Kendall Taylor approached her fifth-grade teacher about wanting to be a part of her brother’s reading and learning during class time. The result was a weekly “Reading Buddies” program.

Brad Kesling, 16, is a music and theater lover, and his monologue from “As You Like It” won him a trip to compete in New York.
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Charlotte Christian School had five placing entries – including a sweep of first through third places in the essay competition – in “The Living Soil” poster/essay contest sponsored by the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District.

A 10-student team at Hough High finished second in the state among 169 entrants in the Miles for Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the N.C. Office of State Human Resources.

Smithfield Elementary student Chadley Gray Schmidt finished first in the individual category at the junior level, and Charles Timm of South Mecklenburg High won at the middle level at the N.C. Future Problem Solver competition.

Fifth-graders at Community School of Davidson composed every note, scripted every word and lyric, and created every prop and backdrop to “Henry’s Freedom Box,” an opera based on the book by Ellen Levine. Amari Murrell of Cornelius appears in one of the period costumes.

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