The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has updated its online directory of scholarships for area high school students. The directory also has information about financial aid. More than 60 scholarships are listed, representing more than $500,000 in annual awards. The directory is available at www.cf-lowcountry.org/scholarships. Scholarship providers in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties can call 843-681-9100 to add their scholarships to the directory.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
The Winter Sports Athletic Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center, followed by a dinner. Athletes, coaches and members of the Athletic Booster Club will be admitted free to the banquet. Cost for individuals is $5 for their meal. Details: John Drafts, 843-322-5574
Season tickets for home athletic contests during the regular season are on sale through Feb. 28. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for high school students; and $5 for elementary students. Details: John Drafts, 843-322-5574
COOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school has partnered with Lowcountry Running Company to help send shoes to Africa. People may drop off gently worn shoes at Lowcountry Running Company at 95A Factory Creek Court on Lady's Island in February. For every pair of shoes donated -- up to 200 pairs -- the school will receive $1 from the Lowcountry Running Company. Shoes then will be sent to African markets. Patrons who drop off two pairs of shoes will receive 20 percent off any regular price purchase. Flip-flops, Crocs and damaged shoes will not be accepted. Details: Carmen Dillard, 843-322-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
The school will send alto saxophone player Tafari Salaam of Battery Creek High School to All State Jazz Band events Feb. 28-March 2. Band auditions are sponsored by the S.C. Band Directors Association and provide an opportunity for select high school students to play together from across the state.
Creative writing students received 251 total awards in the recent Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards for the Southeast Region. It is the first year all 26 creative writing junior and senior students received awards. If chosen for a national award, students will receive a $10,000 scholarship, be featured in a celebration at a prestigious Carnegie Hall ceremony and have their work showcased in reputable galleries in New York City. Winners will be announced March 15.
HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The school is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 academic school year in grades pre-kindergarten (ages 2 and older) through sixth grade. Applications can be found online at www.htccs.org or at the school, 302 Burroughs Ave. An open house will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 for those interested in learning more and wishing to take a school tour. Details: 843-522-0660, email@example.com
ROBERT SMALLS INTERMEDIATE/MIDDLE SCHOOL
The school will hold a Spirit Night 3-9 p.m. March 1 at Jersey Mike's, 272 Robert Smalls Parkway, to benefit the media center. Details: Rhonda Doherty, 843-322-2525
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
No school today. The Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's Walsh Palmetto Room.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
The college will hold two open houses in March to highlight programs in health sciences, including massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiological technology and surgical technology. Applications for fall 2013 will be accepted until April 1. The first open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 14 at the TCL New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive in Bluffton. The second open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 in building 4 at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Details: 843-525-8267, www.tcl.edu/health
The college will host a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Students and parents should bring their 2012 state and federal tax returns, Social Security Number, driver's license or other official photo ID, and alien registration number if an eligible non-citizen. Details: Ashley Faubion, TCL admissions manager, at 843-470-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.collegegoalsc.org
The Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the MacLean Hall Board Room on the Beaufort Camps, 921 Ribaut Road. The commission will receive an accreditation update and fiscal year 2013 budget recommendations.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and school will present the Young Artist Showcase 2013 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 1. The event will feature artwork from students in grades K-4 and will be held at the school, 15 Stuart Point Road. All business owners, parents, and residents of the community are invited to attend. This event is free. Details: 843-986-1102