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BCSDEight district elementary and middle school students earned perfect scores in the fall edition of a national vocabulary competition, and a student team from one district school earned an overall Top-10 national finish.

The WordMasters Challenge, the nation’s longest-running language arts competition for elementary and middle school students, holds three meets for nearly 125,000 students during each school year. 

Daughters of the AmericanThe Emily Geiger Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced winners of its American History essay contest.

Carter Lawson, a sixth-grader at Bluffton Middle School, and Cross Schools students Luna Rangel, fifth grade, Isaiah ‘Sonny’ Hicks, seventh grade, and Kaylie Thorsen, eighth grade, were recognized at the chapter’s monthly meeting in February. 

Boys Girls ClubThe Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, so it’s only right the group recently was recognized for its longstanding community impact.

In February, the club was honored as Organization of the Year, the top honor given by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual ball.

Cooking champ2Fourth-grader Parker Star thought he was in trouble several weeks ago when Okatie Elementary School’s principal walked into his classroom along with his parents.

But the news was all good: Star had been named as one of 15 finalists in the Beaufort County School District’s 2020 Sodexo Future Chef Competition. And Star outdueled the other finalists Feb. 17 at the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence to earn the cooking championship with his made-from-scratch zucchini-and-sweet potato “Harvest Muffins.”

beginning to readBeginning to read is one of the most exciting times in your child’s development! As a kindergarten teacher, I love getting to experience the joy and excitement that this milestone brings to they grow as readers.