School notes for April 18

April 16, 2013 

York student wins Family Trust scholarship

McKayla Adams of York received a $1,000 scholarship from Family Trust Federal Credit Union during the credit union’s annual meeting April 9 at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill.

The scholarship, named for long-time member Eddie Reeves, is awarded to a Family Trust member who is an exemplary volunteer. Finalists were Victoria Biggers of Clover, Luke Lancaster and Mary Lyn Mitchell, both of York; Will Crute and Jeremy Cleary, both of Rock Hill, and Forrest Holloman of Fort Mill.

Adams, 17, a senior at York Comprehensive High School goes on mission trips with First Baptist Church in York and volunteers with God’s Kitchen in Clover, Tender Hearts Ministry in York, the American Red Cross and Operation Christmas Child. She is a member of the Health Occupation Students of America group, and last semester spent several mornings a week helping residents at White Oak Manor get ready for the day.

Eddie Reeves was a credit union volunteer who served as board chairman 25 years.

Clover High drum line to compete at world finals

For the fourth year in a row, the Clover High School band indoor drumline has qualified for the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Clover will compete Friday, April 19 in the preliminaries and semi-finals, and on Saturday, April 20 in the open class finals, pending qualification.

On Tuesday, April 16, the indoor drumline will hold its final local performance of the year at 7 p.m. at the school gym. This event is free and open to the public. The indoor drumline placed second in the 2013 state championships. In 2012, they were ranked 11th at the WGI World Championships.

The Clover band programs include indoor drumline and winter guard during the winter/spring, and marching band in the fall. WGI is the world’s premier organization for indoor color guard and percussion ensemble competitions.

Clover FFA plans plant sale

The Clover High School FFA will have a plant sale from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and 19 at the school greenhouse, on Paul Ford Road before the school district transportation area.

The sale will include bedding plants such as vinca, berbena, geraniums, sweet potato vine, impatiens, petunias and begonias. They will be sold individually for $2 or by the flat for $12. The sale also will include vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumber.

The sale is sponsored by Stacy’s Greenhouses.

William Gallien wins youth award

William Gallien, a Clover High School sophomore, received the South Carolina Society Order of the Confederate Rose, Julia Jackson, OCR Youth of the Year Award on March 23 in Spartanburg.

The state award is given in recognition of his promotion of Confederate history and for his personal conduct and educational perseverance. He is vice president of the S.C. Division of Children of Confederacy.

He is a member of Caroline Jamison Jenkins Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter No. 7 in Rock Hill and a member and historian of Private Thomas E. Caldwell Camp No. 31 Sons of the Confederate Veterans. He also is vice president of Iredell Jones Children of the Confederacy in Rock Hill.

His duties include reenacting with the Sixth Regiment out of Rock Hill, memorial services, historical presentations and participating in the Honor Guard in confederate funerals and weddings. His Eagle Scout project involves cleaning and restoring the Lewis Family Confederate cemetery in York County. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gallien of Clover.

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 barbara.oconnell@sc.nacdnet.net.

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 LakeWylieRotary.org, 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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