CHS Catapult Club wins
CLOVER Clover High School Catapult Club competed Nov. 8 at USC.
The team threw 352 feet distance beating second place by 125 feet and hit the mark for accuracy.
The club started meeting in September once a week. About 10 students designed and built a catapult from scratch. It is tested for accuracy and distance. The Catapult Club is open to mechanical students and others interested in launching items through the air with a man-made catapult.
FFA members top 20 in nationals
CLOVER Clover High School’s Future Farmers of America students shined in the national spotlight in Kentucky at the National FFA Convention. The National Dairy Evaluation CDE team placed 19th overall out of 42 teams.
These ladies have never even been on dairy farm in their lives. They had to take a written exam, answer questions, complete a team event topic, judge six classes of dairy cattle and give reasons on three of those classes.
Senior Courtney Barnett, S.C. FFA vice president, spent her week serving as a national FFA delegate.
Faculty sponsor is Kelsey Anderson.
Interact Club receives honors
CLOVER Clover High School’s Interact Club was honored Nov. 5 at a Clover Rotary Club meeting for their commitment to put service before self.
This meeting marked the annual visit of the new District Gov. Dr. Tom Faulkner.
The Interact Club received several awards:
• Clover Rotary Monthly Changemaker Award for Outstanding Interact Member, presented to junior Darien Nguyen for his leadership in organizing volunteers for the Mummy Shuffle 5K race.
• Presidential Citation for Interact Clubs as only three clubs in District 7750 were eligible for this award. This marks the fourth consecutive year Clover has met the criteria for this award.
• World Interact Week Certificate, in recognition for participating the first week in November in World Interact Week receiving a certificate commemorating the week.
• Litter Free Games Recognition Certificate, along with $250 in grants from Palmetto Pride, for successfully completing a project to clean up the stadium at the Oct. 24 football game. The grant funds will be donated to Polio-Plus, Rotary International’s foundation to eliminate polio from the world by 2018.
Additionally, Clover Interact Club gained an new honorary member, Faulkner, who was presented with an Interact Club T-shirt by president Bonnie Wyatt during his visit to Clover.
King crowned at military ball
CLOVER Clover High School senior Tyler Lightsey of Clover was voted Military Ball King at the 20th annual Clover Air Force JROTC Military Ball held Nov. 15.
He was chosen by his peer cadets. He is a wing commander of his unit.
His queen was fellow cadet and senior Ciara Clayton of Lake Wylie.
Honor students volunteer at riding center
CLOVER Clover High School students in the National Art Honor Society volunteered Nov. 15 at Rideability Therapeutic Riding Center by volunteering at the center’s fall festival.
Students worked the face painting and tie-dyed T-shirt births, as well as ribbon decorating booth.
Educators’ grant deadline extended
ROCK HILL Family Trust Federal Credit Union has extended the deadline for educators to apply for grants until 5 p.m. Nov. 28.
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 familytrust.org. 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.