School notes, May 29: York teacher forum gives scholarship

June 3, 2014 

York Teacher Forum gives $500 scholarship

The York Teacher Forum has given its first Teacher Cadet Scholarship to Scottee Burns, a York student who plans to major in special education this fall at Winthrop University.

The $500 scholarship was awarded to Burns by Diane Brown, the 2012 district teacher of the year; York school board member Chris Stephenson; and Laura Milem, the 2013 district teacher of the year.

Burns is a senior at York Comprehensive High School who took the Teacher Cadet class under the leadership of Debbie Love.

Four years ago, the then York school district teacher of the year Heather Montgomery asked the York Teacher Forum to sponsor a scholarship for a YCHS Teacher Cadet who wanted to major in education.

Montgomery believed the Teacher Forum needed to show support for one of its local students who planned to be a teacher.

Because of a successful silent auction at the October instructional fair at the high school last fall, the forum was able to donate the scholarship.

CHS student among 6 honored for attendance

Five York County students, including one from Clover High School, were among 63 high school seniors in South Carolina recognized last week for perfect attendance for their academic careers.

They included Amanda Yarborough from Clover High School, Alexus Young of Chester High School and Franquia Byers, Raven Byers and Hannah Jackson from South Pointe High School.

“These extraordinary students are to be commended for their dedication,” said State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais in a statement. “Going to school for over 2,000 days consecutively is an incredible achievement, and I’d like to recognize the tireless dedication these students and their families showed to their education.”

CHS ROTC awards cadets

The Clover High School Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) held its annual Awards Ceremony on May 14 with cadets and their families celebrating a successful year as a Distinguished Unit of Merit under the wings of instructors Maj. Brian Batson and Chief Louis Csencsits.

Csencsits also was honored for his years of service in the Air Force and teaching. He will be retiring in June.

The awards were given in two categories, local award and national awards.

OMS Giving Back Club visits McDonald House

The Oakridge Middle School Giving Back Club visited the Ronald McDonald House on May 15 in Charlotte.

After taking a tour of the house, the students helped bake cookies for the residents to have when they returned from visiting their children in the hospital. The club is sponsored by Charles Greene, Emily Elizabeth Talarico and Pat Reid.

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