Clover Women’s Club presents scholarships

June 18, 2013 

The 2013 Clover Woman’s Club scholarships were presented in memory of Barbara McConnell Parrish, a retired Clover assistant superintendent and a Clover school board member who was vice president of club.

Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Clover High School graduates. They are Lauren Benoist, daughter of Douglas and Cathy Benoist, who will attend USC Upstate, majoring in nursing; Sarah Keistler, daughter of Greg and Laura Keistler, who will attend Clemson University as a secondary education math major; and Katherine Stewart, daughter of Terri Stewart and the late James W. Stewart, who will attend the University of South Carolina majoring in pre-dental.

The scholarships were funded by memorial donations and funds raised by the club’s annual tour of homes and its spring card party.

Each year the Clover High faculty name a recipient for the club’s Outstanding Young Woman award. This year’s winner was Katherine Stewart, Clover High’s student body president.

Clover native addresses 3 commencements

Flint Holbrook of Clover recently addressed the three commencement ceremonies at Oklahoma State University as president of the Student Government Association.

A 2009 graduate of Clover High School, Holbrook graduated from Oklahoma State University in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biosystems engineering.

Holbrook plans to start a social venture in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer. Once his company is operational, he will travel abroad for a few months before pursuing an MBA at Harvard University’s Business School.

The son of Flint and Beverly Holbrook of Clover, Holbrook served as president of the South Carolina FFA Association in 2008-09, according to John W. Parris, director of the South Carolina AgriNews Service in Columbia, SC.

“An Agricultural Leadership Scholarship has been established at Clover High School in Holbrook’s honor and is awarded to an outstanding senior each year,” Parris said.

CHS cheerleader wins gold

Kendra Evelsizer, a junior at Clover High School, recently competed with a team that won the Gold Medal in The Worlds Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida on April 26 and 27.

Kendra is a member of the Senior Elite all girls level 5 at Cheer Extreme All Stars gym in Kernersville, NC.

Senior Elite consists of 36 girls ages 14 to 18. The team is coached by Courtney Smith Pope and Ben Pope. The team won various national competitions during the season.

Kendra’s team performance has been aired on ESPN.

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