Friday, May 17, 2013
Shaw has accepted job as head football coach and athletic director at Palmetto High in Williamston.
Mauldin High School head football coach, assistant athletic director and PE teacher, Doug Shaw, is leaving the school, it was announced Friday. Shaw has been named athletic director and head football coach for Palmetto High School in Williamston in Anderson County. He is slated to begin work July 1, a news release said. The coach and educator has been at Mauldin High for seven years, and was named the Big 16 Upstate Coach of the Year in 2009 when the Mavericks went 10-3. Said Shaw: “I am very excited to be coming to Palmetto High. My previous coaching jobs have been very rewarding. I have tried to instill in the young men what it takes to be successful, not only on the field of play, but in the real world as well. "This position holds the…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Earlier lockdown at the school, and at Sue Cleveland Elementary, came following armed robbery in area.
Update: Woodmont Middle and Sue Cleveland Elementary were put in lockdown earlier due to an armed robbery in the area. Both schools are now off lockdown, according to Greenville County Schools. Law Enforcement reported the suspect has left the area. Earlier: Woodmont Middle School has gone on lockdown, Greenville County Schools spokesperson Susan Clarke said. According to an email sent by Clarke, a School Resource Officer advised Woodmont Middle School's principal to go into lockdown due to an armed robbery in the area.
Christian college recently held its 86th commencement.
More than 800 students graduated from Bob Jones University during the 86th commencement exercises recently held in Founder's Memorial Amphitorium on the Bob Jones University campus. Among the graduating class were 10 from Simpsonville:
Monday, May 13, 2013
Looking for a camp to send the kids this summer? Clemson has a huge range of options to choose from.
Clemson University has released its list of summer camps, and its a doozy. The university will be offering at least 36 different camps, many of them on campus, but also at sites throughout the Upstate and the rest of South Carolina. The camps, for children through high-schoolers, include a multitude of sports camps, camps aimed at the outdoors, and, of course, academic camps. For more information, and to see the complete list, click here.
Stefanie Kenoyer selected to be on Golf Channel's "Big Break Mexico."
Stefanie Kefoyer, a former golfer at Furman University, failed to qualify this year for the LPGA Tour, but her profressional golf dreams are not dead. Kenoyer, who barely missed earning her touring card, will instead be a contestant on the Golf Channel's "Big Break Mexico" reality show, The Greenville News reported. Kenoyer, a four-time All-Southern Conference golfer at Furman from 2008 to 2011, is one of 12 contestants on the show in a battle to earn an exemption to play in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on the LGPA Tour. Kenoyer hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Furman assistant coach, Sara Sargent, who encouraged her to audition for the show. Sargent was a contestant on Big Break VI" in 2006 and earned her tour card the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was the commencement speaker and received the honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service.
Approximately 739 graduation candidates of the Class of 2013 walked across the stage on Saturday to receive their degrees. A total of 950 students were eligible for graduation. The following Simpsonville students graduated from Coastal Carolina University during the May 11, 2013, commencement exercise: Zachary Marshall, of Simpsonville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science. Shelby Thomas, of Simpsonville, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C) was the commencement speaker and received the honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service. Seven students received the President's Award for Academic Achievement, which recognizes students with the highest …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Justin Bell one of 201 new graduates in this year's class.
Justin Bell of Simpsonville was graduated at Tennessee Wesleyan College's 156th commencement, which was held May 4. Family and friends of the students and the college gathered together to honor the 201 new Tennessee Wesleyan graduates receiving their degrees and to hear Commencement speaker Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, U.S. Representative of the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee, share his encouragement and wisdom with the graduating class. "Always strive to improve," said Fleischmann. "Don't be afraid to ask for help from other people and don't be afraid to help other people. Dream big. When those opportunities come up, when they face you all, if you're not dreaming big, you will miss them." TWC's celebration of its 156th …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013 will be held Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 at Timmons Arena and Bi-Lo Center.
Greenville County Schools will host graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013 on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 at Timmons Arena and Bi-Lo Center. The Lifelong Learning Program will hold its graduation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Wade Hampton High School. Lifelong Learning Berea High Blue Ridge High Carolina High and Academy Eastside High Greenville Sr. High Academy Greer High Hillcrest High J. L. Mann High Academy Mauldin High Riverside High Southside High Academy Travelers Rest High Wade Hampton High Woodmont High
Student made gang sign during mass disturbance in school's auditorium.
Lesson: When confronted by police, don't use a gang sign, not even as a joke. Police don't find it funny. A 16-year-old male student at Mauldin High School learned that lesson the hard way last week when he was suspended following a disturbance in the school's auditorium, a Mauldin Police report said. Police were dispatched to the school last Friday in reference to the disturbance, in which several students were standing and yelling at each other in the auditorium. As one officer tried to deescalate the situation from turning into a melee, the officer observed a student yelling at a teacher. The student then was spotted using his hands to make a gang sign associated with the "Bloods" toward the crowd of students, the report said. "I then …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Jonathan Kyle Foster one of 35 inducted into prestigious honor society.
Jonathan Kyle Foster of Simpsonville was given Wofford College's highest academic honor recently when he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Foster, the son of Jim and Tracy Cato of Simpsonville, is majoring in mathematics with concentrations in pure mathematics and secondary education. Foster has demonstrated his mathematical abilities through his research on the "Congruence ABC Conjecture" and as a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society. He received the Recognition of Excellence on the PRAXIS II Math Content Exam for teachers, the AFCEA STEM Teacher Scholarship, and the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium STEM Scholarship. As an Arthur Vining Davis High Impact Fellow, he created teaching materials incorporating…