January 25, 2013

Education notebook | Pancake supper in Myrtle Beach to benefit Horry County Adult Education

Make plans to have a pancake supper Feb. 5 and support Horry County Schools Adult and Community Education programs at the same time.

Make plans to have a pancake supper Feb. 5 and support Horry County Schools Adult and Community Education programs at the same time.

The annual event will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Pan American House of Pancakes, 1303 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, and the meal will include pancakes, bacon or sausage, and a beverage. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or by calling 843-488-6200.

Participation will aid the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center and the Conway Education Center, as well as six part-time, satellite centers around Horry County. Day and evening classes are available for students who want to earn their General Educational Development (GED) certificate, complete their high school diploma, earn a Work Keys® career readiness credential or enroll in English as a Second Language classes.

Other formal and informal learning opportunities also are available so that members of the community can learn new skills.

For more information about programs or the pancake supper, call 843-488-6200 or visit

St. James High seeks robe donations

Parents and alumni from St. James High School can help others by donating their used St. James High Blue graduation robes. Some students cannot afford the purchase, and the school wants to ensure that all students have a gown for their graduation experience.

To help, please deliver the robe to the school’s front desk; send it to Beth Cox at the school, 10800 S.C. 707, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; or call 843-650-5600 for more details.

Myrtle Beach academy to hold open house

The first of two open houses for the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the school, 895 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, for families to learn more about the school’s majors and STEM program.

STEM is for rising ninth-grade students who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rising 11th-graders can choose a program from the following majors: art, entertainment technology, pre-engineering, pre-medicine, web and digital communications, and theatre. Applications for all AAST programs are due Feb. 15.

Conway’s Tiger Anglers to hold fishing clinic

The “Let’s Go Fishing” clinic will be held Feb. 2 at Conway High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for the Tiger Anglers, which includes the bass teams from Conway High School, Conway Middle School and Whittemore Park Middle School.

Proceeds will go toward housing and other expenses for out-of-town competitions, and many of the anglers also participate on the Conway Archery Team, which will be selling breakfast and lunch items to benefit its activities.

A variety of speakers will participate in clinic sessions, which will be held for freshwater fishermen and saltwater fishermen simultaneously. The clinic costs $20 at the door, will have a mini-boat show and $5 raffle tickets for packages for freshwater and saltwater prizes. For more information, contact Coach Rayburn Poston at 843-902-4274.

Technical college to help with application process

Teams of financial aid and curriculum specialists will be available at Horry Georgetown Technical College Feb. 23 to help students with college application paperwork from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be in the lobby of building 1100 on the Conway campus, 2050 U.S. 501, and the free service is offered through College Goal South Carolina.

Each participant should bring: 2012 federal tax returns,; a student Social Security card; a driver’s license; 2012 W-2 forms or year-end pay stubs; 2012 untaxed income records including Social Security income, temporary assistance, welfare or veterans benefit records; and an alien registration card for those who may not be U.S. citizens.

Attendees who pre-register will automatically be entered to win a fee iPad and free T-shirt. Winners must be present to collect. Registration can be handled online from the HGTC home page,, which also includes additional information.

Anyone with specific questions may send an email to

Area college team wins national competition

Golf and Sports Turf Management technology students from Horry Georgetown Technical College won first place among two-year colleges in the national turf bowl competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., last week. Team members included Kyle Hamilton, Kevin Nason, Jay Richardson and Bradley Stokes, who call themselves the “Mole Crickets.”

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