On October 24th, in Barnwell County, South Carolina, the Pendleton FFA Soil and Land Evaluation team took top honors with a historic team score and were named the South Carolina State FFA Champions. The Pendleton team that consisted of Jason Smith, Katherine Vanadore, Melanie Mullikin, Maggie Barnett and Justin Allen who competed against other South Carolina teams from across the state. What made the Pendleton victory so impressive was that they were competing in a geographical region with soil origination and farming practices very different from that of Anderson County. Katherine Vanadore was named the second highest scoring individual with 233 points out of a possible 240. Jason Smith and Maggie Barnett actually tied for the highest scoring individual position with 234 points individually out of a possible 240. The Pendleton team will compete in the 2016 National Land and Range Judging Competition in Oklahoma City next May. Please congratulate these individual students for their stunning performance.
Ten students from Anderson 4 participated in the prestigious SC ACDA Middle School All-State Chorus on October 23-24, 2015. These students were selected by competitive auditions last spring as 6th-7th-8th graders and learned the challenging musical repertoire this fall in preparation for the event at Southern Wesleyan University. The students represented our district well and gave an awesome concert at the conclusion of the All-State weekend! Students selected included:Ryan Nash (7th), Chloe Standridge (9th), Emma Stone (8th), Makayla Pettit (8th), Rachel Martin (8th), Josie Gentle (8th), Hannah Simmons (9th), Jamarques Hudson (9th),Taylor Batson (9th),and Eleanor Stasiek (7th). Riverside Middle's chorus director is Mrs. Leah Durham.
Townville Elementary School is gearing up for the 5th Annual Michelin Townville Turkey Trot on November 7, 2015. Sponsored by Michelin North America, the 2015 event will feature a 5K Run, 1.5 Mile Run/Walk, and a Family Mile. The rural, scenic course promises fast times and fitness fun.
Online registration at www.tt-trot.com is now open. Entry fees will be paid at this site at the time of registration. Mail-in registration is also available via the attached form: Registration Form.
As an incentive for Anderson Four schools, 10% of their total registration fees will be donated back to the schools to use for health & wellness education and activities. All other proceeds will benefit the TES Panther Paws Running Club and Anderson Four’s Jumpstart Wellness Program. For more information or questions, contact Rus Laven at email@example.com.