Choraliers Holiday Concerts scheduled

December 7, 2013 

Choraliers Holiday Concerts this week

The Clover High School Choraliers kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

Tickets cost $7 and are available at the Clover School District auditorium box office.

The Choraliers are sponsoring a food drive asking patrons to bring a non-perishable food item for Clover Area Assistance Center.

For box office hours and more information, call 803-222-1080 or visit

OMS names Thompson staff member of month

Oakridge Middle School’s new assistant principal Nicole Thompson has been named November Staff Member of the Month.

Thompson organizes and directs an afternoon tutoring program utilizing a rotation of 30 staff members to help more than 90 struggling students. She attended Newberry College on a tennis scholarship and began her teaching career at Clover High School before coming to Oakridge.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, Justin, and has two children, McKenzie and Chase. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and jumping on the trampoline.

The award is sponsored by Family Trust Credit Union.

S.C. Teaching Fellows applications available

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is accepting applications until 11:45 p.m. Dec. 31 for state high school seniors interested in becoming a teacher.

To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the U.S. and a legal resident of South Carolina.

The fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 while they complete a degree leading to a teaching license. A fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.

Fellows attend one of 10 Teaching Fellows Institutions across the state. These schools include: Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, Newberry College, USC-Columbia, USC-Upstate and Winthrop University.

Fellows are identified through a selection process that includes the application, an interview in front of a panel of three educators, a presentation, and a writing sample. Awards will be made in early spring. Applications are available online at

Governor’s School seeks students in the arts

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is accepting applications for the 2014 summer programs and the 2014/2015 academic high school year until Jan. 8.

The public residential high school serves students statewide and is located in downtown Greenville. SCGSAH offers rigorous academics and pre-professional training in five arts areas: creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual arts. Summer programs are offered in each of the art areas.

Online application are available at under Admissions.

For more information, call 864-282-3713.

Sophomores can apply for GSSM

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is accepting applications from current high school sophomores through Feb. 15. Online applications are available at

GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math.

GSSM applicants should be current high school sophomores and state residents, have a PSAT score of 110 or higher (math and verbal only), have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, complete geometry, algebra I and II, English II and one lab science by the end of sophomore year.

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