Guild earns career school honors

Cyronai Guild, a junior cosmetology student, was selected as student of the quarter at the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, Summerville site.  Cyronai is a Fort Dorchester High School student and maintains A and B grades in school.  Cyronai is a member of the Step team.  Her hobbies are reading and listening to music.  Her future plans include opening her own salon.

Last chance to save for a Fort yearbook

The Fort Dorchester yearbook staff is having its final sales drive of the year.  

Yearbooks remain at the low price of $60 until Friday, Feb. 8. The next day, prices rise to $70.

The yearbook staff encourages those who would like to order a yearbook to do so by this deadline. Yearbooks can be ordered with a credit card online or by bringing cash, check or money order to Mr. Roller in room 109; make checks payable to FDHS.

The yearbook staff encourages those ordering to do so online as it is the safest and most direct way to ensure your order is correct and complete. Visit to find out more about ordering online or at FDHS.

After Feb. 8, the yearbook staff must submit its order to its publisher, Jostens. The staff always orders more yearbooks just in case someone wants to order a book later in the year. However, the staff takes a gamble on the number of extra books it orders.

In order to offset the cost of any extra books that are not sold, the yearbook staff must raise the price for those books ordered after it places the order with Jostens. Be sure to place your order by Friday, Feb. 8; it is your last chance to save on this year's yearbook.

Conservations scholarships available

The Dorchester Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for the annual "Conservation Award Scholarship".

The $500 scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student planning to further their education in an agricultural or environmental related field.

The recipient must be planning to attend or is attending a college, university, or technical college in South Carolina and majoring in Vocational Agriculture, Agriculture Economics or Engineering, Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, or Soils.

The recipient must demonstrate ability, knowledge, and need in the application.

Applications are available at the Dorchester Soil and Water Conservation District office located at the USDA Service Center, 5809 W. Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, S.C. 29477. Applications must be in our office no later than close of business April 15, 2008.

New elective courses approved

Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees gave approval for 12 elective programs of study submitted by teachers from Fort Dorchester and Summerville High schools during their board meeting Jan. 28.

The new courses include Advanced Animation and Gaming, Animated Computer Production, Bioengineering, Desktop Publishing, Digital Imaging, Fashion Merchandising, Global Markets Import/Export, Information Technology Foundations, Music IB SL, Music Theory AP, Piano and World Percussion.