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Richland One Announces Recent Awards and Honors



Dreher’s Art and Literary Magazine Receives National Recognition

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) ranked the 2018 edition of “Whisper,” Dreher High School’s literary and art magazine, as "Superior," making it one of only two to be so honored in South Carolina. The magazine is sponsored by art teacher Jennifer Gorlewski. Student editors of the 2018 edition were Seamus McCollister, Elizabeth Rambo, Ania Suber, Bonnie Swan-Kloos and Catherine Willm. Many Dreher students contributed their written work to the publication. Ms. Gorlewski’s art students created original artwork and designs to accompany the articles. Dreher’s award-winning publication can be viewed online at Details about the award and how the students' work was evaluated are on the NCTE website .



A.C. Flora Theatre Students Win State Awards



Three A.C. Flora High School students won state theatre performance awards recently at the 2019 Palmetto Dramatic Association Festival. Cameron Vipperman (left) won for best solo musical performance. Jaxson Hillard (middle) and Olivia Davis (right) took home first-place awards in the duet scene performance category. As state winners, all three students have qualified to advance to the national competition this summer. Overall, 18 Flora students participated in the competition.


Arden Students Places Third in State Poster Contest


Arden Elementary School student Za’Riah Archie (center) placed third in South Carolina in the National Missing Children’s Poster Contest. Za’Riah is pictured with her art teacher George Sims (left) and AAP teacher Eunice Gloster (right). One of the goals of the contest to is make students more aware of missing children and to promote child safety. Learn more about the competition at 




W.A. Perry Art Students Recognized by SC Education Association

The South Carolina Education Association SCEA recognized W. A. Perry Middle School students for their participation in its Read Across South Carolina art contest. Art teacher Sara McNeely and her students received T-shirts printed with prize-winning artwork, as well as books about the history of art. Student TreQuan Grimes (left), pictured here with art teacher Sara McNeely, received a special recognition as a participant in the contest which is designed to promote literacy and art across South Carolina.



Hyatt Park Students Inducted into National Junior Beta Club


Hyatt Park Elementary School recently held its first induction ceremony for students selected for academic excellence by the National Junior Beta Club. The district extends it congratulations to fifth graders (left to right) Donquarius Pagan, Zarya Mines, Adin Davis-Young, Danielle Groff, Anthony Covington-Gordon and Aiyana Brown.


Columbia High AFJROTC Archery Team Receives Grant


Columbia High School’s award-winning Air Force JROTC archery team recently received grants to expand its program. Funds will be used to purchase additional archery bows and equipment for the team which meets weekly after school. In addition to having an outstanding archery team, the AFJROTC unit has participated in several service projects and parades, as well as performing color guard duties and flying in a Cessna 172 Civil Air Patrol at Owens Field.


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