Farm Bureau names Comer scholar winners
Two students from Western York County have been named winners of the 2015 Sara Ann Comer Memorial Agricultural Scholarship. The winners were announced by Arthur Black, president of the York County Farm Bureau.
The winners are:
▪ Ashley Sue McCarter, daughter of Mark and Carla McCarter of York, who will enter her second year at Clemson University majoring in animal and veterinary sciences.
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▪ Katherine Grace Wilkins, daughter of Mike and Kelly Wilkins of Smyrna, who will enter her first year at Clemson University majoring in agricultural education.
This scholarship is awarded to two residents of York County based on their involvement and leadership in school, community and agricultural activities and deemed an active advocate for agriculture with a passion for the industry.
Each recipient will receive the award of $1500 from the York County Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee.
York DECA students earn awards
Members of the DECA group from York’s Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center earned awards at the state competition and leadership conference in Charleston.
Winners are Cody Dawkins, first place, public speaking; Lea Fuda, Halle West and Alexis Zara, first place, community service project; Lisa Aguilar, Victoria Pursley and Chandler Sain, first place, financial literacy promotion project; and Faith Carter-Horne and Kendra Sliger, second place, international business plan.
West was elected state vice president for communication.
York HOSA students earn honors
Students at York’s Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center earned honors at the state HOSA competition and are eligible to compete in the national event in Anaheim, Calif.
The students are Laura Comer, third place, state dental terminology; Haley Heaton, third place, state transcultural health knowledge test; and Cassidey Sanders, Kaitlyn Spires, Caroline Whitesides and Jake Trotter, third place, state biomedical debate.
Clover student earns Hardison scholarship
Jennifer Starcher of Clover has been awarded the Elmer C. Hardison Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 by North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation.
She has excelled academically, participated in community and school actives and will attend Clemson University.
York FBLA students earn honors
Students from the FBLA at the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center in York earned honors at the state competition.
They are Charles McCleave, Damon Heath and Tyrone Morrison, first place, social media campaign; Michelle Long, Emily Murphy and Uriel Perez, second place, community service; and Vanessa Wolfe and Jacob Southard, third place, public service announcement.
York family, community leader students earn honors
Members of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America group at the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center in York earned awards at the state conference.
Winners are Emily Sanders, first place silver medal, chapter in review display; Emma Maloney, first place silver medal, nutrition and wellness; and Rebecca Sakach, first place gold medal, fabric construction. Sakach qualified to compete at the national competition.
York music teacher earns three grants
Bobbie Huntsinger, a music teacher at Cotton Belt and Harold C. Johnson elementary schools, has earned three Donor Choose grants totaling more than $4,400 for her classroom.
The grants were $1,499 for Create the Sound of Joy, for literature and instruments to create stories with sound effects; $1,486 for Have You Got the Beat, for drums and music; and $1,471 for Melting Pot of Music, for instruments from North America, including a banjo, washboard, vihuela, accordion and mandolin.
CHS baccalaureate service May 31
The baccalaureate service for Clover High School class of 2015 will be at 7 p.m. May 31 in the Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Highway 55 E.
The speaker will be Jack Easterby, a South Carolina native and speaker, innovator and author who has served athletes, coaches and families from high school to the NFL. He serves as the character coach for the New England Patriots.
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 through May 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.
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.