Clover students get military honors
Four Clover High School students have received full military scholarships or appointments to military academies.
The students are all seniors and cadets in the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC program. The total value of the scholarships is in excess of $800,000.
The selection for these national scholarships is based largely on their academics and leadership roles.
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The students and their honors are, Jackson Gordon, Air Force ROTC scholarship to Winthrop University; Daniel Lopez, Army ROTC scholarship to the Military College of Georgia; Caitie Bowman, appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Tyler Lightsey, Army ROTC scholarship to Wofford College.
YCHS band wins highest S.C. award
The York Comprehensive High School band, directed by Douglas Brooks and Laura Brooks, has been awarded the 2014-2015 Outstanding Performance Award for the sixth time in the history of the school.
The award is the highest form of recognition given to any band program in the state. The S.C. Band Directors Association presents this award to band programs which perform on a consistently high level throughout the school year.
To obtain the award, a band program must participate in and excel in several different SCBDA sponsored events, including state marching band championships, region and state honor bands, State Concert Band Festival and Solo and Ensemble Festival.
The Cougars band also received this award in 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and now 2014-2015. The award will be presented at the Cougars Band annual band awards ceremony in May. The trophy will remain in the band room.
Cougars band members also participated in the association’s State Solo & Ensemble Assessment at Fort Mill Middle School last weekend. The band had a record number of participants and high ratings. The following students that scored a superior or excellent rating, and have shown high accomplishment in the realm of individual musicianship.
▪ Superior ratings: Sydney Lueth; Leslie Terry; Jadah Ganus; Kayla Zink; Lauren Jones; Mackenzie Wells; Amber Ramsey; Rebecca Robinson; Tanajah Good; Camey Yang, Nick Novak and Holly Wilson; Jenna Ridgway; Mickenzie Hamilton; Kayla Evans; Josalynn Tallent; Kayla Burns; Mikkel Sanchez; Brett Blackwood; Ethan Leopard; Drew Ivey; Erika Hamilton; Makayla Phelp; Ryan Gladden; Hayden Giles; Hailey Hamilton; Hannah Moroz and Amber Ramsey; Ethan Nettles, Jaylan Jones, Hailey Hamilton and Ryan Gladden; Mikkel Sanchez and Ernie Stowe; Bobby Guzman; Tierra Thompson; Kris Burris and Ben Markowitz; JT Stegall; Kayla Evans and Josalynn Tallent; and Katie Moss and Ashley Lynch.
▪ Excellent ratings: Caitlynn Johnson; Hannah Moroz; Katie Moss; Ashley Lynch; Holly Wilson; Camey Yang; Joseph Robinson; Nick Novak; Amanda Breakfield; Jessica Moose; Brittany Ervin; Jaylan Jones; Ben Markowitz; Gary Good; Nick Latronica; Kris Burris; Jessa Morgan; Andrew Sims; Laura Tripp; Chris Sullivan; and Cristen Curry and Jessica Moose.
Clover to make up day May 25
Clover School District will make up its Feb. 26 inclement weather day May 25.
The decision to use Memorial Day as a possible bad weather makeup day was made in February 2014, when the calendar was approved. Local and state legislative efforts to forgive this day have been unsuccessful.
Clover drumline in world event
The Clover High School indoor drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to compete at the WGI World Championships on April 9-11.
The team overcame injuries and a stomach bug to advance to the event’s semi-finals, and came short of moving to the finals by a mere twelve-thousands of a point.
The group is directed by instructor Danny Lenard.
York Intermediate names Cool Cougars
York Intermediate School has named its Cool Cougars for team 6-1 for March and April. They are Brooklyn Queen, Shandrica Walker, Heather Phelps, Kennedy Lee, Khonnie Kounbandith, Preston Rampey, De’Arius Walton and Alea Rainey.