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Mason Zandi using D5 roots to lead Gamecocks

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 5:02 pm. Posted to Community, Education, Sports.

CHAPIN- Mason Zandi has always stood out amongst the crowd. At 6-9, 315 it makes perfect sense. You can’t miss him. The Chapin High School alum and fifth-year senior is preparing to lead the Gamecock football team for one final season wearing the garnet and black.zandi

Throughout his career at USC, Zandi has primarily seen action at right tackle, starting there for 10 games last year. This season, he gets the chance to move back to his natural position of left tackle. As one of just three seniors on the team, Zandi is fired up about being one of the vocal leaders heading into the 2016 season. He credits much of his leadership abilities to his experience at Chapin High.

Chapin High head coach Justin Gentry had the opportunity to coach Zandi for his final two seasons and is amazed at how his career has developed with the Gamecocks saying, “Mason was a tremendously athletic young man. He was willing to do whatever it took to help the team. We are all so proud of how far Mason has come as a young man and a football player. We know that he has a great future ahead of him.”


CHS Student Place In National Beta Club contests

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 9:29 am. Posted to Community, Education.

Another fantastic Beta Club national convention in the books! Four CHS students traveled to New Orlea20160629_212825ns, LA June 27-30 to attend Beta Club’s 36th National Convention. Over 5,000 Senior Beta students attended from all over the nation, and this convention also became the first to include international students from China and Hungary.

Our students participated in on-site competitions, had the chance to see the Top Ten state winner participants in group and special talent, and joined in on the campaign and election process of the students who will serve as national secretary, vice-president and president. This was the first year that Beta held a Masquerade Ball as a scholarshi20160628_125834p fundraiser as well, and our students enjoyed the program and events that Beta offered all week.

We also spent time sight-seeing in New Orleans. We visited Bourbon Street, and toured the French Market downtown. We stayed at the beautiful Hilton Riverside, which is built adjoining the Riverwalk Outlets and the New Orleans Convention Center.

Sara Fuller placed 5th in the nation for Spelling Division 1 and Clay Bellinger place in the 7th in the nation for Science Division 1. This is a remarkable long-time tradition of winnings for CHS. This is the 11th consecutive Beta competition in which Chapin High has participated and won.

Pictured at Convention Center:
Maurice Thomas, Jordan Cavender, Clay Bellinger, Whitley Leviner, Sara Fuller, Janis Morgan.

Pictured at the Mississippi Riverwalk: Jordan Cavender, Clay Bellinger, Whitley Leviner, Sara Fuller, Maurice Thomas.

Pinner Clinic Celebrates 100 Years

Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 2:49 pm. Posted to Business, Community, Education.

As the Pinner Clinic prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Peak, SC, Town Square, Chapin News takes a look back. In particular, we call attention to two bridges linked to the doctors Pinner and to tPeakbridgehe community.

Pinner Clinic, a family practice, opened in 1915, has since grown into an integral part of the Newberry County community, and serves a wide area of Newberry, Lexington, Fairfield and Richland counties.

The late John A. Bigham, who was renowned for his articles and stories about the “small people” and relatively unknown places and communities in central South Carolina, wrote in June of 1959 in the Columbia Record an article entitled, “Peak – A Riverside Village”.


Newberry College Reaches Fundraising Milestone

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 11:27 am. Posted to Education.

College hits record-breaking year with more than $4.2 million in donor gifts

NEWBERRY, S.C. (July 31, 2015) – Newberry College achieved its second consecutive year of record-breaking fundraising, bringing in $4,223,237 in gifts and pledges for fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, 2015. The total surpassed the previous fundraising high water mark of $4,058,000 achieved last year.FundraisingInfographicFY15YE 7.31.15_Page_2

The attached infographic provides a visual overview of fundraising results and progress on the College’s capital campaign, Scaling the Summit.

“Our continued fundraising success underscores that our alumni and friends see exciting things happening here and want to be a part of shaping our future,” said Newberry College president Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens.


Proposed Classifications For High School Sports

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 3:13 pm. Posted to Education, Sports.

At its executive meeting today, the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) unveiled for the first time the proposed region realignment and expansion to five classifications for high school sports beginning in 2016-17.

The expansion to five classifications is a first for high school sports in South Carolina, though the realignment process takes place regularly every two years based on new schools and enrollment numbers, among other factors.

The list is preliminary; schools may now appeal if they choose. A final version will be voted on by the SCHSL on Sept. 17.

Under the proposed alignment, Mid-Carolina would be in Region 3-3A, along with Broome, Chapman, Clinton, Newberry and Woodruff.

Chapin would be in Region 5-4A along with A.C. Flora, Dreher, Lower Richland and Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

Irmo and Dutch Fork would bin Region 5-5A along with Blythewood, Lexington, River Bluff, Spring Valley and White Knoll.

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