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School notes, Feb. 19: YCHS choir earns superior rating

YCHS choir earns top rating at music event

The York Comprehensive High School Concert Choir competed in the 27th annual Lander University Choral Festival on Friday, Feb. 13.

The ensemble earned a superior rating from the three collegiate judges who evaluated the group’s tone quality, diction, intonation and musicality.

The choir received the second place award as well as Outstanding Soprano Section and Outstanding Repertoire. The choir performed “Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Potter, “Northern Lights” by Gjeilo, and “Glory to God in the Highest” by Thompson.

The Concert Choir, along with the Chamber Singers and Women’s Ensemble, will compete in the state AAAA choral festival in Columbia on March 25.

Clover High plans Moped to Memphis pageants

The annual Moped to Memphis Womanless Beauty Pageant and Children’s Little Miss Moped Pageant for St. Jude Children’s Hospital will be March 14 at the Blue Eagle Academy.

The children’s pageant will be at 9:45 a.m. and the womanless pageant will at 7 p.m. Moped to Memphis is an organization started in 2008 by Frank Falls, an economics teacher at Clover High School.

Falls challenged his students to raise money for an organization of their choice, and they overwhelmingly chose St. Jude. Moped to Memphis raises money by selling T-shirts, setting up at craft shows and festivals, hosting a themed second-chance prom for adults, getting local sponsors, doing a Shoot for the Loot contest during the High School basketball games and by holding the annual Miss Moped Womanless Pageant.

Moped to Memphis delivers a check for all the money raised each year to St. Jude in Memphis Tennessee, by driving a moped donated by Carolina Fun Machines from Clover during spring break.

Year to date, Moped to Memphis has raised $304,000 with a goal of $1 million by 2020.

The Womanless Pageant is a family event in which male contestants dress at women and compete in a variety of ways including evening gown, talent, and question and answer portions. All of the contestants represent different facets of the community, including: high school students, teachers, administrators, government employees, coaches, fire and rescue and business owners. There is also a silent auction.

The Children’s Little Miss Moped Pageant is for ages newborn to age 18, who compete for the title of Moped to Memphis Ambassadors.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information, find the group on Facebook or contact Frank Falls at Frank.Falls@clover.k12.sc.us.

Clover enrichment center plans fundraiser

The Stellie J. Jackson Enrichment Center of Clover will sponsor a two-day fundraiser, Another Man’s Treasure.

It will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 13 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Larne Building on Main Street in downtown Clover.

Merchandise such as household items, tools, toys, books, shoes and more will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the operation of the center, which helps children through after school and summer programs.

York teacher earns grant for Cherokee trip

Brandi Alexander, a teacher at York Intermediate School, was awarded a PP&G grant of $1,000. She will use the grant for her students to attend a field trip to Camp Cherokee in May, where they will learn about about ecosystems and landforms state standards.

Jefferson teacher earns funding for Wiggle project

Lena Brewster, a teacher at York’s Jefferson Elementary School, recently earned funding for her Donors Choose Project.

The Wiggle While You Work! project uses HOKKI stools, which will allow her students to be able to move, or wiggle about, while sitting in one spot.

The stools are designed to help encourage students to stay focused on their assignments without disrupting their instruction or their peers. The students will use the stools daily during classroom instruction, independent work, group work and center rotations.

Hunter Street students do school board podcast

Hunter Street Elementary School third and fourth grade MERIT students with their teacher, Leesa Parker, completed their first podcast highlighting the role of the York school board and chairwoman Betty Johnson.

The project, an effort by the new after-school podcasting club, the Husky CubCasters, was one way in which students have used technology. CubCasters will chose topics to study and broadcast.

For their first podcast production the students chose to celebrate Board Appreciation Month. They divided the podcast into segments that highlight the district and school, and they interviewed Johnson.

The students who participated are Jeremiah DeGraw, Sarah Anderson, Gavin Turner, Zosia Durbin, Zoe Calloway, Ashton (Roy) Jenkins and Landon Ogden.

Clover pre-k, kindergarten registration set

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for the last week of February.

Parents should register their children at their current elementary school assignment based on the 2014-2015 attendance lines.

Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, and 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

To be eligible for pre-K, children must be age 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

Parents should bring two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, up-to-date immunization records, and proof of the child’s age, such as legal birth certificate with the state seal.

Visit clover.k12.sc.us to identify correct school assignments. For information, call Pam Cato at 803-810-8013.

FFA members can apply for scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

Last year, Tractor Supply Co. customers donated $447,671, resulting in 334 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

To be eligible for the scholarship program, students must be FFA members and a high school senior or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.

For information, visit TractorSupply.com.