Hollis Elementary Shiree Turner Fowler Named Teacher of Year
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
Shiree Turner Fowler, a kindergarten teacher at Hollis Elementary Academy, has been named the Greenville County Teacher of the Year. Fowler holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work from Seattle University and a master’s degree in elementary education from City University in Seattle.
Fowler has been a teacher for 12 years, and has taught at Hollis for the past two years.
Fowler wanted to become a social worker so she could create empowering community-based programs for at-risk youth. Once she began working with youth, she realized that although the children needed the programs, they were in need of something much greater. “To improve their lives, they first needed a quality education,” she said. “I became committed to teaching in Title I Schools, which are schools with at least 40 percent poverty rate, because of my commitment to the young people I worked with.”
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T.P. Wood Store Becomes NGU “Tigerville General Store”
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
The T. P. Wood Store, a historic landmark for a century is now part of North Greenville University and next month is scheduled to reopen as Tigerville General Store.
The ancient country store once housed the Tigerville Post Office, and the Tyger Masonic Lodge. The property was in the Wood Family until it became property of the university recently. Several decades ago it was the scene of a horrific crime when bandits murdered the postmistress in the post office part of the building.
As late as the 1970s and 1980s The Wood store was a gathering place for residents of the community who got together to relive memories of days gone bye. During the winter men of the community gathered around the “pot-belly stove” in the retail area. On cool summer evenings a bench out front was a favorite gathering place. Sometimes there would even be a game of checkers.
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Five GCS Seniors Graduate with 12 Years of Perfect Attendance
- By Press Release
Five seniors have completed 12 years of school without missing a single day. Students are allowed by State law to miss up to 10 days of school per year, but these Greenville County Schools seniors completed 2,160 days without missing a day, either excused or unexcused. Seniors with 12 years of perfect school attendance are recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education. They each received a special certificate and congratulatory letter from State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman.
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Burdick Awarded Scholarship By NGU
- By NGU Press Release
$14,000 Scholarship Awarded After Scholarship Competition
Tigerville, SC – Sloan Burdick, a senior at Powdersville High School, has been awarded the Trustee Scholarship by North Greenville University. She was chosen to receive the scholarship on the basis of her academic achievement, school, church, and community involvement.
She interviewed and competed for the Trustee Scholarship during Scholarship Interview Day at North Greenville University on February 12, 2015.
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Harris Addresses 'Elite' NGU Grads
- By NGU Press Release
Tigerville, SC – North Greenville University held its spring commencement ceremony in perfect weather in Melvin and Dollie Younts Football Stadium on Thursday, May 7.
Over 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. Interim Executive Director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention Dr. Richard Harris was the keynote speaker.
“You graduates are a very elite group. This is a big deal,” said Harris. “You are graduating from North Greenville University, one of the finest Christian universities in America.”
“In the world’s population, only 6.7% have a university degree of any kind. In America, only 19% have bachelor’s degrees, 8% have master’s degrees, and only 2% have doctorate degrees,” said Harris.
Harris referenced Hebrews 12, which commands us to strip off everything that hinders us from fixing our eyes upon Jesus.
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BJU Holds 88th Commencement
- By BJU Press Release
More than 700 students were awarded degrees at the 88th annual commencement of Bob
Jones University Fri., May 8.
The two-hour program was held in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.
During the ceremony, BJU conferred 531 bachelor’s degrees, 129 master’s degrees and 50 associate degrees.
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Top Ten Finalists for 2015-16 GCS Teacher of the Year
- By Susan Clarke
Ten finalists have been selected in the 2015-16 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year program. They are, in alphabetical order:
• Alice Bradley, Seventh Grade Language Arts, Ralph Chandler Middle School
• Amy Burnett, Mathematics, Berea High School
• Kristin Danko, Fourth Grade, Bell’s Crossing Elementary School
• Shiree Turner Fowler, Kindergarten, Hollis Elementary Academy
• Tracy Gay, Fifth Grade, Crestview Elementary School
• Stacy Hall, Sixth Grade School Counseling, Riverside Middle School
• Anne Matthews, String Orchestra, Greenville Middle Academy
• Shelley Peak, Third Grade, Robert E. Cashion Elementary School
• David Quigley, Math and Science, Woodmont High School
• Heather Steading, Fifth Grade, Fork Shoals School
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