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Local students graduate from Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina University saw nearly 400 students graduate in Summer 2020 during a virtual ceremony that included remarks from Carolyn Dillian, a professor of anthropology and recipient of CCU’s 2020 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award.

Among the students with area ties who graduated are:

Alexander Gerards, a History major from Okatie (29909)

Lacy Skwarek, a Management major from Okatie (29909)

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway that offers baccalaureate degrees in 94 major fields of study.

Beaufort’s Hurtt named to President’s List at The Citadel

Matthew Hurtt of Beaufort is among the nearly 60 cadets recognized for their outstanding work during the spring 2020 semester.

The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. The list is a combination of the dean’s list and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

JPII celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

John Paul II has been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with multiple displays throughout the school, daily facts read during morning announcements, and art and research projects. The Student Leadership Council (SLC) worked with the Spanish teachers and agreed that, given the diverse student population (roughly 20 percent of the student body is Latino and Hispanic), featuring the culture and customs would be both educational and enjoyable.

“The students created a list of influences and themes to highlight the contributions of Hispanic people and culture,” JPII Spanish teacher Jennifer Cohen said. “They decorated the hallways with brightly colored tissue paper banners and flowers representing Mexican heritage and flags of Spanish-speaking countries that included a map where students can put a pin to show where they or their family is from. Notable Hispanic-Americans, Spanish artists and student art projects that highlight cultural traditions in various Spanish-speaking countries were also displayed along the school hall.”

All items exhibited were created and designed by JPII middle and high school students.

SC Governor’s Schools to host information session for prospective students

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH), SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM), and the new SC Governor’s School for Agriculture at John de la Howe (JDLH) are hosting Endless Opportunities, a joint virtual information session for prospective students and their families.

As public, residential high schools, South Carolina’s Governor’s Schools serve students interested in pursuing advanced studies in agriculture, the arts, or STEM disciplines. Tuition is free (although fees for meals and boarding may apply), and any student in the state can apply to attend based on grade level.

Endless Opportunities is designed for students and parents who are interested in learning more about the schools’ residential high school programs. These informative, one-hour Zoom sessions will feature presentations by each school and a Q&A with school representatives.

Sessions are offered at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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