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Published on March 5th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Dr. Sabrina Suber; Teamwork and Fan Support

Pictured: Dr. Sabrina Suber, principal, Richland Northeast High School

At this time of year, sports enthusiasts are thinking of high school basketball championships, March Madness, NBA finals, soccer and what’s happening on the diamond. Teams are working hard to meet fan expectations and their own. Any good team will tell you, the support and cheers from fans can mean the difference between wins and losses. It’s no different with public education. We are a team whose success requires support from all fans of education.

I’m inviting you to be a part of our teamwork and show your fan support. First, let me tell you about our dinner and a show that we’ve been working so hard on these past few months.

The Richland Northeast Education Foundation’s Sixth Annual Dinner and a Show fundraiser will be Saturday, March 19. This unique event features a delicious gourmet dinner at 6 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by a Broadway inspired performance, Aida, by students in the Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA). This will all take place on our campus located at 7500 Brookfield Road, Columbia. The Foundation is again offering sponsor levels that present an opportunity for businesses to be a visible partner in this event. All contributions are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit our students and teachers. Please visit our website for more information:

The Community Spring Festival is Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on our campus. This event is free and is our opportunity to say, “thank you” as you visit. There will be lots of fun for the whole family with food, games, stage performances, health screenings, bouncy houses, face painting, balloon art, free cotton candy and popcorn. Your attendance and support at both of these events will help us score a slam dunk, home run and kick some past the goalie!

Here’s something else to cheer about. Senior Itai Amor is one of three academically and artistically talented high school seniors in Richland Two to be selected as a candidate for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Itai is also a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Itai has won local, state and national art awards and is the recipient of a National Gold Medal for Painting from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Additionally, he is a member of the National Honor Society.

Wait there’s more! The Richland Northeast Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) is going to the Navy Nationals! Drill Team Commander David Thomas and the team traveled to Chapin recently to the Area 6 Drill Meet. The team placed 1st in Color Guard, 1st in Armed Regulation, 1st in Push-ups and Curl-ups, 2nd in Armed and Unarmed Fancy, 2nd in Unarmed Regulation, and 4th in the 100 yard relay. NJROTC placed 1st Overall, and brought the Area 6 Cup back home! And now they will be going to Nationals next month in Pensacola, Florida.

The good news continues! PCA theatre students competed at the Palmetto Dramatics Association and S.C. Thespian Festival last month in Spartanburg. Imani Parks-Williams and Jala Bennett whose Original Play, “Poetic Injustice,” written in partial fulfillment of their International Baccalaureate Collaborative Project Assessment for theatre, was one of three original plays in the state selected for performance and received a Superior rating and tied for 1st Place in playwriting.

Imani and Jala also received an Excellent rating on the production of their play, which they directed and acted in. Jazmine Rivera received a Superior rating in the Solo Musical category for her performance of “Easy as Life” from AIDA, and she has been selected to compete at the International Thespian Festival to be held at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in June.

Just recently, 10 students were named to the SC Band Directors Association’s All–State and Region 3 Bands. The successes we experience are not by chance. When schools, businesses and communities come together in partnership to enhance the learning experience for students it creates a win, win, win, win scenario. My staff and I are always looking for opportunities to build and grow these collaborations because we see the benefits, want the slam dunk and want you cheering us on. Visit our campus and you will see, Richland Northeast High School – it is The Right Direction.




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