A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student and two faculty members were honored Tuesday by the group that oversees North Carolinas academic competitions.
Derrick Flakoll, a student at Myers Park High, was named the N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities student of the year at the groups annual meeting in Durham. He has been a leader in Quiz Bowl, speech, debate and a competition called Twelve, which tests students knowledge in a dozen subjects.
Jason Kline, an assistant principal at Myers Park High, got a special award for extraordinary contributions. A board member and president of the state association, Kline created a full roster of academic teams at Myers Park, the states largest high school. For the last two years, the association has awarded a state Scholastic Cup for the school with the strongest performance in 12 contests, including Odyssey of the Mind and Science Olympiad. Myers Park has won it both years.
Jennifer Haney of Ardrey Kell High was named the scholastic director of the year. Ardrey Kell joined the association this year and placed third in the quest for the Scholastic Cup (the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, a statewide magnet in Durham, was second).