Students from 6th-8th grade Furman bands participated in the SC Solo and Ensemble Festival held at West Florence High School the afternoon of Friday, April 21, 2017. Students performed solos, duets, and trios before adjudicators for ratings and comments. Congratulations to the following students who earned a Superior Rating at the South Carolina Solo and Ensemble Band Festival this past Friday afternoon: Stephen Brown Za'Niyah China Jacob Cribb Phyllese Loney Rhianna Parker Seth Scandurro Brianna Small Ariana Somcheen Kyeaira Spann Congratulations to the following students who earned a Excellent Rating at the South Carolina Solo and Ensemble Band Festival this past Friday afternoon: Alexandria Brown (received 2 Excellent Ratings) Heaven Dickey Shamiyah Dinkins Dominique Dixon Shayla Dukes Megan Hunter Angel Jenkins Taylor Richburg Dijonay Singleton (received 2 Excellent Ratings) Malaha Williams DonMazja Wilson Other particpants representing Furman well was: Chandler McElveen Brook Nobles Jack Wallace Aidan Woodard Mrs. Saulsgiver congratulates all of you on your hard work and great musical talent as well as the great representation for Furman Middle School! She is proud of each one of you!
8th Grade took a 3 day field trip to Atlanta April 19-21. Some of the activities included the following: CNN Studio tour, World of Coke, Atlanta Aquarium, The Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum, College Football Hall of Fame, and to the Fox Theater to watch the Broadway show, "Matilda".
Thirty-seven eight grade students from Furman Middle School attended the first Manufacturing and Technology Expo, on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Central Carolina Technical College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center, at 853 Broad St. They were greeted by representatives of 22 regional manufacturing and technology firms who shared information with students that a four-year degree isn't the only pathway to success. The students got to see and participate in interactive displays and exhibits during an industrial fair, take part in a tour of various Central Carolina Technical College course programs, listen to career and motivational speakers and even play a manufacturing-related game along the way. Manufacturing careers pay excellent wages and are filled with technology and robotics. They are different from some of the less attractive and often-dirty traditional plant jobs of the past. Comments from two of our students: Dalton Hodge was impressed with Thompson's display. "Today, I learned about everything to do with welding, like the new helmets they use and why they use them to really protect your eyes," Hodge said. Tia Follin wants to pursue a health-care career after school and was impressed with Palmetto Health Tuomey's display. "I learned how they help people and different jobs in the nursing field," Follin said.