OMS, CHS academic teams take 2nd

March 15, 2014 

Kosko named OMS Staff of Month

Joey Kosko, a teacher assistant at Oakridge Middle School, has been named February Staff Member of the Month.

Kosko is a graduate of Clover High School and Presbyterian College. He has been employed by Clover School District for nine years. He was selected for his willingness to help whenever called upon. On a recent trip to Camp Thunderbird, Kosko physically carried a student with a physical disability up a tower so the student could enjoy the zip line.

The award is sponsored by Family Trust Credit Union.

‘Incognito’ on stage two nights

The Clover High School Drama Club will present “Incognito” by N. Richard Nusbaum at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 22, at the Clover School District Auditorium.

The plot: The American pleasure steamer S.S. Imperial is in South American waters. On board is a German espionage agent in search of a British spy who has eluded the Germans for months. Before he can divulge the British spy’s identity to a German U-Boat near the steamer, he is murdered. The German submarine commander boards the vessel to find out who killed his contact and find the British agent. He narrows down the suspects to nine women. With the U-boat commander on board, danger follows danger. Through numerous plot complications the characters’ secrets unravel, some comic, some tragic. The play moves briskly along and in the last few moments of the play, the slayer’s identity is trickily exposed.

Tickets cost $5 at the door.

CHS student council, adviser win awards

Clover High School’s student government recently attended the South Carolina Association of Student Councils conference in Colleton County.

The council received the Gold Award for the number of projects it has completed and the leadership provided to the student body. The scrapbook, a compilation of evidence and resources showcasing the group’s work, received the Bronze Award. Amber Hess, 17, served as the editor and coordinated production of the book.

Student body president Adam Moore, 18, received a Terry McCoy Award for his leadership at CHS, on the state level and in the community. He also was recognized for his service as a state-level officer.

The S.C. Association of Student Councils named CHS counselor and student council adviser Rhonda Morris the Adviser of the Year. Given to “the person who uses the resources and talents that he or she sees in the students to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of their school and community,” Morris was nominated by students in the council, a parent and CHS Principal Mark Hopkins.

Morris also was named Region Three Adviser of the Year and is in the running to be named the National Adviser of the Year by the National Association of Student Councils. NASC divides the country into eight regions. CHS is in region three, which includes schools and teachers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

OMS team brings home two trophies

The Oakridge Middle School Academic Challenge Team had a great showing at the March 10 Old English Academic Challenge Festival hosted by Gaffney School District.

The eighth grade team brought home two trophies. They tied for first in regular season play with Indian Land Middle School. They came in second place overall.

OMS won the first match defeating South Middle School, 240-120. High scorer was Gabriel Patrautanu with 120 points. Second high scorer was Justin Pereira with 80 points. The eighth-graders won their second match against Clover Middle School as well. The score was 250-180. Patrautanu was high scorer again with 120, and Pereira was second high scorer with 70 points. These wins put OMS in the final match against Indian Land. OMS lost the last match 260-180. Top scorer in that match was Patrautanu with 70 points. Anderson Moore was second high scorer with 50 points.

The seventh grade team lost against Gaffney 130-80. Oakridge’s top scorer in the match was Parker Milley with 70 points. Jeremy Bays was the second highest scorer with 10 points. The seventh-graders won their match against Chester Middle School, 230-120. Milley was top scorer with 180 points. Deanna Patrautanu was second high scorer with 30 points.

CHS Quiz team takes 2nd

Clover High School Quiz Team members earned a second place finish for their work March 10 at the Olde English Consortium Academic Challenge Tournament at Gaffney High School.

They competed against 350 students, 28 schools and 44 teams in the north central region of South Carolina in this quiz bowl-type challenge.

Academic advisers are Leann Mellon and Ramie Macioce. Team members include Carrington Bearden, Madeline Bono, Nikki Bono, Brennan Cain, Alyssa Ciurlik, AJ Ciurlik, Gabriel D'Agostino, Austin Dover, Lindsay Davies, Richard Haley, Macy Hamacher, Grayson Love, Alyssa McCain, Mary MacInnis, Shawn Miller, Derek Moore, Annie Sanford, Matthew Stokes, Meredith Sutton, Ben Wells, Ajani Wilhelm and Grant Williams.

CHS Winter Guard finishes 4th

CLOVER The Clover High School Winter Guard team scored the highest of York County schools at a March 8 competition at Audrey Kell High School in Charlotte.

The team beat fellow A-class rivals Fort Mill for the first time in Winter Guard history. They finished in fourth place, a scant a 1.5 points away from the first place finishers.

They also won the equipment caption of their live captions that were judged.

Winter Guard seniors are Caroline Vella, Caitlin Murner, Savannah Kellett, Rebecca Priode, LeAnna McCoy and Katlyn Gordon.

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 participate.

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.

Call 803-493-6040.

Sweet Repeat offering scholarships

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

One of the scholarships is being offered in memory of Donna Tucker, foundation past president.

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

Applications and submission details are available at Clover High School guidance department. Deadline to apply is April 9.

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.

York Tech holding FAFSA Fridays

York Tech, 452 S. Anderson Road, 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.

Call 803-981-8032.

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