CLOVER Clover High School senior Caroline Hester will be joining representatives from other area high schools who have been chosen for the Carolinas’ Carrousel Scholarship Program. She will be participating in activities that culminate in a ride on a float in the Belk Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade.
Hester is the daughter of Carroll and Nancy Hester. The program recognizes academic excellence, community involvement, character and presentation. The parade, a tradition for 65 years, the parade will take place on Thanksgiving in Charlotte.
Hester met Clover High eligibility requirements, interviewed and was chosen as the school representative. She will now interview before the Thanksgiving holiday and stay in an uptown Charlotte hotel for the event. The scholarship awards ceremony will take place on Nov. 21, where a queen will be crowned.
As a community service project, Hester will be collecting donations of some commonly understocked dental and hygiene items – including toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap – for the Clover Area Assistance Center and its dental clinic. , which has a long waiting list of people in need of dental care. Hester will collect these donations at First Baptist Church, Clover public schools and at home football games.
Clover Choraliers plan spaghetti supper
CLOVER The Clover High School Choraliers will host the annual spaghetti supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the high school cafeteria.
There will be performances in the new gym from the Choraliers, and the men’s and women’s ensembles.
Cost is $7, eat in or take out. Visit myblueeagles.com for more information.
Clover cadets visit ‘Miracle
CLOVER Twenty Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Clover High School visited the Carolina’s Aviation Museum to see the US Airways “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320, which Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009.
The exhibit was “incredible,” said second-year cadet Madeline Milne. “It’s unbelievable the aircraft is in such good condition after landing in the Hudson River and being submerged in the icy river for days.”
Fellow cadet Austin Roller said, “The fact Capt. Sullenberger was able to successfully land such a huge commercial airliner in the Hudson River is awe-inspiring.”
The Clover cadets also saw 18 military and civilian aircraft at the museum.
Help choose Employee of Month
CLOVER The Clover School District’s Teacher Forum, a group made up of each school’s teacher of the year, seeks community input as it expands the district’s Employee of the Month recognition program.
The program, which runs September through May, is a way for school employees to be shown appreciation and gratitude from coworkers, parents, students, and the community. For several years, the program has been operated through paper ballots in each school. Beginning this month, anyone may nominate an employee on each school’s website.
To nominate a school-based employee in the district, visit the employee’s school website and click the “vote now for Employee of the Month” button on the homepage.
Each recipient is presented with a $25 Visa gift card from Family Trust and his or her picture is displayed in the school’s lobby.
VFW student, teacher contests
CLOVER The Veterans of Foreign Wars announces that its 2012-2013 scholarship and recognition contests for students and teachers is open, with the deadline for submissions at midnight Nov. 1 to the local Hartman-Parrish VFW Post 6732 of Clover, Lake Wylie and York.
• The “Voice of Democracy Contest” is for ninth-12th graders to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each state VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
• The “Patriot Pen Contest” is for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students to draft a 300- to 400-word essay expressing their views on the theme “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”
• The “National Teacher Educational Award Contest” is for three grade level categories: K-5, 6-8, 9-12. In 350 words or less, describe why you feel your nominee is deserving of the award. Be sure to describe the teacher’s innovative teaching and resource development methods, as well as his or her dedication to education.
Any sanctioned school is eligible, including public, parochial, private or home schooled. Prizes are available to winners at the post, district, state and national levels. Visit vfw.org for entry forms, rules and more information. Mail entries to VFW Post 6732, P.O. Box 206, Clover, SC 29710-0206.
For more information, call Cmdr. John Hill at 704-813-2748.