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Mecklenburg

Chantilly Montessori: First, second and third graders made 800 sandwiches on Nov. 20 through an outreach project with the Urban Ministry Center. Each student made six sandwiches for “Operation Sandwich” to provide meals for the homeless.

West Charlotte High: Student leaders Marthony Hobgood, Joshua Moore, Blake Porter and Gabon Williams will spearhead Senior BuildUP, a partnership between Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and and Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low-income families.

Garinger High: Pablo Orozco has made the N.C. All State Soccer Team.

Rocky River High: The following students competed in a DECA MCEC event on Nov. 14 and earned proficiency in their individual events:

•  Apparel and Accessories Marketing: Kadeeja Janneh and Chandler Johnson.

•  Business Services Marketing: Adrian Cathcart, Favour Odoemena, Randy Stitt.

•  Principals of Marketing: Deja Fairley, Melenis Lopez, Imani Starling-Brown, Anthony Thomas.

Randy Stitt, Chandler Johnson and Kadeeja Janneh were finalists in their events.

SouthLake Christian Academy: Sophomores recently traveled to Honea Path, S.C., to repair widows’ homes from accumulated damage. The students worked in support of the Widows Watch Ministry. On the annual trip, the students worked on 10 homes over a period of 4 days.

York

Clover: Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO) recently presented $1,500 to the school district and the Clover Jaycees. As part of the district’s and Jaycees’ annual project, the money will purchase holiday gifts for less fortunate children.

Clover High: The school’s Air Force Junior ROTC and Special Olympic Fan Club-Project Unity will co-sponsor a Santa Sleigh 5K and 2.5K on Dec. 15 at 8 a.m.

Registration forms available at Anytime Fitness, the CHS ROTC Department or online at www.active.com.

Northwestern High: The following Model UN students received recognition at the D3 Model UN Conference:

•  Best Delegate Team Plenary: Chris Cassidy, Peter Uong and Jonathan Fitzgerald as Team Egypt.

•  Best Answer: Jonathan Fitzgerald as Team Egypt in Social Humanitarian.

•  DiSec Best Delegate: Maia Welborne for Syria Legal.

•  Most Likely to Keep Debate Open: Chad Rollins.

South Pointe High: The South Pointe chorus members recently performed at the Rock Hill Education Awards Breakfast sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber to recognize outstanding educators.

South Pointe High: The Varsity Football team and the Air Force ROTC cadets conducted a food drive in November. The effort raised 400 pounds of food donated to Pilgrim’s Inn.

Cabarrus

Board of Education: Impact Through Education Awards were presented at the November meeting to the following individuals:

•  Rocky River Elementary: (students) Kendall Lee, Chris Drye; (staff) Kristi Miracco, Latarshia Oliver.

•  Central Cabarrus High: (students) Daniel Starkel, Shane Benson; (staff) Amy Hicks, Katie Buckwell.

W.R. Odell Elementary: Wanda Barber has been honored as the Hilbish Ford Teacher of the Month for November.

Carl A. Furr Elementary: The fifth grade FAST team collected over 35 boxes of food during a November food drive. In other charitable projects the team collected $269 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and collected several bags of supplies for Hurricane Sandy Victims.

All-State School Board: Cabarrus County Board of Education member Cindy Fertenbaugh has been named to the honorary All-State School Board by the N.C. School Boards Association. The All-State School Board is comprised of eight board members who have made important contributions during their tenure on the local education boards.

At the ceremony Fertenbaugh was recognized for her work with the Business Education Technology Alliance, eLearning Commission and Federal Relations Committee.

Northwest Cabarrus Middle: Students, parents and staff broke the old world record for speed stacking on The National Guinness World Records Speed Stacking Day on Nov. 15. The school will be listed in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Union

Weddington High: At Porter Ridge’s Pirate Cove Invitational, the Marching Warriors finished first in class 3A and earned first place in color guard, marching, music, percussion and general effect. The team also earned the Jim Hill Award for highest scoring Union County band.

Weddington High: The school’s Honor Theatre students recently competed in the N.C. Regional Theatre Conference and performed 16 plays in two days. The following students won awards: Morgan Somers (Excellence in Acting for females), Ram Sanchez (Excellence in Acting for males), Katelyn Burrell (Excellence in Student Direction) for “Crimes of the Heart” and “Hear the Children Cry.”

Porter Ridge High: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club conducted its Operation Christmas Child shoe box drive collection. The middle and high schools collected almost 100 shoe boxes filled with supplies for underprivileged children overseas.

Piedmont High: The following student athletes recently signed athletic scholarships: Micaela Hayes (softball, Queens University), Colby Barnette (baseball, UNC-Chapel Hill), Parker VonEgidy, (wrestling, University of Missouri), and John Elwood (baseball, Pfeiffer University).

Monroe Cluster Forum: UCPS Superintendent Mary Ellis will host the Monroe Cluster Forum at Monroe High on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. The focus will be the state’s new “Common Core and Essential Standards” curriculum.

Compiled by Cindy Stern

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