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School notes: Clover High grad chosen for Apprenticeship 2000

Michael Drum
Michael Drum

Clover grad chosen for Apprenticeship 2000

Michael Drum, a 2015 Clover High School graduate, has been selected for The Apprenticeship 2000 Program. His selection follows an eight-month process that included a summer internship and represents the first Clover Blue Eagle in the program.

Drum, who will attend Central Piedmont Community College, will work toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in mechatronics engineering technology while working with Pfaff-Molds L.P. Following completion of the 8,000-hour program, he will be awarded a Journeyman’s Certificate from the North Carolina Department of Commerce and begin a full-time career at Pfaff-Molds.

Apprenticeship 2000 is a four-year technical training partnership formed by manufacturing companies in Charlotte to fill manufacturing workforce needs in America. The apprenticeship is the equivalent to a scholarship worth $164,000.

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Host blood drive, earn scholarship

▪ High school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through 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. 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 a 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

▪ 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 through 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