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Student Spotlight is back! Do you know of an exceptional high school student in our community? Nominate them for the WMBF News Student Spotlight! A student will be recognized each Tuesday on WMBF News at 5:30 p.m. Nominate the student using the form below.

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  • Student Spotlight: Seventh grader making waves for academic honors at Ocean Bay

    Student Spotlight: Seventh grader making waves for academic honors at Ocean Bay

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-05-31 03:20:27 GMT
    An Ocean Bay Middle School student is already getting recognition from major universities for his grades. (Source: WMBF News)An Ocean Bay Middle School student is already getting recognition from major universities for his grades. (Source: WMBF News)
    An Ocean Bay Middle School student is already getting recognition from major universities for his grades. (Source: WMBF News)An Ocean Bay Middle School student is already getting recognition from major universities for his grades. (Source: WMBF News)

    A young lawyer in the making is staying busy at Ocean Bay Middle School to make sure his dreams come true. 

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    A young lawyer in the making is staying busy at Ocean Bay Middle School to make sure his dreams come true. 

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  • 'Man, I love to sing:' Aynor High sophomore has hopes to be country star

    'Man, I love to sing:' Aynor High sophomore has hopes to be country star

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:07:12 GMT
    An Aynor High School student hopes to be a country music star one day. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High School student hopes to be a country music star one day. (Source: WMBF News)
    An Aynor High School student hopes to be a country music star one day. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High School student hopes to be a country music star one day. (Source: WMBF News)

    There could be a future country singing star in the making in Aynor, and he's doing what he can do to make that happen from Aynor High School.

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    There could be a future country singing star in the making in Aynor, and he's doing what he can do to make that happen from Aynor High School.

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  • Student Spotlight: Freshman recognized for video production excellence

    Student Spotlight: Freshman recognized for video production excellence

    Monday, May 14 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-05-15 03:26:23 GMT
    An Aynor High freshman is making waves with his hype videos. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High freshman is making waves with his hype videos. (Source: WMBF News)
    An Aynor High freshman is making waves with his hype videos. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High freshman is making waves with his hype videos. (Source: WMBF News)

    A freshman at Aynor High School is making waves in video production. 

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    A freshman at Aynor High School is making waves in video production. 

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  • Student Spotlight: Student takes leap of faith and edits award winning short film

    Student Spotlight: Student takes leap of faith and edits award winning short film

    Monday, May 7 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-05-08 03:23:19 GMT
    An Aynor High student helped his classmates win a video contest. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High student helped his classmates win a video contest. (Source: WMBF News)
    An Aynor High student helped his classmates win a video contest. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High student helped his classmates win a video contest. (Source: WMBF News)

    His talents with a camera for his high school broadcasting class and sports GoPro work got him noticed to help out with a short movie project with his classmates. 

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    His talents with a camera for his high school broadcasting class and sports GoPro work got him noticed to help out with a short movie project with his classmates. 

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  • Student Spotlight: Senior wins statewide photography award, beats seasoned journalists

    Student Spotlight: Senior wins statewide photography award, beats seasoned journalists

    Monday, May 7 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-08 03:03:38 GMT
    A high school senior snagged the top award for feature photography from the S.C. Press Association. (Source: WMBF News)A high school senior snagged the top award for feature photography from the S.C. Press Association. (Source: WMBF News)
    A high school senior snagged the top award for feature photography from the S.C. Press Association. (Source: WMBF News)A high school senior snagged the top award for feature photography from the S.C. Press Association. (Source: WMBF News)

    A Myrtle Beach High School senior snagged the top award for feature photography at the South Carolina Press Association awards, beating out seasoned journalists with her work.

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    A Myrtle Beach High School senior snagged the top award for feature photography at the South Carolina Press Association awards, beating out seasoned journalists with her work.

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  • Student Spotlight: Student brings home award for movie trailer

    Student Spotlight: Student brings home award for movie trailer

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:28:13 GMT
    An Aynor High senior directed and starred in an award-winning short film. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High senior directed and starred in an award-winning short film. (Source: WMBF News)
    An Aynor High senior directed and starred in an award-winning short film. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High senior directed and starred in an award-winning short film. (Source: WMBF News)

    For the fourth year in a row, students at Aynor High School have brought home a statewide award for video production. 

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    For the fourth year in a row, students at Aynor High School have brought home a statewide award for video production. 

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  • Student Spotlight: Student doesn't let learning disabilities stop her from succeeding

    Student Spotlight: Student doesn't let learning disabilities stop her from succeeding

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:31:02 GMT
    An Horry County students runs her own soap business. (Source: WMBF News)An Horry County students runs her own soap business. (Source: WMBF News)
    An Horry County students runs her own soap business. (Source: WMBF News)An Horry County students runs her own soap business. (Source: WMBF News)

    Zori Thomas is an eighth grader who isn't just focused on school, but also on the business she started when she was 11 years old. 

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    Zori Thomas is an eighth grader who isn't just focused on school, but also on the business she started when she was 11 years old. 

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  • Student Spotlight: St. James High student raising money for epilepsy research for senior project

    Student Spotlight: St. James High student raising money for epilepsy research for senior project

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:23:33 GMT
    Bridget Brown (Source: GoFundMe)Bridget Brown (Source: GoFundMe)

    A St. James High School student who suffers from epilepsy is raising money for epilepsy research as part of her senior project.

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    A St. James High School student who suffers from epilepsy is raising money for epilepsy research as part of her senior project.

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  • Student Spotlight: Student faces adversity with hip injury, leading to risky senior project

    Student Spotlight: Student faces adversity with hip injury, leading to risky senior project

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 5:18 AM EDT2018-03-27 09:18:45 GMT
    Source: AASTSource: AAST

    A theater major at the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology suffered a hip injury, forcing him to find a different senior mastery project since he couldn't dance anymore.

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    A theater major at the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology suffered a hip injury, forcing him to find a different senior mastery project since he couldn't dance anymore.

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  • Student Spotlight: Horry County student wins national art competition, expresses individuality with creativity

    Student Spotlight: Horry County student wins national art competition, expresses individuality with creativity

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-03-21 02:50:41 GMT
    The winning artwork by CFHS senior Lika Khoperia, titled 'Colorblind.'The winning artwork by CFHS senior Lika Khoperia, titled 'Colorblind.'
    The winning artwork by CFHS senior Lika Khoperia, titled 'Colorblind.'The winning artwork by CFHS senior Lika Khoperia, titled 'Colorblind.'

    A Carolina Forest student's art success may be featured on LIFEWTR bottles.  She's still waiting to find out, but after winning a national competition sponsored by LIFEWTR and Scholastic, the water company brought an artist to her high school to talk about the importance of art in schools and our every day lives.

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    A Carolina Forest student's art success may be featured on LIFEWTR bottles.  She's still waiting to find out, but after winning a national competition sponsored by LIFEWTR and Scholastic, the water company brought an artist to her high school to talk about the importance of art in schools and our every day lives.

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  • Student Spotlight: Students persevere to finish mascot project

    Student Spotlight: Students persevere to finish mascot project

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-03-14 00:04:40 GMT
    North Myrtle Beach High School students have almost finished an art project that uses Lego-like blocks. (Source: WMBF News)North Myrtle Beach High School students have almost finished an art project that uses Lego-like blocks. (Source: WMBF News)
    North Myrtle Beach High School students have almost finished an art project that uses Lego-like blocks. (Source: WMBF News)North Myrtle Beach High School students have almost finished an art project that uses Lego-like blocks. (Source: WMBF News)

    Fall down seven times, get up eight, right? That's the attitude students at North Myrtle Beach High School had while persevering to finish an art project honoring the school.

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    Fall down seven times, get up eight, right? That's the attitude students at North Myrtle Beach High School had while persevering to finish an art project honoring the school.

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  • Student Spotlight: Student turns heads on basketball court, in classroom

    Student Spotlight: Student turns heads on basketball court, in classroom

    Monday, March 5 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-03-06 04:14:50 GMT
    Alexis Tomlin (Source: WMBF News)Alexis Tomlin (Source: WMBF News)
    Alexis Tomlin (Source: WMBF News)Alexis Tomlin (Source: WMBF News)

    Alexis Tomlin is well known in the basketball world around eastern South Carolina. 

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    Alexis Tomlin is well known in the basketball world around eastern South Carolina. 

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  • Student Spotlight: Student excels in medical field, looks to future success

    Student Spotlight: Student excels in medical field, looks to future success

    Monday, February 26 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-02-27 03:32:17 GMT
    Student Kristen Graham has big plans for future success in the medical field. (Source: WMBF News)Student Kristen Graham has big plans for future success in the medical field. (Source: WMBF News)
    Student Kristen Graham has big plans for future success in the medical field. (Source: WMBF News)Student Kristen Graham has big plans for future success in the medical field. (Source: WMBF News)

    At Conway's Academy for Technology and Academics, a senior is working hard to finish her fourth year on a strong note. 

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    At Conway's Academy for Technology and Academics, a senior is working hard to finish her fourth year on a strong note. 

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  • Student Spotlight: Aynor High student kick-starts 'No One Eats Alone' program

    Student Spotlight: Aynor High student kick-starts 'No One Eats Alone' program

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:22 AM EST2018-02-20 16:22:14 GMT
    An Aynor High student wants to make sure no one eats alone at school. (Source: WMBF News)An Aynor High student wants to make sure no one eats alone at school. (Source: WMBF News)

    National No One Eats Alone Day is recognized by schools across the country, but for Mallorie Brown, making sure no one eats alone for one day out of the year wasn't enough. 

