CHS Catapult Club wins
CLOVER Clover High School Catapult Club competed Nov. 8 at USC.
The team threw 352 feet distance beating second place by 125 feet and hit the mark for accuracy.
The club starts meeting in September once a week. A group of about 10 students design and build a catapult from scratch. It is tested for accuracy and distance.
The Catapult Club is open to mechanical students and others interested in launching items through the air with a man-made catapult.
York students chosen for state honors choir
YORK Nine York students have been selected to participate in the 2015 South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir.
Each student had to audition for the spot by echo singing melodies, singing in harmony and singing a prepared selection a cappella.
Students from 103 schools in South Carolina competed for a spot in the choir. These students will perform with the other choir members in a concert at the South Carolina Music Educators convention in February.
The York students are: York Intermediate sixth-graders Emily Breezley and Bowen Turner, who were both selected for the second time, and Ashley Graham and Anthonella Mendoza; York Intermediate fifth-graders Ella Burroughs and Wyatt Johnston; and Hunter Street Elementary fourth-graders Kasey Frame, Zach Allman and Alisyn McClure.
King crowned at military ball
CLOVER Clover High School senior Tyler Lightsey of Clover was voted Military Ball King at the 20th annual Clover Air Force JROTC Military Ball held Nov. 15.
He was chosen by his peer cadets. He is a wing commander of his unit.
His queen was fellow cadet and senior Ciara Clayton of Lake Wylie.
York students dress as book characters
YORK In celebration of American Education Week, students at York’s Cotton Belt Elementary School dressed as their favorite book character.
All the students who participated paraded in the main school hallway for everyone to see. The students were asked to bring the book their character was from to share with others.
Honor students volunteer at riding center
CLOVER Clover High School students in the National Art Honor Society volunteered Nov. 15 at Rideability Therapeutic Riding Center by volunteering at the center’s fall festival.
Students worked the face painting and tie-dyed T-shirt births, as well as ribbon decorating booth.
Educators’ grant deadline extended
ROCK HILL Family Trust Federal Credit Union has extended the deadline for educators to apply for grants until 5 p.m. Nov. 28.
The credit union will give out 30 $250 grants for projects that encourage creative learning opportunities or enrich existing classroom activities. Five $500 collaborative grants will be awarded for grants involving more than one class or group of students. Bonus points will be given to grants that include a financial literacy lesson.
Applicants must be a member of Family Trust, which is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in York County.
Only online applications will be accepted at familytrust.org. Entries will be judged by the Family Trust School Advisory Committee, made up of volunteer educators. Grant winners will be invited to a banquet early next year.
Eagle Closet open in Clover
CLOVER The Eagle’s Closet, a thrift store operated by Clover High School special needs students, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday. The Eagle’s Closet is at 402 Knox St.