Clover High's Satterfield honored as outstanding volunteer in S.C.

February 8, 2014 

Winter band serves fundraiser Saturday

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

A small number of tickets will be available at the door.

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.

Call 704-572-8595 or email

CHS’s Satterfield honored as volunteer of state

Clover High School’s Denise Satterfield was honored recently by the Special Olympics as Outstanding Adult Volunteer for 2014 for the state of South Carolina.

A dedicated paraprofessional at CHS, Satterfield also was last year’s recipient of the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children’s 2013 Paraprofessional of the Year.

Pre-K, kindergarten registration to begin

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 3. Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2013-14 attendance lines.

Registration hours vary by school.

• Bethel Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Bethany Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Crowders Creek Elementary: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday -Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• Griggs Road Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Kinard Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Larne Elementary: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

To be eligible for pre-K, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014.

Parents should bring the child’s legal birth certificate copy with the state seal, two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, and up-to-date immunization records when registering.

Parents not sure where to register their child can use the district’s address locator at to identify their correct school assignment.

For more information, call 803-810-8013.

OMS academic teams take on York

The Oakridge Academic Challenge Team traveled to York on Feb. 5.

The eighth-grade team continues to be undefeated. The Golden Eagles won the match 280-180. High scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu with 140 points. Second high scorer was Anderson Moore with 70 points. Michael D’Agostino contributed 40 points, and Deyvn Byrd added 30 points to the win.

Luke Aldridge and Ellie Mow joined the seventh-grade team. The seventh grade lost a hard fought match. York Middle had 140 points and Oakridge scored 130. High scorer for Oakridge was Jeremy Bays with 60 points. Ellie Mow and Parker Milley each had 30 points. Deana Patrautanu also scored 10 points. The next match will be Feb. 19 at home against Clover Middle School.

The Academic Challenge eighth-grade team is made up of Devyn Byrd, Tristan Dover, Michael D’Agostino, Anderson Moore, Gabriel Patrautanu and Justin Pereira.

Seventh-grade team is Jeremy Bays, Parker Milley, Deanna Patrautanu, Luke Aldridge and Ellie Mow.

Apply for GSSM by Friday

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

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.

Tractor Supply announces scholarship

Tractor Supply Co. has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,245 Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores Feb. 14-23, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supply’s Growing Scholars program will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations.

To be eligible for the scholarship program, students must be FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.

In addition to the Growing Scholars program, Tractor Supply and the National FFA Foundation have many other joint initiatives, including the FFA horse evaluation career development event, National FFA Week and the annual National Association of Agricultural Educators Conference. At an individual store level, Tractor Supply continually hosts fund-raising events and works closely with local FFA chapters and high school agriculture advisers to provide resources and leverage synergies.

Look to federal student aid programs

The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. This brief summary from KHEAA describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

• Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,645 per year for undergraduates with financial need.

• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: grants that provide up to $4,000 per year for undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need.

• Federal Perkins Loan: loans for students with exceptional financial need. Undergraduates can get up to $5,500 per year, while graduate students can get up to $8,000 per year.

• Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans: These loans are available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The amount students may borrow depends on their year in school.

• Federal PLUS Loan: Parents of dependent undergraduate students may qualify for PLUS Loans, depending on the parents’ credit ratings. The amount available depends on how much other financial aid the student receives. Graduate and professional students may apply for PLUS Loans if they have exhausted their Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan eligibility.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to apply for all of these programs. Families seeking a PLUS Loan must also submit a separate application.

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