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Awards and Honors

Valente Gibson Awards and Honors
Award-winning teacher named Teacher Fellow

Valente' Gibson, third-grade teacher at Jackson Creek Elementary School, has been named a 2023-2024 Teacher Fellow by Scholastic. Gibson is also named to the 2023 Top 30 Educators Under the Age of 30 by the International Literacy Association and was the  2021-2022 Richland Two Teacher of the Year. 

Middle School Principal of the Year

Blythewood Middle School's Karis Mazyck was named the 2024 South Carolina Middle-Level Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)

Elmentary Principal of the year of the Year

Jackson Creek Elementary School's Dr. Sabina Mosso Taylor was named the 2024 South Carolina Elementary Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)

Kirstin Bullington Awards and Honors
Conservation Teacher of the Year

Next Energy Engineering Instructor Kirstin Bullington has been named SC’s 2023 Conservation Teacher of the Year. 

2022 Assistant principal of the year 

Catawba Trail Elementary's Tia Jones was named the 2022 Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year  by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)

Regional Magnet Leaders

Magnet Schools of America named Dent Middle School principal Tamala Ashford Region 4 2022 Principal of the Year and Muller Road Middle teacher Emily Eberlin Region 4 2022 Teacher of the Year. Region 4 includes seven southern states.

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nationally recognized Magnet Programs

 31 nationally certified magnet programs, including 15 demonstration magnet programs at 19 schools

No. 2 in the country behind Miami-Dade County Schools for number of magnet programs offered

5 Magnet schools recently received magnet schools of America Merit Awards, 2 named Schools of Excellence, 3 named Schools of Distinction

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STUDENTS EARN A PATENT 

In July 2023, an R2i2 Student Innovation Center was  issued a patent for its creation, "Modular Power Supply Apparatuses and Methods for Using Same." It is the first patent for the R2i2 Student Innovation Center. 
 

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CLASS OF 2023 RAKED IN SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS

$158,000,000 offered in scholarships to class of 2023 graduating seniors

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HIGH ACHIEVER EARNS NATIONAL HONOR

Cathy Tang is a 2023 Presidential Scholar

7 US Presidential Scholar Program Candidates

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GRADUATING SENIORS EARN PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

6 National Merit Scholarship Winners

10 National Merit Scholarship finalists

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BROADCAST MAGNET PROGRAM EARNS BEST IN SOUTH AWARD

RNE-TV Live at Richland Northeast High School won the top broadcast awards from the National Scholastic Press Association and the Student Television Network.

RNE-TV has been voted Best in South for 4 consecutive years; Best in State for 5 years

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BUILDING THE FUTURE

The Student Innovation Center at R2i2 offers the first Electric Vehicle class in the state, preparing students for the growing EV industry. Students are building a vehicle 

POWERING THE FUTURE

Blythewood High School high garnered national attention for producing biodiesel fuel in the Bengal Biodiesel Lab, only the second of its kind in the country. The students convert used cooking oil into fuel for Richland Two buses 

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EMPOWERING FUTURE WOMEN COMPUTER SCIENTISTS

Ridge View High School earned the College Board AP Computer Sciences Female Diversity Award for achieving high female achievement in AP Computer Science Principles

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FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY 

For 35 consecutive years, the Financial Services Department has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting