On Monday, October 27th 2014, a ceremony was held to officially install members of the first Key Club at Blue Ridge High School. Left to right: Hunter Griffin - 11th grade, Grant Witham - 12th grade, Savannah Shoaf - 12th grade, Jennifer Nagy - 12th grade, and John Helfrich - Kiwanis Club of Greer.

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Danny Howard, County Agent and Region Lead Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources with Clemson University Extension Center, introduced Marie Hegler and Patricia Whitener as the two new employees with the agency.

Marie Hegler, Food Safety and Nutrition Agent with Clemson University Extension Center, stated she was working with Senior Action (nutrition and demo programs), food safety for restaurants and canning workshops.

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BJU-Top10_Page-02Bob Jones University has been named the 15th Best Value College in the nation by Educate to Career College Ranking Index – 2014 (ETC).

According to ETC, the index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students.

“Our goal at BJU is to prepare students for life,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “ETC provides yet another measure of the value of a BJU education in helping our students succeed in life and in their chosen vocation.”

The ETC College Rankings Index is comprised of accredited 4-year colleges with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. The Index analyzes publicly available data for more than 1,200 colleges, representing 94% of all students enrolled in 4-year colleges.  The index may be accessed at

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Greenville County high school students will soon benefit from the efforts of Clemson University to attract talented student artists. The Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce an educational partnership between its Performing and Visual Arts programs and Clemson University.

Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, students are eligible for up to 9 credit hours for achieving an “A” Visual Arts courses and up to 3 credit hours for achieving a “B” or better in Acting and an award of 3 credit hours in Technical Theatre with a “B” or better in an equivalent course at The Fine Arts Center. These credits can be applied to the Clemson University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Arts in Production Studies.

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Adam-Scheuch-1Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster today announced the selection of Adam Scheuch, band director at Mauldin High School, the 2014-15 Greenville County Teacher of the Year.

When he was a junior in high school, Mauldin High Band Director Adam Scheuch realized that he wanted to pass along his own enjoyment of music to the next generation. Encouraged by his teachers, he began teaching private trumpet lessons to middle school students, and soon discovered that he wanted to become a teacher.

He graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Education, and earned a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He has served as Band Director at Mauldin High since 2004.

Scheuch says he learned a lot during his first year of teaching that helped him become the teacher he is today. The most important lesson was that all students want to be loved for who they are. “Students participate in band for a wide variety of reasons, least of which is to become the best musician in history. The one common bond among all of my students is that they still seek the love and approval of the adults in their lives,” said Scheuch.

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Running for School Board In Greenville County Provides opportunities of a Lifetime with no Filing Fee

The Greenville County School Board is composed of twelve members, each serving a voting District containing several   schools. Board members serve a four year term and there are no term limits. Except for special events, the board generally meets twice a month at the district administration building on  Camperdown Way in Greenville.

Filing to seek a position on the School Board in Greenville County opens July 15 at Noon and closes August 15 at noon. Candidates file with the Election Commission at Greenville County Square.

The elections are non-partisan and no political parties are involved, hence there are no primaries or runoffs. The candidate in each district with the most votes in the November General Election wins a four year paid position on the school board.

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