Photos by Preston Burch
One by one, welding students stepped up to a machine with the pressure on to find out if their sample pieces would pass the destruction test in order to receive national certification.
Brandi O’Shields is the winner of the City of Greer’s Giant Dude contest.
O’Shields submitted the winning photo of her six-year-old daughter, Brayleigh Hendricks, a student at Skyland Elementary School.
“I really wanted to have a free one, maybe if I won,” Hendricks said. “I really like the way they look.”
By Katie Cruice Smith
For The Greer Citizen
About a year and a half ago, First Presbyterian Church of Greer decided to meet some specific needs in the community.
Students in Greer High School’s Virtual Enterprise class recorded a top 28 finish in the 2017 Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit, held from April 1-6 in New York City.
The class, which was one of 400 schools participating, earned high recognition in the Business Plan Competition.
Spartanburg District Five recently produced a record three winners of the national DreamBox Learning Spring Math Challenge, which took place from March 13-31.
DreamBox is an adaptive learning school program seeking to help students learn math as well as identify problem areas for teachers to address.
More than 500 volunteers donated their time and energy to various projects in Greer during Hope Week.
The week culminated with an egg drop on Saturday, April 15, but the hard work came first. Volunteers took on tasks such as: weeding, mulching, roofing, painting, teaching basketball and more.
Marion Reeves was just like many girls growing up in the Upstate. She was friendly, athletic, popular, and healthy. But when Reeves turned 13 years old, she began to be concerned with her appearance—as many teenagers do. But the concern soon became an unhealthy obsession that would spiral out of control and take over her teen years.
Greer children celebrated Easter this week with several Easter Egg Hunts held throughout the town.