Fort Mill Times

In Our Schools - April 9, 2008

ILHS goes global

Several Indian Land High students attended the Model United Nations Conference at Winthrop University held April-4. Nichole Shelly, Sylricka Foster and David Rogers represented Syria; Ashley Zoglman, Kelsey Gibson and Kayla Carrouth represented Lebanon; and Ian McIntyre, A.J. Gordon, Haley Rabic and Tyler Mitchell attended as observers in preparation for next year's conference.

Springs student loans available

Applications for Leroy Springs Student Loans are now available 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. Applications can be picked up at the foundation's office at 1826 Second Baxter Crossing in Fort Mill, or 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 offered

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.

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.

Support group

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