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Keenan engineering students produce podcast

By Victoria Chandler, News Writer

The Keenan engineering class has started a podcast that will have many interviews with different people around the school. This program was started by the students for the students with the assistance of their teacher.

“We felt that people should know what the engineering department is doing,” Senior Temon Williams said.

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GO, GO, ROBO-RAIDERS: Raiders build their way to Myrtle Beach

Story and photos by Kai’Shaun Dunn-Handy, News Writer

From February 27 to March 2, Keenan’s Robo-Raiders went to Myrtle Beach for the FIRST competition for Robotics. At this competition, there were schools from all over the state and some teams from out of state.

One of the teams there was Lower Richland High School.

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Magnet Program takes trip to Alabama

By Felix Samuel, News Writer

The engineering magnet program took a trip on March 13 to Huntsville, Alabama, to visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Mr. Kareem Beckett, Head of the Magnet Program, is the person who organized the trip.

“The purpose of this trip was for the students to learn leadership skills and apply those skills in class,” Beckett said.

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Preserving the Planet with the “Planeteers”

By Nahla Muldrow, News Writer

Did you know that we have a recycling club? Well, if you didn’t know, now you do. As a part of a district-wide recycling project, Keenan has created an environmentalist club
called The Planeteers.

The project is to see which school in the district can collect the most recycling. Led by Mrs. Sahara White, Science teacher, the AP Environmental science students have made it their Continue reading “Preserving the Planet with the “Planeteers””

Teachers Receive STEAM Grant

Story and Photo by Jada Cochran, News Writer

The Colonial Life Strong Schools grant is awarded to teachers in Richland Country School District One. Colonial Life has awarded over $75,000 since the start in the 2013-2014 school year. The grant provides teachers with the opportunity to receive financial support to enhance the learning experience in the classroom.

Two of Keenan’s teachers applied and received the grant: Mrs. Kirstin Bullington, physical Continue reading “Teachers Receive STEAM Grant”

Bullington wins Solve for Tomorrow (Samsung)

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Engineering students and Robotics Team members come together to make a new app to help people better their health. Photo by Jada Bouknight, Special to the Sword and Shield.

By Breayanna Gibson, News Writer

Mrs. Kirstin Bullington, Science and Engineering teacher, has won the Solve for Tomorrow (Samsung) contest. She was announced the winner December 9, 2015.

How does Bullington feel that she has won the Solve for Tomorrow?

“It’s a great honor,” Bullington said. “Engineering and science students are working hard. It’s great that a company recognized us.” Continue reading “Bullington wins Solve for Tomorrow (Samsung)”

Keenan publication staff promotes core values

By Kynda Beckett, Deborah Bishop, Shaunté Davis, and Sir’Narria Scott, Contributing Reporters

The Keenan publication staff has been working on promoting the school’s core values in their newspaper for the 2015-2016school year. The mission statement of Keenan is used to inspire students through the use of a rigorous curriculum, cutting-edge technology, strong partnerships, a diverse community, and turning its students into first-class students that contribute to present and future occurrences. Continue reading “Keenan publication staff promotes core values”

Keenan hosts College Application Day for seniors

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Seniors observe their college choices using their DLE laptops. Photo by Kennedy Lowery, Special to The Sword and Shield.

By Marquavius Henry-Jeter, News Writer

On November 4, Keenan hosted a College Application Day in the commons area for seniors who are heading to college when they graduate. Plenty of college admission officers from different universities came to visit the Keenan students to prepare them for the future goals they want to accomplish in college and in life.

“I think families are more concerned about their children with the right college and university; Continue reading “Keenan hosts College Application Day for seniors”

Keenan argues the issue of the cell phone policy

By DeNia Epps, Editorial Writer

Students at Keenan are trying to reinforce the use of cell phones during Silent Sustained Reading (SSR).

The books students are able to read are limited, and by using the phones the selection could be expanded.

A few teachers agree. Continue reading “Keenan argues the issue of the cell phone policy”

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