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    National No One Eats Alone Day is recognized by schools across the country, but for Mallorie Brown, making sure no one eats alone for one day out of the year wasn't enough. 

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  • Student Spotlight: Student beats out 100 others in Math Counts competition; team heads to state

    Student Spotlight: Student beats out 100 others in Math Counts competition; team heads to state

    Monday, February 12 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-02-12 23:39:02 GMT
    Bella Aparicio smiles after finishing a math problem during her WMBF Student Spotlight shoot. (Source: Meredith Helline)Bella Aparicio smiles after finishing a math problem during her WMBF Student Spotlight shoot. (Source: Meredith Helline)

    Bella Aparicio took a big step in February after she won the regional Math Counts competition at Coastal Carolina University.

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    Bella Aparicio took a big step in February after she won the regional Math Counts competition at Coastal Carolina University.

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  • Student Spotlight: Students bring business honors home to Aynor High School

    Student Spotlight: Students bring business honors home to Aynor High School

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 5:13 PM EST2018-02-07 22:13:56 GMT
    Students Faith Davis and Kelvin Hill talk about their success with FBLA. (Source: Meredith Helline)Students Faith Davis and Kelvin Hill talk about their success with FBLA. (Source: Meredith Helline)

    Two Aynor High School students are learning the ins and outs of business early in their high school careers.

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    Two Aynor High School students are learning the ins and outs of business early in their high school careers.

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  • Student Spotlight: Student wins tech award, seeks to break gender barriers in computer science

    Student Spotlight: Student wins tech award, seeks to break gender barriers in computer science

    Monday, January 29 2018 7:13 PM EST2018-01-30 00:13:52 GMT
    Student Jenna Nesmith is pursuing her passion of computer science. (Source: WMBF News)Student Jenna Nesmith is pursuing her passion of computer science. (Source: WMBF News)

    Jenna Nesmith is a pioneer when it comes to technology, specifically women in technology. She's one of the few South Carolina women to be recognized in high school for her passion for computer science.

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    Jenna Nesmith is a pioneer when it comes to technology, specifically women in technology. She's one of the few South Carolina women to be recognized in high school for her passion for computer science.

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  • Student Spotlight: Student uses art to excel at academics, wins peace poster contest

    Student Spotlight: Student uses art to excel at academics, wins peace poster contest

    Monday, January 22 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-01-22 22:37:58 GMT
    A picture of the peace poster that got Tiffany Duong first place in the Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest. (Source: WMBF News)A picture of the peace poster that got Tiffany Duong first place in the Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest. (Source: WMBF News)

    St. James Middle School student Tiffany Duong earned recognition for excelling in school while winning a local and statewide art contest for peace.

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    St. James Middle School student Tiffany Duong earned recognition for excelling in school while winning a local and statewide art contest for peace.

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  • Student Spotlight: Student juggles academics, athletics while being a signed recording artist

    Student Spotlight: Student juggles academics, athletics while being a signed recording artist

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:31 PM EST2018-01-16 02:31:18 GMT
    Maddie Hunt juggles school work, volleyball and a budding country music career. (Source: WMBF News)Maddie Hunt juggles school work, volleyball and a budding country music career. (Source: WMBF News)

    The 17-year-old Hunt is a junior at Horry County's Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology.  She said she enjoys school there, and loves being an upperclassman.

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    The 17-year-old Hunt is a junior at Horry County's Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology.  She said she enjoys school there, and loves being an upperclassman.

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  • Student Spotlight: Florence special needs student desires to be more independent

    Student Spotlight: Florence special needs student desires to be more independent

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:51:39 GMT
    Jourdan Herring, 17, was recently nominated for a "Yes I Can Award" from a national organization. (Source: WMBF News)Jourdan Herring, 17, was recently nominated for a "Yes I Can Award" from a national organization. (Source: WMBF News)

    Jourdan Herring, who attends South Side Middle School, suffers from cerebral palsy. Despite the disability, she has expressed a desire to be more independent and try to attend classes with her peers.

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    Jourdan Herring, who attends South Side Middle School, suffers from cerebral palsy. Despite the disability, she has expressed a desire to be more independent and try to attend classes with her peers.

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  • Student Spotlight: NMB Student diagnosed with Fibromyalgia defies tough odds

    Student Spotlight: NMB Student diagnosed with Fibromyalgia defies tough odds

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-16 23:11:54 GMT
    A North Myrtle Beach High student has not let Fibromyalgia stop her from meeting her goals. (Source: WMBF News)A North Myrtle Beach High student has not let Fibromyalgia stop her from meeting her goals. (Source: WMBF News)

    A graduating senior at North Myrtle Beach High School is ready to receive her diploma after beating the odds. 

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    A graduating senior at North Myrtle Beach High School is ready to receive her diploma after beating the odds. 

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  • Student Spotlight: High school freshman gets an opportunity to study at top U.S. law school

    Student Spotlight: High school freshman gets an opportunity to study at top U.S. law school

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:27:39 GMT

    A Freshman high school student at Scholars Academy at Coastal Carolina University, has received an unique opportunity to visit one of the top law schools in the country.  

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     A Freshman high school student at Scholars Academy at Coastal Carolina University, has received an unique opportunity to visit one of the top law schools in the country.  

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  • MB student uses open-heart surgery experience to inspire others

    MB student uses open-heart surgery experience to inspire others

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:32:54 GMT
    A local student's faith shaped how she approached her open-heart surgery and her passion for music. (Source: WMBF News)A local student's faith shaped how she approached her open-heart surgery and her passion for music. (Source: WMBF News)

    This week's Student Spotlight nominee is a high school senior who is gifted with an incredible musical talent. Connor Singleton, 18, of Myrtle Beach says she wants to use her music to encourage people.

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    This week's Student Spotlight nominee is a high school senior who is gifted with an incredible musical talent. Connor Singleton, 18, of Myrtle Beach says she wants to use her music to encourage people. 

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  • Student Spotlight: NMB athlete aims high in the classroom and on the field

    Student Spotlight: NMB athlete aims high in the classroom and on the field

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:50:30 GMT
    North Myrtle Beach High School student Tyler Gore currently maintains a 4.23 GPA. (Source: WMBF News)North Myrtle Beach High School student Tyler Gore currently maintains a 4.23 GPA. (Source: WMBF News)

    Work hard, play hard is how one student athlete is making a name for himself at North Myrtle Beach High School.

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    Work hard, play hard is how one student athlete is making a name for himself at North Myrtle Beach High School.

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  • Miss Loris High School working to improve life for other deaf students

    Miss Loris High School working to improve life for other deaf students

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-03-08 22:15:59 GMT
    Monifah Simmons is the first female student with a hearing disability to be crowned Miss Loris High School. (Source: WMBF News)Monifah Simmons is the first female student with a hearing disability to be crowned Miss Loris High School. (Source: WMBF News)

    A student at Loris High School has earned a new title, and it’s one she never thought she'd hold. She's using her new platform to help others like her understand that if they believe in themselves, anything is possible.

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    A student at Loris High School has earned a new title, and it’s one she never thought she'd hold. She's using her new platform to help others like her understand that if they believe in themselves, anything is possible.

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  • Teen wants to change the world with his exceptional math skills

    Teen wants to change the world with his exceptional math skills

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 8:37 PM EST2017-01-25 01:37:20 GMT
    A high school senior plans to use math to help others. (Source: Christel Bell)A high school senior plans to use math to help others. (Source: Christel Bell)

    While most people try to avoid math, Colton Lloyd wants to use his skills to help others. 

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    While most people try to avoid math, Colton Lloyd wants to use his skills to help others. 

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  • Student Spotlight: HS Freshman trying to change the world through social media

    Student Spotlight: HS Freshman trying to change the world through social media

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-01-11 02:30:10 GMT
    Destin Frontis, Freshman at West Florence High School.Destin Frontis, Freshman at West Florence High School.

    A young man, just as smooth as the suits he wears, he is trying to show the world there's some positive things to see in his generation, and he striving to be a leader, at his school and in his community.

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    A young man, just as smooth as the suits he wears, he is trying to show the world there's some positive things to see in his generation, and he striving to be a leader, at his school and in his community.

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  • Pamplico student successfully juggles homework, sports, community volunteering

    Pamplico student successfully juggles homework, sports, community volunteering

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 8:10 AM EST2016-12-07 13:10:04 GMT

    A star athlete at Hannah Pamplico High School in Florence County is winning in the classroom and in sports. Dazwon McCormick said when people tell him he can't do something -- it pushes him even harder, and it's that confidence and determination that he possesses, that makes him this week's Student Spotlight nominee.  

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    A star athlete at Hannah Pamplico High School in Florence County is winning in the classroom and in sports. Dazwon McCormick said when people tell him he can't do something -- it pushes him even harder, and it's that confidence and determination that he possesses, that makes him this week's Student Spotlight nominee.  

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  • Carolina Forest student diagnosed with scoliosis jumps back into sports

    Carolina Forest student diagnosed with scoliosis jumps back into sports

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 6:43 PM EST2016-11-22 23:43:10 GMT
    Carolina Forest High School Student Shelbi Ankiewicz (Source: WMBF News)Carolina Forest High School Student Shelbi Ankiewicz (Source: WMBF News)

    A sophomore at Carolina Forest High School is at the top of her game, with hopes to graduate early and achieve great things in volleyball and track.  

