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Clover High cadets make midair refueling mission

CHS cadets make refueling mission

Clover High School AFJROTC members had an experience of a lifetime in Charleston on a C-17 Globemaster massive military cargo transport plane.

The 36 cadets were flying up the coast to the Smokies and back again, performing a midair refueling mission. This plane has a wing span of 170 feet and is designed to hold rolling stock, such as 69-ton battle tanks and other armored vehicles.

The cadets, under the direction of Maj. Brian Batson and Sgt. Clarence Woodham, are a small part of the popular SC-951 award-winning Air Force JROTC unit at CHS.

PES Fall Festival Oct. 18

The Palisades Episcopal School Fall Festival will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Lake Wylie Baptist Church, 16105 Grand Palisades Parkway.

The festival will include a pumpkin patch and decorating station, games, inflatable slide and obstacle course, fly wall, athletic challenge led by ex-NFL running back Tremayne Stephens, a cow train, face painting, football toss, cornhole and food.

Activity wristbands cost $20. For more information, call 704-583-1825.

CHS class of ’89 reunion Oct. 18

The Clover High School class of 1989 will hold its 25th class reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Spring Lake Country Club.

For activities planned and to register, visit

For more information, email or call 803-222-6552.

Teacher grants available

York County educators have until 5 p.m. Nov. 14 to apply for a $250 or $500 collaborative grant from Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

The credit union will give out 30 $250 grants for projects that encourage creative learning opportunities or enrich existing classroom activities. Five $500 collaborative grants will be awarded for grants involving more than one class or group of students. Bonus points will be given to grants that include a financial literacy lesson.

Applicants must be a member of Family Trust, which is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in York County.

Only online applications will be accepted at Entries will be judged by the Family Trust School Advisory Committee, made up of volunteer educators. Grant winners will be invited to a banquet early next year.

S.C. Teaching Fellows accepting applications

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is accepting applications at

The program is open to high school seniors in South Carolina interested in becoming a teacher. To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident legally authorized to be in the U.S. and a legal resident of South Carolina.

The fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 200 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to a teaching license. A fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.

Fellows attend one of 12 institutions across the state: Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, Newberry College, USC-Aiken, USC-Columbia, USC-Upstate or Winthrop University.

Fellows are identified through a selection process that includes the application, an interview in front of a panel of three educators, a presentation and a writing sample. Awards will be made in early spring.

Kangaroo Express offering scholarship

Kangaroo Express is giving away a $500 scholarship.

Download the Kangaroo Express mobile app and navigate to the More tab. The contest is open until Feb. 1. One winner will be randomly selected from each university in the Big South and announced at the Big South Basketball Championships March 4-9 at Coastal Carolina University.

Child Find screenings available

Child Find, a screening process to help families identify children with special needs who may require specialized instruction, is available at Clover School District.

For more information or to arrange a screening, call 803-810-8400.