Sharing More and More | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Vernon Grant Gallery

 We started this week by discussing one of my favorite topics, social media. I got the chance to attend a digital luncheon in Columbia where we learned about different approaches to increasing online engagement. I thought it was super interesting to hear a large platform like SCETV talk about their social media techniques. As a content creator myself, I’m always trying different ways to increase my audience. I’ll definitely take some of the ideas discussed and use them more often when creating digital content. 

And the Winner of ETV’s LearningWhy EduSpire Award Is…

By Bette Jamison

Mrs. Higdon pictured with student working at a computer

Congratulations Jessica Higdon, from North Charleston high school! Ms. Higdon used the lesson Critically Analyze and Understand Primary/ Secondary Resources using FDR’s 1933 Inauguration from the LearningWhy website.  Her students used this lesson to create a chart or narrative to analyze their findings. See more from the lesson outcome here. Ms. Higdon will receive 1-night stay at Hampton Inn & Suites – Charleston! Congratulations again Ms. Higdon!

We're Halfway There | Endowment Intern Rebecca

By Rebecca Dymock

Ridgeway Old Police Station

This week marked the halfway point for my time here at ETV. We kicked it off by visiting Ridgeway, SC to shoot the next episode for the new Our Town series. I loved spending time in their beautiful small town. In fact, the people there were so willing to help us that we found it almost comical how easy the shoot was to schedule. We had a great day filming the picturesque little town and talking with people about their tight community.

Five Must-See Places in Beaufort County

By Imelda Golden and Cassidy Haynes

Church of the Cross in Old Town Bluffton

During our first two weeks as interns, we've traveled all across the Lowcountry, touring and taking photographs of its most beautiful, intrguing, and noteworthy places. From waterfronts and playgrounds, to churches and memorials, here are our five must-see places in Beaurfort, shown in descending order: 

5. Shelter Cove Community Park

Juneteenth: The Second Independence Day

By Shannon Simmons

Juneteenth Rock Hill

Juneteenth, the mash-up of the two words June and Nineteenth, is sometimes called the second independence day.  June 19th marks the day in 1865 when African American slaves in Galveston, Texas finally received news that they were freed, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and two months after the ending of the Civil War. This holiday serves to recognize a significant moment in American history.  

Clemson University Aquaponics

By Sean Flynn


Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty visits Dr. Lance Beecher, Clemson University Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, and learns all about their research being done in aquaponics.

Parties and Co-ops | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Raven Furber videos ceramics at the West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, South Carolina

We started off the week by taking an old friend down to Columbia. Gary Stevens, former regional engineer, came along for the ride as we made our way to Kerry Feduk’s retirement surprise party. As a treat, we ate at our favorite spot in Columbia, but I’ll keep that a secret. At the surprise party, I was able to meet all of the other ETV Endowment interns. They are all such nice ladies and I can’t wait to see them again at our luncheon!

Earn in the Cool with ETV Teacher Recertification

By Bette Jamison

Laptop on beach overlooking ocean

It may be hot, but ETV provides a cool way for SC teachers to earn renewal credit! Learn and earn online from anywhere 24/7 … even at the beach or around the pool … with ETV Teacher Recertification online courses! Approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits each; take one or several (up to six): $75 each.

Some Stories Just Come to You | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Juneteenth Interview and Event

When you work in the journalism field you’ll quickly realize that some stories just fall in your lap and certainly the Juneteenth Rock Hill piece I’m editing is one of those stories for me. On this second week of my SCETV internship, I led interviews with two of the Juneteenth Rock Hill board members to get the inside scoop on what it takes to put together a community event like the Juneteenth celebration.