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    A sophomore at Carolina Forest High School is at the top of her game, with hopes to graduate early and achieve great things in volleyball and track.  

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  • Student Spotlight: Mother's struggle with breast cancer inspires HS lacrosse player

    Student Spotlight: Mother's struggle with breast cancer inspires HS lacrosse player

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 6:29 PM EST2016-11-15 23:29:28 GMT
    St. James High School senior, Bryant Blackmon, and his mother, Rhonda Blackmon (Source: Rhonda Blackmon)St. James High School senior, Bryant Blackmon, and his mother, Rhonda Blackmon (Source: Rhonda Blackmon)

    Bryant Blackmon excels in school and sports, all while encouraging others, including his mother. However, many don't know the struggles they've shared, struggles his mother says have inspired him to be a positive person.

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    Bryant Blackmon excels in school and sports, all while encouraging others, including his mother. However, many don't know the struggles they've shared, struggles his mother says have inspired him to be a positive person.

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  • Myrtle Beach High student’s behind-the-scenes work puts him in the spotlight

    Myrtle Beach High student’s behind-the-scenes work puts him in the spotlight

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-11-01 23:26:20 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach High School senior is making the most of his job as a PA announcer for high school sports. (Source: WMBF News)A Myrtle Beach High School senior is making the most of his job as a PA announcer for high school sports. (Source: WMBF News)

    Remy DiAngelo plays a big role in the athletics program at Myrtle Beach High School, but he's not a football or basketball player. It's his work behind-the-scenes that is earning him recognition.

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    Remy DiAngelo plays a big role in the athletics program at Myrtle Beach High School, but he's not a football or basketball player. It's his work behind-the-scenes that is earning him recognition.

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  • Student Spotlight: High school senior fighting teen pregnancy

    Student Spotlight: High school senior fighting teen pregnancy

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 6:27 PM EDT2016-10-25 22:27:48 GMT
    Carolina Forest High School senior Kat Martin created a new organization called Random Acts of Kindness. (Source: WMBF News)Carolina Forest High School senior Kat Martin created a new organization called Random Acts of Kindness. (Source: WMBF News)

    A senior at Carolina Forest High School affected by the flooding after Hurricane Matthew continues to persevere despite the adversities that arise while being displaced. 

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    A senior at Carolina Forest High School affected by the flooding after Hurricane Matthew continues to persevere despite the adversities that arise while being displaced. 

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  • Socastee High senior has maintained high GPA since since 3rd grade

    Socastee High senior has maintained high GPA since since 3rd grade

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 10:08 PM EDT2016-10-05 02:08:14 GMT
    Kiera Simmons plans to study biology to become a pediatric physical therapist. (Source: WMBF News)Kiera Simmons plans to study biology to become a pediatric physical therapist. (Source: WMBF News)

    Some would say Kiera Simmons, a senior, at Socastee High School, has more on her plate than most adults.

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    Some would say Kiera Simmons, a senior, at Socastee High School, has more on her plate than most adults.

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  • Lake City student setting an example on and off the field

    Lake City student setting an example on and off the field

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 8:49 PM EDT2016-09-28 00:49:21 GMT
    Lake City High School student Jalen Barr strives to make a difference both on and off the field. (Source: WMBF News)Lake City High School student Jalen Barr strives to make a difference both on and off the field. (Source: WMBF News)

    Jalen Barr, a senior at Lake City High School, has set the bar when it comes to student athletes.

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    Jalen Barr, a senior at Lake City High School, has set the bar when it comes to student athletes.

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  • Foreign exchange student determined to beat the odds during first trip to U.S.

    Foreign exchange student determined to beat the odds during first trip to U.S.

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 6:20 PM EDT2016-09-20 22:20:10 GMT
    Sofjia Marajanovic is a high school senior and foreign exchange student at Coastal Leadership Academy. (Source: WMBF News)Sofjia Marajanovic is a high school senior and foreign exchange student at Coastal Leadership Academy. (Source: WMBF News)

    One high school senior at Coastal Leadership Academy in Myrtle Beach is taking a new journey to learn about American culture.  

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    One high school senior at Coastal Leadership Academy in Myrtle Beach is taking a new journey to learn about American culture.  

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  • Professional photography puts high school student in the Spotlight

    Professional photography puts high school student in the Spotlight

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-09-13 23:20:08 GMT
    A South Florence High student operates her own photography business. (Source: WMBF News)A South Florence High student operates her own photography business. (Source: WMBF News)

    She is an entrepreneurial high school student at South Florence High School who operates her own photography business. Now, high school junior and professional photographer Tindall Hutchinson is looking to take it higher. 

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    She is an entrepreneurial high school student at South Florence High School who operates her own photography business. Now, high school junior and professional photographer Tindall Hutchinson is looking to take it higher. 

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  • Creative, positive young lady is in this week’s Student Spotlight

    Creative, positive young lady is in this week’s Student Spotlight

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 8:46 PM EDT2016-09-07 00:46:25 GMT
    Avery Rose Higgins, a junior at Georgetown School for Arts and Sciences, excels at both arts and science. (Source: WMBF News)Avery Rose Higgins, a junior at Georgetown School for Arts and Sciences, excels at both arts and science. (Source: WMBF News)

    Most students either achieve in the arts or the sciences, but rarely does one meet a student who is exceptional in both.

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    Most students either achieve in the arts or the sciences, but rarely does one meet a student who is exceptional in both.

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  • Exceptional Georgetown County student kicks off this year’s Student Spotlight

    Exceptional Georgetown County student kicks off this year’s Student Spotlight

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-08-30 22:14:58 GMT
    Lochlyn Hejl is a senior at The Georgetown School for Arts and Sciences. (Source: WMBF News)Lochlyn Hejl is a senior at The Georgetown School for Arts and Sciences. (Source: WMBF News)

    One teacher at The Georgetown School for Arts and Science said senior Lochlyn Hejl is like the Green Lantern, in that her superpower is willpower. 

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    One teacher at The Georgetown School for Arts and Science said senior Lochlyn Hejl is like the Green Lantern, in that her superpower is willpower. 

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  • Pee Dee eighth grader writes a book

    Pee Dee eighth grader writes a book

    Friday, May 27 2016 9:02 AM EDT2016-05-27 13:02:33 GMT
    8th grade student, athlete, and author Nate Wideman. (Source: The Wideman Family)8th grade student, athlete, and author Nate Wideman. (Source: The Wideman Family)

    An author and athlete out of Darlington County is the focus of this week’s Student Spotlight. “I’d be walking through the hallway, if I had an idea I would whip out my notebook with the pencil up inside the spiral thing and I start writing,” Nate Wideman, Darlington County Middle School Student said. And that’s how “Heroes Uprising” came to be. Its author is only in the eighth grade.

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    An author and athlete out of Darlington County is the focus of this week’s Student Spotlight. “I’d be walking through the hallway, if I had an idea I would whip out my notebook with the pencil up inside the spiral thing and I start writing,” Nate Wideman, Darlington County Middle School Student said. And that’s how “Heroes Uprising” came to be. Its author is only in the eighth grade.

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  • Student credits school district's program for success

    Student credits school district's program for success

    Thursday, May 19 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-05-19 22:52:44 GMT
    A Florence student is setting her sights on post-graduation goals. (Source: WMBF News)A Florence student is setting her sights on post-graduation goals. (Source: WMBF News)

    As the 2015-2016 school year wraps up, a Pee Dee student said she is grateful for a program her district offers.

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    As the 2015-2016 school year wraps up, a Pee Dee student said she is grateful for a program her district offers.

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  • Student finds deeper meaning in extracurricular activity

    Student finds deeper meaning in extracurricular activity

    Thursday, May 12 2016 2:22 PM EDT2016-05-12 18:22:20 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-05-12 21:08:54 GMT

    An Horry County Student is finding a deeper meaning behind an activity she loves to do. “I’m a teacher assistant for the special needs class. It’s just really awesome to be there for them every day and help them,” said Micah James, Senior at Socastee High School.

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    An Horry County Student is finding a deeper meaning behind an activity she loves to do. “I’m a teacher assistant for the special needs class. It’s just really awesome to be there for them every day and help them,” said Micah James, Senior at Socastee High School.

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  • Student counts past experiences towards success

    Student counts past experiences towards success

    Thursday, May 5 2016 11:01 AM EDT2016-05-05 15:01:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-05-05 20:32:35 GMT

    One local student credits traveling and taking changes with putting him at the head of his class. “I only think of next year. You know, when I go to college.  Honestly, it’s just something you have to accept. I don’t see it now, but it’s going to help in the future,” said Chris Van Baaren, a senior at Kings Academy.

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    One local student credits traveling and taking changes with putting him at the head of his class. “I only think of next year. You know, when I go to college.  Honestly, it’s just something you have to accept. I don’t see it now, but it’s going to help in the future,” said Chris Van Baaren, a senior at Kings Academy.

