Scholars Academy brings home state title - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Scholars Academy brings home state title

Posted: Updated:

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Scholars Academy of Conway won the S.C. Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division's We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition on Thursday, Jan. 5, at Columbia College.

The runner up was Wilson High School in Florence.  Third place was given to Carolina Forest High School of Myrtle Beach, and Wando High School (Team 2) of Charleston placed fourth. 

Scholars Academy will compete in the national competition April 27-May 1 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Students from Wilson High School, Carolina Forest High School and Wando High School (Team 2) will represent South Carolina in the first Battle of the Carolinas competition in March in Charlotte.

Not only did the scholars academy win the mock congressional hearing for the state the school brought home all 6 unit awards, which is a first in the palmetto state.

Georgia Holley, who is a teacher, said, "Winning all 6 unit awards which is the other type of award given out at the competition made it extra sweet this year."

We the People is an in-depth study of American history with an emphasis on understanding the formation of the Constitution and its interpretation throughout history. Students competed in a mock congressional hearing and discussed critical issues regarding American government, the founding fathers and current events based on a constitutional perspective.

The S.C. Bar's LRE Division, which was developed to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education, has been a part of the Bar since 1976. We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is made possible by a grant from the Center for Civic Education and an IOLTA grant from the S.C. Bar Foundation. 
        

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.
 

Copyright 2012 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCAL NEWSMore>>

  • Multiple crews respond to Murrells Inlet fire

    Multiple crews respond to Murrells Inlet fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:22:15 GMT
    MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - A fire is blazing in Murrells Inlet on Lotus Court, a member of Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire and Rescue confirmed. Fire crews are on the scene working to put out the fire. InformationMore >>
    A fire is blazing in Murrells Inlet on Lotus Court, a member of Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire and Rescue confirmed.More >>
  • Easter weekend meets Spring Break safety

    Easter weekend meets Spring Break safety

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:02:26 GMT
    Horry County (WMBF)-Easter weekend and both Horry and Georgetown County Schools Spring Break came at the same time. South Carolina Highway Patrol says this is a high traffic weekend. They say they willMore >>
    Horry County (WMBF)-Easter weekend and both Horry and Georgetown County Schools Spring Break came at the same time. South Carolina Highway Patrol says this is a high traffic weekend. They say they willMore >>
  • 2 agencies partner for Backpack Buddies

    2 agencies partner for Backpack Buddies

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:41:34 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are working with HTC for a second season to bring Backpack Buddies Monday to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The program invites fans toMore >>
    The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are working with HTC for a second season to bring Backpack Buddies Monday to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The program invites fans to bring certain essentials to the ballpark for donation on Monday home games. Those donating will receive half-price admission on their Monday game ticket.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

918 Frontage Road East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-9623
news@wmbfnews.com

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WMBF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.