LEXINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 PRINCIPAL DAVID SIMS has been named the new principal of Pineview Elementary School. Sims is currently the principal at Northside Middle School.
LEXINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 has approved the promotion of Guy A. Smith to the position of White Knoll Middle School principal. Smith currently serves as the assistant principal at Pelion Middle School.
RICHLAND 2 has maintained its AA credit rating. This is the 25th consecutive year that the district’s business services division has received awards from both the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) and the Governmental Finance Officer’s Association’s (GFOA) for excellence in financial reporting.
RICHLAND 1 ADMINISTRATOR DR. CARLOS SMITH has been named the District-Level Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. (SCASA). In addition to being the assistant to the superintendent/ombudsman, Smith is the district’s athletics director.
ROCKY CREEK ELEMENTARY TEACHER HEATHER COKER helped her school win a $1,500 grant from the Kroger Earning Plus Learning Incentive Program to support recycling. Coker used part of the money to acquire a recycling trailer for the school.
ALICIA LYLES was selected to attend the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy, which is a simulated astronaut training and professional development program. Lyles has been a teacher for nine years, and currently teaches at B.C. Grammar No. 1.
CHRIS MIXON has been promoted by Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts to serve as a code enforcement officer in the South Region Patrol District, which is based in Pelion.
CINDY BARTOLEC has been elected by members of the S.C. School Counselors Association to serve as the secondary vice president of the association’s governing board. Bartolec will promote excellence in school counseling.
CHANG SHU, WAN WEI AND STELLA WANG won first place at the 2012 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Shu and Wei won in the interdisciplinary team project, senior division, and Wang won in the senior biological science category.
SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL STUDENTS were recognized by the 2012 Nancy Thorpe Poetry Contest. The students include Kaitlyn Alford, Rock Hill; Lois Carlisle, Simpsonville; Allison Cooke, Winnsboro; Deirdre Dishman, Greenville; Tiffany Farr, Columbia; Julia Hogan, Greenville; Nandita Karambelkar, Goose Creek; Laura Rashley, Lugoff; and Soo-Jin Sung, Columbia.
THE CHAPIN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND PROGRAM was recognized at the 2012 South Carolina Band Director’s Association Concert Band Festival. The Seventh Grade Honor Band received a Superior rating, and the Eighth Grade Honor Band received an Excellent rating.
LEXINGTON 1 STUDENTS took top honors at the 2012 South Carolina Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. First place winners were David Bang, Ben Bartlett, Noelle Dixon, Devon Eilers, Elizabeth Gable, Hunter Harley, Freddy Huang, Wyman King and Brenae Wilson.
AIR FORCE AIRMAN ANDREW B. CAMPBELL graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of David Campbell of Gilbert.
MARK A. PROVENCHER enlisted in the United States Navy. He is the son of Sherry and Richard Provencher of Lugoff.
ARMY PVT. JAMES P. KOON III graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. A graduate of Spring Valley High School, he is the son of Amanda and James Koon of Columbia.
MARINE CORPS PVT. ZANE W. JONES completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Okynease R. Jones of Columbia.