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BATTERY CREEK HIGH

• Teenagers from Battery Creek High School SADD joined forces with other teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug Facts Week.” The weeklong health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, and campaign partner SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) took place Monday, January 28 through Sunday, February 3. The week celebrates the inquisitive minds of teens by giving them a space to ask questions about drugs and to get scientific answers. As part of the celebration, Battery Creek High School SADD students hosted a unique school assembly featuring Sylvia L. Rivers, Community Outreach and Education Coordinator at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, who used a human brain in her presentation to shatter the myths about drugs and provide students with concrete facts on drug use and abuse.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday, Feb. 21: Eagles Eat Out at Q on Bay, 6-9 p.m.

• Friday, Feb. 22: 1st and 2nd graders to see Wona Womalan West African Drum & Dance ensemble in Hilton Head.

Beaufort Academy students from Lower, Middle, and Upper School attended the annual SCISA State Literary Meet last week. Storytelling: Alex Compton (4th place), Jared Huebel, Caroline Marek (3rd place), Jack McDougall (1st place). Poetry Recitation: Nathaniel Keenan, Kevin Rogers, Cady Wilson, Emmy Wilson. Oral Interpretation: Julianna Dunphy (4th place), Lawrence Lindsay, Jeffrey Miller, Miciah Pendarvis. Extemporaneous Speaking: Jack Olsson, Gavin Palmer, Stewart Trask. Essay Writing: Drummond Koppernaes, Xavia Lemott, William Lindsay, Skyler Nuelle. Debate: Jake Bhoi, Mike Bhoi, Ben Hetherington, David Mathai, John Mathai, John Manos, Alex Mazzeo, Sarah Suber, Xavier Westergaard. Pictured are lower school students Caroline Marek, Alex Compton, Emmy Wilson, Kevin Rogers, Jack McDougall and Jared Huebel.
Beaufort Academy students from Lower, Middle, and Upper School attended the annual SCISA State Literary Meet last week. Storytelling: Alex Compton (4th place), Jared Huebel, Caroline Marek (3rd place), Jack McDougall (1st place). Poetry Recitation: Nathaniel Keenan, Kevin Rogers, Cady Wilson, Emmy Wilson. Oral Interpretation: Julianna Dunphy (4th place), Lawrence Lindsay, Jeffrey Miller, Miciah Pendarvis. Extemporaneous Speaking: Jack Olsson, Gavin Palmer, Stewart Trask. Essay Writing: Drummond Koppernaes, Xavia Lemott, William Lindsay, Skyler Nuelle. Debate: Jake Bhoi, Mike Bhoi, Ben Hetherington, David Mathai, John Mathai, John Manos, Alex Mazzeo, Sarah Suber, Xavier Westergaard.
Pictured are lower school students Caroline Marek, Alex Compton, Emmy Wilson, Kevin Rogers, Jack McDougall and Jared Huebel.

• Saturday, Feb. 23: Upper School Math Teams to compete at College of Charleston High School Math Meet.

• Monday, Feb. 25: Standardized Testing week begins

• Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 1: BA Book Fair in the gym

• Tuesday, Feb. 26: Middle School Quiz Bowl Team to SCISA State Competition

• Wednesday, Feb. 27: Health presentation by Dr. Clark Trask for 5th & 6th grade boys.

BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY

• The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Beaufort County is having a day of education for parents and grandparents for free. The “Grandparents Leading the Way” Conference will be held Saturday, February 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaufort Elementary School.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Hayes, an educator for more than 30 years, who has spent most of her career working with disabled students. Lunch and child care will be provided for those who attend. To reserve a seat contact, Ashley at 843-521-2399.

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

Lady’s Island Elementary School showed up in force to compete in the CODA 5K race at Cat Island last weekend.  Guidance Counselor Kelli Harper and Media Specialist Amy Trask both came in third place in their age group. Students Marlon Belden and Nash Mills came in first and second place in their age group and placed in the top ten overall.  Students Connor and Emma Fraser and Teachers Kristin Brady, Stephanie Riedmayer and Jan Samuel completed the race. The Lady’s Island Ospreys had a great time supporting a great cause.
Lady’s Island Elementary School showed up in force to compete in the CODA 5K race at Cat Island last weekend. Guidance Counselor Kelli Harper and Media Specialist Amy Trask both came in third place in their age group. Students Marlon Belden and Nash Mills came in first and second place in their age group and placed in the top ten overall. Students Connor and Emma Fraser and Teachers Kristin Brady, Stephanie Riedmayer and Jan Samuel completed the race. The Lady’s Island Ospreys had a great time supporting a great cause.

• TCL to host free college financial aid application workshop

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road. The “College Goal South Carolina” workshop is designed to help any and all college-bound students and their families with the financial aid application process and will provide assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY

• Friday, March 1: In recognition of Youth Art Month, The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its First Friday event at Whale Branch Elementary School at 6 p.m. In addition to a student art exhibition,  representatives from SC  Mortgage Help and various local businesses will be on hand to provide information. The public is invited.

• Tuesday, March 5: Partners in Print (K-2nd grade parents); 5:30 to 7 p.m.

E.C. Montessori students get the opportunity to learn quilting by making their own quilt with the help of volunteers at the Penn Center.
E.C. Montessori students get the opportunity to learn quilting by making their own quilt with the help of volunteers at the Penn Center.

• Tuesday, March 5: The Concert Choir will perform at the Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m.

ZONTA CLUB

• Zonta Club of Beaufort is accepting applications for scholarships. They will be awarding one $1,000 scholarship to a high school female planning to enter an undergraduate program at an accredited institution. This may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited coursed and degrees. The other $1,000 scholarship is The Gertrude P. Brown Scholarship which is awarded to a working women studying at the graduate, undergraduate, certificate or technical level. The applicant for this scholarship must be working currently. Applications are now available at all the guidance counseling offices or by requesting an application via email at zontabeaufort@yahoo.com. Scholarship eligibility and requirements along with complete instructions for completing the application are included on each application. For more information contact Lisa Brais at 843-489-1131.

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