Charity drives wrapping up

All four Richland 2 high schools are hosting annual student-led, schoolwide service projects designed to encourage students to explore, understand and address community needs.

Friday: H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) 365 at Richland Northeast High, 7500 Brookfield Road. Set for 1 p.m.

Monday: Winter Dreams at Blythewood High, 10901 Wilson Blvd. in Blythewood. Time to be announced.

Wednesday: Winter Wishes at Ridge View High, located at 4801 Hard Scrabble Road. Set for 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 17: Winter Days at Spring Valley High School, located at 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Set for at 9 a.m.

Reading Teachers

of the Year named

The Kershaw County Reading Association recently held its annual Reading Teacher of the Year banquet at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

Named Kershaw County Reading Association’s Reading Teachers of the Year at a banquet were Mary Crayne, Camden Elementary School; Janice Kline, Leslie M. Stover Middle School; Wendy Campbell, Lugoff-Elgin High School. Gerald Gary was honored as the association’s Administrator of the Year.

Congratulations to all school reading teachers of the year: Baron DeKalb Elementary, Darlene Platte; Midway Elementary, Molly Lane; Doby’s Mill Elementary, Abby Anthony; Blaney Elementary, Adele Dixon; Jackson School, Kate Paull; Bethune Elementary, Jana Vincent; Mount Pisgah Elementary, Amy Catoe; Lugoff Elementary, Jackie Norton; Wateree Elementary, Melisa Blankenship; Camden Elementary, Mary Crayne; Pine Tree Hill Elementary, Octavia Jackson; Camden Middle, Gail West; Leslie M. Stover Middle, Janice Kline; Lugoff-Elgin Middle, Alison Barr; North Central Middle, Sherry Hunter; Lugoff-Elgin High, Wendy Campbell; Camden High, (Nancy) Lynn Crolley; North Central High, Shannon McGee; and CLC, Erin Thompson.


Send us kids’ hopes for 2011

We’re also inviting K-12 students from Richland, Lexington and Kershaw counties to tell us about their hopes for 2011.

These writings can be anything from a sentence to a poem.

We’ll highlight some of our favorites in Dec. 30 Neighbors editions.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 15.


• Original writings should be 100 words or less. Longer submissions will be edited for space.

• Include student’s name, grade and school.

• E-mail submissions are preferred; send to But, we’ll also accept handwritten submissions, sent to Neighbors New Year, Attn. Dawn Kujawa, The State, 1401 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201.

December 9, 2010  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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