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Fifteen students from Providence Day School and 12 from Charlotte Latin School are among the Charlotte-area high school seniors named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

Here’s the complete list of Observer All-Star Scholars, nominated as top students by their high school counselors; finalists and winners for the Seniors of the Year awards emerged from this list.

Twelve student submissions were selected as nominees in WTVI PBS Charlotte’s first regional STEM Awards. Winners will be announced May 21 for students in sixth through 12th grades from the station’s 13-county viewing area who show excellence in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Three students won honors as attorneys during the mock trial competition organized by the Assistance League’s Mecklenburg County Teen Court program. Tiffany Adams, a home-schooled senior, was awarded best prosecuting attorney as well as volunteer of the year. Jeff Holmes, a sophomore at South Mecklenburg, was best defense attorney. Destini Mewborn, a senior at Rocky River, was awarded the attorney who demonstrated the best interview skills.

Three Mecklenburg County students have won major scholarships to study in the textiles program at N.C. State.

National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced 12 more Charlotte-area winners of $2,500 scholarships. The designees were chosen from among more than 15,000 finalists judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced 12 more Charlotte-area winners of $2,500 scholarships. The designees were chosen from among more than 15,000 finalists judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Four East Mecklenburg High students have won awards in the Quill and Scroll/ASNE International Writing/Photo Contest for their work during the last year at The Eagle, the school’s student newspaper.

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.

Randolph IB Middle eighth-grader Zack Lee won the state competition at MATHCOUNTS, held at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.

For the fourth straight year, Providence High’s German language program won the Champion’s Trophy for the best overall language program in North Carolina at the German Day statewide competition.

Ardrey Kell High won the Governor’s Cup overall sweepstakes at the Tarheel Forensic League state debate championships Feb. 28-March 1.

Seniors Tim Jennings of Ardrey Kell High and Brandon Mikell of Lake Norman Charter School, members of The First Tee of Charlotte, earned the national designation of First Tee Scholar.

Forty-three Charlotte-area students were named winners in their respective school divisions at the North Carolina Science & Engineering Fair.

Three Charlotte students attending the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics are among 16 Charlotte-area students named candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

Twenty-one Charlotte-area high school seniors were chosen among thousands of applicants as regional semifinalists in the national Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship.

Ridge Road Middle’s team successfully defended its state championship title in the Justice Iredell Middle School Mock Trial Tournament.

A team of 10 Providence Day School students finished second in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, hosted by the McColl Center for Fine Arts.

Sixteen South Mecklenburg High students got scholarships from the German Language and Culture Foundation to travel to Germany in April.

The name of the class at Covenant Day School is AP English Literature and Composition, but its students have an eye on history.

North Gaston High student Ernesto Velasquez recently won a $5,000 Verizon Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership Awards Scholarship.

Sixteen South Mecklenburg High students got scholarships from the German Language and Culture Foundation to travel to Germany in April.

Hough High, Quail Hollow Middle and Beverly Woods Elementary schools each won $25,000 technology grants as winners of the second annual Rocking the Belk Bowl.

Elementary students are ‘Robo-Hurricane Crew.’

East Mecklenburg High’s entry was chosen the winner of the first Carolina Panthers/Duke Energy “Ultimate High School Stadium Build” competition, earning a $2,500 grant for the school.

More than 250 West Charlotte High students who participate in the school’s Renaissance program were honored recently at a ceremony.

Providence Day School was awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for $10,000 to create a Green Renewable Current Desk System, a series of desks in a grid system that generates electricity from foot pedals. Providence Day School is one of 15 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam this year, and the only all-girls team.

Thirteen N.C. students have received Horatio Alger Scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, the first time the association has offered a state scholarship in North Carolina.

Maiysa Mesbah, 19, of Charlotte was chosen as a 2011 Democracy Summer intern for the statewide group Democracy North Carolina.

Future aviators, cardiologists and graphic designers get a jump on the world of work in the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program, an eight-week city summer internship program with about 250 students and 37 public service host employers in Charlotte.

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