Saluda 4-H'ers attend State 4-H Congress


Saluda 4-H’ers attend


State 4-H Congress





  South Carolina State 4-H Congress was held July 13-16 on the Clemson University campus. The theme for this year was "4-H It’s Not a Pastime, It’s a PASSION!" While at Clemson, the 4-H delegates heard from some wonderful, educational speakers including the president of Clemson University and assistant football coach, Robbie Caldwell.   







  Outstanding 4-H’ers in individual project areas were honored. State winners in 4-H were announced and each will receive a trip to National 4-H Congress this fall. Upon their return, each will receive a $500 scholarship. Carrie Trotter of Saluda was among the 9 youth receiving this honor. She will join the others from across the state to participate in this event in Atlanta. They will be among over 1300 4-H members from across the nation. Her trip is sponsored by the State 4-H Fund and her scholarship is sponsored by the South Carolina Family and Community Leaders.  




  This year, 4-H members from across the nation have the opportunity to travel to the National 4-H Center in Washington, DC for a week-long educational, citizenship event which includes the Presidential inaugurations and the Citizenship-Washington Focus workshops. Winning trips to represent South Carolina at this event were T. J. Price, MacKenzie Riley, Lindsey Scott, and Micah Metts. Grey Riley was listed as an alternate for this trip. They will be joined by four additional 4-H members from South Carolina.




  In the spring, four 4-H members will represent South Carolina at National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC. Saluda County 4-H members, Micah Metts and Andrew Owens, will have the honor of participating. Upon their return, each will receive a $500 scholarship sponsored by SC Rural Rehabilitation Corporation.





  South Carolina’s highest 4-H award is the 4-H Presidential Tray. Each year four youth from across the state are given this honor. It was a 1st for Saluda County 4-H as they had three of these outstanding winners. Each will receive a $1500 scholarship. Winners were Micah Metts, Allison Harman and Andrew Owens. (See related article for details) These youth were joined on the podium by Kat Elling of Kershaw County.







  Additional youth attending the conference were Anna Joyce Rodgers, Leason Horne, and Samantha Nichols. Also attending was MacKenzie Riley who was honored as an interviewee in the 4-H Presidential Tray and National 4-H Conference Competitions.






Saluda High School, Saluda


Middle School #powerOn.





  Beginning August 2016 the students at Saluda High School and Saluda Middle School  will have a personal computer device (a Chromebook) that is used by the student at school and to take home to interface with the school curriculum and to collaborate with teachers and classmates. Our #powerOn initiative is frequently referred to as a "1-to-1" initiative, which simply means that there is one device per student at the Saluda High School and Saluda Middle School..







  Access to a Chromebook and the ability to connect via a wireless environment will allow students and teachers to actively participate in the consumption and production of media and be active participants in developing ideas that can be utilized to solve complex problems.




  In order to receive a device, parents/guardians are required to attend an informational meeting about the use of Chromebooks in our school. Meetings will occur every half hour during Registration on Tuesday, August 2nd and again on Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm and Monday, August 8th at 6:00pm in the SHS cafeteria.