Scouts earn top medals
MOUNT PLEASANT—Rey Robinson, a seventh-grader at Christ Our King-Stella Maris, earned the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) Boy Scout award. Also, Girl Scouts in Troop 482, comprised of seventh-grade girls from the school, earned Mary, the First Disciple religious emblems. They were all honored by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at the Scout Convocation in Columbia recently.
Pictured are: (top row, left to right) Fionna Ennist, Bishop Guglielmone and Makena Roe; (middle row) Lauren DeMarco, Rey Robinson, Morgan Jackowski and Sophie Crosby; (bottom row) Helen Schertz and Anna Tortorici.
Burnikel signs with Clemson/Rogers leads stewardship drive
GREENVILLE—Austen Burnikel, a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic, signed to play soccer for Clemson University. Austen was recognized by the South Carolina High School League (1A) as an All-Region and All-State player. He played with Carolina Elite Soccer Academy at state, regional and national levels and was on the Southeast Olympic Development Program team.
Natalie Rogers, a junior, spearheaded a stewardship project by the school’s math team, which collected 376 pairs of socks for United Ministries to help the homeless keep their feet warm this winter.
Beta Club winners
The Junior Beta Club’s state convention was held in Myrtle Beach recently, with about 3,800 middle school students participating. Here are some of the winners from local schools:
GREENVILLE—Anna Marchek, an eighth-grader at St. Joseph’s Catholic, placed second in the T-shirt Design Competition. She was invited to submit her design to the national convention in Mobile, Ala., in June.
COLUMBIA—Several students at Cardinal Newman earned honors at the convention. Paige Miller won second place in language arts and will compete at the national level in June. Also, McCarley Maddock won third in math, Helen Williamson second in recyclable art, Katie Sneigon top 10 in spelling, and Mary Pickler top eight in overall special talent for dance.
Students collect 778 cans
ANDERSON—The second grade at St. Joseph challenged each class to collect 100 canned food items to celebrate the 100th day of school. This year, 778 cans were collected by the students and donated to the Anderson Emergency Soup Kitchen.