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  • Friday, April 11, 2014

Lander University graduates 165 at fall commencement ceremonies

GREENWOOD – Lander University conferred degrees upon 165 graduates at the university’s fall commencement ceremony in December. Bettie Rose Horne, a member of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, representing the 3rd Congressional District, delivered the keynote address to a full house at Lander’s Horne Arena.

Shakia Holmes of Georgetown was among those students awarded degrees.

Local student named geographic bee semifinalist

Kamden Freeman from Rosemary Middle School in Andrews was named a semifinalist in the 2014 South Carolina State Geographic Bee. Bee’s were held in schools with fourth-through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each schools’ Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifiying test, which they submitted to the National georgrahic Society. The National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores in each of the 50 states, District of columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete at the state level.

Freeman is the son of William and Annette Freeman

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