Lady Twisters Edge Out Lady Toppers

first_imgGirls Varsity Tennis. Thursday (5-10)Oldenburg Academy  3     Shawe Memorial  2JV Score. OA 3-0Season record: 11-2Next match: Franklin Invitational Tourney, Saturday (5-12)Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.last_img

USC Hybrid High graduates first class

first_imgFamily and friends gathered in Bovard Auditorium Saturday to honor the inaugural graduating class of USC Hybrid High School.The commencement ceremony began with an introduction by Hybrid High Principal Mide Macaulay. Vanessa Ruiz, the class president, then repeated the introduction in Spanish, demonstrating the diversity of the school, which is 59 percent Hispanic.Hybrid High School, which is operated by the Rossier School of Education’s charter management organization Ednovate, was founded with the goal of providing individual attention to students and lowering drop-out rates. This year, the school achieved a 100 percent graduation rate.Karen Gallagher, dean of Rossier School of Education, praised the graduating class for collectively earning over 400 college acceptances to 98 different schools. Each of the 85 graduates has been admitted to at least one four-year college, and six have been admitted to USC.“I want to welcome all the Hybrid High graduates — the college-goers and agents of positive multi-generational change,” Gallagher said. “You are fully committed to being change agents, who strive to improve your own lives, as well as the lives of your families and communities, now and in the future. Your success is a tribute to your hard work and dedication.”The ceremony’s keynote address was delivered by USC President C.L. Max Nikias, who shared with students what he termed the “three keys of success”: knowledge, character and good judgment.Nikias stressed that students must constantly listen and read to keep up with the rapid growth of knowledge in the information age.“Your learning experience does not end the moment you receive your diploma. For all of us, learning is a lifelong journey,” Nikias said. “You should find ways to keep yourself informed, and allow others to inform you with new points of view. You should challenge the ideas of others and encourage them to challenge you.”Nikias went on to highlight the importance of good character in guiding the students through life.“Your character is going to be your destiny, and the quality of your character inevitably shapes the course of your life. Character is not about being nice — it’s about earning the trust and respect of your family and friends, and, more importantly, earning the respect of your community,” Nikias said. “You build your character with small acts of honesty, humility, integrity and generosity. The road to true character is a path you must travel alone.”Nikias closed his speech by advising students to exercise good judgment and to commit to their decisions.“Every day, all of us are faced with hundreds of decisions. The difference between success and failure is the ability to consistently make good choices,” Nikias said. “Fortune favors the bold. If you have good judgment, you will make bold decisions that will lead you down an exciting path of adventure, discovery and success.”The valedictorian of the class of 2016, Juan Castro, reflected on the struggles and triumphs that had brought the graduates to this point. He emphasized that, no matter where they would go in the future, they would always be linked by their place in the Trojan Family.“Soon, we will be constellations — stars connected through space. We will be distant stars, illuminating the name of our Trojan Family, but this is the end and a new start. We will be apart, but together,” Castro said. “Our Trojan Family fire is all we need, and everything we have.”last_img read more

Syracuse down to No. 13 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_img Published on March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (3-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) fell seven spots in the Inside Lacrosse rankings to No. 13 following an 18-7 thrashing at home against now-No. 10 Johns Hopkins last Saturday.Just as the Orange dropped seven spots following the loss, the Blue Jays jumped seven spots following their win. SU’s other loss this season came at the hands of now-unanimous No. 1 Albany, who knocked off No. 2 Maryland, 11-10, on Saturday.Elsewhere around the ACC, Duke (6-1) remained at No. 3 this week following a 13-9 win against No. 8 Loyola. No. 4 Notre Dame (3-1) rose seven spots following it’s 11-9 win over No. 5 Denver and No. 14 North Carolina (6-2) fell five spots after being limited to just six goals and doubled up, 12-6, against Hoftstra.Syracuse is now 2-2 this season against ranked opponents, with wins against Army and Virginia and losses to Hopkins and Albany. The Orange has a chance to improve that record on Sunday when it travels to New Jersey to take on No. 18 Rutgers. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Day two of Open 2016 tees off

first_imgPhil Mickelson has parred the first hole of his second round at the Open Championship in Royal Troon.Mickelson is 3 clear on 8 under. Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer are tied for the second on 5 under. Rory Mc Ilroy doesn’t start his round until after 2 and he’s on 2 under while Padraig Harrington is 1 under and starts at twenty five past one.Darren Clarke starts at twenty to one on level par while Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry are out after 1 on 6 and 7 over.Graeme McDowell is 4 over after 1 hole of his second round.last_img

French Open: Kristina Mladenovic set to get Roland Garros fired up

first_imgIt’s ‘Kiki’ time again as local favourite Kristina Mladenovic takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky on a red-hot Court Philippe Chatrier in a French Open quarter-final clash on Tuesday.Mladenovic, one of the pre-tournament favourites, has taken the crowd by storm with her never-say-die attitude and ability to thrive under pressure, and the hope on the Roland Garros walkways is that she will succeed Mary Pierce, who was the last Frenchwoman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup.Bacsinszky, however, will be a tough nut to crack.The number 30 seed reached the semi-finals here in 2015 while Mladenovic is playing in only her second grand slam quarter-final.Following the French hope onto centre court will be nine-time men’s champion Rafa Nadal who, after a sensational start, is expected to devour fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.Resurgent 11th-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki faces Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko on Court Suzanne Lenglen before a highly-anticipated quarter-final clash between men’s defending champion Novak Djokovic and Austrian wunderkind Dominic Thiem.last_img read more

$4.4 Billion Set Aside for PATH Beneficiaries

first_imgA sum of $4.4 billion has been earmarked in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, for the Integrated Social Protection and Labour Programme.The project’s main objective is to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to improve human capital and labour market outcomes of the poor by enhancing the effectiveness of key social protection programmes.Anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: the payment of Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) grants to approximately 400,000 beneficiaries, effective August 2013, reflecting a 15 per cent increase in payments; payment of post-secondary grants to 2,500 PATH students; introduction of a bus fare assistance programme for PATH students; development of a school feeding policy; and implementation of an on-the-job training pilot project.Physical targets initially envisaged under the programme include conducting baseline studies to support the development of a national employment policy strategy; implementation of a pilot for a parenting education workshop for PATH beneficiary households with children age two to six years old; and upgrading the PATH management information system.The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with support funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It is slated to run from December 2012 to November 2016.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more