Beaufort students place in engineering contest
Beaufort High School students captured second place in the "Principles of Engineering" division of a recent state competition administered by Project Lead the Way.
The team defeated students from some of South Carolina's best high school engineering programs, including magnet schools and career tech schools from Charleston, Spartanburg, Anderson, Columbia and Greenville, according to a news release from the Beaufort County School District.
Winning team members were Zach Womack, Cody Weyandt and Jacob Hull. These students designed and built a prototype pole climber that reached higher and cost less than all but one team in the state.
Students Christian Hart, Adam Lipsitz and Alex Weller competed in another division.
Arts students win USCB scholarships
The University of South Carolina Beaufort hosted its first juried high school arts competition as part of its "Celebrate the Arts" festival this month. The university awarded $55,000 in arts scholarships to 22 students accepted into the exhibition.
Local winners include: Battery Creek High School students James Childers and Caitlin Sedrick; Beaufort High School student Pagan McLemore; and Thomas Heyward Academy student Robert Willis II.
Young readers to putt with golf pros
A new reading competition will give elementary school students a chance to putt with PGA Tour pros at the annual Heritage golf tournament next month.
The Heritage Classic Foundation is inviting Lowcountry students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in "Plaid About Reading" to celebrate the community spirit of this year's event.
The program will run March 21 through April 11. The school that reads the most books will win $1,000; the class that reads the most will win a pizza party and a visit from Heritage spokesman Sir William "Willie" Innes; and the individual students who read the most will putt with the pros April 19 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.
The deadline for schools to enter the competition is Wednesday.
Details: email@example.com; Greg Kamp at Dixon Schwabl, 843-785-3200
Students invited to plan youth conference
A Beaufort County Youth Conference planning session will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The session is open to Beaufort County middle and high school students.
Details: Carrie Major, 843-812-4399
Youth orchestra forms new strings ensemble
Violinists, violists, cellists and bassists are wanted for the Beaufort Youth Orchestra's newest ensemble.
First Orchestra will give young strings players a chance to perform in an ensemble. Those who have at least one year of experience in school or through private lessons are sought. The first session will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Details: Ami Rabinowitz, 843-263-6439 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
The SADD Club is sponsoring a yard sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The cost to reserve a spot is $5 and vendors must provide their own table. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580 or email@example.com
An open house and classroom tours for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and their families will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A welcome by headmaster Randy Wall will be followed by tours and panel discussions with students, teachers and parents. Presentations about athletics, college advising and the interim session will conclude the event.
Upper School science fair winners include: Madeleine Gray, Preston Suber, Katya Ontko, Grace Stewart, Hope Keane, Chanze Harris, Charles Sanford, Kyla Ewers, Charlotte Delfosse, Nicole Schmiege, James Post, Riley Blocker, Lauren Noonan, Zach Bachtell, Laura Roddey, Lee Rentz, Charlie Humphries, Emily Hutchins, Danielle Hart, Kelly Walker, Conner Akers and Tommy Fang.
Middle school science fair winners include: Katharine Anderson, Jack Olsson, John Mathai, Austin Howell, Niki Ozburn, Will Turner, McKenzie Blake, Jackson Warren, Xavier Westergaard, Avery May, Ashton Guest, Mike Bhoi, Conor Nuelle, Tom Ring, Katie Gay, Taylor Vincent, Amanda Kahn and Mary Keane.
Fourth-grade science fair winners include: Billy O'Herron, Wells Bowden, Anna Daubert, Ashley May, Quinn Fleming, Nelson McMillen, Emma Hincher, David Mathai, Caroline Moss, Chloe Nickels, Campbell Dukes, Josh Boyd, Daniel Richards, Lawrence Lindsay, Herbert Gray, Joe Stowe, Margaret Aimar, Nathan Junk and Gracie Guest.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
A session for grandparents raising grandchildren will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Beaufort Elementary School. Child care will be provided.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students Earl Singleton, Tyrek Byson and Antwuan Blue are participating in the 2011 National Tennis Championships held today through Wednesday on Hilton Head Island.
Poetry Alive! will be at the school Tuesday. The group travels worldwide and performs for students and teachers.
A home track meet will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A dance performance for family and friends of sixth-graders will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the gym. Artist-in-residence Sanny Wartko has been working with the students for the past several weeks, and this will be the culminating performance of the Greek, Chinese, Indian and African folk and interpretative dances that connect to the humanities curriculum.
JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The National Science Mobile Discovery Center will visit Jasper County schools Wednesday and Thursday. Housed in an 18-wheeler van, the presentations aim to show youth that studying science, technology and math can be exciting, fun and essential to their future. Details: www.NationalScienceCenter.org
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will provide dental care today through Friday. Students must have a signed permission slip to participate.
Jump Rope for Heart will be this week during physical education classes.
Movie Madness with "City of Ember" will be 3-5 p.m. Wednesday. Participating students should contact the media specialist.
A School Improvement Council meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the music room.
The talent show is 1:30 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria.
LADY'S ISLAND MIDDLE AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS
An SIC meeting will be at 5 p.m. today.
Baseball and softball games will be Tuesday and Thursday.
A track meet will be Wednesday.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Seventh-grader Noah Kimbrell qualified to represent the school April 1 at the state National Geographic Bee in Columbia.
The girls soccer team will play Thursday.
The school has made a change to its calendar. There will be no school Friday or March 28 because of a faculty in-service day. School will be in-session March 25.
Parents can make appointments for parent-teacher conferences to take place the morning of March 28 by contacting their child's teacher or submitting a note to the main office.
SHELL POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A PASS information night for parents will be 6 p.m. Wednesday in the media center.
THOMAS HEYWARD ACADEMY
"THA's Got Talent," sponsored by the academy's music program and junior class, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The event is open to the public. This year's panel of judges will include Joe Robinson, an "Australia's Got Talent" winner, who also will perform during the event. Details: 843-726-3673, www.thomasheyward.org
A Robert Smalls Association meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center. Details: Edgar Williams, 843-846-8629; Linda Goodwine-Robinson, 843-521-4490.