Nominations now accepted for Chamber awards

April 7, 2013 

Nominations now accepted for Chamber awards

The York County Regional Chamber is now accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Civic Volunteer, and Public Safety and Awareness Service Awards. Award recipients will be selected by Fort Mill Area Council Board Members and Award Sponsors.

The recipients will be recognized at the Fort Mill Education and Volunteer Awards Program on Monday, April 22, at Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd., Fort Mill 6:15-8 p.m.

At this event, awards for the Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, and for the top students from Fort Mill and Nation Ford High Schools will be presented. Each year this event is attended by over 60 Fort Mill business and community leaders.

To submit nominations or for more information please contact Trudie Heemsoth at the chamber office in Fort Mill at 547-5900 or via email at

Head Start receiving applications

Carolina Community Actions, Inc., Head Start is now accepting applications for children ages 3 and 4 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Head Start serves children from low-income families and children with disabilities, including emotional, intellectual, and physical impairments, who are eligible regardless of their family income level.

Services provided by Head Start include education, nutrition, medical, dental, social services, transportation, parent involvement and special education services.

Under the USDA Child Care Food Program, Head Start children are served breakfast and lunch at no cost to their families.

The Head Start Center is located at 100 Lestina Court in Fort Mill. A legal birth certificate, certificate of immunization, proof of income for the 2012 calendar year, and Social Security numbers of all persons in household must be presented at the time of application.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 802-7587.

Milojkovic earns scholarship

Klara Milojkovic, a homeschooled student from Fort Mill, has been chosen to receive the Wylie Scholarship at Erskine College. The scholarship provides $20,000 and is renewable for a total of four years of study.

Milojikovic serves as secretary for the Lambda Gamma Chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha, a national home school honor society. She has studied piano since 2002, and received honorable mention at the South Carolina Piano Festival in 2012. She is a member of the Girls’ Youth Group at her church, where she also serves as a nursery worker. Her many volunteer activities include work with the Children’s Programs of Fort Mill Library; with the Humane Society of York County; as a counselor at the Palmetto Sports Camp; and as a volunteer with Operation Christmas Child.

She also founded a literary group for preteens in her area.

Milojikovic was selected from among 28 finalists who came to the campus March 15-16 for the Presidential Scholarship competition. They participated in three different interviews and attended a banquet hosted by Erskine’s president and first lady. Five of the finalists won major scholarship awards.

“Erskine would like to congratulate each of these scholars,” Admissions Director Tobe Frierson said. “We look forward to welcoming them to our community in August.”

Tdap clinic April 27

In responses to a new state law requiring Tdap vaccinations for seventh graders, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will have a clinic set up for Saturday, April 27 at the Lancaster County Health Department.

New Immunization Requirement for School Year 2013-2014

All students who will be in seventh grade in the school year that begins in Aug./Sept. 2013 will need a S.C. Certificate of Immunization that documents the Tdap vaccine. Check with your child’s health care provider to see if your child has received the Tdap vaccine. If not, the clinic will be available. Bring your child’s shot record (required and recommended vaccines will be offered).

For appointments, call 803-286-9948.

Local teachers honored

The Bojangles’ on East Main Street in Rock Hill recently presented hundreds of books to local District Teachers of the Year.

Teachers of the year from Fort Mill Township who received books are Anne Johnson of Nation Ford High School and Jason Weiss of Indian Land Elementary School.

This donation event is one of 15 planned for this year, and is part of Bojangles’ ongoing partnership with South Carolina Future Minds, which is designed to support teachers across the state who make a positive impact on their students and the future of South Carolina through their commitment to education.

Go to to learn more about Bojangles’ partnership with the Teacher of the Year program or for more information about S.C. Future Minds.

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