Community Spotlights: Fall for Greenville, Hughes Academy, and more

Fall For Greenville Volunteers


Volunteers needed for Fall for Greenville
Volunteer registration is open for BB&T Fall for Greenville, Oct. 13–15, in downtown Greenville. A variety of different volunteer shifts and positions are available throughout the three-day weekend. Volunteer positions include festival concierge, ticket seller, beer server, wine server, baby station attendant, will call, runner, volunteer hospitality, merchandise, and more. Visit to learn more.


$50,000 donated to GHS MedEx Academy
The recent GHS Night at the Drive turned into “Operation Home Run” for baseball team owner Craig Brown when community members surprised him with $50,000 in scholarship support for Greenville Health System’s Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy. The support will help fund stipends, scholarships, and educational materials for students in the award-winning initiative that’s helped introduce more than 500 students into the health care field since launching in 2010. Brown’s partnership with MedEx has included his own personal giving, fundraising on behalf of the program, and serving as long-time chair of the MedEx Advisory Board.


Hughes Academy science teachers selected for Science P.L.U.S. Institute
Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility for Greenville County Schools, announces that Melanie Helling and Elia Partin, science teachers at Hughes Academy of Science and Technology, were selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer. The Institute, 100 percent funded by a South Carolina Education Improvement Act grant, gives intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers from across the state.


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