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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

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Carmel Christian

School play: The CCS Players will present "The Matchmaker" 7 p.m. March 1-3 at the Uptown Auditorium of Carmel Baptist Church. Tickets are $8 each. Go to www.carmelchristian.org to purchase.

Charlotte Christian

Scholastic winners: Eleven Charlotte Christian students gold key awards in this year's regional Scholastics Art competition. The winners are: Kate Condon, Brittany Fuller, Monica Galletto, Mark Igbinadolor, Carson Kowar, Erin McNaughton, Mari Pillmore, Kevin Ramsey, Beth Richter, Bailey Thompson and Cassie Trull. Their work is on display at Spirit Square and will be entered into the national competition in New York.

Dance winners: Charlotte Christian's sixth-eighth grade dance team won the Varsity Prep category at the first NCISAA Invitational Cheer and Dance Championship held Feb. 4 at Fayetteville Academy. The team was one of 23 independent school cheer and dance teams to compete in six categories.

Charlotte Latin

Dance winners: Charlotte Latin's dance team won the varsity dance championship at the first NCISAA Invitational Cheer and Dance Championship held Feb. 4 at Fayetteville Academy. The team was one of 23 independent school cheer and dance teams to compete in six categories.

Covenant Day

Scholastic winners: Covenant Day students Carly Starnes and Emily Horacek won gold key awards in this year's regional Scholastics Art and Writing competition. Their work is on display at Spirit Square and will be entered into the national competition in New York.

Community House Middle

Rising 9th graders: Curriculum nights have been scheduled for rising ninth-graders. Curriculum night for those attending South Mecklenburg will be 6:30-7:15 Feb. 23. For those attending Ardrey Kell, the event will be held 6 p.m. March 15.

East Mecklenburg High

White House Science Fair: East Mecklenburg freshmen, Kayla Buriss, was one of about 100 students from across the nation to present at the D.C. White House Science Fair Feb. 7. The science fair, hosted by President Barack Obama, celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math competitions from across the country. The nonprofit National Academy Foundation selected Buriss to represent them.

Jay M. Robinson Middle

Making baseball possible: Mike Bare of the Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association recently donated machines, paid labor and more than 20 hours of work toward the preparation of the Jay M. Robinson Middle School baseball field.

Myers Park

Scholastic winners: Myers Park had many winners in the regional Scholastic Art Competition. The gold key winners who will go on to compete at the national level were: Myles Harris, Marie Hasty, Catherine Leavitt, Donald Macleod, Bradley Schwarz, Maddison Smith, Sibel Turkdamar and Zoe Pruitt. Their work is currently on display at Spirit Square.

Providence Day School

Dance winners: Providence Day School's varsity cheerleading team was named the small varsity cheer champions at the first NCISAA Invitational Cheer and Dance Championship held Sat. Feb. 4 at Fayetteville Academy. The team was one of 23 independent school cheer and dance teams to compete in six categories.

White House Science Fair: Freshmen, Emily Ashkin, Matthew Howard and Alexander Roupas exhibited their inexpensive water purification system for underdeveloped nations at the D.C. White House Science Fair on Feb. 7. The Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama, celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math competitions from across the country. About 100 students participated in the event.

South Mecklenburg High

Free math tutoring: There will be free SAT math peer tutoring every Thursdays 6-7:30 until April 19 at Morrison Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil and calculator. Each week covers a different topic which is detailed in the Jan. 27 Saber News Update, available from the South Mecklenburg homepage. Tutoring will be facilitated by a Myers Park High student who earned perfect scores on the match section of the SAT and SAT Math Level II subject test. Registration is required online at www.cmlibrary.org or by calling 704-416-5431.

Union County

Marvin Ridge High

Volunteer needs votes: Madison Martin, a junior at Marvin Ridge High, is in the running to become a Jr. Ambassador to go to the 2012 Olympics. Last summer, she was the only N.C. student accepted to attend the Julie Foudy Leadership Academy in Chicago. Part of the program was to get involved in a "giving back" project. Martin became a Big Sister to four Down Syndrome kids, an issue close to her heart as Martin's sister passed away from Down Syndrome. The student whose project receives the most votes by Feb. 21 will go to the Olympics in London and talk to the athletes and political figures about her project. "I would love to go so that I can spread awareness of the Down Syndrome community and inspire others in the world to become involved," said Martin. To learn more about her project and vote, visit contest.juliefoudyleadership.com/node/71 and click 'vote.'

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