Oakrdige Middle School academic teams top challenge

February 16, 2013 

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The Oakridge Middle School Academic Challenge Team faced Blacksburg on Feb. 6.

The eighth-graders won the match against Blacksburg, 230-70. The eighth-grade top scorer was JD Davidson with 150 points. The second highest scorer was a tie between Elizabeth DeLanghe and Chris Conger. They both had 30 points each.

Blacksburg did not have a seventh-grade team, so the two OMS teams competed against each other. It was a highly competitive match. The eighth-graders eventually beat the seventh-graders, 280 to 250. The high scorer for eighth grade was JD Davidson with 150 points. Elizabeth DeLanghe came in second with 80 points. The top scorer for seventh-grade was Anderson Moore with 150 points. Gabriel Patrautana came in second with 80 points.

The Lego Robotics teams from Oakridge Middle School competed Feb. 2 in the regional qualifier in Gaffney. Four teams competed and three won awards.

The Chocoholics won first place in the Core Values sections, which recognizes teamwork and respect.

The Veteran Victors took two awards with a first in Robot Design and fourth place over all.

The Senior Moments team brought home third place.

Both the Veteran Victors and Senior Moments teams move forward to the State Championship competition Saturday in Lexington to compete against 80 other teams from South Carolina.

Robotics team members are:

• Chocoholics: Enoch Batson, Drew Brightman, Matthew Kinnerson, Jack Parazzo, Vanessa Stafford, Blakely Walkowiak

Senior Moments: Kaitlyn Baldizzi, Michael Baldizzi, Anthony Gross, Lauren Hawthorne, Lake King, Patrick Kavanagh, Justin Pereira, Chase Sivo, Sarah Therrell

• Herd of Turtles: Aron Conley, Kimber Ellis, Thomas Key, Dakota Legg, Parker Milley, Ellie Mow, James Westengard, Hanna Wodicki

• Veteran Victors: Jacob Arguedas, Mike Childers, Kal Cummiskey, Isaiah Farmer, Matt Gurley, Michael Kramer, Andrew Levesque, Jacob Levesque, Matthew McDaniel, Zachary Saddow

Volunteer coaches are Nick Rounds, Christina Kramer, Amy Cummiskey, Julia Davingnon, Christine Baldizzi, Lisa Pereira and George McCammon.

Parenting class begins Wednesday

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.

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.

Clover schools registration set

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 4. Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2012-13 attendance lines.

Parents may register children at Bethany, Bethel, Griggs Road, Kinard and Larne from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4-8. Registration hours at Crowders Creek are 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 4-8. All six elementary schools will have an evening registration period 3-6 p.m. March 5.

To be eligible for pre-k, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

Parents should bring the child’s legal birth certificate copy with the state seal, two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, and up-to-date immunization records when registering.

For more information, call 803-810-8013.

Apply for volunteerism scholarship

Applications are being accepted by Family Trust Federal Credit Union for its Eddie Reeves Volunteerism Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is given to a Family Trust member of any age who is an exemplary volunteer. The award will be announced at the credit union’s annual meeting April 9.

The scholarship is named for Eddie Reeves, a credit union volunteer for more than 30 years who served as board chairman for 25 years.

The deadline to apply is March 9. The application can be found online at www.familytrust.org. Click on Scholarships, grants and donations.

Tractor Supply scholarship play under way

As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Co. announces a new scholarship program to assist FFA members.

The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,150 Tractor Supply stores through Feb. 24, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers may donate $1 at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supply’s Growing Scholars program will be used to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent will benefit state FFA organizations.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.

Applications accepted for 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 Laajacks@aol.com. Applications are due to the Clover High School guidance department by April 1.

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