CLOVER The Clover High School boys varsity soccer team has earned its fourth consecutive National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic All-American Award.
The team won the award with an average 3.9-grade point average, which placed them the 13th highest GPA among all men’s soccer programs in the country. The team has a final ranking of 52 among more than 22,000 men’s and women’s U.S. soccer programs.
Only 365 soccer programs in the country earned this award.
The team is Oakridge Middle School teacher Christopher Dundr. Varsity squad members are Tanner Alexander, Brandon Berardo, Christian Berardo, Bailey Bottini, Austin Burks, Lucas Coutinho, Adam Edmunds, Evan Edmunds, Tom Felder, Daniel Gray, John Hamilton, Nevada Henderson, Brad Johnson, Mitch Johnson, Ian Latham, Gunnar Oepen, Dillon Pundt, Austin Schlirf, Robert Schreiner, Austin Schlirf, Pierce Sutton and David Tribaldos.
Certified teacher info sessions slated
Community information sessions are scheduled in Lake Wylie and Fort Mill to counsel career-changers on how to become certified teachers in South Carolina.
If you have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, The American Board provides an opportunity to become a qualified teacher through a state-sanctioned, alternative route to educator certification.
Katelyn Price, a teacher certification specialist, will advise aspiring teachers on how to become certified. Paraprofessional educators and substitute teachers also are highly encouraged to attend.
Hour-long sessions will be held:
• Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Lake Wylie Public Library.
• Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Lake Wylie Public Library.
• Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Fort Mill Public Library.
According to the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, the state of South Carolina experienced a 60 percent increase in teaching job vacancies in the 2012-2013 school year, entering September with 272 vacant full-time positions. South Carolina has the greatest number of teaching vacancies in the nation.
Visit http://www.abcte.org/drupal/teach/events to register in advance.
Choraliers serve breakfast Saturday
CLOVER Clover High School Choraliers Country Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the school cafeteria, and includes a Choraliers performance.
Tickets cost $7 and includes all you can eat eggs, biscuits, hash browns, bacon, grits, juice and coffee. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Dine in or carry out available.
Christmas Concert DVDs are available for purchase for $15.
Parenting class offered in Clover
CLOVER A six-week session of the Love & Logic parenting class will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays Feb. 20-March 25 at the Clover Resource Center.
Cost is $12 per person for materials. Child care will be provided for school-aged children.
Deadline to register is Feb. 15. Completed registration forms, available online at clover.k12.sc.us, should be turned in to parents’ school guidance counselor or mailed to Kinard Elementary, 201 Pressley St., Clover, SC 29710.
Applications accepted for governor’s school
The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications from current high school sophomores through Feb. 15 at http://scgssm.org/apply.
GSSM is a public, residential high school specializing in science, technology, engineering and math. GSSM offers other smart opportunities including the Summer Program for Research Interns, the Research Exchange Scholars Program and January Interim. These programs provide students with scientific, graduate-level internships, study abroad experiences and options to participate in non-traditional courses. The school also offers classes and experiences in business and entrepreneurship.
GSSM is highly selective, taking into consideration courses taken, grades, class rank, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities. The school considers not only aptitude, but also proven performance and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics.
For more information, call 803-201-9168.
. Applications are due to the Clover High School guidance department by April 1.