If you would like to have an announcement included School news, please send a news release to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charlotte-MecklenburgCMS: Nordstrom will award 80 scholarships of $10,000 each in the 28 states where Nordstrom operates a full-line store, including North Carolina. Details at www.nordstrom.com/scholarship. Elementary schools celebrated the 100th day of school through activities, games and experiments related to the number 100. Torrence Creek School collected more than 100 canned goods for charities.Charlotte Christian School: Students recently took part in the 2012 Mid-Carolina Regional Art & Writing Awards Competition. The students won 16 Gold Keys, six Silver Keys and five Honorable Mentions. Gold Key art will be displayed at Spirit Square through March. Silver Key art will be displayed at the Mint Museum through March. Music students recently were selected to participate in the Virginia Tech Honors Band, South-Central All-District Band, Auburn University Honor Band Festival and the Charlotte Youth Wind Ensemble.Covenant Day School: Three Covenant Day School students had winning entries in the National Scholastics Art and Writing competition. For individual photography, Carly Starnes won a regional gold medal and an honorable mention; Emily Horacek received two gold medals and a silver; and Lane Baker earned an honorable mention. Covenant Day will send an 18-member team of students, faculty, alumni and parents to Haiti orphanages to implement new projects and build on initiatives started on four previous trips. Covenant students have raised over $4,000 for the trip through fundraisers. A team of CDS students won highest honors in the national WordMasters Challenge, a competition of reading and analysis of prose and poetry. Lane Baker and Nathan Joffe earned perfect scores. Graham Collins earned a near-perfect score.St. Mark Catholic School: St. Mark Catholic School is honoring Black History Month with a display of a schoolwide project. The displays highlight the achievements of more than 100 influential African-Americans. Details: www.stmarkcatholicschool.net or 704-766-5000.East Mecklenburg High School: Freshman Kayla Burriss participated in the White House Science Fair on Feb. 7. A student in East Meck's Engineering Academy program, Kaula plans on a career in environmental engineering.