Oakridge Middle School recognizes Rachel’s Challenger students

May 13, 2013 

Every month, two Oakridge Middle School students from each team are selected to be a Rachel’s Challenger. These are students who consistently demonstrate character and who strive each day to follow Rachel’s five challenges. Hannon Orthodontics sponsors the awards.

Students selected for March and April are:

•  Sixth grade: Rachel Cullen, Mike Childers, Alex Rulevich, Shia Jones, Bekah Rosen, Trevor Stevens, Blake Carter, Skylar Fabish, Noah Daniels, Jordan Stanfield, Emily Morse, Dareke Crockett.

•  Seventh grade: Brenna Allen, Owen Johnson, Franccesca Crovetto, Alex Moore, Matthew McDaniels, Emma VonCannon, Katie Elder, Luke Barz, Olivia Moss, Greyson Garver.

•  Eighth grade: Michelle Aragon, Cody Wakins, Cole Hybarger, Serena Colyer, Lilly Wallace, Jaden Jucida, Trey Ripka.

Informational meeting for Lake Pointe Academy

Lake Pointe Academy, a Classical Christian University Model school for grades K-12, is holding its final 2013-14 school year  informational meeting for prospective parents and students on Tuesday, May 21, 6-8:30 p.m.

   Parents will learn about the heart of the school's parent involvement and classical education approach, meet leaders and staff, browse materials, and have questions answered.The nine-year-old private school teaches at a gifted-and-talented and honors level.

   The kindergarten and second-grade levels are already at capacity, with a waiting list in place. Attending the informational meeting is a requirement for admission. Receipt of applications for new students ends June 18.

   Lake Pointe Academy is located at 3168 Hands Mill Highway (Hwy. 274) near Concord Road in Lake Wylie. For more information, visit the admissions tab at  www.lakepointeacademy.com or RSVP to  mailbox@LPA-SC.com.

Choraliers candlelight concerts Thursday-Friday

The nine-time state champion Clover High School Choraliers will present its Candlelight Classics concert at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, at First Presbyterian Church, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.

The concert features the classical repertoire of Choraliers spotlighted through acoustics and ambiance of the church. The students will be presenting in tuxedo attire.

Tickets cost $10 and are available online at cloverchoraliers.com.

Students talk one-on-one with Mulvaney

Fifth District U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney gave a presentation to selected classes during his May 1 visit at Clover High School.

Students from the U.S. history, JROTC and the newly built ATC classes heard about the importance of the U.S. government and the process a bill goes through until it becomes a law. He also discussed current government conflicts that affect South Carolina and the country, including cutbacks in military spending.

Cadets Jonathan Bruney, Hayden Matkovitch and Jake Reed talked to him about the current college application process to U.S. military academies.

CHS students head to Governor’s schools

Four Clover High School students recently received letters of acceptance to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math.

GSSM in Hartsville is a highly selective and competitive two-year residential high school for students gifted in the areas of science and math.

These four students were accepted into the class of 2015 after completing an extensive application of essays and teacher recommendations, followed up with personal interviews: John McElvenny, Wil Carpenter, Emily Messer and Olivia Smithson.

Lake Wylie resident and rising 11th-grader Gabriella A. Lott has been accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville, where she will study creative writing.

Lott was one of 12 students selected to the department out of 70 applicants from across the state.

She is a member of the Gastonia-Piedmont Chapter of Jack & Jill of America and attends Gaston Christian School, as well as Turning Points Ministries in Steele Creek.

Register by Friday for workshop

The York Soil & Water Conservation District is taking registrations through May 17 for its annual Summer Conservation Science Workshop open to all K-5 teachers in York County.

The workshop will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25-27 at Clover High School. Cost is $30, which includes all materials and 15 continuing education credits.

Teachers will learn hands-on instructional strategies to teach standards-driven soil, water and natural resource concepts. For more information, call 803-684-3137.

Farm Bureau offers scholarship

York County Farm Bureau offers a scholarship to a student pursuing a higher education in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field.

Applicants must have completed a first semester at a four-year school of higher education. The amount of the scholarship awarded will be $1,000 annually, to be awarded $500 each semester with the check payable to the institution and the student.

This scholarship will be awarded to a resident of York County based on character, demonstrated leadership abilities, and dedication to agriculture or a related field.

Applications for this scholarship should be picked up and returned to York County Farm Bureau no later than June 14. Call 803-684-4235 for more information.

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