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School notes: CHS auto program accredited

Clover High School Automotive Technology instructors Jeff Sigmon, left, and Jason Currence hold the plaque showing the program earned the Maintenance & Light Repair accreditation from the National Automotive Technician Educators Foundation Inc.
Clover High School Automotive Technology instructors Jeff Sigmon, left, and Jason Currence hold the plaque showing the program earned the Maintenance & Light Repair accreditation from the National Automotive Technician Educators Foundation Inc. Clover High School

CHS auto program accredited

Clover High School’s Automotive Technology Program has earned the Maintenance & Light Repair accreditation from the National Automotive Technician Educators Foundation Inc.

This accreditation will allow students to earn a student Automotive Service Excellence MLR certificate and give students additional opportunities in automotive technology such as dual credit courses.

Robert Johnson, director of career and technology education, said hard work, program improvement and facility upgrades went into the year-long process of earning this award.

A two-day on-site inspection with four professionals culminated the process. Accreditation must be renewed every five years.

Students to go to school on holiday

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.”

York seeking to help disabled children

The York School District is looking for children with disabilities who need services and who are not enrolled in a York public school program.

Child Find is a series of activities to seek families and children who may need special school services. If there appears to be a delay in any area of a child’s development, parents can seek information and assistance from the Child Find coordinator.

Once a disability is identified, special programming or services may be designed to help your child be more successful in school and life activities.

The district provides programs for children ages 3 to 21 with the following disabilities: preschool children with disabilities, mental disabilities, specific learning disability, emotional disability, speech or language impairment, hearing impairment, autism, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, vision impairment, traumatic brain injury, and children with multiple disabilities.

Screening clinics will be conducted throughout the year at the Education Service Center on 18 Spruce St. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 803-684-1905 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Clover students to show their 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.

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.

Host blood drive, earn scholarship

Students who host a blood drive can earn a scholarship through these organizations:

▪ High school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive June 1-Aug. 31 through the Leaders Save Lives program.

The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply during the summer. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

Ten scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to giftcertificates.com.

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.

▪ The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is calling on high school and college students for its seventh annual Students Saving Summer Scholarship Program.

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC June 1-Sept. 30 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. The top five producing blood drives each receive a $1,000 scholarship from CBCC. Since 2009, CBCC has awarded more than 300 scholarships and grants.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must choose a location, recruit donors and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood. Each student will be paired up with a CBCC representative who will provide assistance with planning the blood drive. The CBCC scholarship donation must be directly transferred to the college, university or other learning establishment of each winner's choice.

For more information or to register, call 704-972-4727 or email KLJones@cbcc.us.