Kemp Wins SCEA Art Contest Award

Eighth grade student, Alia Kemp Davis, was recognized as a winner in the People’s Choice category of the South Carolina Education Association’s (SCEA) Read Across South Carolina Student Art Contest. The SCEA recognizes a wide range of creativity displayed by public education students from schools across the state. More than 375 pieces of art were submitted from kindergarten through high school age students. This year, students were encouraged to create works of art utilizing the theme From the Mountains to the Sea, Read With Me. On February 27th, a SCEA representative visited Mrs. Jordan’s English class to honor Alia and present her with a cash prize and certificate (pictured below). Alia is the first Richland Two student to win a Read Across South Carolina award in the three years of the programs existence. Congratulations Alia!


French I Pen Pals in France!

Mrs. Grieshammer’s French I students are participating in a Pen Pal program with students from Nantes, France since October. This past week they received their first letters from their Pen Pals. The students are very excited to make these connections.


Chorus Students Perform at State House

On February 6th, Mr. Rafuse took a group of 8th grade chorus students to participate in the inaugural Arts Advocacy Day performance on the steps of the South Carolina State House. The following students participated: Carlas Bracey, Luke Beard, William Chuk-Chieljele, Merissa Derrick, Takyra Fischer, Amari Francis, India Hemphill, Khalil Jackson, Amahri James, Colin Lowther, Justice McFadden, Seth McIntosh, Yasmine McKay, Aaliyah Montgomery, Mya Morris, Iriagbonse Omoigui, Logan Praylow, Kourtney Scott, Davis Slay, Katelyn Truesdale, and Benjamin Woodle.