Performances will be held Saturday by students who are finishing the weeklong music portion of the Summer Arts Academy at Coastal Carolina University. The choral and orchestra concert will be at 11 a.m., and the band concert will begin at 1 p.m. Both performances will be held at Wheelwright Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
The Summer Arts Academy is a residential camp for rising seventh- to 12th-grade students who show talent in the fine arts. Horry County Schools students compete for scholarships to the camp, which also includes sessions on the visual and performing arts.
Pelicans’ education award
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans and General Manager Scott Brown were awarded the 2012 S.C. Association for Career and Technical Education’s Image Award.
The annual award is given by the group’s board of directors to recognize individuals, organizations, companies or others that have brought positive attention to the career and technical education field.
The Pelicans were nominated for the award by Eileen Patonay of Forestbrook Middle School, who is president of the S.C. Career Guidance Placement Association. Organizations must be nominated for the honor, which will be given June 27, the final day of the S.C. Education and Business Summit, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.
“Our partnership with Forestbrook Middle and other area schools has served as an inspiration both for the staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and students alike,” Brown said. “We’ve found that middle school is the genesis for career consideration of our students. Many of the kids initially do not realize the variety of opportunities in our industry and that they can combine their love of sports with a career. It’s a privilege to display the passion we have for our work to the future leaders of our community.”
“Under the direction of Scott Brown, Horry County students learn about careers in agriculture and turf management, technology, audio/visual, marketing, public relations, tourism and culinary arts,” Patonay said. “Myrtle Beach Pelicans staff members are frequent career speakers in our schools, and they welcome students in all 16 S.C. Career Clusters to job shadow, tour and experience paid internships.”
Junior Scholars named
High school juniors from Horry and Georgetown counties are among the 608 who were named Junior Scholars by the University of South Carolina Upstate in honor of their academic achievements.
High school guidance counselors from around the state can nominate up to five students from their school to be selected for the honor. Students must have a 3.25 grade point average and have scored at least 1100 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Junior Scholars do receive early consideration for admission to USC Upstate if they choose to apply to the university, which is in Spartanburg.
The Junior Scholars are:
• Andrews High School: Laura Dunn, Kientay Filmore, Melissa Matthews, Marissa McCrea and Jaya Wragg.
• Aynor High School: Harley Coates, Jeffrey Garland, Grayons Grainger, Kishan Patel and Hunter Windham.
• Carolina Forest High School: Samantha Barrett, Caitlin Brock, Tatiana Calderon, Sara Saad and Samuel Wathen.
• Georgetown High School: Addie Crawford, Caitlyn Goodwin, Jessica Jordan, April Lindsey and Harrison McConnell.
• Green Sea Floyds High School: Joshua Collins, Krysten Elliott, Zackery Messetler, Hampton Tiller and Damon Tunnell.
• Loris High School: Hannah Edwards, Jessica Hughes, Darcy Nirenstein, Brent Qualls and Justine Uy.
• Myrtle Beach High School: Tyler Berkey, Joseph Desjardins, Caitlin Hastie, Zachary McMillan and Jessica Molnar.
• North Myrtle Beach: Cody Gause, Elijah Oxendine, Harrison Smith, Timothy Wilkie and Jared Woody.
• St. James High School: Ryan Crum, Christopher Krier, William Crier, Tyler Rhorick and Margaret Shelton.
Governor’s School grad
Caitlin Keen of Myrtle Beach has graduated from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville. Keen, the daughter of Dale and Renee Keen, plans to attend Clemson University.
The Governor’s School is a statewide, public, residential high school for juniors and seniors that specializes in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The 61 students in the class of 2012 earned more than $11 million in scholarships; 67 percent will remain in state for college, with others going to schools such as Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.
Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University’s annual yard sale, raised $2,173, the highest amount in the event’s five-year history. The event was organized to raise awareness of eco-friendly practices, and all funds go toward the CCU Student Green Fund, a grant that assists students with various “green” projects during the academic year.
Items were gathered during student move-out week, and 23 PODS were filled with castoffs such as electronics, lamps, appliances, storage bins, clothing, bedding, rugs and even food. Items from about 14 PODs were for sale, while the rest was donated to area nonprofits.
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