Fort Mill Times

In Our Schools - March 26, 2008

Jordan Anderson
Jordan Anderson

Fashion show canceled

Due to unforeseen scheduling problems, Palmetto Youth Dance Company will not be holding the Prom for Pennies Fashion show/sale scheduled for Thursday, March 27, at Orchard Park Elementary. School.

The group, however, is still accepting formal dresses and accessories and hopes to reschedule the event in the future. For more information, visit www.pydc.net.

Anderson gets ROTC scholarship

Fort Mill High School senior Jordan Scott Anderson has been selected to receive a four-year, full tuition Army ROTC scholarship to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He is the son of Stephanie and Ron McClung and Hu and Sarah Anderson.

Steele honored

Erskine College student Rachel Steele was recently honored by the Due West Chapter of the American Association of University Women. Steele is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Steele of Fort Mill and a graduate of Fort Mill High School. She's a senior at Erskine.

Springs student loans available

Applications for Leroy Springs Student Loans will be available beginning Tuesday, April 1, for students who are planning full-time attendance at a four-year accredited college or university in the state of South Carolina or at York Technical College in the fall.

Loans are for up to $3,000 a year for undergrads and $4,000 a year for medical or dental school students, are based primarily on need and are for tuition, room and board and fees.

Applications can be picked up at foundation's office at 1826 Second Baxter Crossing in Fort Mill and its Lancaster office at 201 West Gay Street. High school seniors can also pick up applications at their school's guidance office.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 1, for students planning to enter school in the fall.

Special needs screenings set

The Fort Mill School District will conduct a screening clinic for children aged 3 to 5 who are suspected of having special needs. Hearing, vision, speech-launguage, and development will be screened. The clinic dates are June 24-26. To arrange an appointment, call Cynthia Yocum at 548-8358.

Support group

for parents meetsA parent support group for children with any disorder, disability or learning issues meets at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road in Fort Mill. The group discusses coping skills, experiences, self care and school-related issues. For details, call 802-4484.

--compiled by staff

Get your child a Head Start

The local Head Start program is now accepting applications for children under age 4 for the 2008-2009 program year. Head Start serves children from low-income families and children with disabilities. The Head Start Center in your area is located at 100 Lestina Court, Fort Mill. Call 802-7587.

Food program available

Avery Lake Head Start is the local provider of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program. The program is available to all eligible residents and federal law requires that no one can be denied on the basis if race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Eligibility is based on household income. For details, call 802-7587 or 1-800-795-3272.

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