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  • Student makes Distict history in Lake City

    Student makes Distict history in Lake City

    Thursday, April 28 2016 6:02 PM EDT2016-04-28 22:02:10 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 10:37 PM EDT2016-04-29 02:37:59 GMT
    A Lake City High School student recently won a $500,000 scholarship. (Source: Ken Baker)A Lake City High School student recently won a $500,000 scholarship. (Source: Ken Baker)

    For only the second time in the history of the Lake City School District, one of its students is getting a $500,000 scholarship.

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    For only the second time in the history of the Lake City School District, one of its students is getting a $500,000 scholarship.

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  • Pageant winner makes difference in Down Syndrome Community

    Pageant winner makes difference in Down Syndrome Community

    Thursday, April 21 2016 10:31 AM EDT2016-04-21 14:31:53 GMT
    Thursday, April 21 2016 5:45 PM EDT2016-04-21 21:45:59 GMT

    A crown, sash and winning tittle is what drives a young Florence lady in this week’s Student Spotlight, but it’s Kinsley Odom’s little  brother who  keeps her motivated to change the world.

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    A crown, sash and winning tittle is what drives a young Florence lady in this week’s Student Spotlight, but it’s Kinsley Odom’s little  brother who  keeps her motivated to change the world.

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  • Local student looks to take on the national stage

    Local student looks to take on the national stage

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:16 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:16:24 GMT
    Thursday, April 14 2016 4:43 PM EDT2016-04-14 20:43:54 GMT

    A local student will soon be getting some national attention as she sets off to compete in a major competition. “It’s not that big compared to what you see on the television, I wasn’t nervous at all,” Taijea Davis, Wilson High School Sophomore said.

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    A local student will soon be getting some national attention as she sets off to compete in a major competition. “It’s not that big compared to what you see on the television, I wasn’t nervous at all,” Taijea Davis, Wilson High School Sophomore said.

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  • Community-driven student works to help literacy

    Community-driven student works to help literacy

    Thursday, April 7 2016 10:21 AM EDT2016-04-07 14:21:49 GMT
    Thursday, April 7 2016 4:19 PM EDT2016-04-07 20:19:58 GMT
    (Source: Cates Saleeby)(Source: Cates Saleeby)

    Community-focused, it’s a term that teachers say sums up one Darlington County Student. Cates Saleeby, is making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate as well as leading the classroom. “It’s more fun to be involved. I meet a ton of new different people, it gives me an opportunity to give back to my community a little bit more,” Cates said.

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    Community-focused, it’s a term that teachers say sums up one Darlington County Student. Cates Saleeby, is making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate as well as leading the classroom. “It’s more fun to be involved. I meet a ton of new different people, it gives me an opportunity to give back to my community a little bit more,” Cates said.

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  • Local student embraces leadership role both on and off the field

    Local student embraces leadership role both on and off the field

    Thursday, March 31 2016 1:32 PM EDT2016-03-31 17:32:21 GMT
    Friday, April 1 2016 12:51 PM EDT2016-04-01 16:51:30 GMT
    Eliza Wilhoit embraces her leadership role both on and off the field. (Source: WMBF News)Eliza Wilhoit embraces her leadership role both on and off the field. (Source: WMBF News)

    A local student is scoring big points on and off the field by playing a leading role on her school's soccer team.

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    A local student is scoring big points on and off the field by playing a leading role on her school's soccer team.

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  • Darlington teen uses new platform to make a difference

    Darlington teen uses new platform to make a difference

    Thursday, March 24 2016 2:27 PM EDT2016-03-24 18:27:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 3:59 PM EDT2016-03-24 19:59:55 GMT
    Aubrey recently won Miss Darlington High School Teen. (Source: Ken Baker)Aubrey recently won Miss Darlington High School Teen. (Source: Ken Baker)

    A local student is using her new found platform to encourage her peers and make a difference in the community. “I knew if I didn’t come out and win it, I was just there to have fun.  I always have thought of pageants as just a way to have fun and making new friends,” said Aubrey Goodwin, who’s a freshman at Darlington County High School.

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    A local student is using her new found platform to encourage her peers and make a difference in the community. “I knew if I didn’t come out and win it, I was just there to have fun.  I always have thought of pageants as just a way to have fun and making new friends,” said Aubrey Goodwin, who’s a freshman at Darlington County High School.

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  • Hartsville student performed in front of millions of Americans

    Hartsville student performed in front of millions of Americans

    Thursday, March 17 2016 6:24 PM EDT2016-03-17 22:24:20 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2016 6:24 PM EDT2016-03-17 22:24:20 GMT
    Stone Martin is the student in this week's Spotlight. (Source: Ken Baker)Stone Martin is the student in this week's Spotlight. (Source: Ken Baker)

    Stone Martin is a junior at Hartsville High School. He has more than 50,000 Twitter followers; the humble high school student plans to make his mark in the music industry, and he already had a pretty big start.

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    Stone Martin is a junior at Hartsville High School. He has more than 50,000 Twitter followers; the humble high school student plans to make his mark in the music industry, and he already had a pretty big start.

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  • Student Spotlight: Horry County student gets perfect score

    Student Spotlight: Horry County student gets perfect score

    Thursday, March 10 2016 10:46 AM EST2016-03-10 15:46:31 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 5:00 PM EST2016-03-10 22:00:19 GMT
    John Mastroberti attend the Scholars Academy. (Source: Ken Baker)John Mastroberti attend the Scholars Academy. (Source: Ken Baker)

    An Horry County Student is one of only eleven in the world during 2015 to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement BC Calculus exam. “I found out that I had gotten a perfect score, about the same time everyone else did. He [principal] just said it to everybody at lunch," said John Mastroberti, who is this week's Student Spotlight nominee.

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    An Horry County Student is one of only eleven in the world during 2015 to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement BC Calculus exam. “I found out that I had gotten a perfect score, about the same time everyone else did. He [principal] just said it to everybody at lunch," said John Mastroberti, who is this week's Student Spotlight nominee.

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  • Darlington County Student and author shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Darlington County Student and author shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Thursday, March 3 2016 2:14 PM EST2016-03-03 19:14:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 6:27 PM EST2016-03-03 23:27:45 GMT
    This week's Student Spotlight focuses on a student author. (Source: WMBF News)This week's Student Spotlight focuses on a student author. (Source: WMBF News)

    A Darlington County High School student can make a claim not many of his peers can; he's written a book. 

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    A Darlington County High School student can make a claim not many of his peers can; he's written a book. 

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  • Twins shine in music, academics on this week's Student Spotlight

    Twins shine in music, academics on this week's Student Spotlight

    Thursday, February 18 2016 2:37 PM EST2016-02-18 19:37:15 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 5:25 PM EST2016-02-18 22:25:16 GMT
    George and Brian Jennings. (Source: Ken Baker)George and Brian Jennings. (Source: Ken Baker)
    Two students are doubling their efforts when it comes to their music careers and academics. “You always have someone there to be your best Friend. You always have someone to work with. It’s nice,” George Jennings said. The duet has been making music together for the past four years and they’re really making their mark on North Myrtle Beach High School.  More >>

    Two students are doubling their efforts when it comes to their music careers and academics. “You always have someone there to be your best Friend. You always have someone to work with. It’s nice,” George Jennings said. The duet has been making music together for the past four years and they’re really making their mark on North Myrtle Beach High School. 

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  • Tennis star shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Tennis star shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Thursday, February 11 2016 2:02 PM EST2016-02-11 19:02:25 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 6:18 PM EST2016-02-11 23:18:24 GMT
    Reagan Dunnam not only shines on the court, she also shines in the classroom. (Source: Ken Baker)Reagan Dunnam not only shines on the court, she also shines in the classroom. (Source: Ken Baker)
    A tennis star in the making is grabbing our attention in this week’s Student Spotlight. Reagan Dunnam not only shines on the court, she also shines in the classroom. More >>

    A tennis star in the making is grabbing our attention in this week’s Student Spotlight. Reagan Dunnam not only shines on the court, she also shines in the classroom.

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  • Florence Basketball star shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Florence Basketball star shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Thursday, January 28 2016 1:06 PM EST2016-01-28 18:06:52 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 3:28 PM EST2016-01-28 20:28:44 GMT
    A gentleman and a scholar - that’s what a lot of folks are saying about one local student. “I have a lot of influences, my parents as well. They have taught me that you always have to be respectful. Always be on top your manners, be the best man,” said Blake Walker, featured on this week’s Student Spotlight. More >>

    A gentleman and a scholar - that’s what a lot of folks are saying about one local student. “I have a lot of influences, my parents as well. They have taught me that you always have to be respectful. Always be on top your manners, be the best man,” said Blake Walker, featured on this week’s Student Spotlight.

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  • Florence student Paige Brown, shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Florence student Paige Brown, shines in this week's Student Spotlight

    Thursday, January 21 2016 12:29 PM EST2016-01-21 17:29:13 GMT
    Thursday, January 21 2016 5:44 PM EST2016-01-21 22:44:48 GMT
    One Florence County student seems to have that old saying “life is a great balancing act” down pat. Not only do her grades shine, she shines in her extra circular activities. Wilson High School Senior Paige Brown is in this week’s Student Spotlight. More >>

    One Florence County student seems to have that old saying “life is a great balancing act” down pat. Not only do her grades shine, she shines in her extra circular activities. Wilson High School Senior Paige Brown is in this week’s Student Spotlight.

