YCHS choral group performs at NC event
YORK Phil Suggs, choral director at York Comprehensive High School and Chancel Choir director at First Presbyterian Church in York, conducted the high school choir at the Lutheridge Music Week Conference at the retreat center July 7 to 11 in Arden, N.C.
Forty-three students and their counselors worked with Suggs in rehearsals twice daily and performed in a hymnfest at St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, N.C. They also gave a concert in the Faith Center on the Lutheridge campus.
Students took part in handbells and drumming, as well as camp activities. The event is sponsored annually by the Lutheran church.
The choir was accompanied by Joy Rust of Burlington, N.C. They performed “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Childs; “Keep My Commandments” by Potter; “Closer to the Flame” by Lantz; and “God’s Gonna Set This World on Fire” by Hogan.
The Friday afternoon concert concluded with all elementary, middle and high school singers performing Paradowski’s “Tunaomba Mungu Atalawe.”
Suggs just completed his 20th year at YCHS.
York ag teacher gets national scholarship
YORK Jesse Miskelly, agricultural educator at the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center in York, has received a Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
Teachers Turn the Key is a national scholarship program that allows early career agricultural educators to attend the annual convention and gives them an opportunity to become involved with their professional association.
Recipients take part in special programming during the convention designed to address issues faced by teachers new to agricultural education.
Miskelly will be able to connect with other agricultural education professionals who are at a similar point in their careers.
Each of the recipients will be recognized as a young leader in the profession. RAM Trucks sponsors the scholarship. NAAE is the professional organization for agricultural educators.
York schools offer VIP passes
YORK The York school district is offering to senior citizens and retired York district employees a pass that entitles them to free admission to school-sponsored public events such as regular season ball games, plays and concerts.
Passes will be made from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 and 25 or Wednesday, Aug. 20 and 27. Pictures can be made on the first Wednesday of the month. The picture identification pass will be taken at the Education Services Center, 16 Spruce St.
Passes will be honored at all district-sponsored events except playoff games sponsored by the S.C. High School League or other organizations.
Residents of school district who are 60 or older are eligible. York district retirees qualify regardless of age. It is not be necessary to renew your picture identification card.
Call 684-1905 to make an appointment. Bring proof of age. You will be asked to complete an application form. Louise Moss, DES Operator, will take your photograph and prepare the ID.
For more information, contact Maria Duncan, director of human resources, at 684-9916 ext. 301.