Eagerly anticipating the opening of your community’s farmers’ markets and roadside stands where you can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables and other locally produced products? You’re not alone. Over the past decade, the “farm to table” movement has emphasized the numerous benefits of buying local, including healthier and tastier foods. It has been a win-win […]
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“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbank, environmentalist and pioneer in agricultural science Heading to the greenhouse at our historic John de la Howe School is sure to lift your spirits. And it’s the first step toward bringing that “sunshine, food and […]
Those of us who know the historic John de la Howe campus and love its bucolic setting are understandably upset when someone, who really doesn’t know our story, says, “I drove by your school some years ago. You are in the middle of nowhere.” I would like to suggest that the “middle of nowhere” is […]
Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that the word “historic” has several meanings: a : famous or important in history — historic battlefields b : having great and lasting importance — a historic occasion c : known or established in the past — historic interest rates d : dating from or preserved from a past time or culture — historic buildings But have you thought about the John de la Howe School as being […]
The Alumni Association of the historic John de la Howe School will hold its Fifth Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 17, at the championship golf course at Hickory Knob State Resort Park. The event will benefit of the students of the John de la Howe School, established in 1797.Pre-registration is encouraged by […]
A couple of new guys are getting acclimated to life on the campus of the historic John de la Howe School. One has been described as a “redneck.” The other is said to be “snazzy.” You won’t find Bud and Snazzy in the brick cottages or getting on the school bus. They spend most of […]
Thomas Edison may have gotten the credit for inventing the light bulb, but it was Lewis Latimer, an inventor whose parents had been enslaved in Virginia, who perfected its carbon filament. This interesting point of history was among many made by Tyler Turman, the featured guest speaker for the John de la Howe […]
The phrase “best kept secret” is misused so often that I won’t drag it out again to describe the John de la Howe School. The truth, however, is that the John de la Howe School isn’t likely to come up in conversation among people discussing the Palmetto State’s fascinating history. Yet, its founder and namesake […]
A transition in educational opportunities is under way for middle school and high school students from the John de la Howe School. John de la Howe ‘s ninth- and 10th–grade high school students and middle school students from the Wilderness Program began attending McCormick County schools on Jan. 12. The transition will will enhance the […]
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John de la Howe School
192 Gettys Road
McCormick, SC 29835