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School news: Clover High art students’ works on display, for sale

Clover High School students showcase their works at Clover Art Gallery’s Spring Art Show May 15-29 at 120 Bethel St. Sales will be donated to RideAbility.
Clover High School students showcase their works at Clover Art Gallery’s Spring Art Show May 15-29 at 120 Bethel St. Sales will be donated to RideAbility. Clover High School

Art students works featured in Clover show

Seven Clover High School students will each showcase two pieces of traditional art at Clover Art Gallery’s Spring Art Show May 15-29 at 120 Bethel St.

CHS art teacher Luann Lovelace forged the partnership with the town of Clover to help her students better understand how art can affect a community.

The show also provides an outlet for the students to market their works, a key component to the students’ spring service project as members of the National Art Honor Society. The students’ 14 pieces will be for sale with proceeds going to RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover. The students hope to fund a scholarship for a child to go to RideAbility, owned by Michael and Wendy Schonfeld at Cherokee Farms.

Each piece will range in style from traditional still-life paintings and drawings on canvas to abstract.

Students participating are: juniors Grace Pulton and Alisha Periera, sophomore Ericka Spence, and freshmen Cameron Burroughs, Sarah Kelly, Lucas Grodin and Grace Tong.

The opening reception is at 6:30 p.m. May 15.

Other local artists’ works will be on exhibit and a percentage of their sales also will go to RideAbility.

CHS auto program accredited

Clover High School’s Automotive Technology Program has earned the Maintenance & Light Repair accreditation from the National Automotive Technician Educators Foundation Inc.

This accreditation will allow students to earn a student Automotive Service Excellence MLR certificate and give students additional opportunities in automotive technology such as dual credit courses.

Robert Johnson, director of career and technology education, said hard work, program improvement and facility upgrades went into the year-long process of earning this award.

A two-day on-site inspection with four professionals culminated the process. Accreditation must be renewed every five years.

Farm Bureau offers scholarship

York County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its annual annual scholarship program through June 30.

The $1,000 scholarship, awarding $500 per semester, is given each year to a student pursuing higher education in agriculture or a related field, after finishing a first semester at a four-year college or university.

The scholarship will be awarded to a York County resident based on character, demonstrated leadership and dedication to agriculture or a related field.

Applications are available at the York County Farm Bureau. Call 803-684-4235 for details.

Lions offering $3,000 for exchange program

IE The River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club is offering a new award for Clover High School students.

A member of the class of 2017 can earn up to $3,000 in airfare and tuition to participate in the 2016 S.C. Lions Summer Youth Exchange, which provides an opportunity to promote cooperation through friendship among American and international future leaders.

Interested 10th-graders may pick up applications at the school guidance office. Applications are due Aug. 28.

The selected recipient will be announced by Oct. 13. Students will be judged on academic standing, community service and a self awareness essay.

Financial hardship counts up to 30 percent of the judging.

Host blood drive, earn scholarship

▪ High school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive June 1-Aug. 31 through the Leaders Save Lives program.

The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply during the summer. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

Ten scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit

▪ The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is calling on high school and college students for its seventh annual Students Saving Summer Scholarship Program.

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC June 1-Sept. 30 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. The top five producing blood drives each receive a $1,000 scholarship from CBCC. Since 2009, CBCC has awarded more than 300 scholarships and grants.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must choose a location, recruit donors and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood. Each student will be paired up with a CBCC representative who will provide assistance with planning the blood drive. The CBCC scholarship donation must be directly transferred to the college, university or other learning establishment of each winner's choice.

For more information or to register, call 704-972-4727 or email