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The Cookout: FUN IN THE SUN

By Tayvion Whaley, News Writer

Keenan’s Parent Teacher Student Association team and administrators came together to hold Keenan’s first annual Community Cookout. The Cookout took place on Nov 4, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. in Keenan’s student parking lot.

“The purpose of the cookout was to bring the community together,” Mr. Vondre’ T. Whaley, principal, said. Continue reading “The Cookout: FUN IN THE SUN”

Principal for a Day learns the ins and out of high school

By Karlniyah Hill and Jaquaris Tobias, News Writers

Pastor Simeon Moultrie was Principal for a Day on November 9, 2017

Moultrie came to Keenan because he thought it was a good school and a nice environment to be in. He also heard good things about Keenan from graduates and social media.

Moultrie and Mr. Vondre’ T. Whaley, Principal, went around the school to each classroom to observe and interact with teachers and the objects in the classroom that were related to what Continue reading “Principal for a Day learns the ins and out of high school”

How are inmates affecting schools and society?

By Troy Brown, Features Writer

What are inmates, and how do they affect society? What are the causes of being an inmate? What can students do to not get themselves in trouble? And how can their backgrounds determine the future possibility of being inmates?

Every year a lot of inmates are incarcerated, and this involves society by taking away their money by paying more taxes. Continue reading “How are inmates affecting schools and society?”


From a Press Release

The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, Leica Microsystems and the South Carolina Association of Biology Teachers, is pleased to present Mrs. Kirstin Bullington with the 2013 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. This honor, given annually since 1961, identifies a teacher from each of the United States, its possessions, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Canada who has made valuable Continue reading “BULLINGTON NAMED 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA OUTSTANDING BIOLOGY TEACHER”

Raider family welcomes foreign exchange student

By TaMia Morris, Editor-in-Chief

This school year the Raider family has had the opportunity to receive a new edition from Japan, Junior Kana Hayashi.

Hayashi is a foreign exchange student who is experiencing America in the home of Sophomore Mia Mack and Senior Tyona Mack. This experience opens up a whole new world and different cultural views for everyone involved. The foreign exchange student program was made possible Continue reading “Raider family welcomes foreign exchange student”

Link provides free awareness to citizens – Sheriff believes more informed community is safer

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced today the release of another innovative tool that will create greater awareness for…citizens and an increased availability to free data for…communities.

The Sheriff released the link and access to which is a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in the Midlands. The Richland County Continue reading “Link provides free awareness to citizens – Sheriff believes more informed community is safer”

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