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Governor’s School for the Arts graduates
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities students from Beaufort County graduated with the Class of 2012 on Friday, May 25. Graduation events took place on the school campus, as well as the Peace Center in Greenville. The class of 95 graduates, including the Beaufort County students, garnered approximately $25 million in scholarship offers. The

Riverview Charter School had 18 students with Perfect Attendance for this school year. Pictured from top left, back row: Lee Jones, Kaki Harrelson, Kendall Martin, Kevin Ford, Jordyn Ford, Christa Moore, Caitlin Moore, Joseph Mooney and Cole McKelvey. Front row: Michael Freeman, Cashiel Bowles, Lauryn Black, Clara Kolb, Brenden Ford, Ja’laila Jenkins, Mikhai Greene, Bryce DeFilipis and Marquell Sutton (not pictured).

school had a 100% graduation rate.
• Libby Davis: Visual Art, Beaufort High School, to attend Virginia Tech
• Matt Osborne: Dance, Beaufort High School, to attend Coker College.

Truesdale receives statewide award
School leaders in Lexington, Spartanburg, and Beaufort have been named 2012 William B. Harley Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.  The S. C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents these awards. Each year, SCASA selects three education leaders as exemplars of education leadership. The newest award winners are Dr. Karl Fulmer, Chief Financial Services Officer, Lexington School District Five; Dr. Donna Gutshall, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Spartanburg School District Six; and Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Superintendent, Beaufort County Schools. Dr. Truesdale has served as high school and college faculty, as an assistant principal, a high school principal, a senior executive at the South Carolina Department of Education, a district chief instructional officer and as superintendent in Oconee County.  Since 2007, Dr. Truesdale has served as superintendent in Beaufort County and since then has reversed the district’s stagnant academic fortunes with a strong focus on teacher development, enhanced classroom technology, extended learning opportunities for struggling learners and improved student discipline. She was the 2009 SC Superintendent of the Year.

Camps offered at E.C. Montessori
E.C. Montessori & Grade School will be offering the following camps for 3-6 year-olds for the month of July:
JULY 9-13: OOEY, GOOEY FUN
Students will have a blast using and learning how to make different kinds of play-dough, slime, goop and gooey-gak!

These Middle School students received the honor of being on the Director’s List (All A’s) for all three trimesters this school year at Riverview. From top left: May Harrelson, Cooper Woods, Chris Hoogenboom, Robin Bridgers, Jessica Elkins, Eliza Akers, Taylor Gates, Sarah McMullen and Allison Suber (not pictured).

JULY 16-20: GREAT ART ADVENTURE
Budding artists will enjoy this week as creativity flows. Different art media will be used by the children as they explore the wonderful world of art.
JULY 23-27: RHYTHM BAND JAM
Children will create their own rhythm instruments using recycled materials and will play in a rhythm band performance.
JULY 30-AUGUST 3: WIGGLY WORMS & CRITTERS
Nothing inspires curiosity like wiggly worms and bugs. Children will learn about many different kinds of insects, worms and creepy crawlers.
Any interested families should call 843-525 1141 for more information. Cost is $85/week (8:30 – 11:45 a.m.), $125/week (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or $150/week (7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.).