Homeschoolers offered outdoors class
YORK The Clemson Extension Service in York County and city of Rock Hill will host Great Outdoors Adventures 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for homeschooled students October-June for ages 5-15 in Rock Hill.
Cost for four adventures is $65 for ages 5-9 and $75 for ages 10-15.
Events will help students cultivate awareness, knowledge, appreciation and concern for the natural environment and physical fitness while using the outdoors as a classroom. Students learn bicycle safety, goal setting, animal adaptations, compassing, soil quality, and take an ecology and history hike.
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Kangaroo Express offering scholarship
YORK COUNTY Kangaroo Express is giving away a $500 scholarship.
Download the Kangaroo Express mobile app and navigate to the More tab. The contest is open until Feb. 1. One winner will be randomly selected from each university in the Big South and announced at the Big South Basketball Championships March 4-9 at Coastal Carolina University.
Kangaroo Express also is giving students free ROO Cups and other giveaways at the Big South Back-To-School Tour, which will stop at Winthrop Sept. 9.
Student money tip: Want vs. need
One of the biggest steps to financial security is learning the difference between a need and a want, according to Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
Needs include clothes, food and, for many students, transportation.
With clothes, a want may mean wearing only designer items that cost more than clothes that last just as long and look just as good.
Students might want to eat a deluxe cheeseburger at a fast-food restaurant every day, even though they can save money by making their own sandwich.
If a student needs a car to drive to and from school, a want would be a new sports convertible instead of a reliable, used car with good gas mileage. A student who lives in a city, however, might save more money by taking public transportation.
Each time students are faced with a purchase, they should ask themselves if they need it or if they can get by with a less expensive item – or without it completely.
KHEAA is a nonprofit agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to college. Visit kheslc.com.