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Clover High plans Moped to Memphis pageants

Clover High plans Moped to Memphis pageants

The annual Moped to Memphis Womanless Beauty Pageant and Children’s Little Miss Moped Pageant for St. Jude Children’s Hospital will be March 14 at the Blue Eagle Academy.

The children’s pageant will be at 9:45 a.m. and the womanless pageant will at 7 p.m.

Moped to Memphis is an organization started in 2008 by Frank Falls, an economics teacher at Clover High School.

Falls challenged his students to raise money for an organization of their choice, and they overwhelmingly chose St. Jude. Moped to Memphis raises money by selling T-shirts, setting up at craft shows and festivals, hosting a themed second-chance prom for adults, getting local sponsors, doing a Shoot for the Loot contest during the High School basketball games and by holding the annual Miss Moped Womanless Pageant.

Moped to Memphis delivers a check for all the money raised each year to St. Jude in Memphis Tennessee, by driving a moped donated by Carolina Fun Machines from Clover during spring break.

Year to date, Moped to Memphis has raised $304,000 with a goal of $1 million by 2020.

The Womanless Pageant is a family event in which male contestants dress at women and compete in a variety of ways including evening gown, talent, and question and answer portions. All of the contestants represent different facets of the community, including: high school students, teachers, administrators, government employees, coaches, fire and rescue and business owners. There is also a silent auction.

The Children’s Little Miss Moped Pageant is for ages newborn to age 18, who compete for the title of Moped to Memphis Ambassadors.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information, email

2 CHS students nominated for military academies

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has nominated five York County students to U.S. military service academies including two from Clover High School.

Clover High students Caitlin Lorae Bowman and John Westley Slavens have been nominated for U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Students are selected for nomination by members of Congress based on an application, test scores, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. They are then interviewed by community and business leaders and members of the military. Final admission is determined by the respective academy.

The other three are Fort Mill High students: U.S. Naval Academy - Clayton Pratt; U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. - Daniel Jason Schell; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. - Devin George Fiorenza.

Clover enrichment center plans fundraiser

The Stellie J. Jackson Enrichment Center of Clover will sponsor a two-day fundraiser, Another Man’s Treasure, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14 at the Larne Building on Main Street.

Merchandise such as household items, tools, toys, books and shoes will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the operation of the center, which helps children through after school and summer programs.

Pre-k, kindergarten registration open

Clover School District pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is scheduled for this week. Parents should register their children at their elementary school assignment based on the 2014-2015 attendance lines.

Registration will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily.

To be eligible for pre-K, children must be age 4 on or before Sept. 1. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Parents should bring two proofs of residency with the name and address of the parent registering the child, up-to-date immunization records, and proof of the child’s age, such as legal birth certificate with the state seal.

Visit to identify correct school assignments. For information, call 803-810-8013.

FFA members can apply for scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

Last year, Tractor Supply Co. customers donated $447,671, resulting in 334 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

To be eligible for the scholarship program, students must be FFA members and a high school senior or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.

For information, visit

Blumenthal scholarships available

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 for information.