State Representative Nathan Ballentine (R-Chapin) recently presented a House resolution to Kimberly Oakley, acknowledging the significance of the 7th annual Irmo Cherry Blossom Festival. This vibrant event celebrates the beauty of cherry blossoms and brings the community together for a day of festivities. The Irmo Cherry Blossom Festival will takeContinue Reading

Students from Lexington-Richland School District Five achieved outstanding success at the South Carolina Dance Association (SCDA) Dance Team Championship. Held on February 17, 2024, at Irmo High School, the SCDA State Championship witnessed the participation of numerous students from Chapin Middle, Chapin High, Dutch Fork Middle, and Dutch Fork High,Continue Reading

Joye Law Firm is excited to announce the commencement of its annual scholarship program starting on February 1st. Since 2006, the firm has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting education in South Carolina, having awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to deserving students. This year, Joye Law Firm is proud toContinue Reading

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter at Irmo High School traveled to Denver, Colorado, from July 2, 2023, through July 7, 2023, to compete at the National Leadership Conference. Irmo High School student Chai’Ane Woolley represented School District Five at the conference. Woolley competed in theContinue Reading

Martial arts tournament champion receives expedition leadership award By Chris Carter Bruce Brutschy, noted self-defense and fitness instructor and a member of the S.C. Black Belt Hall of Fame, was presented The South Carolina Seven (SC7) ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCY LEADERSHIP AWARD, for his overall work, event guidance, and participation in thisContinue Reading

A big congratulations to Lake Murray Elementary School (LMES) fourth grader Katherine Ju who won second place in the National American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) poster contest. She will be awarded a certificate along with a t-shirt, and an educational science kit. In addition, the LMES school library willContinue Reading

Marine Recon leader receives award earned only by a few good men By Alex Junes-Ward Rudy Reyes, star of FOX’s new hit television series SPECIAL FORCES: World’s Toughest Training, Britain’s Channel 4 SAS: WHO DARES WINS, and HBO’s 2008 miniseries GENERATION KILL, received one of Global Eco Adventures’ (GEA) mostContinue Reading

A Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet fifth grader will represent South Carolina in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster contest sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Harper O’Neal won first place in the South Carolina division of the nationwide contest. With the theme of “BringingContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five students earned numerous awards at the South Carolina Division: Senior Beta State Convention. National Beta State Convention allows students the opportunity to compete in various academic and STEM-based, virtual, and performing arts competitions. State Convention was offered as a hybrid event. This gave students the opportunityContinue Reading