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  • Socastee student overcomes challenges to become award-winning football player

    Socastee student overcomes challenges to become award-winning football player

    Thursday, January 14 2016 4:48 PM EST2016-01-14 21:48:45 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 4:48 PM EST2016-01-14 21:48:45 GMT
    Being born prematurely creates challenges from the get go. One local student was able to overcome those challenges, despite complications that slowed down his ability to learn in the classroom.  “I’m a Socastee High School football player," said Matthew Mainville, who is a senior at the school. Mainville is a defensive tackle and has received numerous awards for his dedication to the sport and team. More >>

    Being born prematurely creates challenges from the get go. One local student was able to overcome those challenges, despite complications that slowed down his ability to learn in the classroom.  “I’m a Socastee High School football player," said Matthew Mainville, who is a senior at the school. Mainville is a defensive tackle and has received numerous awards for his dedication to the sport and team.

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  • Tragedy inspires Hartsville High school student

    Tragedy inspires Hartsville High school student

    Thursday, January 7 2016 8:40 AM EST2016-01-07 13:40:14 GMT
    Thursday, January 7 2016 5:17 PM EST2016-01-07 22:17:48 GMT
    Tragedy often directs our paths and that's exactly what it's done for a Hartsville High School student. Mazorine Boyce, 16, strolls through the isles in the library at Hartsville High School knowing exactly who she is and where she's headed. More >>

    Tragedy often directs our paths and that's exactly what it's done for a Hartsville High School student. Mazorine Boyce, 16, strolls through the isles in the library at Hartsville High School knowing exactly who she is and where she's headed.

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  • Myrtle Beach teenager defies odds and lives to tell his story

    Myrtle Beach teenager defies odds and lives to tell his story

    Thursday, December 10 2015 10:30 AM EST2015-12-10 15:30:38 GMT
    Thursday, December 10 2015 5:45 PM EST2015-12-10 22:45:00 GMT
    Born 13 weeks early, weighing only two and a half pounds, 16-year-old Blake Parker spent the first 78 days of his life in the Richland Baptist Hospital NI-CU fighting to survive.More >>

    Born 13 weeks early, weighing only two and a half pounds, 16-year-old Blake Parker spent the first 78 days of his life in the Richland Baptist Hospital NI-CU fighting to survive.

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  • Maranatha Christian school senior is excelling on and off the court

    Maranatha Christian school senior is excelling on and off the court

    Friday, December 4 2015 4:51 AM EST2015-12-04 09:51:36 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 8:39 AM EST2015-12-04 13:39:19 GMT
    Lauren Collins, a 17 year old high school senior, is excelling in the classroom and on the court.  Hitting a three-point shot to show off her skills, she makes basketball look easy. "I was okay at it growing up, but then I realized in 8th grade that I had a love and a passion for it so I started pursing it - summer camps, stuff like that," she said.More >>

    Lauren Collins, a 17 year old high school senior, is excelling in the classroom and on the court.  Hitting a three-point shot to show off her skills, she makes basketball look easy. "I was okay at it growing up, but then I realized in 8th grade that I had a love and a passion for it so I started pursing it - summer camps, stuff like that," she said.

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  • Florence teenager chooses school spirit to get through high school

    Florence teenager chooses school spirit to get through high school

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 8:10 AM EST2015-11-18 13:10:31 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 3:52 PM EST2015-11-19 20:52:45 GMT
    If there’s one thing you can say about 16 year old Sarah Godfrey, it’s that she exudes West Florence High School Knight Pride."Beta Club, Pep Club, Tennis Club, Pearls, Spanish Club and Friends of Rachael’s," explained Godfrey when asked about all the clubs she's in.More >>

    If there’s one thing you can say about 16 year old Sarah Godfrey, it’s that she exudes West Florence High School Knight Pride."Beta Club, Pep Club, Tennis Club, Pearls, Spanish Club and Friends of Rachael’s," explained Godfrey when asked about all the clubs she's in.

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  • Conway high school senior is a doctor in training

    Conway high school senior is a doctor in training

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 8:57 AM EST2015-11-11 13:57:38 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 4:03 PM EST2015-11-12 21:03:45 GMT
    From a dummy in a gurney to a model of the human anatomy, inside room A203 at the Academy for Technology and Academics, students use the medical props to work toward becoming certified nursing assistants. For 17-year-old Michelle Everitt, it’s a dream come true.“More >>
    From a dummy in a gurney to a model of the human anatomy, inside room A203 at the Academy for Technology and Academics, students use the medical props to work toward becoming certified nursing assistants. For 17-year-old Michelle Everitt, it’s a dream come true.“More >>
  • Hartsville Senior is living his passion

    Hartsville Senior is living his passion

    Thursday, November 5 2015 7:46 AM EST2015-11-05 12:46:33 GMT
    Thursday, November 5 2015 4:09 PM EST2015-11-05 21:09:47 GMT
    Eighteen-year-old George Chapman is a self-taught piano player who also loves to sing and act. In 11th Grade, he held the lead in the musical "How to Succeed in Business," and he's had numerous solos through his advanced choir class. This year, he'll perform a solo for the holiday concerts. He wants to be an actor and singer someday, and says it's not just a pipe dream. More >>
    Eighteen-year-old George Chapman is a self-taught piano player who also loves to sing and act. In 11th Grade, he held the lead in the musical "How to Succeed in Business," and he's had numerous solos through his advanced choir class. This year, he'll perform a solo for the holiday concerts. He wants to be an actor and singer someday, and says it's not just a pipe dream. More >>
  • 16-year-old student is helping elephants in Kenya

    16-year-old student is helping elephants in Kenya

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 10:00 AM EDT2015-10-28 14:00:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-10-29 21:44:31 GMT
    Calla’s Natural Wipes is what 16-year-old Calla Hickey sells through her business she started two years ago to help raise money to adopt elephants in Kenya for the Sheldrick Wildlife trust, and she’s already adopted five elephants.More >>
    Calla’s Natural Wipes is what 16-year-old Calla Hickey sells through her business she started two years ago to help raise money to adopt elephants in Kenya for the Sheldrick Wildlife trust, and she’s already adopted five elephants.More >>
  • All-American teen has eyes set on her future

    All-American teen has eyes set on her future

    Thursday, October 22 2015 8:25 AM EDT2015-10-22 12:25:52 GMT
    Thursday, October 22 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-10-22 20:50:47 GMT
    Aimee Poulin, 17, is a spirited young lady wrapping up her final year in high school doing what she loves most: cheerleading. She's the captain of the varsity squad at St. James High School and boasts a long list of accomplishments over the past four years. She landed on the National Honor Society and volunteers every summer with Salkahatchie Summer Service to make community members' homes safer.More >>
    Aimee Poulin, 17, is a spirited young lady wrapping up her final year in high school doing what she loves most: cheerleading. She's the captain of the varsity squad at St. James High School and boasts a long list of accomplishments over the past four years. She landed on the National Honor Society and volunteers every summer with Salkahatchie Summer Service to make community members' homes safer.More >>
  • Local HS senior starts cupcake business

    Local HS senior starts cupcake business

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 7:52 AM EDT2015-10-13 11:52:01 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 9:25 PM EDT2015-10-16 01:25:12 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    17-year-old Thomasena Tomas baked WMBF a box of snickers, red velvet, double chocolate and cookies in cream cupcakes.Each morsel was decadent, made by scratch with love from the South Florence High School senior who already knows what her career has in store."Fairycakes is a company I created when I was 14-years-old and they are the best cupcakes ever," she said. "They are all made from scratch, no preservatives, no artificial ingred...More >>
    17-year-old Thomasena Tomas baked WMBF a box of snickers, red velvet, double chocolate and cookies in cream cupcakes.Each morsel was decadent, made by scratch with love from the South Florence High School senior who already knows what her career has in store."Fairycakes is a company I created when I was 14-years-old and they are the best cupcakes ever," she said. "They are all made from scratch, no preservatives, no artificial ingred...More >>
  • High School Senior won't let wheelchair hold him back

    High School Senior won't let wheelchair hold him back

    Thursday, October 8 2015 10:21 AM EDT2015-10-08 14:21:21 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 5:38 PM EDT2015-10-08 21:38:11 GMT
    From the basketball court to the football field, one West Florence High School student, who doesn't have the ability to walk, is proving that no matter the challenge, you have to always keep your head up. His name is 18-year-old Mardsen Miller and after the graduates from West Florence High School he's hoping to attend Clemson University and then take on a career in information technology.More >>
    From the basketball court to the football field, one West Florence High School student, who doesn't have the ability to walk, is proving that no matter the challenge, you have to always keep your head up. His name is 18-year-old Mardsen Miller and after the graduates from West Florence High School he's hoping to attend Clemson University and then take on a career in information technology.More >>
  • Artistic Carolina Forest High School senior shoots for the stars

    Artistic Carolina Forest High School senior shoots for the stars

    Thursday, October 1 2015 9:58 AM EDT2015-10-01 13:58:49 GMT
    Friday, October 2 2015 6:15 AM EDT2015-10-02 10:15:18 GMT
    Angela VerrilloAngela Verrillo
    Astrophysics and comics aren't two things you necessarily think go together but a local Carolina Forest High School student made that connection look easy. 17-year-old Angela Verrillo loves drawing comics, mostly for fun, although this senior started taking drawing classes sophomore year.More >>
    Astrophysics and comics aren't two things you necessarily think go together but a local Carolina Forest High School student made that connection look easy. 17-year-old Angela Verrillo loves drawing comics, mostly for fun, although this senior started taking drawing classes sophomore year.More >>
  • Local teen brightens the field and classmates through cheers and smiles

