Ninety Six rolls out Renaissance Program
School to cultivate culture celebrating academic achievement
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:17 AM
Rebirth is the name of the game at Ninety Six High School.
Students in the newly instituted Ninety Six High School Renaissance Program strike a pose Friday.
(Kate Hruby | Index-Journal)
Striving to engage students of various talents and abilities in the school community, Ninety Six instituted the Renaissance Program.
In its third week, the program is already off and running with a full schedule of events and programs for the spring semester.
True to its name, which etymologically translates to "the process of being born again," the program seeks to change the culture of the high school by acknowledging students who might not be athletes or scholars, and may at times, get overlooked.
Beth Miller, the faculty advisor for the group, said she hopes the program will "get them (students) fired up about school."
Miller, a health science and physical education teacher, was recruited for the advisory position because of her enthusiasm.
And her excitement for the program was hardly concealed. She could barely stand still when showing off the long scrolls of parchment, with idea upon idea for upcoming Renaissance projects garnishing the walls of her classroom.
She said she would love to see students lettering in academics as well as sports, and hopes the various projects will kickstart school spirit in all facets of the student body.
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