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Knights help Indian Land school
INDIAN LAND—Knights of Columbus Council 14765 at Our Lady of Grace Mission held its annual free throw contest at the Indian Land Elementary School. All children ages 10-14 were invited to participate in the basketball contest and winners were awarded medals and certificates. The Knights provide many programs for the children, including a drug and alcohol awareness contest and a soccer competition. The council also donated over $3,000 to local schools to help the intellectually challenged, and bought winter coats for children in need.

Leonard signs with USC-Lancaster
GREENVILLE—Nick Leonard, a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster. Nick has played second base, shortstop, third base and pitcher. Last year, he was named the 1-A All-Region Player of the Year and All-State Player of the Year. During the offseason, he played for The Naturals and West End Baseball Academy. Nick and his family are parishioners at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville.

Osburn and Conlon spell it right
TAYLORS—Two Prince of Peace students are heading for the state spelling bee. Lauren Osburn, a sixth-grader, and Dylan Conlon, an eighth-grader, won in their grade level at the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee held Jan. 16 at Laurens Academy. They will represent their school at the state competition on Feb. 12.

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