Local student wins music award

May 15, 2013 

Local student wins music award

Carrie E. Holt of Fort Mill won the Sigvart J. Steen Scholarship Award at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., on May 3 for excellence in choir performance. A total of 39 students from around the world were recognized for excellence in scholarship, service and character.

Local student receives Masters degree

Griffen P. Williams of Milledgeville, Ga., formerly of Fort Mill, received a Masters of Education in Outdoor Education Administration from Georgia State College and University in Milledgeville, Ga., on May 3.

Williams is married to Tori Koterba Williams and is the son of Lynn and Tom Williams of Fort Mill.

Learn about Lake Pointe Academy

Lake Pointe Academy, a Classical Christian University Model school for grades K-12, is holding its final 2013-14 school year informational meeting for prospective parents and students 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

Parents will learn about the school’s parent involvement and classical education approach, meet leaders and staff, browse materials, and have questions answered. The nine-year-old private school teaches at a gifted-and-talented and honors level.

The kindergarten and second-grade levels are at capacity, with a waiting list in place. Attending the informational meeting is a requirement for admission. Applications for new students must be submitted by June 18.

Lake Pointe Academy is located at 3168 Hands Mill Hwy. (Hwy. 274) near Concord Road in Lake Wylie. For more information, visit the admissions tab at lakepointeacademy.com or RSVP to mailbox@LPA-SC.com.

DeMayo honored by S.C. Bar

Fort Mill High School teacher Beverly DeMayo has been named the 2013 High School Teacher of the Year by the S.C. Bar Law Related Education Division.

The award will be presented to DeMayo at her school’s annual awards event Thursday.

DeMayo was selected for the LRE High School Teacher of the Year Award because of her ability to communicate a deep respect for the law and American Constitutional Democracy to a wide range of students at Fort Mill High School, the group said. She has been involved with the Mock Trial program at Fort Mill for many years, having served as a volunteer assistant coach and now the teams’ full-time teacher coach.

This year, DeMayo is continuing a long tradition of fielding competitive teams at the school, having advanced to the state competition eight out of her nine years participating.

“Working with the Fort Mill High School Mock Trial Team is very rewarding, and I am honored to be recognized by the S.C. Bar,” DeMayo said. “I had so much support this year: Walter Dusky (attorney coach), Garrett Johnson (attorney coach), school administration and parents, and this recognition really belongs to everyone. I’m thrilled to be part of this experience and make a difference in these students’ lives.”

The LRE High School Teacher of the Year Award was created to honor a S.C. teacher who best exemplifies the LRE commitment to help students better understand their roles as democratic citizens. It is presented to a teacher who has fostered public understanding of the values of the legal and judicial systems, stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility in students, encouraged and supported LRE programs; and increased communication among students, fellow educators and those working in the legal system.

The S.C. Bar LRE Division, which was developed to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education, has been part of the Bar since 1976.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

Applications available for York County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the annual York County Farm Bureau Scholarship program.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student pursuing a higher education in agriculture or an agriculturally related field after completion of a first semester at a four year school of higher education. The amount is $1,000 annually, received each semester in increments of $500.

The scholarship will be awarded to a resident of York County based on character, demonstrated leadership, and a dedication to agriculture or a related field. Applications should be picked up and returned to the York County Farm Bureau no later than Friday, June 14.

For more information, call Sandra Robbins at 803-684-4235.

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