    Local teen brightens the field and classmates through cheers and smiles

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:53 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:53:26 GMT
    Thursday, September 24 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-09-24 21:03:06 GMT
    Sixteen-year-old Kiana Durant started cheer-leading when she was 6 years old. Today, she’s on the squad for the North Myrtle Beach High School Chiefs,  helping the players achieve victory. Her cheers and smiles are encouraging others to succeed and it's a gift she says comes naturally.More >>
    Sixteen-year-old Kiana Durant started cheer-leading when she was 6 years old. Today, she’s on the squad for the North Myrtle Beach High School Chiefs,  helping the players achieve victory. Her cheers and smiles are encouraging others to succeed and it's a gift she says comes naturally.More >>
  • 18-year-old art student uses his passion to make his way in life

    18-year-old art student uses his passion to make his way in life

    Thursday, May 28 2015 8:22 AM EDT2015-05-28 12:22:03 GMT
    Thursday, May 28 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-05-28 20:14:38 GMT
    Aaron Williams is in this week's Student Spotlight.Aaron Williams is in this week's Student Spotlight.
    Eighteen-year-old Aaron Williams is a senior at the Academy of Arts, Science and Technology who loves to sketch and loves digital art. He discovered his talent to draw way back in 2nd grade. Two years ago, he got serious with it and decided to major in the Digital Communications program at the specialty high school.More >>
    Eighteen-year-old Aaron Williams is a senior at the Academy of Arts, Science and Technology who loves to sketch and loves digital art. He discovered his talent to draw way back in 2nd grade. Two years ago, he got serious with it and decided to major in the Digital Communications program at the specialty high school.More >>
  • Lake City High School senior wins coveted Gates Millennium Scholar award

    Lake City High School senior wins coveted Gates Millennium Scholar award

    Thursday, May 21 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-05-21 21:44:37 GMT
    Thursday, May 21 2015 5:49 PM EDT2015-05-21 21:49:11 GMT
    Mikayla Hanna, 18, is well on her way to college. She'll start June 6 at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the biochemistry program on a full ride scholarship."I won't have to pay anything for college," she said excitedly.Hanna's college education is paid for, and then some. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar, and one of tens of thousands who applied to the program. More >>
    Mikayla Hanna, 18, is well on her way to college. She'll start June 6 at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the biochemistry program on a full ride scholarship."I won't have to pay anything for college," she said excitedly.Hanna's college education is paid for, and then some. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar, and one of tens of thousands who applied to the program. More >>
  • Student musician opts for alternative education to focus on her passion

    Student musician opts for alternative education to focus on her passion

    Wednesday, May 13 2015 10:12 AM EDT2015-05-13 14:12:33 GMT
    Thursday, May 14 2015 4:56 PM EDT2015-05-14 20:56:27 GMT
    If you close your eyes for a moment and just listen to 16-year-old Shelly Sasser, you'll soon see why she hasn't been to go to a traditional school since 4th grade. Sasser attends South Carolina Whittemore High School, an online public charter school, in order to make time for her music. Sasser sings and plays guitar and drums. She says the feeling of rocking out is indescribable.


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    If you close your eyes for a moment and just listen to 16-year-old Shelly Sasser, you'll soon see why she hasn't been to go to a traditional school since 4th grade. Sasser attends South Carolina Whittemore High School, an online public charter school, in order to make time for her music. Sasser sings and plays guitar and drums. She says the feeling of rocking out is indescribable.


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  • Digital arts drives local teen to pursue a new school

    Digital arts drives local teen to pursue a new school

    Thursday, May 7 2015 9:31 AM EDT2015-05-07 13:31:03 GMT
    Thursday, May 7 2015 5:21 PM EDT2015-05-07 21:21:27 GMT
     It's a love for art and computers that drove 17-year-old Ariana Burnell to leave Carolina Forest High School and apply for the Academy of Arts Science and Technology, a STEM school, where she now majors in Digital Arts.More >>
     It's a love for art and computers that drove 17-year-old Ariana Burnell to leave Carolina Forest High School and apply for the Academy of Arts Science and Technology, a STEM school, where she now majors in Digital Arts.More >>
  • Troubled student is turning his situation around

    Troubled student is turning his situation around

    Thursday, April 30 2015 9:52 AM EDT2015-04-30 13:52:43 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-04-30 20:50:32 GMT
    Hunter Shover works 16 hours a week at McDonald's.Hunter Shover works 16 hours a week at McDonald's.
    Inside an the career guidance resource office at Ocean Bay Middle School you'll find 14 year old Hunter Shover who visits with his counselor, Don Weaver, to learn life skills.Following a tragic time in the student's life, Weaver, says Shover was troubled.More >>
    Inside an the career guidance resource office at Ocean Bay Middle School you'll find 14 year old Hunter Shover who visits with his counselor, Don Weaver, to learn life skills.Following a tragic time in the student's life, Weaver, says Shover was troubled.More >>
  • Wilson High School student with many interests is an oncologist in the making

    Wilson High School student with many interests is an oncologist in the making

    Thursday, April 23 2015 10:09 AM EDT2015-04-23 14:09:37 GMT
    Thursday, April 23 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-04-23 21:30:16 GMT
    "I'm VP of the science national honor society and I started a science olympiadteam this year," said 17 year old Blythe King, a junior at Wilson High School in Florence. And it's safe to say she keeps her plate full of after school activities and volunteer work.More >>
    "I'm VP of the science national honor society and I started a science olympiadteam this year," said 17 year old Blythe King, a junior at Wilson High School in Florence. And it's safe to say she keeps her plate full of after school activities and volunteer work.More >>
  • Darlington student has eyes set on on pre-med program

    Darlington student has eyes set on on pre-med program

    Thursday, April 16 2015 8:43 AM EDT2015-04-16 12:43:59 GMT
    Thursday, April 16 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-04-16 21:41:34 GMT
    It's not uncommon to find 18-year-old Elizabeth Goodman helping out her classmates. She's all about spreading joy and giving back.More >>
    It's not uncommon to find 18-year-old Elizabeth Goodman helping out her classmates. She's all about spreading joy and giving back.More >>
  • St. James High School student is a stand out on the field and in the class

    St. James High School student is a stand out on the field and in the class

    Thursday, April 9 2015 1:02 PM EDT2015-04-09 17:02:12 GMT
    Thursday, April 9 2015 5:00 PM EDT2015-04-09 21:00:25 GMT
    Fifteen-year-old Jordan White proudly points out the Lady Sharks Golf Lower State Championship picture that's displayed on the Hall of Fame wall at St. James high School. And she should, her time on the varsity golf team is just one of many accomplishments. She's also on the Varsity Soccer team and the Junior Varsity Basketball team, and she's only a freshman.More >>
    Fifteen-year-old Jordan White proudly points out the Lady Sharks Golf Lower State Championship picture that's displayed on the Hall of Fame wall at St. James high School. And she should, her time on the varsity golf team is just one of many accomplishments. She's also on the Varsity Soccer team and the Junior Varsity Basketball team, and she's only a freshman.More >>
  • Brains, beauty, volunteerism land a MBHS freshman in the 'Student Spotlight'

    Brains, beauty, volunteerism land a MBHS freshman in the 'Student Spotlight'

    Thursday, March 26 2015 10:02 AM EDT2015-03-26 14:02:24 GMT
    Thursday, March 26 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-03-26 21:30:13 GMT
    By looking at the pageant photos of Kennedy Drew, it's hard to believe she's just 15 years old and a freshman at Myrtle Beach High School. Drew is the current Miss Myrtle Beach High School, who has been participating in pageants since she was six years old. She says she enjoys them no matter how competitive they can be. More >>
    By looking at the pageant photos of Kennedy Drew, it's hard to believe she's just 15 years old and a freshman at Myrtle Beach High School. Drew is the current Miss Myrtle Beach High School, who has been participating in pageants since she was six years old. She says she enjoys them no matter how competitive they can be. More >>
  • Carolina Forest High School Student shines in 'Fiddler On the Roof'

    Carolina Forest High School Student shines in 'Fiddler On the Roof'

    Thursday, March 19 2015 8:59 AM EDT2015-03-19 12:59:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 19 2015 5:47 PM EDT2015-03-19 21:47:27 GMT
    Eighteen-year-old Stavro Najjaro is playing a lead role in Carolina Forest High School's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." He plays Perchick, a learned man from Kiev, who tries to educate the masses on more modern ways. More >>
    Eighteen-year-old Stavro Najjaro is playing a lead role in Carolina Forest High School's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." He plays Perchick, a learned man from Kiev, who tries to educate the masses on more modern ways. More >>
  • Andrews High School junior is making A's in the classroom and points on the court

    Andrews High School junior is making A's in the classroom and points on the court

    Thursday, March 12 2015 8:47 AM EDT2015-03-12 12:47:21 GMT
    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:30:12 GMT
    La'Darrius Holloway is a popular 16-year-old junior at Andrews High School with plenty of accomplishments to be proud of. For one thing, he's among the top of his class. "Right now I'm in U.S. History, Algebra 2, Keyboarding and Drivers' Ed," he said. "So far I would say U.S. History is my favorite."
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    La'Darrius Holloway is a popular 16-year-old junior at Andrews High School with plenty of accomplishments to be proud of. For one thing, he's among the top of his class. "Right now I'm in U.S. History, Algebra 2, Keyboarding and Drivers' Ed," he said. "So far I would say U.S. History is my favorite."

