Limestone Conference Ignites Spark for Technology and Science Within Women
Dr. Suzanne Lindley (left), Professor of Biology at Limestone, introduces WITS participants to CSI forensics through fingerprint processing.

On Friday (March 23), 60 female high school students took part in Limestone College's  inaugural Women in Technology and Science (WITS) Conference.

The students are sophomores and juniors from Cherokee County high schools, and were were identified by officials at their schools as having strong aptitudes in the areas of science, technology, and health. The goal of the conference was to ignite and nurture that talent not only for learning but for excelling in those fields.

Packed House for Mary Badham Appearance
Mary Badham at Limestone College

There was not an empty seat to be found Monday evening (March 19) when Mary Badham ("Scout" in the classic film verson of To Kill a Mockingbird).

Badham treated the audience with behind-the-scenes tidbits from the making of that classic film and her friendships with other actors in the film including Gregory Peck. She also expressed her thoughts on social issues of today.

Enjoy our photo slideshow from the event .


187 students attend teacher cadet conference
Gaffney High Future Educators Association and Teacher Cadets Kalin Ellis, Alyssa Herrin, Nikki Scruggs and Jenny Harris show off a few colorful children's books prior to a presentation for the 2012 Upstate Teacher Cadet Conference at Limestone.
By Scott Powell of The Gaffney Ledger

There was a 3-ring circus in action Thursday when nearly 200 high school students descended on the Limestone College campus to learn about the future of teacher education. 

Teacher cadets from around the Upstate presented exemplary lessons and projects they created during 10-minute sessions. For example, Gaffney High students provided details on a project in which they read and distributed more than 200 copies of the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" in county elementary schools.

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