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Rock Hill, Clover schools name new spokesmen

Rock Hill and Clover schools districts have named new communications directors.

In Rock Hill, Mychal Frost has replaced Elaine Baker who retired this summer.

Frost is a 2002 graduate of Rock Hill High where he was twice editor of Garnet, Black, & Gold publication. His interest in journalism started as a freshman when he enrolled in Cheryl Dillon-Nies’ journalism class.

Frost holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Winthrop University.

Prior to his return to Rock Hill schools, Frost served as the public information officer for the Clover School District and as the public information coordinator for the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement. He has held multiple positions in the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

Frost has started a social media campaign designed to tell “the Rock Hill story.” Frost said anyone connected with the district and its schools is encouraged to begin using the hashtag #myRHSDstory to share stories on Facebook and Twitter.

Replacing Frost at Clover is Bryan Dillon. Dillon was the coordinator of interactive marketing and social media at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Previously, Dillon, a Winthrop University graduate, held various communication positions with the Winthrop University athletics department, the Big South Conference, the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, and Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.

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▪ Domtar Corp’s short documentary “A Portrait of Paper” earned three Telly awards in the annual competition. The documentary highlights the life of a 20-year employee at the company’s Marlboro Mill in Bennettsville.

▪ Thirty-eight regional Allen Tate Realtors and real estate teams have been ranked among America’s best real agents, according to Trends The Thousand, an annual awards ranking sponsored by REAL Trends, a publisher of trends and analysis of the residential real estate brokerage industry, and the Wall Street Journal.

The agents and teams were ranked nationally and by state in six categories: individual agent by transaction sides, individual agent by sales volume, individual agent by average sales price, agent team by transaction sides, agent team by sales volume and agent team by average sales price.

Local Allen Tate agents and teams recognized were: Wendy Thomas, Kim Hamrick, Sandy Johnson, Shannon Lawrence, Vickie Kessinger, Rock Hill; Sherri Stinecipher, Fort Mill; Richard Kirkley, Lancaster; and Robin King, Lake Wylie.

▪ OTS Media of Rock Hill recently won 10 statewide awards in the recently South Carolina Broadcasters Association competition.

WRHI received the Award of Merit for Radio Station of the Year, marking the 10th time in the past 11 years that WRHI was named one of the top two radio stations in the state.

Toys for Happiness received the Award of Merit for Service Project of the Year, which was the 8th time in the past 13 years this project was selected.

Sportscaster Chris Miller won Sportscaster of the Year for the sixth time. News Anchor Andrew Kiel was named News Reporter of the Year for a fourth time.

WRHI and sister station WRHM also received multiple awards for different commercials, promotional announcements, and PSAs which were the product of Tonya Gillen, Charlie Derek, Freddi Hammer, Chuck Boozer, Allan Miller, Steven Stone, Matt Sy, Livia Sy, Stephanie Hubler, and McKenzie Nicholson.

For the sixteenth time, OTS Media stations were awarded the South Carolina National Guard’s annual Eagle Award, the guard’s highest public service media award.

The station’s website was also honored.

▪ The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce is taking registration for its annual golf tournament, to be held Oct. 8 at the River Hills Country Club. Please contact the Chamber office – 264 Latitude Lane, Clover or 803-831-2827 – to register.

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WEDNESDAY – Media Zeus, 454 S. Anderson Road, Suite 313 in Rock Hill, is holding an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. Brian White, CEO, says the firm provides digital marketing solutions which include: website design and video productions. For information contact Amanda Shoemaker, Digital Marketing Consultant, by email at amanda@mediazeus.com, or 803- 619-0116 or go to www.mediazeus.com.

THURSDAY – Business After Hours for the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce starts at 4 p.m. at the Adult Enrichment Center of Fort Mill.

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