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Student Opportunities 

Student opportunities are posted to this page as information is received throughout the year.
For opportunities you may be interested in, please stop by the Guidance Office for more information
and/or an application.  New items are added frequently so make sure to visit this page often!

(Note that some dates of events and deadlines may have passed. 
This information is left posted so that students can be aware
of the opportunities that may be available for them.)

Clemson University / We Do Math!
For rising 9th and 10th grade girls

Challenging concepts such as algebra, geometry and pre-calculus provide a foundation for some of the world’s most rewarding careers. We Do Math! is an opportunity to explore these mathematical areas in a fun, supportive setting surrounded by friends and mentors. We Do Math! is a one-week, overnight summer camp that gives rising ninth- and tenth-grade girls an opportunity to develop algebraic and geometric concepts, while also working on critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.


Dates: Sunday-Friday, June 15-20

Cost: $700, includes room, meals, class supplies and field trips

(Payment plans and some financial assistance/scholarships are available.)

For more information and to apply online, visit:

Application deadline: May 30
(Posted 5/29/14)

2014-2015 Pickens County Youth Board

Applications are being accepted until Friday, May 30th, for anyone interested in serving on the Pickens County Youth Board (PCYB). The PCYB is a diverse group of community-oriented students in Pickens County who are concerned for the health and well-being of their community. They meet weekly, attend programs and lock-ins, and participate in community service projects while serving as role models for their peers. Interested? See Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office for more information or to get an application.

(Posted 4/24/14)

Marine Recruiting Substation Anderson
Annual High School Junior Meet and Greet

Date/Time: Saturday May 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Armed Force Recruiting Center: 3214 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Anderson

The Marines are calling on the Class of 2015 to come out and learn more about the many opportunities of serving in the military. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Please RSVP by contacting your local Marine Recruiter at (864) 442-3054.

(Posted 4/23/14)

Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference

The South Carolina Farm Bureau Leadership Conference is being held from June 16-19 at Newberry College. Four students from Pickens County may attend. It is designed to enhance the leadership skills of rising high school juniors and seniors with workshops, tours, and activities. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how agriculture impacts our state and will include a visit to the SC State House. There is a $75 fee that is waived if you or your parents are already Farm Bureau members. The fee will also be waived if the parent wants to become a member for $40.00. See Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office or call Carlene Gilstrap at 864-878-4447 for  ---- (Posted 3/26/14)

Carolina Master Scholars Summer Adventures Series

The University of South Carolina will offer the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, a summer academic camp for scholastically talented rising 6th-12th graders. This summer they will be offering an exciting array of one-week courses with commuting and residential options. Starting June 8 – July 13, 2014, 18 challenging courses will be offered in pharmacy, graphic/digital design, forensic science, aviation, robot programming, and physics. They will also offer a SAT/ACT Prep Summer Prep course which includes 20 hours of in-class instruction, textbooks and workbooks, lunch, and four interactive online review sessions in the fall. If interested, contact (803) 777-9444 or

(Posted 3/24/14)

“Working with Benefits” Workshop

High school students, their parents, and local school staff are invited to attend a “Working with Benefits” Workshop to learn more about Social Security Benefits and Employment. This workshop will take place at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center (990 Chastain Road in Liberty) on Wednesday, April 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This event is being offered by the Oconee/Pickens offices of the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD). You do not have to be a SCVRD client to attend. Please RSVP to Pam Cantrell or Berdina Hill (864-882-6669) by April 11th if you plan to attend.

(Posted 3/20/14)
The deadline date has passed.

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs

for preschoolers through 10th graders

As a community service, the Clemson Center for Corporate Learning is offering programs designed to improve reading skills for preschoolers through 10th grade. Apply early. Enrollment is limited.

For more information, pick up a flier in the main office or call 1-800-964-9974.
(Posted 3/13/14)

STEM Day at Clemson University

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day
at Clemson University is April 18 from 9:00 – 4:00.
STEM Day is an opportunity for underrepresented students (women, African Americans, and Hispanic/Latino Americans) in the junior year of high school to experience a day at Clemson and take part in different engineering and science disciplines. Your must be a junior, enrolled in CP classes, and have a GPA above a 3.0. The c
ost is $20 which includes breakfast and lunch.
Please see Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office for more information.

