Clover High Indoor Drumline & Percussion takes first

March 8, 2014 

CHS drumline wins regional championship

The Clover High School Indoor Drumline & Percussion took first place at the March 1 WGI Spartanburg Regional Championships. This is the group’s second first-place finish in two weeks, after having been crowned champions at the CIPA Indoor Show the week before.

They will be competing March 14-15 in Virginia. The group is directed by Danny Lenard.

Members are Madeline Bailes, Ashley Flora, Amanda Robinson, Stacie Rockholt, Courtney Skalandi, Thomas Key, Shannon Copeland, Gavin Connors, Cameron McCarter, Montana Tallman, Tyler Eller, Alec Popichak, Ashley Parsons, Katie Hartsoe, Nathan Bailes, Cody Copeland, Max Dissington, Cody Chambers, Corbin Moss, Austin Burrell, Carl Long, Tyler Copeland, Cameron Scott, Jenny Flora, Jackson Taylor, Brianna Sain, Hunter Robinson, Chris Owen, Danny Carillo, Nathan Moss, Ross Lenard, Zach Wall, Brandon Eish, Eliyah Vue, Drew Sullivan, Garrett Martin, Cameron Ware and Nadina Slusser.

ROTC Must Dash raises $2K for Autism Speaks

The Clover High School JROTC cadets sported mustaches during the March 1 5K and 2.5K Must Dash at Lake Wylie.

The event drew more than 150 participants and raised $2,000 for Autism Speaks and the ROTC program.

Clover High junior Brandon Demby won the race with a time of 21:28.

CHS students raise money in coach’s honor

Clover High School Student Council held a Zumbathon on March 6 raising $730 for Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, where CHS Girls Basketball Coach Sherer Hopkins is being treated for a brain tumor.

Zumba instructors included Stacy Watson, Beth Collins and Samantha Moses.

All of the basketball team players participated.

CHS FFA members tops in competition

Nine members of the Clover High School Future Farmers of America competed the weekend of March 1 in the FFA Career Development Events.

Dairy Evaluation Team members Logan Cogdill, Sarah Stiles, Madison Lovelace and Amarillo Nivens took first place and were awarded a trip to the National FFA Convention in the fall.

The event consisted of a written test, judging four classes of heifers and cows, giving reasons to the judges and completing a team event that included giving an oral presentation to a judge.

The Milk Quality and Products team of Amber Skinnell, Mackanziee Efird, Hannah Rhyne and Emily Sells placed fifth out of 15. They had to determine types of cheeses and milk.

Tripp Bolin placed second overall in the Dairy Handlers competition, where he had to show a dairy cow, properly placing his feet in position and controlling the animal.

CHS DECA students take on state level

Clover High School’s DECA students competed at the state level events Feb. 28-March 1 in Charleston.

DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.

Noah Nissen won first in Sports/Entertainment Marketing Research Event and also is the new DECA state level vice president.

Devon Oepen took second place in Employment Acquisition Event. Jodi Croat was fourth in International Business Plan Event.

Anna Keistler and Allie McConnell placed in the top 10 in their Hospitality Team Management event.

OMS academic teams winning

The Oakridge Academic Challenge Team faced crosstown rival Clover Middle School on Feb. 19.

The eighth grade remains undefeated, winning its match 350-100. The high scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu, with 180 points. Second high scorer was Anderson Moore with 90 points. Justin Pereira scored 30 points. Michael D’Agostino and Devyn Byrd contributed 20 points each, and Tristan Dover added 10 points to the win.

The seventh grade won its match against Clover Middle School as well. High scorer for Oakridge was Parker Milley with 150 points. Jeremy Bays came in second with 60 points. Deana Patrautanu also scored 30 points.

The OMS teams played a double match at home against Gaffney and Ewing on Feb. 26. The eighth grade won both of its matches. Oakridge beat Ewing 310-90. High scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu with 170 points. Second high scorer was Justin Pereira with 50 points. The eighth grade also beat Gaffney 260-90. Patrautanu was high scorer again with 130, and Pereira was second high scorer with 60 points.

The seventh grade team won the match against Gaffney 160-90. Top scorer was Parker Milley with 100 points. Ellie Mow and Jeremy Bays both tied for second highest scorer with 30 points each. Ewing won the seventh grade match 220-130. Milley was top scorer with 50 points and Bays was second with 40 points.

The team was scheduled to compete Monday at the Academic Challenge Festival in Gaffney.

Eagle Closet sale runs through March 28

Clover School District’s Eagle Closet Super Clearance Sale runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays through March 28.

All clothing items are 10 cents. All books, DVDs, CDs, VHS and cassette tapes cost 5 cents. All coats, handbags, adult shoes, book bags and toys cost 25 cents. Everything else in the store is half off of sticker price.

GOTR forming teen advisory board

The Girls on the Run program is seeking teens to particpate.

An inaugural Teen Advisory Board for the Tri-County Chapter of Girls on the Run is being formed, with principals and guidance counselors in the GOTR Tri-County chapter being asked to nominate one person by March 31.

Details: 803-493-6040.

York Tech holding FAFSA Fridays

York Tech is hosting FAFSA Fridays to help students navigate their way through the financial aid process through the end of the month.

Reducing the length and complexity of the FAFSA can help more students get the aid they need to attend and complete college.

The college is at 452 S. Anderson Road. Details: 803-981-8032.

Scholarship offered for CHS student

Clover native Lelia Jackson will award the second 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.

Sweet Repeat offering scholarships

Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to two Clover High School seniors in May.

Students applying for scholarships must demonstrate service to community, have a financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Students should see the Clover high School guidance department for applications and submission details. Applications are due April 9.

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