School notes for April 11

April 16, 2013 

Clover Native Rob Wallace appointed to school board

Rob Wallace, a Clover native, has been selected by the Clover school board to fill the unexpired term of the late Barbara Parrish. The seat represents an area of the district south of S.C. 49 and along the S.C. 274 corridor.

Wallace, who is a territory manager for his family-owned business RWA Marketing, is a basketball and soccer coach with the Clover Recreation Department. He is a deacon at Clover ARP. He and his wife Mary have three children in the district, two at Crowders Creek Elementary and one at Oakridge Middle School.

He graduated from Clover High and from Winthrop University, where he was a four-year member of the basketball team. Wallace was officially sworn in on Monday at the district office.

Parrish, who died in February, was elected to the board in November 2010.

Conservation district offers scholarship

The York Soil and Water Conservation District will provide a scholarship for a York County student to attend the S.C. Conservation District’s Youth Workshop June 24-28 at Lander University in Greenwood.

This is an opportunity for students to study the environment in the areas or wildlife, forestry and natural resource conservation. Included is instruction in outdoor recreation such as canoeing and kayaking.

Students in ninth to 12th grades are eligible to attend. Applications must be received by April 19. For an application or details, contact coordinator Barbara O’Connell at 803-684-3137, ext. 101 or email her at

Service scholarship applications accepted

The Lake Wylie Rotary Club is accepting applications for the “Spirit of Service” Scholarship Award to recognize Clover seniors who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service through hours of volunteering and dedication to their chosen service. Top award is $2,000.

Graduating seniors who live in the Clover School District, regardless of whether they attend Clover High, a private school or are homeschooled are eligible. Students must be nominated by an adult, not a peer or family member.

A Rotary club selection committee will choose the finalists. The top applicants will be invited to present a five- to seven-minute information session to the Rotary club about their volunteer work, and why they chose to commit their time to these efforts.

Nomination forms are available online at, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and Clover High School guidance department. Deadline to apply is April 30. Applications may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to: Scholarship Committee Lake Wylie Rotary Club, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5082, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Finalists will be notified by May 4 and invited to give their presentations May 19.

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