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  • Darlington student makes playground ADA-accessible for disabled students

    Darlington student makes playground ADA-accessible for disabled students

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 8:14 AM EST2015-03-04 13:14:57 GMT
    Thursday, March 5 2015 5:20 PM EST2015-03-05 22:20:10 GMT
    When a young man in Darlington, looked around at a local playground he was upset at what he saw so he sprang into action.More >>
    When a young man in Darlington, looked around at a local playground he was upset at what he saw so he sprang into action.More >>
  • St. James High School student is living for the Lord

    St. James High School student is living for the Lord

    St. James High School student is living for the Lord

    Thursday, February 26 2015 11:30 AM EST2015-02-26 16:30:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 26 2015 5:25 PM EST2015-02-26 22:25:00 GMT
    High school is a time when many young people take up sports or other extra-curricular activities but one local young lady has chosen to take up the Gospel.17- year old Kaitlyn Nobles is a Junior at St. James High School who get's A's and B's. More >>
    High school is a time when many young people take up sports or other extra-curricular activities but one local young lady has chosen to take up the Gospel.17- year old Kaitlyn Nobles is a Junior at St. James High School who get's A's and B's. More >>
  • Myrtle Beach High School student is working to become a cross-fit champion

    Myrtle Beach High School student is working to become a cross-fit champion

    Thursday, February 19 2015 4:35 AM EST2015-02-19 09:35:25 GMT
    Thursday, February 19 2015 5:30 PM EST2015-02-19 22:30:19 GMT
    Getting to the gym is not easy, but 17-year -old Joshua Mishoe is making sure he's at Cross-fit Driving Formations daily, in order to reach his cross-fit competition goals.More >>
    Getting to the gym is not easy, but 17-year -old Joshua Mishoe is making sure he's at Cross-fit Driving Formations daily, in order to reach his cross-fit competition goals.More >>
  • Myrtle Beach High junior plays 2 sports, hopes to make life better for others

    Myrtle Beach High junior plays 2 sports, hopes to make life better for others

    Thursday, February 12 2015 9:44 AM EST2015-02-12 14:44:39 GMT
    Thursday, February 12 2015 3:51 PM EST2015-02-12 20:51:10 GMT
    (Photo contributed by Gabby Moore)(Photo contributed by Gabby Moore)
    Gabby Moore is a 17-year old junior on the Myrtle Beach Girls Varsity team. She's also a guard and the team's captain. Moore said she keeps the team informed with game dates and game wear. "I make sure everything is in place," said Moore.More >>
    Gabby Moore is a 17-year old junior on the Myrtle Beach Girls Varsity team. She's also a guard and the team's captain. Moore said she keeps the team informed with game dates and game wear. "I make sure everything is in place," said Moore.
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  • Wilson High School student is a triple threat

    Wilson High School student is a triple threat

    Thursday, February 5 2015 8:06 AM EST2015-02-05 13:06:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 5 2015 4:53 PM EST2015-02-05 21:53:46 GMT
    Seventeen-year-old Megan Register was chosen to be in this week's Student Spotlight because she's a triple threat. She's good at sports, gets straight A's, and helps out in the community.More >>
    Seventeen-year-old Megan Register was chosen to be in this week's Student Spotlight because she's a triple threat. She's good at sports, gets straight A's, and helps out in the community.More >>
  • Mullins High School student won't let epilepsy stop her success

    Mullins High School student won't let epilepsy stop her success

    Thursday, January 29 2015 8:32 AM EST2015-01-29 13:32:26 GMT
    Thursday, January 29 2015 5:02 PM EST2015-01-29 22:02:34 GMT
    Seventeen-year-old Ke'Asia Betha has no problem walking the halls of Mullins High School, but she knows there is a chance she could have a seizure. They happen on occasion, because Bethea suffers from epilepsy.More >>
    Seventeen-year-old Ke'Asia Betha has no problem walking the halls of Mullins High School, but she knows there is a chance she could have a seizure. They happen on occasion, because Bethea suffers from epilepsy.More >>
  • North Myrtle Beach Middle School student excels on the court and in the classroom

    North Myrtle Beach Middle School student excels on the court and in the classroom

    Thursday, January 22 2015 10:23 AM EST2015-01-22 15:23:13 GMT
    Thursday, January 22 2015 5:20 PM EST2015-01-22 22:20:09 GMT
    Fourteen-year-old Shakelya Wideman describes herself as: "Funny, joyful, athletic and sometimes weird, but also quiet. Some people don't get me, but I don't care," said the 8th grader, who plays on the Chief's Girls basketball team. Shakelya gets mostly straight A's but admits she has her weaknesses in the classroom. "Social Studies is very hard," she said. "There's a lot to remember." More >>
    Fourteen-year-old Shakelya Wideman describes herself as: "Funny, joyful, athletic and sometimes weird, but also quiet. Some people don't get me, but I don't care," said the 8th grader, who plays on the Chief's Girls basketball team. Shakelya gets mostly straight A's but admits she has her weaknesses in the classroom. "Social Studies is very hard," she said. "There's a lot to remember." More >>
  • 9th Grade Carver's Bay HS student is well beyond his years

    9th Grade Carver's Bay HS student is well beyond his years

    Thursday, January 15 2015 12:53 PM EST2015-01-15 17:53:47 GMT
    Friday, January 16 2015 7:12 AM EST2015-01-16 12:12:08 GMT
    Ethan Hechler might just be a freshman at Carver's Bay High School, but he has a focus and determination well beyond his years. "Mostly I try to surround myself around positive people and people who are heading in the right direction," said the young man.More >>
    Ethan Hechler might just be a freshman at Carver's Bay High School, but he has a focus and determination well beyond his years. "Mostly I try to surround myself around positive people and people who are heading in the right direction," said the young man.More >>
  • Myrtle Beach High School student could tour with LPGA

    Myrtle Beach High School student could tour with LPGA

    Thursday, January 8 2015 10:36 AM EST2015-01-08 15:36:28 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 5:24 PM EST2015-01-08 22:24:02 GMT
    At just 9 years old, Jasmine Chestnut started taking golf lessons at her elementary school. Now nearly 10 years later, she's one of the best on the Myrtle Beach Girls High School team.More >>
    At just 9 years old, Jasmine Chestnut started taking golf lessons at her elementary school. Now nearly 10 years later, she's one of the best on the Myrtle Beach Girls High School team.More >>
  • Student Spotlight: Hemingway teen strives for straight A's

    Student Spotlight: Hemingway teen strives for straight A's

    Thursday, December 18 2014 3:54 PM EST2014-12-18 20:54:01 GMT
    Thursday, December 18 2014 5:30 PM EST2014-12-18 22:30:12 GMT
    Seventeen-year-old Haley Miller says her strategy for high school success is to stay busy.“I cheered my sophomore year, I ran cross country, 8th, 9th and 10th grade year and I played varsity softball one year - and I've been playing volley ball since 7th grade," Miller says.More >>
    Seventeen-year-old Haley Miller says her strategy for high school success is to stay busy.“I cheered my sophomore year, I ran cross country, 8th, 9th and 10th grade year and I played varsity softball one year - and I've been playing volley ball since 7th grade," Miller says.More >>
  • Student Spotlight: 17-year-old looks toward success despite death of her mother

    Student Spotlight: 17-year-old looks toward success despite death of her mother

    Thursday, December 11 2014 9:05 AM EST2014-12-11 14:05:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 11 2014 5:30 PM EST2014-12-11 22:30:13 GMT
    17-year-old Teilia Snowden is poised and polite as she heads to class, ready to learn at Mullins High School. She's the recipient of this week's Student Spotlight.More >>
    17-year-old Teilia Snowden is poised and polite as she heads to class, ready to learn at Mullins High School. She's the recipient of this week's Student Spotlight.More >>
  • Carolina Forest HS senior nominated for Student Spotlight

    Carolina Forest HS senior nominated for Student Spotlight

    Thursday, December 4 2014 6:12 PM EST2014-12-04 23:12:57 GMT
    Thursday, December 4 2014 10:30 PM EST2014-12-05 03:30:03 GMT
    A Carolina Forest student has been nominated for the WMBF News Student Spotlight.More >>
    A Carolina Forest student has been nominated for the WMBF News Student Spotlight.More >>
  • Socastee high teen is quietly making a difference

    Socastee high teen is quietly making a difference

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:57:17 GMT
    Socastee (WMBF) - 17 year old Alexys Dawson was nominated for WMBF's 'Student Spotlight by her sister who says Dawson is making a difference in the community. Alexys was surprised to learn she had beenMore >>
    Seventeen-year-old Alexys Dawson was nominated for WMBF News' 'Student Spotlight by her sister, who says Dawson is making a difference in the community.
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  • Carolina Forest High student credits ROTC program for positive changes

    Carolina Forest High student credits ROTC program for positive changes

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-03-12 22:58:26 GMT
    Carolina Forest (WMBF) - Because of her petite stature, it's hard to believe that 15-year-old Jordann McDaniels used to wreak havoc in the home. "I would back talk my parents and yell at them and alwaysMore >>
    Because of her petite stature, it's hard to believe that 15-year-old Jordann McDaniels used to wreak havoc in the home.
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  • Student Spotlight shines on artistic Socastee High senior

