School notes for April 16

April 16, 2013 

FFA plant sale Thursday-Friday

Clover High School’s Future Farmers of America will hold a plant sale from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, at the school greenhouse on Paul Ford Road.

There will be bedding plants, such as begonias, verbena and petunias, and vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers and squash, for sale.

Cost is $2 individually or $12 by flat, which may be mixed. Stacy’s Greenhouses Inc. is sponsor.

Clover High drum line to compete at world finals

For the fourth year in a row, the Clover High School band indoor drumline has qualified for the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Clover will compete Friday, April 19 in the preliminaries and semi-finals, and on Saturday, April 20 in the open class finals, pending qualification.

On Tuesday, April 16, the indoor drumline will hold its final local performance of the year at 7 p.m. at the school gym. This event is free and open to the public. The indoor drumline placed second in the 2013 state championships. In 2012, they were ranked 11th at the WGI World Championships.

The Clover band programs include indoor drumline and winter guard during the winter/spring, and marching band in the fall. WGI is the world’s premier organization for indoor color guard and percussion ensemble competitions.

CHS sophomore awarded

Clover High School sophomore William “Billy” Gallien won the South Carolina Society Order of the Confederate Rose, Julia Jackson, OCR Youth of the Year Award on March 23 in Spartanburg.

This is a state award in recognition of his promotion of Confederate history, and for his mission of exceptional personal conduct and educational perseverance. Gallien is the vice president of the S.C. Division of Children of Confederacy. He is a member of Caroline Jamison Jenkins Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter No. 7 in Rock Hill and a member and historian of Private Thomas E. Caldwell Camp No. 31 Sons of the Confederate Veterans. He also is vice president of Iredell Jones Children of the Confederacy in Rock Hill.

His duties with these positions include reenacting with the Sixth Regiment out of Rock Hill, memorial services, historical presentations and honor guard in confederate funerals and weddings. His Eagle Scout project is cleaning and restoring the Lewis Family Confederate cemetery in York County. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gallien of Clover.

OMS academic team on top

The Oakridge Middle Academic Challenge team competed in two matches March 29 at the Academic Festival at Chester Middle School.

The seventh-grade team won both of its matches against York and Lewisville Middle Schools. Oakridge beat Lewisville 210-50. High scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu, and the second high scorer was Anderson Moore. The Oakridge team beat York 200-80. High scorer for the match was Anderson Moore, followed by Patrautanu.

The OMS eighth-graders beat Lewisville 130-80. Elizabeth DeLanghe was the top scorer of the Lewisville match. J.D. Davidson was the second highest scorer of that match. The eighth-graders suffered their first defeat of the year against York. The score was 140-120. High scorer for that match was Davidson. The second high scorer was DeLanghe.

The eighth-grade team brought home the first-place trophy for having the best regular season record. They were undefeated.

Team members are:

• Eighth grade: Kaitlyn Baldizzi, Christopher Conger, J.D. Davidson, Elizabeth DeLanghe, Garrett Erven, Bryce Galloway, D’Hannah Morrison, Sydney Mow and Jackson Saftner.

• Seventh-grade: Michael D’Agostino, Anderson Moore, Gabriel Patrautanu and Justin Pereira.

Service scholarship applications accepted

Lake Wylie Rotary Club is accepting applications for the “Spirit of Service” Scholarship Award to recognize high school seniors in the Clover School District who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service through hours of volunteering and dedication to their chosen service. Top award is $2,000.

Graduating seniors who live in the Clover School District, regardless of whether they attend Clover High, a private school or are homeschooled are eligible. Students must be nominated by an adult, not a peer or family member.

A Rotary club selection committee will choose the finalists. The top applicants will be invited to present a 5- to 7-minute information session to the Rotary club about their volunteer work, and why they chose to commit their time to these efforts.

Nomination forms are available online at, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and Clover High School guidance department. Deadline to apply is April 30. Applications may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to: Scholarship Committee Lake Wylie Rotary Club, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5082, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Finalists will be notified by May 4 and invited to give their presentations May 19.

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