FFA Team

Left to right - top row - Corby Hite, Ginger Wertz, Ethan Altman, Raquel Santiago, Corby Hite;  bottom row - Samaria Reed, Makayla Porter, Ximena Sorcia, Amanda Crouch

Saluda FFA Team Takes
2nd Place In Woodland Clinic

  The Saluda High School FFA Forestry team took second place honors in the Woodland Clinic Forestry Skills Clinic held at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood County on April 25.
  Team members were Ethan Altman, Coy Smith, Ginger Wertz, and Samaria Reed.  The students competed in four events including tree and pest identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing and tool identification.  Ethan was the high scorer from the Saluda team.
  Other Saluda students competing included: Ximena Sorcia, Raquel Santiago, Makayla Porter, and Corby Hite.
  The clinic is a career day highlighted by a forestry compe tition where students interact with foresters and natural resource professionals from the SC State Forestry Commission, the SC Department of Natural Resources, the US Forest Service and Conservation District Commis-sioners.
  The Saluda County Forestry Association and Saluda Soil and Water Conservation District helped to sponsor the event.

RSM High Student Recognized By Channel 6

  MONETTA, S.C. (WJBF) — Mikayla Davis does it all at Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle/High School.
  The three-sport varsity athlete is an All-Region discus thrower for the track & field team and finished fourth in state in 2015. This season, she was named 3A region player of the year in volleyball and helped lead the Trojans to a region title in basketball.
  Davis will also graduate next month in the top ten in her class, and she’s accomplished all of this while working a part-time job.
  “Mainly the drive to be successful,” Davis said. “My parents support me. My school, community, everyone supports me, so it keeps me going.”
  “Her family is an academic family,” Ridge Spring-Monetta girls basketball coach Gail Johnson said. “They want them to excel on and off the court at all times. She comes in and goes about her business daily to be the best in all the arenas she can possibly be.”
  Davis said she’s undecided on where she’ll attend college, but she hopes to continue her basketball career and major in either athletic training or applied science.

Volunteers are Appreciated

By Mary Alice Quattlebaum

  Saluda County Schools hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on April 26, 2017 at the Educational Complex.  The district is fortunate to have around forty volunteers who regularly work in our schools lending a helping hand.  Their services range from working with our students after school in our “Good News” program, helping in the media center, planting beautiful gardens around our schools, managing our “Box Tops” for education rewards, preparing food bags for students, patrolling our schools to help keep it safe, and serving as mentors for students.
  Dr. David Mathis, Superintendent welcomed the guest and thanked them for their service and spoke about the role of a volunteer and their impact on our students, staff, and district.  Entertainment was provided by Macy Crawford, 10th grade student at Saluda High School who sang “This Little Light of Mine” composed by Addison Road.  After the Invocation, guests were served a delicious hot breakfast prepared by Saluda High School food service.
  At the closing of the event each guest was presented with a beautiful flower grown by the students in Mrs. Crouch’s Agriculture department.
  The District extends a very special thank you to all our volunteers and community members that make a difference for our students and staff.  “No Matter How We Say it, We Appreciate You and All That You Do!”