The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics ( GSSM) welcomed the third cohort of students to Accelerate, the School’s virtual engineering program, during Base Camp, July 12–17. Sixty-five rising sophomores from 10 partner school districts and 18 high schools comprise the incoming class, including Drew Robinson, daughter of Arlen Jones, and Joshua A. Wil l is, son of Rickey Willis, both from W. J. Keenan High School.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced approximately 1,700 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,200 other college sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May. The students include:
Wanda A. Felsenhardt, South Carolina Governor’s School; Graham K. Harmon, Ben Lippen School; Martin L. Li, Spring Valley High School; James H. Mayson, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School; Madeline Mazoue, Spring Valley High School; Jordan L. Pennington, A.C. Flora High School; Anne V. Buzzell, homeschool; and Graham R. Jackson, Lexington High School.
The National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) May 15, 2015 PSP/CEOE (Professional Standards Program/ Certified Educational Office Employee) recipients for South Carolina include Laurie Cannon, PSP & CEOE; Patti Christensen, PSP & CEOE; Robin Dease, PSP & CEOE; Sarah Harris, PSP & CEOE; Vickie McIntyre, PSP & CEOE; Tena Ponteau, PSP; Redell Sherrill, PSP & CEOE; Sylvia Sullivan, PSP; Debra Waldrop, PSP & CEOE; Veronica Watkins, PSP; and Carla Young, PSP & CEOE.
William Wu, a rising senior at Ben Lippen School has successfully completed the NASC (National Association of Student Councils) Student Leaders Program, earning national recognition as an NASC Distinguished Student Leader. He is one of nearly 600 students in the nation to achieve this recognition.