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Education

  • SCC academics’ lists announced

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the spring 2016 semester.
    The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 – 3.999. The following students from Marion County were recognized for their academic achievement: Emily Fenwick, Tiera Heady, Aubrey Hill, Mary Hutchins, Stacy Hutchins, Jillian Leake, Allison Reed and Dawn Scott.

  • Glasscock Honor Rolls

    The following Glasscock Elementary School students earned the honor for the fourth nine weeks of the 2015-16 school year:

    Kindergarten
    Mrs. Hutchins - first honor roll - Josie Blair, Abbi Norris, Jeneva Smith, and Drew Wright; second honor roll - Gracie Barr, Bella Brady, Kayondra Maddox, James Settles, Payton Simpson, Serenity Whitt, Ariyanna Wohner, and Nola Yocum.

  • ECTC Springfield Campus 2016 graduates
  • Campus will host Student/Transfer/Registration Day today

    In response to St. Catharine College’s sudden closing, ECTC has brought together a team specializing in student transfers and new student admissions who will be available at the Springfield Campus from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
    Students transferring from St. Catharine College and students entering college this Fall will be able to meet with admissions advisors, transfer specialists, academic advisors and financial aid experts who will be able to answer most questions about entering ECTC.

  • University will hold open house for students from SCC

    In response to St. Catharine College’s sudden closing, ECTC has brought together a team specializing in student transfers and new student admissions who will be available at the Springfield Campus from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
    Students transferring from St. Catharine College and students entering college this Fall will be able to meet with admissions advisors, transfer specialists, academic advisors and financial aid experts who will be able to answer most questions about entering ECTC.

  • Rice and Grundy are presented with scholarships
  • Library’s summer programs are off and running
  • MCPS Dream Bus delivering food, education to local children

    The Marion County Public School System’s Dream Bus is making its rounds across the county, delivering free food and education to local students. While on the bus, students (anyone 18 and under) can eat free, there is also a short lesson, and then children can play outside. Last week, instructor Jose Lyons centered the daily lesson around “shark week.”

    The Dream Bus schedule

    Mondays   
    • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.        Brookhaven

  • Family upset over SCC scholarship

    Fran Blandford was a student at St. Catharine College when she was killed in a car crash in March of 2000. Following her death, her parents, Albert and Mary Jane Blandford, established a scholarship fund in her memory. They also created the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the college campus and maintained that garden over the years since.
    Now Blandford’s family is upset, and they feel top St. Catharine officials have misled them and deceived them into signing over approximately $140,000 to the college shortly before announcing the school would close its doors.

  • APES Youth Program will offer students opportunity to learn, travel and compete

    The Marion County Cooperative Extension announced the beginning of a new event this fall called the American Private Enterprise System (APES) Youth Program. The elite program, which is open to top juniors at Marion County High School, is intended to increase students’ knowledge of the American economic system and global economy through study and competition. The top four students completing the program will be awarded the Tim Auch Spirit of Enterprise Award, which will include a scholarship and cash prize.