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Columbia, South Carolina



2016 Scholarship Winners

Blythewood High School

Amanda Price

Emily Siron

Richland Northeast

Jonathan Barber

Sarah Coleman


Ridge View High School

Kathleen Arevalo

Chandler Bailey

Faith McKie

Oliver Tucker

DeAsia Witherspoon


Spring Valley High School

Ainsley Cherubin

Joel Dickey

Pranathi Meda

Austin Wiesehahn

Makayla Woodford


Westwood High School

Chinenye Agim

Nick Hooks


Sparkleberry Country Fair treasurer Kevin Fernald and chairman John Monroe (2nd and 3rd from left) present a check for $23,000 for teacher grants to Dr. Debbie Hamm, superintendent; Dr. James Ann Sheley, assistant superintendent; Dr. Arlene Bakutes, district grants coordinator; Shelley Kriegshaber, partnerships and events coordinator (far left).


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Thirty-five Richland Two teachers will be able to implement projects on their wish list, thanks to the Sparkleberry Country Fair.  Fair chairman John Monroe presented a $23,000 check to Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm to pay for the projects. The money comes from proceeds from the 2016 Sparkleberry Country Fair.


The teacher grants will fund a wide range of projects including the building of robots at Blythewood Academy, new books for several school libraries, canning equipment for culinary students at Spring Valley High School, an outdoor classroom for Lake Carolina Elementary Lower and mobile solar chargers for the new Richland Two Institute of Innovation.  


All proceeds from the Sparkleberry Country Fair benefit Richland Two students and teachers. In the spring of 2017, twenty-five Richland Two graduating high school students will be awarded $1,000 college scholarships from money also raised from the 2016 fair.  The Sparkleberry Country Fair is held annually the last Saturday in April.  The 2017 fair, which will celebrate its 22nd year, is scheduled for April 29, 2017.

Thirty-five Richland Two teachers receive $23,000 from the Sparkleberry Country Fair to fund innovative classroom projects.