Events and achievements at Beaufort County schools north of the Broad River.
In March, Beaufort High School students attended the 2014 State Engineering Competition for Project Lead The Way high schools, held at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing in Columbia. The introduction to engineering team performed reverse engineering to provide needed documentation to manufacture a toy train. The principles of engineering team designed, built and tested a vehicle to transport a specific cargo over a given distance. Both teams were challenged to adhere to the engineering design process, and to present their product to the USC judges. Sixty South Carolina high schools participated in the all-day event this year. This is the fifth year that the school has entered teams in this event. They were champions in 2011 and 2012. From left, are Max Bozzi, Ben Rawls, Xavier Parker, Christopher Sommerville, Rome Baker and Vincent Phaneuf.
The Yellow Footprints Detachment 1154 of the Marine Corps League is accepting applications for its scholarship program. The deadline is May 15. Active Marines or family members of active, retired or deceased Marines or Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit are eligible. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements and are pursuing undergraduate, technical training or graduate programs will be considered. Applicants need not be in the military or pursuing military careers. Details: Dennis Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
Students have been taking Joseph Tokar's "Computer Service Tech 2" class and have received national certification that can take them directly from school to work. These students took the TestOut PC Pro Certification, enabling them to analyze and fix problems on PC hardware and software and understand Windows operating system management. The students are Max Hill, Tyler Rentz, Jordan Washington, Alex Tokar, Christian Hart, Allen Harm, Steven Bancroft, Charles Bootle, Joseph Dilsaver and Daniel Singletary. Bancroft reached the maximum score of 1500.
The members of the Beaufort High Men of Strength (MOST) Club have been selected to take part in the prestigious World Book Night program. Each year, thousands of student groups across the nation apply for World Book Night, but only a select number are chosen to participate. Each club member and one of their parents will be presented with a free copy of the book "This Boy's Life" by Tobias Wolff. MOST Club members, along with their parents at home, will read and discuss this book at club meetings throughout the rest of the school year.