Youth & Education

S.C. State Fair names 2020 scholarship recipients

The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2020. The fair annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university, or technical college in the state. The $6,000 scholarships are awarded at an annual rate…

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Charleston County School District’s 2020-2021 registration underway

Charleston County School District 2020-2021 registration began May 20, 2020*. Registration will take place during regular school office hours, Monday through Thursday, excluding school holidays, for the remainder of the current school year and throughout the summer. Online registration for all students will be available June 8, 2020*, as an additional way for parents to…

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CCSD Board Member Todd Garrett On Student Learning and District Finances Amid The Corona Shutdown

By Barney Blakeney Recently I reached out to Charleston County School Board member Todd Garrett as many are doing amid the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. His response was indicative of what many families are experiencing. But moreover, Garrett’s response alluded to challenges many other families face. Additionally, Garrett shared some information about the financial status of…

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Spelman College Announces 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Through hard work, determination and balance, Kendra Grissom and Jasmine McClam have excelled and achieved high honors during their academic careers. Now, Grissom, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and McClam, a native of Missouri City, Texas, can add valedictorian and salutatorian to their long list of academic achievements. Being named valedictorian is especially significant for Grissom.  A product of west Baltimore, the…

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Howard University Student Virgil Parker Selected as 2020 Rangel Summer Fellow

  The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program has selected Howard University senior journalism student Virgil Parker as one of its 15 fellows following a highly competitive nationwide selection process. “On behalf of the Howard University community, we extend our congratulations to Virgil Parker for being selected to receive a 2020 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “His achievements as…

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CCSD CTE staff member earns regional honor

Charleston County School District is proud to announce Antoinette Green is the Career Specialist of the Year for the Trident Region for 2020. The South Carolina Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education informed Green and CCSD staff about the honor last week. The Career Specialist of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding…

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