IN OUR SCHOOLS
Vote for your favorite marching band
We asked Midlands high school marching bands to send us their best competition performances.
Nine high schools in Richland and Lexington counties took the challenge and submitted their videos: A.C. Flora, Batesburg-Leesville, Chapin, Dreher, Dutch Fork, Gilbert, Irmo, River Bluff and Swansea.
Now, we want you to vote on your favorite. The deadline to vote is Friday, Dec. 13.
Go to thestate.com/education, and click on the headline that says VOTE HERE. Follow the instructions to listen and vote.
The band that gets the most votes will be featured on a full-page keepsake in an upcoming edition of The State newspaper, and online at thestate.com.
Wanted: Kids holiday drawings
Decembers holidays are full of great things to draw Santa and reindeer, starry nights and snowmen, New Years fireworks, menorahs, angels and more. So, as we do every year, were inviting K-12 students in Richland, Lexington and Kershaw counties to create their own original holiday drawings.
We will run our favorites in print in the two weeks around Christmas and New Years and some of the best of the rest online at thestate.com.
The deadline for original artwork submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 11. Heres what you need to know:
Please include students first and last names, grade and school.
Original designs should fit on an 8½ x 11 piece of paper. Send by mail to Holiday Drawings, Attn.: Dawn Kujawa/Newsroom, The State Media Co., 1401 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201.