FFA Degrees

Left to right-Quinten Miller, Dave Werts, Mason Haynie

Left to right-Quinten Miller, Jennifer Gunter, Alexis Gunter, Mason Haynie


2020 SHS FFA Honorary Degree Recipients


  Each year the Saluda FFA chapter awards Honorary Chapter Degrees to deserving members of the community. 
  As stated in the National FFA Constitution, the Honorary Degree is presented to those who have rendered outstanding service, such as farmers, school superintendents, principals, members of the School Board, chapter advisors, teachers and staff members in agricultural education, business people, and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA.
  This year’s recipients from the Saluda chapter are Mrs Jennifer Gunter (mother of past president Alexis Gunter) and Mr Dave Werts (building construction tea-cher at Saluda High).    
  Thank you to these indi-viduals for ensuring the promise of FFA and the future of agriculture for students at Saluda High School.


553 County COVID
Cases, 11 Deaths


  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases have risen to 553, with 11 deaths.
  The latest DHEC report says the county has had 3548 tests and 35 hospitalizations.
  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following case totals: Aiken - 2104; Edgefield - 473;  Greenwood - 1813; Lexington - 5590; Newberry - 949.
   Sun., Aug. 30, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced  1,019 new confirmed cases and 28 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 11 additional confirmed deaths and zero new probable deaths.
  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 116,697, probable cases to 1,627, confirmed deaths to 2,574, and 135 probable deaths.88, confirmed deaths to 2,563, and 135 probable deaths.
  “DHEC continues to emphasize the importance of testing,“ said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Physician. “While many people with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms, it is still possible that they could be infected and pass the disease to friends, family and loved ones. Meanwhile, others don't know that they've been in close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Therefore, we continue to provide no out-of-pocket costs community testing events open to anyone who would like to be tested.”
  DHEC encourages anyone who would like to be tested to get tested. In addition, DHEC recommends routine testing of individuals with known exposures or concerns about exposures. Routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus.
  “If you are out and about in the community or around others, participating in group events, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, we recommend that you receive routine testing once a month or sooner if someone you’ve been around tests positive or if you develop symptoms,” said Dr. Traxler.
  You should also get tested if:
  You’re having any of these symptoms:
Fever or chills
Cough
Sore throat
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle or body aches
Fatigue
Headache
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
Your doctor or health care provider recommends it for you.
You live with or have been around someone that:  
has recently tested positive,
suspects they may have COVID-19, or
is having symptoms of COVID-19.
You were within 6 feet of others for more than 15 minutes without wearing a face mask.
   Help protect yourself and others by preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities by getting tested. Find a free testing event near you at scdhec.gov/GetTested.
  How South Carolinians Can Stop the Spread
  Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. Steps we can take to protect ourselves and others include:
  Practicing social distancing
  Wearing a mask in public
  Avoiding group gatherings
  Regularly washing your hands
  Staying home if sick
  For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.
  For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.