Oakridge Middle School academic teams off to winning start

February 1, 2014 

OMS academic teams off to winning start

The Oakridge Middle School Academic Challenge Team have competed in two matches.

Eighth grade members are Devyn Byrd, Tristan Dover, Michael D’Agostino, Anderson Moore, Gabriel Patrautanu and Justin Pereira.

Seventh grade members are Jeremy Bays, Parker Milley and Deanna Patrautanu.

The team traveled to Gaffney for the first match of the season. The eighth-graders won 350 to 10. High scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu with 150 points. Second high scorer was Moore with 90 points gained in only two rounds. The seventh-graders also won their first match with a score of 120 to 110. High scorer was Bays with 100 points. Second high scorer was Deanna Patrautanu with 20 points.

On Jan. 22, the Academic Challenge Team played its first home match against Blacksburg. The eighth-graders won 280 to 60. High scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu with 110 points. Second high scorer was Moore with 100 points. The seventh-graders lost their first match. High scorer Milley with 70 points. Second high scorer was Bays with 60 points.

Winter band serves fundraiser Feb. 15

The Clover Band Winter Programs will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Clover High School Applied Technology Center Café.

Tickets for this take-out only fundraiser are available through Feb. 7 for $8 from Clover Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard students. A small number of tickets will be available at the door.

At 7 p.m. Feb. 15, the Winter Programs will host a family and friends night at the CHS gym. This event, which includes exhibitions by Clover High School and other area schools’ Indoor Drumlines and Winter Guards, is open to the public.

The Band Program’s Indoor Drumline, led by Assistant Band Director Dan Lenard and instructor Anne Lewis, has qualified for four years in a row for the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. The group placed in the top 20 in the world for the past three years. The Winter Guard, under the direction of the new Guard instructor Todd Winder, will perform regionally in both JV and varsity competitions and at the WGI Regional Competition in Charlotte in March.

The Clover High School Band Program, under the leadership of Band Director Eric Wells, includes the extra-curricular Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard Programs during the winter/spring, and the co-curricular Marching Band in the fall.

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Sophomores can apply for GSSM

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is accepting applications from high school sophomores through Feb. 15. Online applications are available at scgssm.org/apply-now.

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

GSSM applicants should be 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; and complete geometry, algebra I and II, English II and one lab science by the end of sophomore year.

Scholarship offered for CHS student

Clover native Lelia Jackson will award the second annual LANDIS Scholarship to a deserving Clover High School senior.

Jackson, a 1983 graduate of CHS, named the scholarship after her father, Landis Jackson, who worked in the Clover school district for many years.

Students applying for the Lifting And Navigating Determined Inspired Students Scholarship must demonstrate volunteer community service, exhibit leadership skills and have a financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Students should see the Clover High School guidance department for additional details. Applications are due to the CHS guidance department by April 9.

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