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Clover grad lands prestigious apprenticeship

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Clover High School graduate Devin Pierzinski with his father and monther, Darryl and Shelly Pierzinski, has been selected for The Apprenticeship 2000 Program.
Clover High School graduate Devin Pierzinski with his father and monther, Darryl and Shelly Pierzinski, has been selected for The Apprenticeship 2000 Program. CLOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Devin Pierzinski, a 2016 Clover High School graduate, has been selected for The Apprenticeship 2000 Program. The apprenticeship is the equivalent to a scholarship worth $160,000.

His selection follows an eight-month process that included a summer internship. This is the second consecutive year a Clover student has been selected for the program.

Pierzinski, who will attend Central Piedmont Community College, will work toward a 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 help fill needed spots in the manufacturing workforce in America.

For more information about Apprenticeship 2000, visit apprenticeship200.com/index.html.

Other school news

Lunch with Candy Carson Sept. 1

Lunch with Candy Carson, wife of Ben Carson and founder of Carson Scholars Fund, is planned at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 1 at Palisades Country Club, 13704 Grand Palisades Parkway.

Learn about the Carson Literacy Project and how Charlotte schools could benefit.

Reservations required by Aug. 26. Call 704-504-0099.

Garden class for homeschool students set

The Clemson Extension Service in York County and city of Rock Hill are hosting the 4-H Come Grow With Me in the Garden series for homeschool children ages 6-14 September-December at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

Classes are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. Classes are geared to cultivate awareness, knowledge, appreciation and concern for the natural environment while learning about horticulture, vegetable gardening and leadership through creative activities and a service project.

The series costs $65. Deadline is Aug. 30 and includes a 2016-17 4-H membership. For additional information, call 803-684-9919 or email fisreal@clemson.edu.

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