Preschool registration begins
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church Preschool is accepting registration for 2015-16 year at 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road.
Current students and siblings may register through Feb. 6
Church members, former siblings and new students register Feb. 9-13.
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Call 803-831-5043 or visit rhcconline.org for more information and tuition rates.
Gaston Day adding baseball complex
GASTONIA Gaston Day School announces it will begin construction on a new baseball complex in the spring.
This complex is the first in the plans for athletic expansion at Gaston Day School, and is thanks to a gift from the William S. Henry Family.
Following clearing and grading, grass can be planted by summer. The complex is projected to open in the spring 2016.
Architects, William Monroe and Associates, will oversee the project, which includes dugouts, scoreboard, batting cages, field lighting and concession stand with restroom facilities.
Taste of Town Feb. 5 at CHS
CLOVER Taste of the Town is 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 5 at Clover High School to support Clover LEAF.
Cost is $35 per person or $50 per couple. Checks may be made payable to Clover LEAF and are tax-deductible.
Tickets include admission (a $15 value) to “Della’s Diner,” part of the CSDA Performing Arts Series, which takes to the stage at 8 p.m. in the Clover School District Auditorium following Taste of the Town.
Restaurant owners interested in participating may call Mychal Frost at 803-810-8026.
Blumenthal scholarships available
CHARLOTTE Blumenthal Performing Arts announces The Gordon Hay Scholarship will be awarded to a Charlotte-area high school senior planning to pursue a nonperforming career in the performing arts field.
Each year the Gordon Hay Scholarship Committee will select one exceptional high school senior to receive a one-time award in the amount of $5,000.
The award is designed for learning opportunities related to the recipient’s career interest in a nonperforming area within the performing arts, such as professional conferences, seminars or workshops, participation in an unpaid internship program, professional theater/music performances and technology needs.
Another scholarship, The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund awards two Charlotte Region high school seniors to receive annually renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 each.
The winners will be announced at the May 17 High School Musical Theater Awards (The Blumey Awards). Visit BlumenthalArts.org/scholarships for information.
GSSM accepting applications
COLUMBIA The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is accepting applications for its class of 2017 through Feb. 15. Online applications are available at scgssm.org/apply-now.
GSSM is a two-year public, residential high school for juniors and seniors, specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math.
GSSM applicants should be a South Carolina resident, a current high school sophomore, have at least 10.5 high school credits prior to attending GSSM; have completed geometry, algebra I and II, English I and II, a social studies course and a lab science course prior to attending GSSM.
For information, visit scgssm.org.
Be wary of student loan repayment companies
If you owe money on federal student loans, be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns KHEAA.
Such companies charge fees – sometimes high fees – for filling out forms that you can do for free. Many will want to charge monthly fees for monitoring your loans. Again, you can do that for free.
The best place to start is the provider where the U.S. Department of Education has assigned your loan. That company can tell you what your options are and can help you with the forms you need. If you need help finding your provider, go to nslds.ed.gov and retrieve your loan information.
You can also go directly to the ED website at ed.gov and click on the link titled Student loans, forgiveness. Under that link you’ll find links to detailed information about all of your options.