School notes for March 14

March 13, 2013 

Clover consumer science teacher honored

Clover High School Family and Consumer Science teacher Christy Wilson was honored as the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year for 2013.

Wilson, a teacher at CHS for 15 years, is active as an advisor for the Clover Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter.

She was chosen for her creativity, innovation and progressive approach to her classroom as well as for her ingenuity and perseverance used to overcome obstacles. Wilson's current classes this semester at CHS include fashion, fabric and design and family life education.

The award also encompasses her influence on students' lives within and beyond the program. Wilson was an integral part of a recent Fashion Show that incorporated the designs of her students and showcased their talents.

She accepted her award Feb. 21 at Embassy Suites in Columbia.

York students honored by Rotary

Two York students were recently honored as students of the month by the York Rotary Club. They are Fabiana Anthonella Mendoza, a Hunter Street Elementary student, and Brice Andrew Cox, a student at the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center.

Anthonella had a perfect PASS score in math for third grade, is performing in a fourth-grade production and was a member of the first semester safety patrol and is a second semester school store worker. She is the daughter of Angel Mendoza and Geoconda Fernandez.

Brice is a senior in the technology center’s culinary arts program who has demonstrated leadership by planning numerous catered functions, including a recent Family Trust banquet. He is also vice president of the French Club, treasurer for Skills USA and a member of the Spanish Club, DECA, FCA and the art program. He volunteers as an intern for the town of Sharon. He is the son of Joseph and Margaret Cox of Sharon.

Clover cadets to attend summer military seminars

Cadets Jonathan Bruney and Hayden Matkovich, both juniors at Clover High School, have been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy summer seminars in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annapolis, Md.

The seminars are a fast-paced, six-day experience for high school students who are high achievers. The selection process is very competitive with only 3,000 students selected; more than 18,000 students apply each year.

The program teaches students about life at the Air Force and Naval Academies and how academics, athletics and professional training all play roles in developing leaders. Additionally, the seminars help educate, motivate and prepare students who are considering applying to a service academy.

Both cadets are involved in Clover High School’s Air Force JROTC and band programs.

Clover High booster club plans pine needle sale

The Clover High School Athletic Booster Club’s annual pine needle sale will be March 22 and 23. Long-leaf pine needles will be sold for $4.50 per bale to benefit Blue Eagle athletes.

Orders are being accepted in advance; for details, call 704-913-3233.

Bales of pine needles may be picked up at Clover Memorial Stadium, on the home side, or at Golf Masters in Lake Wylie. Hours for pickup are 4 to 7 p.m. March 22 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23.

Free delivery is available with the purchase of 25 bales or more in the Clover school district. Checks should be payable to the CABS and mailed to P.O. Box 915, Clover SC 29710.

The money raised in the benefit is used to pay for travel costs, meals and other expenses for Blue Eagle athletes.

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