Honor Flight…There is another Honor Flight on Tuesday, October 28!!! Please come to GSP around 7:30 that evening to welcome home our heroes from WWII and Korea. For more information on Honor Flight go to www.honorflightupstatesc.com. Students will earn community service hours for participating.
Halloween Bash…We still need small water bottles, small bags of chips and individually wrapped candy for our Halloween Bash. Bring them to the front office please. The party is October 31st, 4-6pm. We could use some decorations also. Bring them in on Friday, the 31st, and you can take them home that night after the party. Parents, earn one hour of service for every $10.00 spent.
Ornaments for Orphans…We have a Christmas tree in the lobby decorated with handmade ornaments and necklaces. All the decorations are for sale with proceeds going to orphan children living in Africa. Ornaments are $10.00 each and necklaces are $20.00 each. Students visited with this organization during our non-profit fair.
The Langston Charter Speech and Debate Team had an outstanding day Saturday at the Bob Jones Debate Tournament! We had the largest team at the competition, and everyone represented our school incredibly well. I was so proud of every single competitor. We had more novices than veterans, and simply stepping up and competing was a huge step.
Congratulations to everyone on the team, and congratulations to the following students who were recognized at the Bob Jones tournament:
First Place – Manas Ranganathan
Second Place – Andrea Chavez
Third Place – Madhav Bhat
Fourth Place – Dhiren Jashnani
Fifth Place – Steitler Buisch
Sixth Place – Haseeba Karim
In Public Forum Debate
First Place – Emily Pyle and Isabel Patton
Third Place – Anna McGowan and Charlotte Capers Snoad
In Extemporaneous Speaking
First Place – Dhiren Jashnani
Second Place – Madhav Bhat
Sixth Place – Tejasvi Joshi
In Oral Interpretation
Third Place – Effie Ludke
Fifth Place – Steitler Buisch
Sixth Place – Maddie Buisch
Congratulations to everyone on the team!
Carolina One Volleyball is offering a Free Boys volleyball clinic, open to any boys ages 18 and younger interested in learning about volleyball. This clinic will be led by the Erskine Men’s Volleyball Team on Sunday, October 26, 6-8pm at The Next Level Sports Academy, 130 Arrowhead Ct., Greenville, SC 29605. Contact Kim Christman to register, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service Day is Friday, October 24th. All of our students and teachers will be volunteering throughout our community. Please send photos and write-ups regarding Community Service Day to our Public Relations Coordinator, Lora Pfohl @ email@example.com.
Boys’ Soccer (article submitted by Coach Shearer)
Congratulations to the 2014 Langston Boys’ Soccer Team!! The Chargers finished off a historic season by bringing home the program’s FIRST Championship! After playing on short notice against Spartanburg Day to determine tournament seeding and defeating their opponent, Langston took on Bob Jones in the Semi Final game and beat the long- time nemesis 2-1 through strong play in the back and a willingness by players to step up and fill roles that they were not comfortable with or used to. In the Championship game, the Chargers gave Hampton Park a taste of their own medicine by staring down the historic rival and outplaying, outhustling and overpowering them for a 2-0 victory. The scoring came from Krys Downey-Simms who delivered the first blow in the second half of a tense, hard fought game. Colton Rouse delivered the final hammer blow with time running out on a thrilling high lofted goal from his dangerous left side to give YOUR Chargers a well-deserved Championship Title. This will always belong to our school, our program and our players. Congratulations and enjoy!
Please join me in congratulating the following students who make up our 2014-2014 Charger Basketball rosters:
Lady Chargers – Silvana Cuervo, Caroline Earle, Hannah Fugate, Jaeyden Hill-Mims, Justice Kelly, Ashley Kessinger, Sydney Langley, Emily Mages, Vena Mohanassoundaram, Caroline Roller, Sarah Stein, Amy Thomson, Carrington Williams, Caitlin Woodard, Hannah Young.
Chargers – Luke Calvert, Graysen Dotson, Raleigh Dotson, Javon Douglas, Kai Dowden, Grant Dowis, CJ Farr, Cole Holliday, Sam Johns, Caden Nelson, Jonathan Richey, Krys Downey-Simms, Ian Thomson, Jacob Walker