    Student Spotlight shines on artistic Socastee High senior

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-19 23:05:06 GMT
    Horry County (WMBF) - 17-year old Jordan Hudson has talented hands and an eye for art. That's why she was chosen as this week's WMBF news' 'Student Spotlight winner. Hudson has taken art all four yearsMore >>
    Seventeen-year-old Jordan Hudson has talented hands and an eye for art. That's why she was chosen as this week's WMBF News 'Student Spotlight' winner.
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  • Socastee High teen has eyes set on business

    Socastee High teen has eyes set on business

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 6:21 PM EST2014-01-08 23:21:26 GMT
    Socastee (WMBF) - Just a small glimpse into the life of 15-year-old Taylor Blankenship is all it takes to see she has the mind of an entrepreneur. After English class today at Socastee High School, sheMore >>
    Just a small glimpse into the life of 15-year-old Taylor Blankenship is all it takes to see she has the mind of an entrepreneur.
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  • Darlington High junior cheers way into WMBF's Student Spotlight

    Darlington High junior cheers way into WMBF's Student Spotlight

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 6:42 PM EST2013-12-18 23:42:30 GMT
    Darlington (WMBF) - 16-year-old Blaine Eads is being recognized for excelling in school and being a positive motivator around Darlington High School. Eads is a junior cheerleader at the school and takesMore >>
    Sixteen-year-old Blaine Eads is being recognized for excelling in school and being a positive motivator around Darlington High School.
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  • Florence student shares love of Christ in all she does

    Florence student shares her love of Christ in all she does

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-12-12 00:26:04 GMT
    Florence (WMBF) - The King's Academy choral group sang Christmas songs as the Florence Christian Women's monthly meeting today giving 18-year-old Rachel Coates another opportunity to do what she loves. "I'veMore >>
    The King's Academy choral group sang Christmas songs at the Florence Christian Women's monthly meeting Wednesday, giving 18-year-old Rachel Coates another opportunity to do what she loves.
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  • S. Florence High student excels on and off the field

    S. Florence High student excels on and off the field

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:35 PM EST2013-12-05 00:35:58 GMT
    Florence (WMBF) - With the High School football season over for the South Florence Bruins, the captain of the varsity team says he's tackling another challenge. "Calculus," says 16-year-old Tabari Hines.More >>
    With the high school football season over for the South Florence Bruins, the captain of the varsity team says he's tackling another challenge.
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  • Student Spotlight - Alisha Vaught

    Student Spotlight - Alisha Vaught

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-27 22:15:09 GMT
    LORIS, SC (WMBF) -   It is a quiet day at loris high school and students are ready for the last bell of the day. For Alisha Vaught, her time in the classroom and National Honor Society is much more important,More >>
    On a quiet day at Loris High School, students are ready for the last bell. For Alisha Vaught, her time in the classroom and National Honor Society is much more important, not only for herself, but also for her one-year old son.
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  • Student Spotlight - Phillip Rast

    Student Spotlight - Phillip Rast

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 4:15 PM EST2013-11-27 21:15:41 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Phillip Rast of South Florence High School has been preparing for his future in musical theatre.   With his talent to hit the high note, it is looking like his path to a music careerMore >>
    Phillip Rast of South Florence High School has been preparing for his future in musical theatre.More >>
  • Marlboro Co. teen believes attitude is key to success

    Marlboro Co. teen believes attitude is key to success

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:45 PM EST2013-11-14 00:45:45 GMT
    MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Kasey Rogers, a junior at Marlboro County High School, is nothing short of spectacular when it comes to academics and sports. Kasey does exceptionally well with weight liftingMore >>
    Kasey Rogers, a junior at Marlboro County High School, is nothing short of spectacular when it comes to academics and sports.More >>
  • Student Spotlight: Myrtle Beach senior has high-flying aspirations

    Student Spotlight: Myrtle Beach senior has high-flying aspirations

    Thursday, November 7 2013 10:22 AM EST2013-11-07 15:22:23 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Christopher Monte is a senior at Myrtle Beach High School, and with his work ethic, his achievements keep piling up. Monte is using his last year of high school to add to hisMore >>
    Christopher Monte is a senior at Myrtle Beach High School, and with his work ethic, his achievements keep piling up.More >>
  • Conway teen finds passion in teaching

    Conway teen finds passion in teaching

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-10-30 22:25:13 GMT
    Conway (WMBF) Alex Del Castillo is only in tenth grade at Early College High School in Conway but he's already found his passion. "I mainly want to be a teacher," he says. "I love helping people andMore >>
    Alex Del Castillo is only in tenth grade at Early College High School in Conway, but he's already found his passion.
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  • Lake View High athlete in the WMBF 'Student Spotlight'

    Lake View High athlete in the WMBF 'Student Spotlight'

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-10-23 21:58:12 GMT
    Lake View (WMBF) - 17-year-old Morgan Herlong is an athlete at the top of the Lake View High School class who volunteers in the community and was also crowned homecoming queen. That's why Herlong is inMore >>
    Seventeen-year-old Morgan Herlong is an athlete at the top of the Lake View High School class who volunteers in the community and was also crowned homecoming queen. That's why Herlong is in WMBF's 'Student Spotlight.
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  • Conway High School musical genius makes this week's Student Spotlight

    Conway High School musical genius makes this week's Student Spotlight

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-10-16 22:14:58 GMT
    Conway (WMBF) - 17-year-old Damian Hoffman serenades our WMBF news camera with an original piece he composed on the guitar. Hoffman plays nearly one dozen instruments including guitar, drums, piano, tuba,More >>
    Damian Hoffman plays nearly one dozen instruments including guitar, drums, piano, tuba, french horn and more. He has also written around a dozen songs.More >>
  • High schooler to graduate with diploma, associate degree

    High schooler to graduate with diploma, associate degree

    Thursday, October 10 2013 7:43 AM EDT2013-10-10 11:43:56 GMT
    Brunswick County (WMBF) - 16-year-old Samantha Fisher isn't your average high school student. That's because when she graduates she'll have both her diploma and an associates degree. "It's kind of oddMore >>
    Sixteen-year-old Samantha Fisher isn't your average high school student; when she graduates she'll have both her diploma and an associates degree.
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  • Well-rounded Marion teen makes WMBF's 'Student Spotlight'

    Well-rounded Marion teen makes WMBF's 'Student Spotlight'

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-10-02 21:59:37 GMT
    Marion (WMBF) - Every high school has that one kid that everyone liked. He or she was outgoing, friendly, energetic and smart. At Marion High School the honor goes to 16 year old Austin Querubin. TheMore >>
    Every high school has that one kid that everyone liked. He or she was outgoing, friendly, energetic, and smart. At Marion High School, the honor goes to 16-year-old Austin Querubin.
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  • Hard work pays off for Air Force Academy bound teen

    Hard work pays off for Air Force Academy bound teen

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-09-25 22:10:38 GMT
    Carolina Forest (WMBF) - With his neon laced shoes, socks and cross fit sneakers, 17 year old Dillon Graham shows off several of his favorite cross fit exercises. The Carolina Forest High School SeniorMore >>
    With his neon laced shoes, socks and CrossFit sneakers, 17-year-old Dillon Graham shows off several of his favorite CrossFit exercises.
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  • Loris High honor student hopes to publish book

    Loris High honor student hopes to publish book

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-09-18 21:52:09 GMT
    Loris (WMBF) - It's not everyday a teenager can say they're writing a book but that's exactly what Loris High School senior Jendayi Brooks-Flemister is doing. The book is a trilogy she's been working onMore >>
    It's not everyday a teenager can say they're writing a book, but that's exactly what Loris High School senior Jendayi Brooks-Flemister is doing. The book is a trilogy she's been working on for four years.
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  • Teen student inspires Conway High athletic training program

    Teen student inspires Conway High athletic training program

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-09-11 22:43:35 GMT
    Conway (WMBF) - 15 year old Laurel Baldwin wins this week's 'Student Spotlight' for her athletic training work with athletes at Conway High school. Baldwin is the only student trainer at Conway HighMore >>
    Fifteen-year-old Laurel Baldwin wins this week's 'Student Spotlight' for her athletic training work with athletes at Conway High school.
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  • Ninth grade student has MD aspirations

    Ninth grade student has MD aspirations

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 6:47 PM EDT2013-09-04 22:47:46 GMT
    Myrtle Beach (WMBF) - Mia Carroll's day begins at 5 a.m. where she participates with the Conway High School swim team but her mom drives her 45 minutes through traffic so she can attend Academy for Arts,More >>
    Mia Carroll's day begins at 5 a.m. where she participates with the Conway High School swim team, but her mom drives her 45 minutes through traffic so she can attend the Academy for Arts, Science and Technology in Carolina Forest.
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  • Nominate a student for the WMBF News Student Spotlight

    Nominate a student for the WMBF News Student Spotlight

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 2:59 PM EDT2013-07-30 18:59:06 GMT
    Beginning in September, WMBF News will recognize one exceptional student each week. Whether it is for academic achievements, community outreach, volunteer work, or a combination, WMBF News and Horry GeorgetownMore >>
    Beginning in September, WMBF News will recognize one exceptional student each week. Click here for more information on Student Spotlight.More >>
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