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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Charlotte Country Day
WorldQuest competition: The Academic World Quest Team, coached by teacher Yevgenia Arutyunyan, earned first place among 21 local schools. The school will now advance to the national competition in April. Team members include: Matthew Harden, Lauren McFayden, Joe Troutman, Frank Kosarek, Graham Mazeine, Manu Amin, Nathan Brenner and Trent Steelman.
First Team All-American: Senior Eve Davis was one of only 24 high school volleyball players nationwide named a First Team All-American. Davis will play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match and Skills Competition in December.
NCAA signing: The following seven athletes recently signed national letters of intent to play at the collegiate level: Gisele Bailey, women’s basketball at Harvard University; Sydel Curry, volleyball at Elon University; Rebecca Harris, tennis at Virginia Tech University; Patrick Haynes, baseball at Wingate University; Bailey Ober, baseball at the College of Charleston; Patrick Rooks, basketball at Clemson University; and Matt Simmons, baseball at Gardner-Webb University.
Veterans honored: At a recent assembly, middle school students honored veterans by presenting gifts in gratitude for their service and listened to the military songs representing the branches of the U.S. armed forces.
Open house: The school will have an open house 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4. Parents will be able to view children at work in classrooms.
Bat cave: Second-graders recently presented their knowledge of bats to classroom visitors. In classrooms transformed into bat caves, the students used their public-speaking skills and science studies to present projects and research.
WorldQuest competition: The school finished third at the Academic WorldQuest competition. Led by co-captains Mario Augustinovic and Barbra Black, the team earned an overall score of 702 points.
Orchestra fundraiser: Through Nov. 29, orchestra students will be selling car wash tickets for $14.95. The orchestra program will receive 50 percent of the proceeds.
Art educators: Art teachers Ellen Estes and Ashley Graham will be exhibiting their art at the Bite of the Apple-Art Educator’s Art Exhibit. The work will be on display at the Civic and Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St., through Dec. 31.
Military award: Lt. Col. Gene McFalls, USAF, recently was awarded the NATO Military Service Award for Electronic Warfare by the Association of Old Crows for his distinguished leadership as Chief USF-1EW Coordination Cell while serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army XVII Airborne Corps. McFalls is a graduate of South Meck High and UNC Charlotte, where he was commissioned into the USAF. He is the son of George and Ila McFalls of Laurinburg.
Senior project: CMS seniors will partner with Habitat for Humanity to raise money and participate in constructing homes during the current school year. For more details visit: www.seniorbuildup.org.
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