Deadline to apply is April 4, 2013.

(Posted 3/12/14)
The deadline date has passed.

"Chinese Bridge" Summer Camp

The 2014 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students will be held in China from July 17-August 1. During the summer camp, students will go to different provinces or cities to have Chinese language classes and Chinese culture experience in groups. The headquarters of Confucius Institute will be responsible for their cost in China including food, accommodation and group activities. Students and chaperones will be

All students should meet the following criteria:

1. American citizen;

2. High school students; age between 14 and 18; grades from 9 to 12;

3. Non-Chinese learning background and less than three years of Chinese learning experiences;

4. Have great interests in Chinese language and culture;

5. Healthy enough for international travel.


Dates: July 17-August 1, 2014  
Arrival and Departure City: Beijing

CostParticipants are required to take care of their round-trip International air ticket costs ($1600-$2200), international travel insurance ($40), visa fee ($140-$170) and administrative fee ($250). The headquarters of Confucius Institute (Hanban) will be taking care of the costs of accommodation, transportation and activities for students and chaperons in China.
For more information, contact:
Weichun Chen at email: or Bin Li:, Tel: 8648337158

Application deadline: March 10, 2014
(We will send invitations to students in early April if they are verified)

(Posted 3/5/14)
The deadline date has passed.

Business at Moore Summer Program (BAM)

The Darla Moore School of Business at USC is taking applications for the 2014 BAM program scheduled for June 21-27 on the USC campus. BAM is an all-expense paid residency program designed to introduce high-achieving, current juniors, under-represented in business, to the various fields available for study at the Moore School. Students will attend business classes and participate in a challenging team project.

See Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office if you are interested.
Fo mor information, please contact Cynthia Parker at 803-777-0170 or

Deadline to apply is March 7, 2014.

(Posted 2/10/14)
The deadline date has passed.


Rising juniors and seniors may apply to take some summer classes with Furman University. A one-week session is $1200 and a two-week session is $2,200 ($200 savings). For more information, course information and to register please visit
Application deadline is April 15, 2014.
(Posted 2/10/14)
The deadline date has passed.

SOaR Aviation Aerospace Science Summer Camp

Project SOaR is a fun-filled, week-long summer camp at Camp Long in Aiken, SC  for rising 11th, rising 12th, and current senior students. Students will enjoy flights and flight simulations, field trips to Shaw Air Force Base and aircraft manufacturing facilities, courses on aviation history, physics, and more. Lodging, meals, and transportation to all camp activities are included. Space is limited to 48 participants.

Camp Dates:  July 13-19, 2014

Cost: $395 (in-state) and $700 (out-of-state) tuition

See Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office for registration information.

(Posted 1/22/14)

 Career Opportunities

The State of South Carolina has the fourth largest state maintained highway system in the nation, with more than 41,000 miles of state highway, 8,300 bridges, and 27 public transit systems.  A considerable portion of our workforce includes the engineers and highway maintenance workers involved in designing and maintaining those networks. This SC Department of Transportation has offices and crews in every county in South Carolina and offers careers in a wide variety of supporting fields.


The SCDOT may be a good place for high school graduates and those who have completed at least the 10th grade to start a career. Entry level positions start at over $20,000 per year and include benefits and retirement. For more details, including information about what openings are available and how to apply, please click here.

(Posted 1/15/14)

South Carolina Mini Camp College
The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) will host its second Mini Camp College in South Carolina on Saturday, March 8, 2014 on the Winthrop University campus. SACAC Mini Camp Colleges are sponsored by ACT, The National Society of High School Scholars, and the College Board. The event will be held in the DiGiorgio Campus Center from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and admission is free for all participants.

Admission officers and school counselors from throughout the Southeast will present information on planning for college admissions. Topics will include the college search and scholarship/financial aid process. Information will also be provided on the ACT and SAT programs. It is a wonderful way for students to learn more about the college admissions process from experts in the field.

Additional information can be found on SACAC’s webpage at:
Registration information can be found at:

(Posted 1/13/14)
Date of event has passed.

