good at his studies, but teacher Eron Watts said he always comes to school ready to work, with a positive attitude that motivates his classmates.

    “He gives them a helping hand when they are struggling with an assignment or he just says encouraging words to make them feel good,” Watts said of Jarrod. “They don’t even have to ask for his help; he just jumps in to assist them.”

  • Real results of drunk driving

    Sarah Panzau was supposed to be dead.

    Instead, there she stood April 15 in the gym at Buford High School, the day before spring break, very much alive and telling students how her life changed in the drunken blink of a eye.

    Listening to her, it was hard to tell which drove home the message better – Panzau’s words or the sight of her scars and what little remained of her left arm.

  • Lancaster High band to perform in Washington

    From release

    The Lancaster High School Band will perform in Washington, D.C., on May 6. 

    The Lancaster High band students were invited to represent South Carolina in the Salute to Veterans program taking place in various locations around the country during 2011. 

    The Lancaster band is scheduled to perform at the Iwo Jima Memorial. 

    Band director John Rhodes is proud of this opportunity.