CHS teacher named Apple Distinguished Educator
Clover High School Environmental Science Teacher Nick LaFave has been selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2015.
LaFave was one of Clover’s Connected Classroom 1:1 pilot program teachers. Clover School District’s 2012 District Teacher of the Year, LaFave regularly speaks and writes about the use of technology in the classroom.
As an Apple Distinguished Educator, he will be provided with opportunities to be an author, ambassador and advocate of innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning. LaFave will collaborate with colleagues worldwide to bring new strategies to the classroom.
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York, Clover to make up school on Memorial Day
The York and Clover school districts have decided to make up inclement weather days on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25.
The Clover school district’s decision to use Memorial Day as a possible bad weather makeup day was made in February 2014, when the school calendar was approved.
The York school district had also planned Memorial Day as a make-up snow day when its 2014-15 school calendar was approved.
Because the General Assembly had not taken action on the request to allow forgiveness of the missed days due to the inclement weather experienced, York schools Superintendent Vernon Prosser said the May 25 day “would be used as intended.”
Clover You Be the Chemist winners
Three Clover Middle School students who competed in the regional You Be the Chemist Challenge on March 7 at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy in Charlotte claimed all three spots for the state competition in Columbia on Saturday, April 25.
Nolan Promin won first place, Hollis Smith was second and Jordana Whiteside came in third. A Clover Middle student has represented the state in the National You Be the Chemist Challenge in Philadelphia for the past five consecutive years.
Clover students to show art
Seven Clover High School students will each showcase two pieces of traditional art at Clover Art Gallery’s spring art show May 15-29. The gallery is at 120 Bethel St.
Luann Lovelace, who teaches art at CHS, forged the partnership with the town of Clover to help her students better understand how art can affect a community. The show also is an outlet for the students to market their work.
The art sale is a component to the students’ spring service project as members of the National Art Honor Society. Fourteen pieces – two from each student – will be offered for sale at the show with proceeds benefiting the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover.
The students hope to fund one scholarship for a child to benefit from RideAbility, owned and operated by Dr. Michael and Wendy Schonfeld at Cherokee Farms.
The show’s opening reception will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15.
NAHS students participating in the show are: juniors Grace Pulton and Alisha Periera, sophomore Ericka Spence and freshmen Cameron Burroughs, Sarah Kelly, Lucas Grodin and Grace Tong.
Other local artists’ works will be on exhibit and a percentage of their sales will also be donated to RideAbility.
Clover teacher earns exceptional child honor
Laura Antinoro recently received the South Carolina Member of the Year Award during the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children conference.
She was honored for being “adept at helping individuals with different philosophies come together in agreement and is a strong advocate for our students at school and in the community. She has worked tirelessly in the field of transition and created the Transition Advisory Council.” This council serves York, Lancaster, and Chester counties.
Oakridge students compete in robotics event
Oakridge Middle School had two robotics teams compete at this year’s state competition against 58 other teams. They are Team 3169 The FECS and Team 3168 insert name here.
The FECS took home first place in the Gracious Professionalism Category and came in fourth on the table run.
Members of Team 3169 the FECS team are: Matthew Kingswood, Sam Gossett, Nico Marsillio, Chase Hernandez, Malcolm Addison, C.J. Stafanco, Chloe Clark and Bri Roppolo. The coaches are Alison Kingswood and Nigel Kingswood.
Members of Team 3168 insert name here are: Will Sayers, Jerry Bowen, Bobbie Tremper, Mike Childers, Dylan Walden and Kal Cummiskey.
Lions offering $3,000 for exchange program
The River Hills/ Lake Wylie Lions Club is offering a new award for Clover High School students.
A member of the class of 2017 can earn up to $3,000 in airfare and tuition to participate in the 2016 S.C. Lions Summer Youth Exchange, which provides an opportunity to promote cooperation through friendship among American and international future leaders.
Interested 10th-graders may pick up applications at the school guidance office. Applications are due Aug. 28.
The selected recipient will be announced by Oct. 13. Students will be judged on academic standing, community service and a self awareness essay.
Financial hardship counts up to 30 percent of the judging.
Farm Bureau offers scholarship
York County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its annual annual scholarship program through June 30.
The $1,000 scholarship, awarding $500 per semester, is given each year to a student pursuing higher education in agriculture or a related field, after finishing a first semester at a four-year college or university.
The scholarship will be awarded to a York County resident based on character, demonstrated leadership and dedication to agriculture or a related field.
Applications are available at the York County Farm Bureau. Call 803-684-4235 for details.