School news for May 16

May 15, 2013 

CHS students head to Governor’s schools

Four Clover High School students recently received letters of acceptance to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math.

GSSM in Hartsville is a selective and competitive two-year residential high school for students gifted in the areas of science and math.

The four students were accepted into the class of 2015 after completing an extensive application of essays and teacher recommendations, followed up with personal interviews.

They are John McElvenny, Wil Carpenter, Emmaleigh Messer and Olivia Smithson.

A fifth Clover High student, Gabriella A. Lott, has been accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville, where she will study creative writing.

Oakridge reconizes Challenger students

Every month, two students at Clover’s Oakridge Middle School from each team are selected to be a Rachel’s Challenger. These are students who consistently demonstrate high character. Hannon Orthodontics sponsors the awards.

Students selected for March and April are:

Sixth grade: Rachel Cullen, Mike Childers, Alex Rulevich, Shia Jones, Bekah Rosen, Trevor Stevens, Blake Carter, Skylar Fabish, Noah Daniels, Jordan Stanfield, Emily Morse, Dareke Crockett.

Seventh grade: Brenna Allen, Owen Johnson, Franccesca Crovetto, Alex Moore, Matthew McDaniels, Emma VonCannon, Katie Elder, Luke Barz, Olivia Moss, Greyson Garver.

Eighth grade: Michelle Aragon, Cody Wakins, Cole Hybarger, Serena Colyer, Lilly Wallace, Jaden Jucida, Trey Ripka.

Clover adult ed graduation May 23

Graduation ceremonies for Clover adult education students who have obtained their GED or high school diploma will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Clover District Resource Center Auditorium.

At least 47 students already have achieved their goal of getting their GED or diploma, and 25 students are scheduled to take the GED test in May, which could bring the total number of graduates to more than 70.

Summer adult education classes will be June 10 to July 11. Assessments for the 2013-2014 school year will resume on Aug. 19 and classes beginn Aug. 26. For information, call adult education at 803-810-8440.

York Farm Bureau offers scholarship

The York County Farm Bureau will offer a $1,000 annual scholarship to a local student pursuing higher education in agriculture or a related field. The scholarship, divided into $500 per semester, will be awarded after the completion of a first semester at a four-year school of higher education.

The scholarship will be given to a York County resident based on character, demonstrated leadership abilities and dedication to agriculture or a related field. Applications are due by June 14.

For details, contact Sandra Robbins with the local Farm Bureau office at 803-684-4235.

YCHS spring choral show

The York Comprehensive High School choral department’s spring concert will be presented 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in the school auditorium. Advance tickets are $3.

Choral director is Phil Suggs.

Tickets on sale for Choraliers show

Tickets are on sale for the Clover High School Choraliers’ Candlelight Classics concerts, to be presented 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, N.C.

Tickets for the Candlelight Classics shows are on sale through, and a limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $10.

For details, email or call 803-327-1768.

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