Clover High Interact Club clears path for runners

March 21, 2014 

Interact Club clears path for runners

The Clover High School cross country team has new turf to practice on thanks to the CHS Interact Club.

The Interact Club chose this as its annual school service project and were able to finish it the week of March 10.

About 50 students teamed up to clear about 1/2-mile of new trail through the brush and terrain behind the high school for the cross country runners to use for daily practices and competitions.

Bowman accepted to Naval seminar

Clover High School Air Force JROTC Cadet Caitlin Bowman has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy summer seminar in Annapolis, Md.

The summer seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high school students who are high achievers. The selection process is competitive with only 3,000 students selected from more than 18,000 who apply each year. The program teaches students about life at naval academies and how academics, athletics and professional training are important in developing leaders. Additionally, the seminars help educate, motivate and prepare students who are considering applying for admission to a service academy.

Bowman, a junior, is deputy group commander. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Jim Bowman of Clover.

Her JROTC instructors are Chief Louis Csencsits and Maj. Brian Batson.

Christian academy open house April 8

Pine Grove Christian Academy, 5415 S.C. 557, will have open house from 7 to 8 p.m. April 8.

Pine Grove offers a private Christian school for ages K4-fifth grade, a child development center for ages 6 weeks-3 years, an afterschool program for all elementary schools in the Clover School District and a summer camp program for ages 4-12.

Pine Grove Christian Academy is a ministry of The Journey at Lake Wylie. Call 803-831-2015 for more information.

Lefft makes Phillips Academy honors

Alexis J. Lefft of Lake Wylie, a member of the class of 2016, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term.

To be named to the honor roll, students must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale.

Phillips Academy, also known as Andover, is a co-educational, nonprofit, independent high school of 1,100 students, known for a rigorous academic program.

CHS HOSA members’ gala earns No. 1 in state

Clover High School HOSA students competed at the State HOSA Leadership Conference the weekend of March 15 in Charleston.

The unit was recognized as the No. 1 club in the state for its Cystic Fibrosis Gala, which raised more than $2,000 for cystic fibrosis research. The club is sponsored by faculty members Deborah Violante, Natasha Duckwall, Kim Bressler and Matt Bressler.

Nineteen students competed in subjects including medical photography, CPR/First Aid, sports medicine, nursing assisting and HOSA Bowl. The HOSA Bowl Team, made up of Kristopher Gross, Carly Graber, Ashton Nicholas and Jordan Brock, lost only one match and placed third in the state. Kaitlyn Parada came in second place and TJ Francis came in third place for nursing assisting.

These students will compete at the HOSA National competition in Orlando, Fla., in June.

Other HOSA members are Victoria Ashare, Cassie Blanton, Hannah Burke, Jarod Dollar-Seely, Amber Hess, Jacqueline Matheson, Hylah Miller, Ann Montero, Alex Peeler, Erika Spence, Saige Stermin, M’Kenzy Walters and Madison Woodhouse.

Choraliers soloists earn top scores

Thirteen Clover High School Choraliers soloists were top scorers in their categories at the S.C. National Association of Teachers of Singing competition held March 15 in Columbia. They qualify to compete in the Regional NATS competition in April.

Singers are: Sydney Entrikin, Jessica Johnson, Maddie Johnston, Miriam Coburn, Annie Dellinger, Myranda Thomas, Kaity Froneberger, Courtney Ramsey, Dajulyn Wallace, Andrew Collins, Matt Penley and Rebecca Forrest.

Sydney Wood, who was the top scorer in her category, performed in the Honors Recital.

Jay Forrest is director and vocal instructor is Meredith Cornwell.

CHS Drumline wins open class

The Clover High School Indoor Drumline traveled to Richmond, Va., on March 15 to compete at the WGI Virginia Regional.

The team dominated once again with a first place finish in open class. This puts the team in position for the World Championships in three weeks in Ohio.

Drumline director is Danny Lenard.

Winter Guard makes school history

The Clover High School Winter Guard was in Concord, N.C., at the WGI Regionals on March 15, along with 22 other schools from the Southeast.

The team placed high enough in preliminaries to compete in the finals, which proved to be another first in Clover Color Guard history. The team received a 13th place finish in a tough Class A event.

The team is directed by Todd Winder.

Eagle Closet sale runs through Friday

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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