TCTC  to assists with application process
Tri-County Technical College
representatives will be at Daniel on Monday, November 18, and Tuesday November 19, to meet with seniors and to help them complete and submit their applications. The media center will be reserved for both days. Students will be able to go online and apply onsite. Fee waivers may also be available. If you are interested in meeting with an admissions representative, please stop by the Guidance Office for more information.

(Posted 11//5/13)
These dates have passed.
 Date of event has passed.


Wise Choice is a FREE program for female senior students who are interested in experiencing life as Clemson University engineering or science majors. Selected students will spend the day at Clemson on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 9:00 – 3:30. To be eligible, female students must be seniors, enrolled in CP or higher classes, and have a GPA above 3.0/4.0. Eligible students are selected on a first-come basis - only three per school. Selected students will be contacted at their home address. If interested, see Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office or your science teacher.

Deadline to apply is October 25, 2013.

(Posted 9/25/13)
The deadline date has passed.


Savannah College of Art and Design is hosting SCAD Day
to explore their distinctive college experience.
Find out how the university for creative careers prepares you
for a lifetime as a leader in the industry of ideas.

Atlanta: 10/19, 1/11, 3/1, 4/12

To register for SCAD Day visit

(Posted 9/18/13)  

The SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
presents SMART TALK

An information Q & A session about the SCGSSM
will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 19
at the Clemson University Visitors Center.
Register online at

(Posted 9/18/13)
Date of event has passed.

PSAT Test – October 16

The PSAT will be given at Daniel on Wednesday morning, October 16. The test is open to all grades and students must sign-up in the Guidance Office in order to participate. There is $14 fee to take the test and students must pay when signing up. This is an excellent way to practice for the real SAT and is also the qualifying test for juniors for the National Merit Scholarship competition.

(Posted 9/17/13)
Date of event has passed.

Free Practice ACT Test – October 28

Kaplan will be offering a free practice ACT at Daniel on Monday morning, October 28. The test is open to all grade levels and is a free test. Students must sign-up in the Guidance Office in order to participate. This is not an official test so it is a great way to practice for the real ACT. A meeting will be scheduled for the following week in order to review the results.

(Posted 9/17/13)
Date of event has passed.

US Service Academy Information Session

Hosted by US Senator Lindsey Graham

Saturday, September 28

National Advocacy Center, 1620 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC

10:00 a.m. – Registration

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Official Program


Students in grades 8-12 are invited to attend this information session and learn more about life at a Service Academy, as well as about the application and nomination process.

(Posted 9/6/13)
Date of event has passed.

Attention Juniors!
Clemson to host PSAT/SAT Workshop

Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center will host a free PSAT/SAT workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clemson House on the Clemson campus. All students must pre-register as space is limited to the first 80 participants.

This workshop is designed for high school juniors who will take the PSAT/NMSQT as part of National Merit Scholarships qualifying program. For more information about the National Merit Scholarship program, please visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website at

The instructor for the course, Tim Jantzi, of Jantzi Test Prep, has successfully prepared tens of thousands of students for the PSAT/SAT nationwide since 1987.

For more information, visit
To register, contact Teresa Kelley at Clemson University 864-656-3484.

 (Posted 9/5/13)
Date of event has passed.

2013 Southeast Aviation Expo

The 2013 Southeast Aviation Expo will be Friday, September 27, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Greenville Downtown Airport.

Visit for the schedule of events and list of sessions.

There will be a $5 admission fee to attend.
See Mrs. Meehan in the Guidance Office for a FREE registration voucher.
(Posted 8/29/13)
Date of event has passed.

“Who Gets In and Why”
Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Christ Church Episcopal School
(Upper School: 567 Wenwood Rd. Greenville, SC. 29607)

 This seminar, presented by Tufts University, is a great presentation, even if you aren't applying to Tufts (a very selective college). During the presentation, the essential pieces of six applicants to Tufts will be presented to you and you will be guided through the process of making decisions about who is admitted and who is denied. This 75-minute program is a unique opportunity for families to step behind the curtain to see how students can best present themselves to colleges and universities. This presentation is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.

To register for Who Gets In and Why,
use the RSVP page at
(Posted 8/22/13)
Date of event has passed.

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