GWENDOLYN WASHINGTON,a fifthgrader at North Springs Elementary School, submitted a winning illustration for the 2007 Economics Concepts Calendar published by the S.C. Council on Economic Education. A student of Jan Rampey, Gwendolyn’s illustration was on producers and consumers. Winners receive a $50 savings bond.


SPRING VALLEY’S MATH TEAMrepresented South Carolina in the national i Test mathematics competition, ranking 31st out of 300 teams. Members include Jessie Ge, Asif Khan, Aurel Lazar, Harry Richman and Peter Rossolav.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTpolicies, eligibility and information on injuries and prevention will be addressed at 7 p.m. Monday at the Spring Valley Little Theater.. Parents are encouraged to attend. BILL HICKS,a teacher at Spring Valley, took second place for his mixed media painting in the 2006 Camden Art Association show. The works were displayed at

the Bassett Gallery of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

SPRING VALLEY SENIORSinterested in attending Midland Technical College are encouraged to sign up for the ASSET placement exam. Students must have applied to Midlands Tech in order to take the Jan. 24 test in the Little Theater.


and members of the Spring Valley baseball team planted 23 trees behind the outfield fence as part of an Arbor Day observance.



MIDDLE FORTY-EIGHT STUDENTSin Susan Smith’s seventh-grade English/language arts classes met the Accelerated Reading Challenge presented by school resource officer Deputy John Sims of the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department. Students were challenged to read four books in a month and score 80 percent or higher on the AR tests for the books. Trey Smith read 22 books. As a reward, students received a copy of their pictures taken in Sims’ patrol car. SCHOOL HOLIDAY


Lugoff-Elgin Middle

–* “Paws for Pets” will feature candy grams students for purchase and collection jars in classrooms. Collecting through Friday; to benefit Walter Crowe Animal Shelter.

–* Last week, students shopped for those in need and visited retirement homes. Sixth-graders have raised more than $1,000 and are going to shop for needy families and perform for Morningside Nursing Home.

Doby’s Mill Elementary

–* The Beta Club is raising money with a bake sale and purchasing gifts for students in need.

–* Students are participating in a food drive with a Carolina vs. Clemson theme

–* Students are creating tray toppers to go with meals for individuals in nursing homes and hospitals over the holidays.

Applied Technology Education Campus

–* Cosmetology students will offer free hair care and manicure services

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to those who donate a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more. The donated toys will be given to the Kershaw County office of the Department of Social Services for distribution. Walk-ins welcome, appointments may be made in advance by calling (803) 425-8998. ATEC is on U.S. 1, north of the Kershaw County airport.

Wateree Elementary

–* Some fourth-graders are writing holiday stories, creating chains, making holiday “feel goods” and putting together baskets filled with crossword puzzles, magazines, holiday cookies and candies to benefit those in the neonatal intensive care unit and others at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

Lugoff Elementary

–* The school raised $1,300 in October and November to buy three bullet-proof vests for the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department in memory of 9-year-old Jamie Kelly, who drowned in Lake Wateree in July. The vests will be presented Tuesday.Caption:

(1) by SPECIAL TO THE STATE – [ LUGOFF ELEMENTARY ]An induction ceremony was held recently for members of the National Junior Beta Club at Lugoff Elementary.Shown are, front, Cali Toth, Alexis Smith, Breanna Mackey (president), Michael Reeves, Katy Lankford, Niesie La Foy, Connor Larson,Mason Wolfe, Ben Galloway, Grayson Bailey; second row, Jesse Lester, Lauren Ramold, Lauren Howard, Taylor Rawl, Madison Bryant, Kayla Carraway, Bonnie Mooneyhan, Kristen Arledge(secretary), Jake Barker, Hunter Johnson; third row, Rachel Castell, Matt Malaga, Jordan Ard, AllisonHyman, Madie Lee, Tyler Kelley, Brian Robinson, Hannah Cole, Katie Ferrer, Casey Swails (vice president), Walker Hinson, Erin Clemans, Maria Vargas, Caitlan Rabon (treasurer) and Aakash Shingala. (2) – Hicks (3) by SPECIAL TO THE STATE – [ DOBY’S MILL ELEMENTARY ] The Woodsmen of the World Star Lab visited Doby’s Mill Elementary on Nov. 17. The program was incorporated into the fourth-grade grade science unit on astronomy. Students viewed the night sky full of constellations and listened to stories about constellations. (4) by SPECIAL TO THE STATE – [ BLANEY ELEMENTARY ] Blaney Elementary students celebrated Arbor Day 2006 on Dec. 1 with an assembly and the planting of four crape myrtle trees. Here, visitors from the Kershaw Soil and Water Conservation District, including Mike Newman, Jeff Clark, John Kelly, Jackie Hauermann, and Joe Stogsdill, watch as students from Jennifer Nelson’s first-grade class prepare to water one of the trees.

December 14, 2006  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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