Mock Trial team wins 3 rounds at championship
The Gaston Christian High School Mock Trial Red team competed in Empire New York: The World Championship Oct. 22-26 in Brooklyn, New York.
The team won three of four rounds. Ashley Layne of Gastonia was the No. 1 ranked attorney in the tournament, winning top honors on both the prosecution and defense sides of the case.
Other team members are Madux Price, Lake Wylie; Rachel Putnam, Bessemer City, N.C.; Casey McNiff and Joe Painter, Gastonia; Madison Ramsey, Charlotte; Thomas Williford, Belmont.
Coaches are Sam and Jane Painter.
District rezoning meetings set
The Clover School District will hold several rezoning information meetings.
Meetings start at 7 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:
▪ Nov. 12, Oakridge Middle School
▪ Nov. 30, Crowders Creek Elementary School
▪ Dec. 9, Clover Middle School
PES Veterans Day service Nov. 12
Palisades Episcopal School’s Veterans Day Chapel service is at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Palisades Country Club, 13704 Grand Palisades Parkway.
This annual chapel service is open to the public and honors all the men and woman who have served, or are serving, in our military.
Special tributes are presented by every class from 4-year-old junior kindergarten students through eighth-graders. The JROTC at Olympic High School also participates in the service.
PES selling trees, wreaths
Palisades Episcopal School is selling Fraser fir trees 5 feet to 11 feet through Nov. 20.
Trees will be cut on Dec. 4 and available for pickup Dec. 5 at Palisades Equestrian Center. Delivery is available.
Place orders or trees, garlands and wreaths at familiesofpalisadesepiscopalschool.com.
Call 704-583-1825 for more information.
Enter parade by Nov. 23
The 20th annual Lake Wylie Elementary School’s Winter Parade is at 11 a.m. Dec. 12.
The theme is Board Games and Apps. Each class, school or organization interprets the theme by dressing in costume and decorating a float. Grand marshal is Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Ann Clark.
The parade begins at Lake Wylie Elementary School and winds through The Crossings neighborhood (Moss Road) and ends at Good Shepherd Church.
Participation is free, but registration is required by Nov. 23. Registration forms are at http://tinyurl.com/no7ldzv.
To avoid duplicating floats and costumes, each business, organization or school should enter a float description at http://tinyurl.com/qg9pvo6.
Floats may be created using a truck, trailer or even a boat. Students must be accompanied by adults on the float or walking next to the float. Businesses are welcome to advertise in the parade. Parade participants will be allowed to toss candy to spectators.
For more information, call 980-343-3680.
Hold blood drive for scholarship
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and American Red Cross offer high school and college students a chance to win college scholarship money.
▪ CBCC: To qualify for a Holiday Heroes scholarship, students must host a blood drive Nov. 21-30 or Dec. 19-Jan. 9. CBCC will award a $1,000 college scholarship to the student who collects the most units. Call 704-972-4727 for information.
▪ Red Cross: Register through Nov. 15 to host drives Dec. 15-Jan. 15 to be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500. Six scholarships will be awarded to students who host a blood drive collecting 25 blood donations or more. All students who collect at least 25 pints at their blood drive will receive a gift card to giftcertificates.com. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.