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Students named National Merit finalists

on Tuesday, 12 March 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Two Florence 1 students named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program last fall have advanced to the next level of competition. Both Alice Lee and Annie Kate Watson of Wilson High School were selected as national finalists. They will

Students showcase vocal talents

on Tuesday, 12 March 2019. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Education, Local News

Twenty-seven students participated in a vocal talent competition at Florence-Darlington Technical College’s SiMT recently. The annual program known as District One’s Vocal Star is the culmination of a qualifying event which began with almost 90 students v

South Florence High to begin search for Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

on Tuesday, 05 March 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

South Florence High announced that John Schweitz has resigned as Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at South Florence High School. “We greatly appreciate all that Coach Schweitz has done for athletics at South Florence in directing the boys basketball program,

Students go to Carnegie Hall

on Tuesday, 05 March 2019. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Education, Local News

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Nine string students from Florence spent time preparing for a concert at one of the world’s most famous music halls: Carnegie Hall. Performers chosen by international auditions came together i

House of Hope celebrates Life Recovery graduation

on Tuesday, 05 March 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

“You don’t have to have a good start to finish well.” This is the message that Bryan Braddock, Executive Director of the House of Hope, delivered recently at the Life Recovery Graduation at Florence Baptist Temple. When a man comes into the Life Recovery

West Florence High School Leo Club holds ceremony

on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

West Florence High School Leo Club held club pinning and member induction recently. The club is sponsored by the Florence Evening Lions Club. The Leo Club Program is an official program of Lions Clubs International with the objective being “…to provide th

Florence 1 Schools ‘TEAM UP’ with Governor’s School

on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students at Wilson and South Florence High Schools will have the chance to take classes through the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) without ever leaving their home school’s campus. Through a vir

FMU crowns 2019 Homecoming royality

on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Francis Marion University’s 2019 Homecoming celebration culminated Saturday afternoon as a new king and queen were crowned. Gabriel Hutson and Shiniyah Brown, both from Sumter, were elected king and queen of Francis Marion University’s Homecoming. Hutson

Local high school student selected for Journalism and Media Study at George Mason University

on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Local high school student selected for Journalism and Media Study at George Mason University
Karis Wymbs, a junior at West Florence High School, has been selected to represent Florence, as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Wymbs joins a select group of students from a

Florence 1 Schools awarded $1.5 million dollar mental health resiliency grant

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Florence 1 Schools was recently awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE). SCDE was the recipient of a US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gran

Trinity-Byrnes Quiz Bowl Team

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Trinity-Byrnes  Quiz Bowl Team
The Trinity-Byrnes Middle School Quiz Bowl Team swept the competition at their regional tournament. The team, which hosted the tournament, defeated other quiz bowlers from Marlboro Academy, All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, and Montessori School of Floren

McCoy is new cheerleading coordinating at Trinity-Byrnes

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

McCoy is new cheerleading  coordinating at Trinity-Byrnes
Trinity-Byrnes announces that Katey McCoy will be the new cheerleading coordinator and competitive cheer and tumble coach at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School. She is a Florence native and a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Community Recreat

West Florence High School receives approval to implement Advanced Placement Capstone Program

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

West Florence High School continues to seek ways to raise the bar for academics for all students by adding the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program to its offerings in 2019-2020. The school was recently notified that it had received the designation

McLaurin Elementary unveils new inclusive playground equipment

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

The sounds of gleeful children at play filled the air Friday morning at McLaurin Elementary School as Florence 1 Schools unveiled new inclusive playground equipment. The adaptive playground equipment falls in line with Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley’

Coker College to become Coker University

on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Coker College announced it will begin operating as Coker University on July 1, 2019, giving the institution a name that adequately reflects its growth as a graduate degree-granting institution, an innovator in online learning, and a viable higher educatio
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