Fort Mill Times

In Our Schools - April 2, 2008

Kirby King
Kirby King

Students in 'Who's Who'

The 2008 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges" will include the names of 47 students from University of South Carolina-Lancaster selected as national, outstanding campus leaders. Those from Fort Mill Township are: Jennifer Erin Kirby of Indian Land; and Kara Elizabeth Bernard, Brandon Hunter Carnes, Jamie Nicole Crawford, Annette Renee Croom, Emily Carlene Farley, Jason Martinus Logue, Kara Rose Tardy, Jacqueline Elise Wilson and Jacqueline Brie Woods, all of Fort Mill.

Satterfield earns Dean's List

Laura Ruth Satterfield of Fort Mill has been named to the Dean's List at Western Carolina University.

King makes Dean's List

Kirby King, the daughter of John and Mitzi King of Tega Cay, has been named to the Dean's List at Univer-sity of South Carolina-Upstate.

Holl earns Dean's List

Blake Aaron Holl of Fort Mill, a junior exercise science major in the College of Health Sciences, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of Delaware.

Middleton, Stegall excel at Newberry

Fort Mill residents Mylanda Joy Middleton, a sophomore, and Amber Christine Stegall, a senior, were both named to the Dean's List at Newberry College.

Springs student loans available

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

Loans are for up to $3,000 a year for undergrads and $4,000 a year for medical or dental school students. Applications can be picked up at1826 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill; 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster; or at your high school's guidance office.

The deadline for applications is May 1.

--compiled by staff

Special needs screenings offered

The Fort Mill School District will be conducting 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.

Prom dresses needed

Palmetto Youth Dance Company is currently collecting gently used prom/formal dresses at the Keller Williams building located in Baxter Village and Kendra's Academy of Dance near the Lowe's home improvement store. Individuals can drop their cleaned dresses at their convenience.

Nominate a volunteer

The Fort Mill Area Chamber's annual Education/Volunteer of the Year Awards program is now accepting nominations. The awards program will be held Tuesday, April 22. To nominate someone for Citizen of the Year and/or Civic Volunteer of the Year, call 547-5900.

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.

Host families needed

n Learn firsthand about another culture without leaving the United States and establish a friendship that will last a lifetime. Forte International Exchange Association has international students from many different countries arriving into the area and surrounding communities for home stay programs. They speak English, have their own spending money and medical insurance. Most importantly, they have a lot of love to give their American host family. F.I.E.A. is a nonprofit educational organization who is looking for caring host families to share the American way of life. If you think you may be interested in hosting a foreign teen or would like more information about the program, call District Director Karen Shell at 1-888-866-9148.

n Local host families are also needed by the Pacific Intercultural Exchange to place students from Germany, Russia, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia, Hungary, Korea, Mexico, Australia, Yugoslavia, China, and many predominantly Islamic nations such as Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar. The agency also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools. Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402.

Support group for parents meets

A 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