EVENTS Summer dates for Camp Make & Take have been set for 9 to 11 a.m. July 8-12 and 22-26. The free camp is offered to northern Beaufort County teens focused on 3-D printer technology. Go to www.beaufortacademy.org or call 843-524-3393 for more information or to register. Class sizes are limited. Camp Eagle at Beaufort Academy will offer a variety of summer camps for ages 3-18 throughout June and July, ranging from "circus" camp, to sports, art and SAT prep camps. Go to www.beaufortacademy.org or call 843-524-3393 for more information or to register.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Andalu Blanc Johnson, from Beaufort Elementary's AMES Academy, will take part in the National Young Scholars Program. Held on campuses across the country, the program aims to inspire outstanding third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students to explore, invent, learn and think creatively, according to a news release.
Andalu was one of three third-graders nominated by Dorinda Selby, his math and science teacher and AMES coordinator at Beaufort Elementary.
Students choose a specific area of study such as engineering, forensic science or medicine. The program culminates with student-created projects tying leadership skills to the discoveries made in their specific area of study, according to the release.
BEAUFORT-JASPER ACADEMY FOR CAREER EXCELLENCE
ACHIEVEMENTS The school received a grant from The PalmettoPride Litter Trashes Everyone program to build a garden on the school campus. Twenty-six students among the Agriculture, Leadership and English IV classes participated in the grant project.
HELPING HANDS Senior Stephanie Metz, environmental and agricultural science major, recently collected more than $500 in gift cards and more than $1,000 in donated items, including a laptop, for the Palmetto Animal League. Metz also volunteered at the shelter. Early Childhood major, Chelsea Drew, organized a school picnic where all of the proceeds -- $129 -- were donated to the National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Organization.
English IV students also collected, sorted and bagged recyclables, in conjunction with the school's Graphics and Environmental & Agricultural Science departments. Students, as well, collected more than 30,000 aluminum tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which recycles and receives salvage value for the tabs.
STEP OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Ridgeland)
ACHIEVEMENTS Student Kearstin Murray's "The King's of Friend" was featured June 8 on WSAV-DTs "Green Screen Adventures" program. The national award-wining children's television show selects writing and illustrations by students and brings them to life, according to a news release. Its mission is to promote literacy, engaging as many children as possible. Since its March 2007 premiere, the program has featured writings from more than 2,000 students in 350 episodes.