Clover High FBLA students take on state competition

April 4, 2014 

FBLA students take on state competition

Clover High School’s Future Business Leaders of America students competed at the FBLA State Leadership Conference the weekend of March 29 at the North Charleston Convention Center.

Senior Courtney Conger sang the National Anthem at the opening ceremony.

Senior Jodi Croat was honored by winning the Rita P. Heape Scholarship.

The first-, second- and third-place winners now qualify for the National Leadership Conference to be held in the summer in Nashville, Tenn.

• First place: Justin Grigg- Accounting I; David Cole and River Galacia (team) – Emerging Business Issues; Garrett Erven – Introduction to Information Technology

• Second place: Austin Dover- Healthcare Administration

• Third place: Kim Arjune and Courtney Conger (team) – Digital Design and Promotion; Maddie Rowley – Future Business Leader

• Fourth place: Jodi Croat- Economics; Ian McDevitt- Introduction to Information Technology; Victoria Burrell- Job Interview

• Fifth place: Angelo Allison- Impromptu Speaking; Jonathan Bruney- Public Service Announcement

Faculty advisors are Leslie Knutsen, Lee Ann Seay, Amy Moss, Rita Grave and Quentin McGill.

Choraliers named state champs

For the 10th time in 12 years, Clover High School Choraliers captured the title of state champions. Additionally, the Honors Chorale also claimed first place in the sight reading category.

The group is directed by Jay Forrest. Vocal instructor is Meredith Cornwell.

Sweet Repeat scholarship deadline Wednesday

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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, April 9.

YouLead applications accepted

Applications for the 2014-2015 Youth Leadership York County (YouLead) program are available to sophomores and juniors at any York County high school.

The youth leadership program, a joint effort of the chambers of commerce of York County, is an eight-month experience for students at public and private schools. YouLead participants meet local and state government officials, tour area businesses with local industry leaders and volunteer with York County service agencies. Program organizers hope to encourage students to further their education after high school and to then become active members of York County community.

High School students who are rising juniors or seniors in Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill or York School Districts, Westminster Catawba Christian School, York Preparatory Academy or any other chamber-member institution may apply for the program. Applications are available online at, on the Youth Leadership York County Facebook page (, or through any chamber office in York County. Completed applications must be submitted to the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce by April 30. Finalists may be invited to participate in an interview process. All applicants will be notified of their status by June 1.

Only 18-20 students will be selected for participation and those who accept a place in the program will be asked to submit a small commitment fee. A limited number of fee waivers will be granted for those with demonstrated need.

The chambers of commerce of York County are made up of the York County Regional Chamber, along with the Greater Clover, Greater York, and Lake Wylie chambers. The 2014-2015 program is sponsored by various local businesses including Comporium Communications, Williams & Fudge and The City of Rock Hill. For more information, call 803-324-7500.

Farm Bureau offering scholarship

York County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its scholarship program.

The scholarship is for students pursuing higher education in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field, after completion of a first semester at a four-year school of higher education. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 annually to be awarded $500 each semester with the check payable to the institution and the student.

This scholarship will be awarded to a resident of York County based on character, demonstrated leadership abilities, and dedication to agriculture or a related field.

Applications for this scholarship should be picked up and returned to York County Farm Bureau by May 1.

Call 803-684-4235 for more information.

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