Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club gives two scholarships

June 1, 2013 

Two Clover High School graduates – Brittany La’Shawn Carothers of Lake Wylie and Cassie Black of Clover – were awarded a total of $6,000 in college scholarships on May 23 from the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club.

The CLWRW Fay Bergman Scholarship, funded by the annual Home and Garden Tour, is awarded each year to one or more Clover High School college-bound seniors based on merit and need. This year marks the first time a scholarship has been awarded to two students.

Recipient of the $3,500 scholarship, National Honor Society student Brittany Carothers graduated with a 4.21 GPA and a class ranking of 88 out of 472, achieving academic excellence while working part time and participating in several school clubs including FBLA, Interact Club, Historical Society, Student Council and Club Fit. She is a member of her church’s youth choir, served as president of its youth enrichment program and has participated in ministries such as the “Clothing Closet” and Campus Connections. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina in Spartanburg where she will major in nursing.

Recipient of the $2,500 scholarship, Cassie Black also is a National Honor Society student and Principal’s Scholar. She graduated with a 4.62 GPA and a class ranking of 38 out of 472, and has been named on the YTC President and Dean’s List. She has received special honors including the AF/ROTC Top Performer Award, Outstanding Cadet Award and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction Award. While working part time, she participated in AF/ROTC and FFA, and was involved with the Clover Spilled Ink literary magazine. She will attend Charleston Southern University and plans to study criminal justice.

Rotary hosts

Pope June 11

S.C. Rep. Tommy Pope will speak June 11 at the Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting.

Meetings begin at noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9.

For more information, visit

Master Gardener applications accepted

Clemson Extension Service is taking applications for the Master Gardener Class. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays Aug. 6-Nov. 12 at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St.

The program is open to all adults, regardless of gardening experience.

Participants learn about all aspects of gardening from soils, to growing vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns. They also learn about garden pests, beneficial insects and plant physiology.

Class costs $300. In addition to the fee, participants must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in service to the community. Enrollment is limited, and applications are due by July 6. Call 803-684-9919 for more information.

Play bridge Wednesdays

Play bridge Wednesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

For more information or to learn how to play bridge, call 704-995-3190 or 704-995-3193. Visit for more information.

Art Guild meets monthly

The Catawba River Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St.


MOMS Club, a social group serving ZIP codes 29710 and 29745, offers opportunities for moms and children to enjoy fun activities.

For more information, email

Sweet Repeat seeks volunteers, donations

Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation seeks volunteers for two to six hours a month to work at the Sweet Repeat Shop at Lake Wylie Plaza behind Fred’s.

All proceeds benefit charities in the local area.

Club membership applications are being accepted and are available at the store.

Call 803-831-0490 or 803-831-0722 for more information.

Toastmasters meet


Fort Mill chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road.

Call 803-493-9048.

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