I Heart Hungry Kids

By Brandie Perron


There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids.

In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany, Jackson pleaded for the rules to be changed so he and his younger twin brothers, Gabe and Riley, could volunteer.

Home Stretch | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Newberry Opera House

Since I have only completed my fourth week at ETV, this might be a misleading blog title. However, after we wrapped the last live debate of the season on Wednesday, I got an odd sense of almost-nostalgia. Things will certainly start to slow down after the runoff election next week, and with no more live debates scheduled, it feels like the home stretch of election-season. This isn’t technically true, considering that the entire process will revamp again in the fall before general elections take place.

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.