Metal drive helps CHS bands
CLOVER The Clover High School Band Boosters in partnership with Custom Recycling of York will hold a metal drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Clover High School to raise money for the band program’s general fund.
A 30-yard roll off container will be set up for collections in the back parking lot of the high school. The Boosters will accept almost all scrap metal parts during this metal drive including aluminum, copper, brass, carbide, cobalt, electric motors, electronic scraps, gold, iron, lead, lithosheet, molybdenum, nickel, precious metals, radiators, silver, solder, steel, tin, titanium, tungsten and X-ray film.
Family wins Primrose scholarship
CHARLOTTE The Hancock family of Belmont, who recently moved from Lake Wylie, returned to Primrose School of Lake Wylie in Steele Creek for the first day of school Aug. 26 after winning a scholarship during the Primrose Schools National Facebook Scholarship Sweepstakes.
To promote its inaugural National Open House Event last month, Primrose Schools offered current and prospective families the opportunity to win a one-year scholarship by entering the sweepstakes on Facebook.
Sara Hancock, mother of two, received the one-year scholarship after her family was randomly selected as the grand prize winner.
Students invited to take on contest
YORK COUNTY York Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a Scarecrow Contest this fall for York County students in grades 1 through 8 with prizes in three age categories.
For more information, call 803-684-3137. The district office is located at 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York.
Governor’s School seeks pianists
GREENVILLE The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will host its first piano competition Oct. 19 and is seeking pianists from across South Carolina to participate.
Applicants must be South Carolina residents in grades 7-10. Teachers of students do not have to be residents of South Carolina. There is a $25 entry fee. Application deadline is Sept. 16. Students may apply via the school’s website scgsah.org (under Music).
Participants will perform a memorized program of works up to 25 minutes in Smith Recital Hall on the SCGSAH campus in Greenville. Competition performances are open to the public at no charge. A reception will follow the competition and more than $2,500 in cash prizes will be given to winners.
All entrants will receive written comments from each of the three judges. The judges for this inaugural competition are Dr. Martin Jones, professor of piano at Georgia Regents University Music Conservatory; Dr. Paul Nitsch, professor of piano at Queens University at Charlotte; and Dr. Clara Park, professor of piano at Georgia Regents University Music Conservatory.
The SCGSAH Junior Artist Piano Competition is sponsored by the Bichel Foundation and SCGSAH.
For more information, call 864-282-3761.
Educators get into Discovery Place museums free
CHARLOTTE The Discovery Place family of museums is offering Educator Saturdays throughout September, beginning Sept. 7. Educators are admitted free at Charlotte’s Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham.
Complimentary admission is valid for all educators plus one guest. Educators must present their school ID. Parking will be validated for educators on the day of each event. Reservations are not required, but educators should visit admissions upon arrival to register and receive information and parking validation. Call 704-372-6261 for more information.