Summer Camp Expo planned Jan. 17 at Gaston Day School

January 12, 2013 

Summer Camp Expo Thursday

The 10th annual Summer Camp Expo will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Gaston Day School’s Henry Center Upper Dining Hall.

Come to Summer Camp Fair to learn what different summer camps have to offer. Summer resident and day camps, and specialty camp, representatives will be available from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The following camps are registered to participate: Camp Arrowhead for Boys, Camp Wayfarer, Camp Harrison, Camp Thunderbird, Camp Hanes, McCallie Sports Camp, Green River Preserve, Schiele Museum, US National Whitewater Center, Camp Pinnacle, Converse College, Mondamin & Green Cove, Skyland Camp for Girls, Camp Rockmont, PC Clubhouse, Gaston United Soccer, Jon Walker Stables, Mad Science, Ormazas Family Karate and Belmont Abbey.

Camp Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call 704-864-7744.

Rhinehardt named OMS Staff of Month

Stacey Rhinehardt has been named Oakridge Middle School Staff Member of the Month for December.

Rhinehardt has been a school nurse with Clover School District for 10 years. She graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in business, followed later by a nursing degree from York Technical College.

A native of Rome, Ga., she has lived in York County most of her life. She has been married for 20 years and has three children, a son and twin daughters.

The award is sponsored by Family Trust Credit Union.

Marr makes dean’s list

Marian M. Marr, daughter of Jeff and Marie Marr of Lake Wylie, made the dean’s list for fall 2012 semester by achieving a 4.0 in her freshman year at Gardner-Webb University.

She is a nursing major and on the Gardner-Webb women’s soccer team.

The dean’s list honors outstanding students who maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or above. This recognition is the semester’s highest academic honor.

Admissions Open House Jan. 24

Palisades Episcopal School, 13120 Grand Palisades Pkwy., will hold an admissions open house at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24.

Child care will be provided. PES offers 4-year-old junior kindergarten through eighth grades. RSVP to

Clover school board recognized for service

Clover School District will join school districts throughout the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January.

Clover School District members are Mack McCarter, chairman; Melanie Wilson, vice-chair; Franklin Pendleton, Sherri Ciurlik, Joe Gordon, Barbara Parrish and Liz Johnson.

CSD will honor them by donating library books at each schools’ media center in their names. Each school’s donation is valued at $300.

“We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected trustees,” said Superintendent Dr. Marc Sosne.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “School Boards: Locally Owned and Operated Since Forever,” reinforces the roles and responsibilities of school boards and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools. They are volunteers, elected by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and vision for their public schools.

In the Clover School District, school board members develop policies and make decisions on educational and social issues. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of more than $60 million, more than 6,600 students, nearly 1,000 employees, and 10 school buildings.

Applications accepted for Clover scholarship

Clover native Lelia Jackson will award the first LANDIS Scholarship to a Clover High School senior.

Jackson, a 1983 graduate of CHS, named the scholarship after her father Landis Jackson, who worked in Clover School District for several years.

Students applying for the LANDIS (Lifting And Navigating Determined Inspired Students) Scholarship must demonstrate a financial need, a 3.0-grade point average and community service.

Students can see a Clover High School guidance department for more information or email Applications are due to the Clover High School guidance department by April 1.

Culinary school contests under way

Culinary arts students can compete to earn a tuition scholarship to one of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, including the Charlotte campus. The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition is for high school seniors. The Art Institutes Culinary Scholarship Competition is for high school graduates.

The first-place winner in the high school senior competition at each participating Art Institutes school will earn a $4,000 tuition scholarship. The second-place winner in the high school senior competition at each participating Art Institutes school will earn a $1,000 scholarship. The first-place winner in the high school graduate competition at each participating Art Institutes school will earn a $1,500 scholarship.

The deadline for entry is Jan. 24. Selected finalists will participate in a cook-off competition at each participating Art Institutes school on March 2, judged by professional chefs and culinary faculty. Entrants selected to participate in the cook-off competition receive recipes in advance and have an opportunity to participate in a pre-competition coaching session. Entering the competition is easy – entrants must submit an entry/release form, a favorite recipe and an essay, as well as transcripts.

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