Miss CHS crowned
CLOVER Senior Dajulyn Wallace was crowned Miss Clover High School during the Nov. 8 pageant at the Clover School District Auditorium.
She is the daughter of Lynda and David Wallace of Lake Wylie. Wallace is a member of Choraliers, Honors Chorale and National Honor Society.
Runner-up was Madeline Milne, daughter of Michelle and Roger Milne of Lake Wylie.
Pageant participants included: Kassidy Duke, Paige Bryson, Kristen Ciurlik, Michelle Carter, Natalie Darling, Dajulyn Wallace, Miriam Coburn, Breanna Hurin, Madeline Milne, Madeline Rowley, Emily Angelou and MacKenzie MacNab.
The event is hosted by CHS Student Council.
FBLA members visit Shriners Hospital
CLOVER A group of 18 Future Business Leaders of America members from Clover High School traveled to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Greenville to learn about the operation and spread cheer to the patients.
Shriners is a network of nonprofit hospitals across North America that treat children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Patients receive care in a family-oriented environment, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
FBLA members toured the hospital, guided by volunteers who made sure to stress to be grateful for good health. The purpose of the trip was, through a partnership with all the other FBLA chapters in South Carolina, to make Build-A-Bears for the children in the hospital. Each child who comes in for surgery gets to choose a bear and an outfit.
Group advisers attending were LeeAnn Seay, Amy Moss, Leslie Knutsen and Rita Graves. Quentin McGill also is an adviser.
New school board members sworn in
YORK Two new members and two returning members of the York school board were sworn into office Tuesday.
New members Diane Howell and Dennis Wells took their seats, as did returning incumbents Betty Johnson and Mike Smith.
Howell, who retired as principal of York Comprehensive High School last year after a 41-year career in education, was elected to one of two at-large seats in the Nov. 4 election, defeating incumbent Shirley Harris.
Wells, a retired director of human resources with Duke Energy, was appointed by the board to fill Seat 5, vacated by Melissa Patterson, who moved out of the district. Wells is president of the York Area Optimist Club and chairman of the York Housing Authority Board.
Johnson and Smith were re-elected without opposition.
York school board members serve four-year terms and are not paid for their service. The board meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the district office, 1475 E. Liberty St., York.
Interact Club receives honors
CLOVER Clover High School’s Interact Club was honored Nov. 5 at a Clover Rotary Club meeting for their commitment to put service before self.
This meeting marked the annual visit of the new District Gov. Dr. Tom Faulkner.
The Interact Club received several awards:
• Clover Rotary Monthly Changemaker Award for Outstanding Interact Member, presented to junior Darien Nguyen for his leadership in organizing volunteers for the Mummy Shuffle 5K race.
• Presidential Citation for Interact Clubs as only three clubs in District 7750 were eligible for this award. This marks the fourth consecutive year Clover has met the criteria for this award.
• World Interact Week Certificate, in recognition for participating the first week in November in World Interact Week receiving a certificate commemorating the week.
Additionally, Clover Interact Club gained an new honorary member, Faulkner, who was presented with an Interact Club T-shirt by president Bonnie Wyatt during his visit to Clover.
Interact Club finishes service project
CLOVER Clover High Interact Club completed a Win-Win service project Oct. 24 and were awarded a grant for $250 from Palmetto Pride.
Palmetto Pride is the state anti-litter organization. This grant was for cleaning up litter in the stadium during a home football game.
About 50 Interact members handed out litter bags before the game, and collected them after.
At the end of the game, nearly all the litter normally left in the stands was collected and bagged for disposal.
The club also donated $84 to Rotary Polio Plus Foundation, raising $1,000 for polio vaccinations.
York teachers receive grants
YORK Teachers at York Intermediate School have earned grants.
• DeEtte Mann and Juliette Bennett have been awarded the PPG PELG grants of $1,000 each. They will use the money to purchase novel sets and other interactive materials to support literacy and promote student engagement.
• Tierney Norris was awarded a $500 grant called T-Squared Combining Teamwork with Technology for a science project in which students will present their knowledge of forces and motion.
York student honored by Optimist Club
YORK Hunter Baucom, a fourth-grader at Hunter Street Elementary School in York, has been named the York Optimist Club’s Student of the Month for November.
Hunter is the son of Michael and Kimberly Baucom. Students who receive the honor must have a positive attitude and show respect to others. According to the club, Hunter shows respect to everyone in class and is never rude or outspoken. He is polite, friendly to others and is happy to help anyone in need.
As the Student of the Month, Hunter received a plaque and a copy of the Optimist Creed.
York recognized for energy reduction
YORK Stan Quinn, director of maintenance for the York school district, has been recognized for the district’s reduction in energy use.
The district was awarded the Energy Reduction Milestone Achievement Award at a conference of the S.C. Tri Association Facility Managers.
The award honors the district for achieving its state-mandated goal of making progress toward an ultimate goal of a 20 percent reduction in energy use from 2000 to 2020.
DECA students attend workshop
CLOVER Clover High School DECA students attended recent workshops at the South Carolina State Museum.
They learned leadership skills in community service, competition and social interactions. DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.
DECA students are: Faith Alexander, Nichole Angelou, Bailey Bottini, Regan Calvert, Chris Carnes, Hannah Earle, Lauren Griffith, Karlee Isbell, Anna Keistler, Claudia Laird, Allie McConnell, Noah Nissen, Madison Park and Vanna Sams.
FFA members top 20 in nationals
CLOVER Clover High School’s Future Farmers of America students were in the national spotlight in Kentucky at the National FFA Convention. The National Dairy Evaluation CDE team placed 19th overall out of 42 teams.
The student had never been on dairy farm, but had to take a written exam, answer questions, complete a team event topic, judge six classes of dairy cattle and give reasons on three of those classes.
Senior Courtney Barnett, S.C. FFA vice president, spent her week serving as a national FFA delegate.
Faculty sponsor is Kelsey Anderson.
CHS to hold craft fair Nov. 22
CLOVER The Clover High School Student Council will host its annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the new gym, 1625 E. S.C. 55, Clover.
The event will include craft vendors, food and raffles. For details, find the event on Facebook by searching Clover Craft Show 2014.
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.