The Sword and Shield

The Voice of W.J. Keenan High School


May 27, 2013

JROTC cadets collect school, national awards in ceremony

By Samanuel Martin, News Writer

In March Richland One’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) hosted its National Award Ceremony at the C.A. Johnson High School Auditorium. All JROTC units in the district were in attendance.

This ceremony showcases the best of the best cadets in JROTC. The cadets displayed the seven Army values. Continue reading “JROTC cadets collect school, national awards in ceremony”

Richland One takes steps for charity

By Jocelyn Grace, Features Writer

On March 30, the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., hosted its annual “Rep Your High School” step show to raise money for its annual scholarships.  This year, the chapter awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students, including several students from Keenan.

“The step show allows us to serve the community by providing scholarships to well qualified, Continue reading “Richland One takes steps for charity”

ISS creates issues between students, teachers

By TaMia Morris, Editor-in-Chief

In-School Suspension (ISS) has always been enforced throughout many schools and many districts. While this type of “punishment” may not be as extreme in elementary and middle schools, it is completely different in high schools, especially at Keenan.

Many students are reprimanded for various issues. These issues range from fighting to tardies to IDs that are not visible. While fighting will cause a student to be placed on Out-of-School Continue reading “ISS creates issues between students, teachers”

Keenan students bring in first place

By Cora Webb, News Editor

On April 22, the awards ceremony for the Richland One Visual Literacy Festival Book Production Contest was held in the Columbia Children’s Center, which is located in Richland Mall.

The Visual Literacy Festival is generally a collection of individual contests designed to acknowledge the work done by the students and faculty members of Richland One.

During the school year, students and faculty members of Richland One worked on their entries Continue reading “Keenan students bring in first place”

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