The state senators who re-drew the South Carolina Congressional District boundary lines to conform with the 2010 census split Greenville County  from east to west. The northern part of the county remains part of the Fourth Congressional District represented by Rep. Trey Gowdy. The Southern part of the county now joins the Third Congressional District represented by Rep. Jeff Duncan. Both congressmen are first term Republicans and are part of a conservative congressional block that has made history in Washington by standing firm on the principles they went to Washington to defend.

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Dr. Wanda Brownlee, principal of Washington Center, has been recognized as the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (SCCEC) Principal of the Year.

Since being named Washington Center principal in 2007, Dr. Brownlee has served the needs of about 130 moderate to severely disabled students, ages 3 to 21, who exhibit severe cognitive challenges and medical fragility.

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Michelle-Meekins2-2011Dr. Michelle Meekins, Assistant Superintendent for Principal Supervision, has been named to the Voorhees College Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions.

Dr. Meekins enrolled in Voorhees College at age 15 and graduated in 1974 with honors as an English major. During her years at Voorhees College, Dr. Meekins distinguished herself as an outstanding student, class officer, charter member of the Eta Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, member of several organizations and honor societies, member of Who’s Who Among College and University Students (1974), and Miss United Negro College Fund. She later attended Furman University and the University of South Carolina, where she received her master’s degree and Ph.D., respectively.

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Students may apply for admission any time during the academic year

Tigerville, SC - NGU celebrated a new chapter in its institutional history with the beginning of its first doctoral degree program. On Monday, October 3, the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in Greer began its first seminar week of its Great Commission Studies with Discipleship and Spiritual Formation taught by Dean of the Graduate School of Christian Ministry, Dr. Larry McDonald. The week-long spring seminar on Church Growth and Revitalization will be taught by Dr. Ken Hemphill, Director of NGU’s Center for Church Planting and Revitalization (CPR).

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South Carolina's Largest District off to Smooth Start

Dr-FisherLast Tuesday night, Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher, Superintendent of Greenville County Schools, gave what will likely be her final school opening report. Dr. Fisher has submitted her resignation and is expected to leave the district as soon as a replacement is hired and given sufficient time for orientation.

Fisher assumed the duties of superintendent in May 2004 on very short notice due to the sudden resignation (or firing) of Dr. William Harner. (The reason for Harner’s hasty departure was never made public due to a secrecy pact agreed to by the departing superintendent and the school board.)

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation – South Carolina, in conjunction with The Foundation for Educational Choice, hosted a very successful event in honor of Milton Friedman on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Express in Greenville.  The room was packed, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the program.  Milton Friedman was a Nobel Prize winning economist, who was a vocal supporter of the free market.  According to Friedman, “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither.  A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

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Pat Wavle is a National Board Certified math teacher. She is married with 5 children, and has taught at Greer High School for 13 years.

She was one of 1100 teachers from around the world who applied for Space Camp. A total of 105 were chosen to attend.  Selected teachers came from 47 states and 22 foreign countries.

Honeywell and NASA sponsor the program.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to practice a lot of math and science, to meet a lot of great teachers from other places, and to learn a lot about our space program,” Wavle said.

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