School news: CHS drumline ninth in world event

April 30, 2014 

CHS Drumline fan fave, ninth in world

The Clover High School Indoor Drumline recently competed in Dayton, Ohio, at the WGI World Championships where they captured the award for Fan Favorite and took ninth place in the world.

The group was selected as Fan Favorite after the 4 1/2-hour voting window when fans could vote by text or online.

The drumline director is Dan Lenard. The front ensemble director is Anne Lewis.

York FFA students compete in speaking event

York Comprehensive High School FFA members Virginia Martin, Travis Comer and Thomas Wilkerson traveled last week to the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin for the Mid-State Region FFA Public Speaking Career Development Events.

Thomas Wilkerson, a junior, competed in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest. He selected his topic, “What techniques are available for farmers and ranchers to maximize their production on minimal land?”, from a blind draw.

He then had 30 minutes to use reference materials to build a four- to six-minute speech about the selected topic.

Wilkerson placed first in the competition, earning the right to compete at the state contest in June at the South Carolina State FFA Convention at Clemson University.

In addition, ninth-grader Virginia Martin competed in the Greenhand Creed Speaking contest, and 10th-grader Travis Comer competed in the Upper Division Creed Speaking contest.

Students in these two contests had to recite the five paragraphs of the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions from the judges.

Choraliers spring show this week

Clover High School Choraliers annual spring show will be “Monty Python’s Spamalot”at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, and Saturday May 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the school district auditorium.

Tickets cost $7 and are available at the Clover School District Auditorium Box Office.

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3 CHS cadets awarded military scholarships

Three Clover High School Air Force JROTC cadets have been selected to receive full military scholarships to three organizations following graduation in June. The value of their scholarships is in excess of $800,000.   

Harrison Brooks will head to the Citadel on an Army ROTC scholarship.  

Hayden Matkovich accepted an offer to attend Tulane University on an Army ROTC scholarship.  

Nicholas “Brady” Watson will attend the Naval Academy Prep School before heading to the United States Naval Academy.     

All three students spent countless hours developing leadership skills in the JROTC program guided by instructors Maj. Brian Batson and Chief Louis Csencsits.  

Moped to Memphis presents check to hospital

Since it s inception, Moped to Memphis has raised more than $250,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The goal is to reach $1 million by 2020.

This year’s group presented a check for more than $70,000.

The charity drive was the brainchild of Clover High School teacher Frank Falls, who started it as a small class project and decided to grow it.

Farm Bureau offering scholarship

York County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its scholarship program.

The scholarship is for students pursuing higher education in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field after completion of a first semester at a four-year college or university. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 annually, with the check payable to the institution and the student.

This scholarship will be awarded to a resident of York County based on character, demonstrated leadership abilities and dedication to agriculture or a related field.

Applications for this scholarship should be picked up and returned to York County Farm Bureau by Friday, May 1.

Call 803-684-4235 for more information.

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