Border Bowl 2019

BORDER BOWL PARTICIPANTS - Saluda High was well represented at the Border Bowl in Augusta Saturday. Pictured, L to R,   are India Posey,Trey McGraw, and Kaylyn Herlong.  India and Kaylyn were on the cheerleading squad, and Trey played in the game. South Carolina won 27-18. (Photo by Haleigh Herlong)

King Academy News

“Teach a youth about the way he should go and   when he is old he will not depart from it.” –Proverbs 22:6
  King Academy will hold Kindergarten Open House for K-3, K-4, and K-5 on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  We are now enrolling for the 2019-20 school year. Please come visit our Kindergarten teachers and classrooms and see why we love WKA! Drop in from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
  We look forward to making many more memories together spiritually, academically, and athletically and preparing our students for a lifelong commitment  to intellectual achievement and Christian servanthood.
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Students Honored For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Contests

  The Aiken County Public School District, in partnership with Aiken Technical College and the University of South Carolina Aiken, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay and Creative Visual Posters Contests.
  Winners of this year’s contests were selected by representatives of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Steering Committee. Contest winners will be recognized during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the USC Aiken Convocation Center.
  Winning entries for Third to Fifth Grade included: third place: Jayke Carson, Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School
  The keynote address for the event will be delivered by Patricia Russell-McCloud, a dynamic public speaker and former Federal Communications Commission attorney who speaks to over 100,000 people annually. Russell-McCloud studied at Harvard University, earned a Juris Doctorate degree at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and earned her undergraduate degree at Kentucky State University.
  Kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Aiken County participated in the creative visual poster contest. Their original designs represented what the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday means to them.
  Students who participated in the sixth- through 12th-grade essay contest were asked to explain what a selected quote from Dr. King meant to them. The quote chosen by the members of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Steering Committee was: “The time is always right to do what is right.”
  All students in Aiken County, whether they attend a public or private school or are homeschooled, were eligible to participate in the contests.
  The first-, second-, and third-place winners in each category and their families are invited to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration where they will be seated in an area designated for honorees. The first place winner of each category will receive a grand prize.
  Winning poster entries will also be displayed in the lobby of the USC Aiken Convocation Center during the community celebration.
  Aiken Technical College and USC Aiken serve as co-sponsors for the annual celebration.
CONGRATULATIONS to these award-winning students and their families!