CHS Indoor Drumline 9th in world, fan favorite

April 25, 2014 

CHS Drumline fan fave, 9th in world

The Clover High School Indoor Drumline recently competed in Dayton, Ohio, at the WGI World Championships where they captured the award for Fan Favorite and took ninth place in the world.

The group was selected as Fan Favorite after the 4 1/2-hour voting window when fans could vote by text or online.

The drumline director is Dan Lenard. The front ensemble director is Anne Lewis.

Choraliers spring show this week

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

Times are 8 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

For more information, visit

PES presents ‘Seussical Jr.’

Palisades Episcopal School’s performance of “Seussical Jr.” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the door. Call 704-583-1825 for information.

3 CHS cadets awarded military scholarships

Three Clover High School Air Force JROTC cadets have been selected to receive full military scholarships to three organizations following graduation in June. The value of their scholarships is in excess of $800,000.   

Harrison Brooks will head to the Citadel on an Army ROTC scholarship.  

Hayden Matkovich accepted an offer to attend Tulane University on an Army ROTC scholarship.  

Nicholas “Brady” Watson will attend the Naval Academy Prep School before heading to the United States Naval Academy.     

All three students spent countless hours developing leadership skills in the JROTC program guided by instructors Maj. Brian Batson and Chief Louis Csencsits.  

Moped to Memphis presents check to hospital

Since its inception, Moped to Memphis has raised more than $250,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The goal is to reach $1 million by 2020.

This year’s group presented a check for more than $70,000.

The charity drive was the brainchild of Clover High School teacher Frank Falls, who started it as a small class project and decided to grow it.

Blood center offers scholarship program

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is recruiting students to help kick off its sixth annual Students Saving Summer Scholarship program on June 1.

High school and college students who host a successful blood drive with CBCC between June and September have the chance to earn scholarship money. The students with the top five producing blood drives will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from CBCC. Since 2009, CBCC has awarded more than $129,500 in scholarships and grants.

To be eligible for the scholarship, participating students must hold their blood drive between June 1 and Sept. 30, choose a location, recruit donors and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood. Each student will be paired with a CBCC representative who will provide assistance with planning the blood drive. The CBCC scholarship donation must be directly transferred to the college, university or other learning establishment of each winner’s choice.

For more information or to register, call 704-972-4727.

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.

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 Friday, May 1.

Call 803-684-4235 for more information.

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