Palmetto Scene

Musican Strikes Right Notes with Jazz in Charleston

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
Duda Lucena playing guitar

Creativity, for Duda Lucena , is the fuel to his energy. As a trained musician and Brazilian native, Lucena can be seen throughout Charleston performing classical guitar pieces. Lucena is recognized as a pivotal force of Brazilian music on the jazz scene. Throughout his...

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

December 12, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
band

In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best. This story is part of Tell Them...

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Coach Willie Jeffries

Willie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg. This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It...

From Coach to Teacher: 2018 National Principal of the Year Talks Career Path

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross at Chapin High School

Chapin High School Principal Dr. Akil Ross was recently named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year. In this clip, Dr. Ross talks about growing up in Washington D.C., his love for football, and how the sport...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

#SCHolidays: the Lowcountry

December 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
kids on beach in Santa hats

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

#SCHolidays: The Upstate

December 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
couple with lights at mountain lodge

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

#SCHolidays: The Midlands

December 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Governors tree and SC statehouse

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

8th Grade Students Learn about SC Career Opportunities

November 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Teen CEO Day at Winthrop Coliseum

When it comes to the event Teen CEO Day , CEO stands for “Career Exploration Opportunity.” Teen CEO Day allows eighth grade students from Chester , Lancaster , and York Counties to talk with representatives from local companies about different career paths and the job...

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross during an assembly

Chapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross...

Obey and Slay: Interview with Shepard Fairey (2002)

November 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Obey

In 2002, Beryl Dakers interviewed artist Shepard Fairey for the series BEAT! (Aired Dec 18, 2002) when he did his Obey and Slay show at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston. Obey was Fairey's exhibit. Slay was an exhibit by Anthony Dominguez. Hulu...

Where the SC Governor's Race Stands A Year Away from Election Day

November 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina state flag

To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador. Moments...

S.C. Summer Camp Helping Students Combat Summer Learning Loss

November 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Camp iRock

Camp iRock is an innovative summer camp that helps children improve their reading abilities while having tons of summer camp fun. In the spring, the School District of Pickens County identifies rising 2nd, 3rd and 4th-graders who could use a boost in their reading abilities...

Greenville Program Offers Students a Chance to Innovate!

November 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students studying together after school

Innovate! is a program that celebrates and empowers students from third grade through high school with afterschool, summer and weekend programs. The program’s focus is to break the cycle of poverty of students in the west Greenville neighborhood one child at a time...

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Make Summer Count

Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long. The...

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