Crowders Creek Elementary carnival April 25

April 19, 2014 

Crowders Creek Elementary carnival Friday

Crowders Creek Elementary School invites the community to its annual Spring Carnival and Outdoor Movie from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25. The movie, Disney’s “Frozen,” will begin at 8 p.m.

Events include games, inflatables and local vendors, as well as food provided by Outback, Ron’s Barbeque, Domino’s, Bagel Boat and Goldfinger.

All proceeds will go to support the students at Crowders Creek Elementary.

CHS junior awarded Family Trust scholarship

More than 450 people attended the 57th annual meeting for Family Trust Federal Credit Union at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill where Billy Gallien of Clover was awarded the credit union’s $1,000 Eddie Reeves Scholarship.

A junior at Clover High School, Gallien is an Eagle Scout with Troop 37, vice president with Future Farmers of America and a volunteer with the South Carolina Division of Children of the Confederacy. The son of Renee and Tim Gallien, he hopes to major in forestry or environmental and natural resources at Clemson University.

Finalists receiving $500 were Alexandra White of Rock Hill and John Edmunds of Clover.

The Clover Air Force Junior ROTC presented the colors, and Sheila Caldwell entertained and sang the national anthem.

CHS students among YouLead grads

Members of the 2013-2014 Youth Leadership York County class celebrated their graduation from the program recently with a reception at the McCelvey Center.

Twenty of York County’s up-and-coming young leaders representing all four York County school districts and Westminster Catawba Christian School completed the program over eight months. The group met on a monthly basis, mostly on school holidays and Saturdays, to meet with representatives from area businesses, industries, government entities and educational institutions to learn more about York County while watching the county’s leaders in action. In addition, the Youth Leadership (YouLead) class was charged with participating in two volunteer projects, one with the York County Council of Aging, and one through which they performed “random acts of kindness”

This year’s Youth Leadership York County graduates and participants are Alexandra Abbott, Avery Carter, Carlo Harneit and Randi Smith from Fort Mill High School; Asia Barnes and Brianna Stevens from Northwestern High School; Amelia Campbell and Emily Coleman from Westminster Catawba Christian School; Julie Comer, Morgan Kuczler, Carrie Lee Lancaster and Matthew Ransom from York Comprehensive High School; Hannah Harvey and Sabrina Roof from Nation Ford High School; Teddy Hutchison and Anna Rollo from Rock Hill High School; David Kowalczyk and Rachel Park from Clover High School; and Peyton Marion and Patrick Williams from South Pointe High School.

During the graduation event, Peyton Marion of South Pointe High School was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Leader Award. This award is voted on by the members of the class and volunteer committee. It is presented each year to the class member who most exemplifies the characteristics of effective leadership.

Applications for the 2014-2015 YouLead program are available at or through any of the chamber of commerce in York County.

Choraliers announce spring show

Clover High School Choraliers announced the annual spring show will be “Monty Python’s Spamalot” on May 1 and May 3-4 at the school district auditorium.

Times are 8 p.m. May 1 and 3, and 3 p.m. May 4.

Tickets cost $7 and are available at the Clover School District Auditorium Box Office.

For more information, visit

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 college or university. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 annually, 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.

Tip: Compare award letters to find best college deal

By now, most high school seniors should have completed the college application process and will begin receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should compare those letters to find the one that offers the best financial aid package, KHEAA advises.

The letter will usually show the total cost of attendance – what it costs to go to that school for one school year including tuition, fees, room, meals, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.

It may also show the expected family contribution. The EFC is subtracted from the total cost of attendance to get a student’s financial need. The letter will then list various sources of financial aid offered to pay for the costs not covered by the EFC. Students can accept or reject any or all of those proposed sources.

One consideration is how much of the aid being offered is in federal student loans, which will have to be paid back after a student finishes school. If the package includes federal loans and isn’t enough to pay all expenses, students may be looking at a private education loan. Comparison shopping is a must in that case.

KHEAA is a public, nonprofit agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to college.

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