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County Veteran's Day Celebration will be held at the STHS Athletic Field on November 11th at 6:00 p.m. ~

American Education Week is November 15-19, please show your school how much you appreciate all that they do ~

Interim reports go home November 23, 2010 ~

Thanksgiving Holidays - Schools and Offices Closed November 24 - 26, 2010 ~


Teacher Vision Grant Sponsors

Click here for a list of our Teacher Vision Grant Sponsors who awarded over $10,000 in Grant Funding to supply teacher wish lists for the 2010-2011 school year.

News and Events

Congratulations to the Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment for taking 3rd place at the state 2A band competition held October 30, 2010, at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. Way to go Rebels!

Strom Thurmond High School Rebels (Football) became the region champs with Friday's win over Batesburg-Leesville. The first playoff game will be at home this Friday, November 5, 2010, against Lee Central @ 7:30.

District receives TIF grant - click here for more information


Left to Right: STHS Athletic Director Louis Scott, McKenzie Talbert, Coach Nick Lorimer, and Matthew Schilit

McKenzie Talbert, a 10th grade student at Strom Thurmond High School has captured the State 3-AAA Golf Championship Title following the tournament held October 25 and 26 at Quail Creek Golf Club-Coastal Carolina. This is Miss McKenzie’s second consecutive state championship title.

Day one of tournament play for McKenzie ended with a 71-1 under par score. On day two, she came in with a 67-5 under par score. Her winning score was 7 shots ahead of the second place finisher and she was the only player to score under par for the two day event.

McKenzie won the state title last year and broke the course record at Quail Creek. With this newly claimed state title she broke her own record from last year to set a new course record.

Prior to the state tournament, McKenzie captured the Upper State Championship title at Boscobel Golf Course in Anderson. In the one day tournament she shot a 68-4 under par.

McKenzie is coached by STHS Golf Coach Nick Lorimer. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Talbert.


Left to Right: Dr. Senn, Sallie Cooks, Debbie Courtney, Dr. Mary Rice-Crenshaw

Debbie Courtney, a 7th grade math instructor at Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School has been announced as the recipient of the 2010 Spirit of Ruth Patrick Award from the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, University of South Carolina Aiken.

Since 2006, this prestigious award has been presented annually to a K-12 educator who has demonstrated a keen interest in mathematics and science and has been effective in providing meaningful learning for K-12 students.
The award was presented at the recent Edgefield County Board of Trustees meeting by Dr. Gary J. Senn, Director of the Ruth Patrick Science Education center. In his presentation Dr. Senn stated, “The award recognizes a teacher in the CSRA who demonstrates a passion for teaching and infusing a love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” It was noted that Ms. Courtney is a deserving recipient of this award and that she is a teacher who demonstrates an overwhelming passion for teaching and her students.
Congratulations to Ms. Courtney on being the recipient of this prestigious award. 


Front to Back: Daniel Herlong as George Washington, Cade Williams portraying Gen. Cornwallis, Miracle Roberts was a settler, Jordan Middleton who was a SC Delegate, Elena Pittman was a Lord Proprietor and Xavier Jackson was a settler

W. E. Parker Elementary third grade students presented a South Carolina History Musical titled “It’s A Beautiful State We Share: South Carolina” for the school PTO meeting and for the student body.

The talented group took guests through the beginning of the Palmetto State up to present through narration, songs and PowerPoint presentations. They highlighted several famous state people such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Senator Strom Thurmond and spotlighted the state dance, the Shag and closed with their rendition of the Charleston.

Narrators for the production were: Xavier Jackson, Kimberockia Hill, Elena Pittman, Philip Merriweather, Miracle Roberts, Wyatt Townsend, Kavon Rouse, Alexis Hays, Denajea Mathis, Trent Cockrell, Emileigh O’Brien, Dante West, Daniel Herlong, Reece Rawls, Kevin Johnson, Matthew Wash, Azaria West, Daniel Strickland, Amya Watson, Brycen Patterson, Chance Murrell, Bailie Willis, Emma Pedersen, Ashley Mims, Isaiah Chinn, Elijah Boulware, Jolie Daniel, Lucas Wise, Keithmontrez Williams, Emily Cockrell, Taylor Driggers, Katelyn Ouzts, Colby Martin, Kevin Martinez-Ramirez and Kenyatta Hammond.

Square Dancers were Destiny Landy, Dante West, Maggie Sumner and Daniel Strickland. Showing their shagging steps were Clayton Morris, Amalia Raybould, Miracle Roberts, Philip Merriwether, Wyatt Townsend, Trenton Cockrell, Alexis Hayes and teacher Faye Speight.

Kavon Rouse portrayed Chicora, Denajea Mathis was King Charles and Daniel Herlong was George Washington. The eight Lord Proprietors were Maggie Sumner, Raymond Ouzts, PJ Berry, Kardae Paige, Jahonna Miles, Alex Mims, Kimberockia Hill and Elena Pittman.  Hannah Presley, Bralen McCurry, Jordan Middleton, Jazmin Polaty were South Carolina delegates. Joshua Coursey, Miracle Roberts and Xavier Jackson were settlers.

Cade Williams portrayed General Cornwallis, Kevin Johnson was Francis Marion “Swamp Fox”, Rhett Jolly was Abraham Lincoln, Jalen McCurry was Robert E. Lee and Ryan Wood was Ulysses S. Grant.
Colby Martin was Shoeless Joe Jackson, Hayden Chrisco, Dizzy Gillespie and Juan Bonilla was Strom Thurmond.

Third grade teachers who worked to present the show were Audra Bedenbaugh, Pam Moore, Faye Speight and Gwen Talbert. Dance Choreographers were Shari Huiet and Faye Speight. Technical Assistance was by Wanda Wates, Chris Price, Rod Martin, Olivia Bedenbaugh and Randall Blalock. Angelyn Dorn was Musical Director.

STCC Cosmetology Program Receives Full Approval

The STCC Cosmetology program received full approval from the State Cosmetology Board after their inspection this moring of the facility and curriculum.

A ribbon cutting will be held at a later date.

Congratulations to Mr. Willie Green, Career Center Director and Mr. James Courntey, cosmetology lab designer and Mrs. Mills the cosmetology insturctor.