YCHS band students chosen for honor clinic
YORK Six York Comprehensive High School band students were chosen to participate in the 24th annual Winthrop University Invitational Honors Band Clinic Nov. 20-22.
The students are: Kayla Burns, baritone saxophone; Camey Yang, clarinet; Mickenzie Hamilton, alto saxophone; Makayla Phelps, French horn; J.T. Stegall, percussion; and Rebecca Robinson, flute.
Participating students were selected from a pool of students across the region. Invitations were awarded based on the students’ musical resume and a recommendation from their band director.
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During each of the past three years, six to 10 YCHS band students have been chosen to participate in the clinic.
Culinary students win runner up in stadium event
YORK Students in chef Judy Brown’s culinary arts program at the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center won first runner up in the Carolina Panthers/Duke Energy Stadium Design and Build Competition at Discovery Place in Charlotte.
The school, one of eight high schools in North and South Carolina to participate in the event, received $1,000 for the award.
The event invited students to design and build a scale model of an NFL-style stadium for their own high school.
Each group of students were asked to build a campus football stadium that seats 70,000 fans. They were told to incorporate school spirit and traditions in the design and to integrate science, technology, engineering and math.
The participating York students were: Caitlin Bodie, Beatris Capistran, Morgan Clabough, Deanna Hermenegildo, Victoria Pursley, Xavier Riely, Shakira Wilson and Maddie Winstead.
Students worked on the project from Sept. 22 through Nov. 14 and the projects were on display at Discover Place Nov. 17-20.
York students chosen for honor choir
YORK Three York elementary school students have been chosen to participate in the S.C. Elementary Honors Choir.
The students are: Zach Allman and Alisyn McClure, both of Jefferson Elementary School, and Kasey Frame of Hunter Street Elementary.
Each year, about 500 elementary school students submit applications for the choir. They are chosen in a rigorous audition that includes melodic and harmonic echoes and a prepared solo.
Local music teachers prepare students for the audition, record and submit auditions and prepare music for the honor choir weekend, which will be in February.
York Intermediate student wins poster contest
YORK Matthew Mitchell, a student at York Intermediate School, was recognized as a York district winner in his category of the Dig Deeper Mysteries in the Soil conservation poster contest.
His poster will be entered in the state competition and if it’s successful there, he could compete at the national event.
His teachers are Hollie Setzer and Karen Parker.