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Education

  • Middle schoolers hear vets’ stories

    Veterans Day is often filled with parades, salutes and assemblies aimed at recognizing and honoring those who served in the military, but Indian Land Middle School did something different.
    ILMS brought in over 50 veterans, and asked them to share their service and life experiences with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There was a veteran for every classroom, and some even had two.

    Navy provided his career

  • Hugh Mobley chairs committee looking for USC’s next president

    Lancaster’s Hugh Mobley will chair the search committee to find a successor to Harris Pastides, retiring president of the University of South Carolina.
    Mobley, founder of Mobley Drugs and vice chairman of the USC Board of Trustees, joins 12 others on the search committee.
    Mobley called Pastides, who announced last month that he will retire next year after a decade in the job, a one-of-a-kind leader.

  • USCL reaching out for more partnerships with community

    From release
    USC Lancaster has formed its first Town-Gown Advisory Council, in an effort to encourage more partnerships with the community and create collaborative opportunities.

  • Lancaster teens win top honors in poultry, garden competitions

    Lancaster County teens Daniel Hilgendorf and Charis Grabbe both won top awards in statewide competitions this year for their respective expertise in poultry showmanship and gardening.
    Daniel and Charis are both participants in the 4-H program delivered by the Cooperative Extension Service, which provides opportunities for kids and young people to “learn by doing” in areas such as health, science and agriculture.
    The Lancaster County 4-H Program has served almost 2,000 youths throughout the county over the past year.

  • AJ fine arts students in musical play ‘Cinderella’

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    An enchanting classic takes the stage this weekend as the Andrew Jackson High School Fine Arts Department presents “Cinderella: The Musical.”
    The talented cast includes Jurnee Ingram as Cinderella and Rhett Wilson as Prince Charming. The production is full of “dancing, singing and pageantry,” said director Katrina Bernsdorff, with choreography by Shannon Bradberry and her dance focus students.  

  • IL student took Aviation Challenge last summer

    Huntsville, Ala. – This summer, Sam Scott, 18, of Indian Land attended Aviation Challenge Mach III at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.
    The week-long educational program for ages 15-18 promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

  • New Indian Land PTSO stages "best bonfire ever"

    The new Indian Land High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) started this summer under the direction of IL parent Pam Hogue.
    “We just wanted something to help and support the teachers and students,” she said.
    The group organized the annual Homecoming Bonfire Oct. 10. Because of rain, the event moved indoors with no bonfire, but the food trucks and games continued.
    Hogue said ILHS Principal David Shamble approached her about the PTSO taking over the event.

  • ILES students learn about our continent’s aborigines

    Indian Land Elementary’s cafeteria shook with the steady beat of a Native American drum Monday morning as Little Big Eagle greeted excited third graders, playing his hand-carved, wooden flute.
    More than 50 students sat still, moving only to the beat of the music, as they were transfixed by Little Big Eagle’s playing.
    The 58-year-old Tuscarora Cherokee Indian, dressed in his native regalia, then stopped and faced his audience. With a gentle, deep voice, he greeted them in his native language, and then translated it into English.

  • Reaching for the sky

    The New Indian Land High School, a gleaming, modern campus full of amenities and aspirations, is rising out of the red clay along U.S. 521, with footings being poured and walls jutting skyward.
    Facilities Director David Small is pleased with the construction progress at what will be the Lancaster County School District’s newest high school, with $90 million in construction scheduled for completion in 2020.

  • Norman, Mosteller, Parker visit BHS government class

    Rep. Ralph Norman told a group of high school students Tuesday that he’s never worked a day in his life.
    “When you pick a career, one of the most satisfying things is doing what you’re interested in,” said the Fifth District congressman. “You do that, and you’ll find your niche.”
    Norman, along with Lancaster County Council member Billy Mosteller and school board Chair Bobby Parker, spent almost an hour talking the 28 students in Wes James’ first period government class at Buford High School.