IRMO – A Lexington-Richland School District Five student has been elected as a National Officer for the SkillsUSA organization making her the first ever National Officer from the State of South Carolina. Avery Smith is a rising senior in the Law Enforcement Services Program at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center)Continue Reading

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) is pleased to announce Kinsleigh Ringus of Lexington High School, as the Second District of South Carolina’s 2024 Congressional Art Competition winner. “The Congressional Art Competition is a way to recognize the talent of young artists in the Second Congressional District of SouthContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Chapin golfer Chase Cline won the South Carolina Golf Association’s 66th annual Junior Championship held June 11-13 at the Woodcreek Club in Elgin. He had a 3-day score of 3-under-par 213 to beat out Coleman Ferguson of Columbia and Bennett Scaletta of Belton each by oneContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports held its annual sports banquet on June 8 at Brookland Baptist Church in Cayce. For the second straight year, the organization which recognizes the top female athletes in the state awarded its fall, winter, and spring award recipients atContinue Reading

IRMO – Seven more students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have secured National Merit Scholarships, bringing pride to their community and schools. The students who received the college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards are: Brayden Berner (Chapin High) – Attending the University of Kentucky. Damien Dedmond (Chapin High) – Attending the UniversityContinue Reading

Three students from School District Five recently graduated from the Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands (BOOM) program at Midlands Technical College. They were honored in a graduation ceremony on May 23. The graduates from School District Five are: Elliott Chappelle (Irmo High) Austin Covey (Chapin High) Hunter Hess (ChapinContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Instructional Technology Specialist Susan Aplin has been recognized as a “Champion of Equity – Technology Leadership” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education as part of their 2024 Excellence in Equity Awards. The awards were created in 2022 to acknowledge, spotlight, and celebrate high-impact workContinue Reading

School District Five band, choir and orchestra students recently participated in Concert Performance Assessments during the month of March. Students brought home numerous top honors. The South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment is designed for middle and high school orchestral ensembles – both string and full. The assessments allow students andContinue Reading

The Dutch Fork High School (DFHS) Envirothon Team and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) FFA Team showcased their environmental knowledge at the first-ever SC Envirothon competition. Envirothon is a program designed for high school students to deepen their understanding of the natural environment. Participants are tested onContinue Reading