School notes for Sept. 19

September 18, 2013 

York students score perfect on PASS

The following students in the York school district had a perfect score last spring on one or more portions of the South Carolina PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) test:

• Maddison Britt, English language arts, Harold C. Johnson Elementary School. She now attends York Intermediate.

• Abbie Davis and Thomas Hurst, both math; and Bowen Turner, English language arts and social studies, all at Hunter Street Elementary School. Bowen now attends York Intermediate.

• Lauren Baker, Georgia Garrison, Christian Loftis and Sarah Spencer, all English language arts; and Colin Clinton and Sophie Smiley, both writing, all at York Intermediate School.

• Mikkel Sanchez, math and Kaicee Thomasson, social studies, both at York Middle School.

In addition, Turner, Clinton, Loftis and Sanchez also had a perfect score on one or more sections of the PASS test the previous year.

CHS plans Christmas craft show

The Clover High School’s Student Council will present its 19th annual Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Concessions will be available throughout the day. Interested vendors can visit the school website for an application form.

Larne plans carnival, fundraiser

Larne Elementary School will hold its annual PTO Carnival/Laps for Larne fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. There will be games, pony rides, food, vendors, silent auction baskets and more.

Tickets for games and rides are 25 cents and will be sold at the carnival. The annual PTO 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. This event is open to anyone ages 10 and older. Registration is $25 per person. Registration forms are available by calling the school at 803-810-8600.

Clover students volunteer at therapeutic riding center

A group of students from Clover High School have been saddling up to work with families with special needs in our community.

The volunteers work at RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover, which offers horse-related activities to children, adults and families with special needs to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being of its participants.

The volunteers are Madison Lovelace, Taylor Kelly, Haley Hurst, Emily Babb, Bonnie Wyatt, Amanda Priestley, Tiffany Lombardo, Bianca Lombardo, Emily Atkinson, Emily Puryear, Taylor Eidson, Jillian Phillips and D’Hannah Morrison.

S.C. Teaching Fellows applications available

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is accepting applications until 11:45 p.m. Dec. 31 for state high school seniors interested in becoming a teacher.

To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the U.S. and a legal resident of South Carolina.

The Fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.

Fellows attend one of 10 Teaching Fellows Institutions across the state. These schools include: Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, Newberry College, USC-Columbia, USC-Upstate and Winthrop University.

Fellows are identified through a rigorous selection process that includes the application, an interview in front of a panel of three educators, a presentation, and a writing sample. Awards will be made in early spring. Applications are available online at

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