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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Shrine bowl: Seniors Des Lawrence, Zach Myers and Adrian Robinson have been named to the 2012 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Shrine Bowl Team. The Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic will be held Nov. 24.
Spelling bee: Fifth grader Sam Quarles won the school’s spelling bee after 24 rounds. Eighth grader Olivia Jones, who last year won the Charlotte Observer spelling bee, won second place.
Veterans Day: Students heard stories about survival during Korean War battles at a Monday assembly to honor the nation’s veterans. The students and their families also donated food and supplies for military personnel.
Theater competition: Honors Theater student Michael Jemison recently won “Best Original Play” at the N.C. Theater Conference competition for his comedy titled “Two Lunches.” The play was performed by the following students in the South Meck Honors Theater class: Jordan Garon, Kyle Medlin, Reginal Carelock Johnson, Jessica Braun, Julia Butterworth, Alicia Rochester, Bern Bukowski, Kirstie Sidey and Michael Jemison. Jemison also received an Excellence in Acting award.
Logo contest: The International Language Academy is conducting a design contest for the program’s logo. Open to all SMHS students, the deadline is Nov. 30. For entry rules, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchestra competition: Nine PHS students were selected by audition to perform with the 2012 N.C. All-State Orchestra at the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem: Violin I – Julia Kim, Victor Li; Violin II – Alicia Kwon; Viola – Cecelia Faulk, Celia Vitale; Cello – Daniel Kim, Andrew Llamas; Bassoon – Jake Rosewater; Trombone – Connor Barnette.
Myers Park High
Play festival: Thirty four students participated in the NCTC Play Festival recently. The following students won awards: Mary Lynn Bain-Excellence in Acting; Ariel Harris-Excellence in Acting; Courtney Trent-Excellence in overall show production; Bridget Woodward-Emerging Artist Award. The school’s production of “Harvey” also won an award for excellence in transitions and set.
Clothing drive: The Myers Park Clothes for Change Club is collecting new and gently used clothing though Nov. 30. Donations will support organizations that empower women. Clothing bins will be located at the school’s main office, the art gallery and SC3 as well as several churches and universities. Email email@example.com for information.
Revolutionary War: On Nov. 1, the fourth and fifth graders re-enacted North Carolina colonial history by staging the Battle of Guilford County Courthouse. Students also manned the makeshift hospital as nurses and injured soldiers.
French honors: Ana Lopez, Hakeem Oufkir, Kimberly Ndombasi and Berenice Rodriguez have earned tassels and membership in the National French Honor Society for their outstanding accomplishments in the French language, maintaining A or B averages in French classes throughout their high school careers.
Marching band: The Marching Bulldogs recently competed in the BandBEAT Championship in Rock Hill and received the following awards: Prelims Performance – First place Music Class AAA, fourth place in Class AAA, ninth place Overall Finals Performance – seventh place Overall.
Theatre competition: The theatre department won the following awards at the N.C. Theatre Conference Regional Play Festival: Distinguished Play for “The Cop & the Anthem;” Excellence in Directing – Barbara Mager; Excellence in Acting – Casey Daniel; Excellence in Ensemble Acting for “Cat Hair;” Excellence in Student Design and Production: Lighting and Sound Design for “Cat Hair” and “Cop” Issac Holwager and Carmina Ramos-Rodriquez; Theatre Arts Award in Costumes (Jamey Varnadore for “The Cop & the Anthem”); Theatre Arts Award in Creative Interpretation for “Cat Hair.”