STEELE CREEK Palisades Episcopal School show success through Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
The test is given once a year to students in grades 3-8. This year, 88.4 percent of PES students scored at or above grade level on their core totals, and 87 percent of PES students scored at or above grade level on their composite totals.
PES ranked in the 93rd percentile in core totals and composite totals compared to other schools across the nation. PES performed better than 92 out of every 100 schools in the country.
Based on individual ITBS scores, 15 PES students in grades 3 and 4 qualified for the 2013 Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search, and 17 PES students in grades 5-8 qualified for the 2013 Duke TIP 7th/8th Grade Talent Search, which means 32 out of 69 PES students qualified for Duke TIP. In order to qualify for Duke TIP, a student must score in the 95th percentile or better in at least one testing category of the ITBS.
The ITBS is a series of tests designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of student progress in basic skills.
Additionally, 10 PES students scored above the national average on the National Latin Exam. Six of the students received certificates of merit, and four received certificates of outstanding merit. PES student Grant White made a perfect score on the exam.
Certificates of Merit were awarded to Caidin Biggers, Allison Bowman, Sarah Lail, Mary Moulliet, Madison Vanias and Andi Wheeler. Certificates of Outstanding Merit were awarded to Max Gilbert, Emma Myrick, Grant White and Jack Zeller.
CHS ROTC earns merit award
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. Unit SC-951 at Clover High School has been selected to receive the 2012-2013 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Unit with Merit Award.
This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.
Clover High School is one of five programs across the state of South Carolina to receive this award. Instructors are Maj. Brian Batson and Chief Louis Csencsits.
CLOVER Clover High School senior Choralier Rachel Johnson is celebrating her award for her Solo Ensemble by the South Carolina Choral Solo & Ensemble Festival.
She is planning to use the award scholarship for USC this fall, where she will be majoring in vocal performance.
A Choralier for all four years at CHS, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson of Clover.
Lake Pointe enrollment meeting tonight
Lake Pointe Academy, a Classical Christian University Model school for grades K-12, is holding its final 2013-14 school year open house and informational meeting for prospective parents and students tonight.
The meeting is Tuesday, May 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Pointe campus.
Parents will learn about the vision of the school’s parent involvement and classical education approach.
The opportunity also allows visitors to meet 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.
The school 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 call 803-631-5253.
‘Green Student of Year’ award
GASTONIA Keep Gastonia Beautiful awarded “Green Student of the Year” to three Gaston Day School students, Katie Danis, Mary Hunter Russell and Grace Wynkoop, for their work in preventing river pollution.
The three students formed Team Pollution Solution, researched and gathered data on stormwater contaminants in the Catawba River, and tackled the problem through education. They created and tested a classroom science kit with simple activities for keeping stormwater clean and rivers healthy.
Hold blood drive, earn scholarship
CHARLOTTE The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is calling all area high school and college students to participate in its fifth annual “Students Saving Summer Scholarship” program.
High school and college students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC between June 1 and Sept. 30 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education.
The students with the top five producing blood drives will receive a $1,000 scholarship from CBCC.
For more information or to register, call 704-972-4727.
Farm Bureau offers scholarship
YORK COUNTY 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.
This scholarship will be awarded to a resident of York County based on character, leadership 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.