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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Community House Middle

Fundraising outcome: Through the efforts of the school’s National Junior Honors Society and the Booster Club, students raised more than $3,000 for the Pink Bow Campaign. The clubs sold pink bows during a two week period and pink T-shirts for the “Pink Out” football game.

Providence High

Class registration: Due to transition to a new software program being implemented by the state, the school will begin registration for the 2013-2014 school year for ninth to 11th graders Jan. 23, when student information packets will be distributed in homeroom. Students will be pulled out of classes during February to meet with counselors.

Dive meet: Providence students Katie Woodliff and Hannah Croxton took first and second place in Women’s Dive at the Nov. 29 meet against Myers Park. Panther Michael Murray placed second in Men’s Dive.

Myers Park High

Eagle Scout: Jon Tobin, member of Troop 116 of Mecklenburg County, has received his Eagle Scout designation. For his Eagle Scout project, Jon designed and constructed fenced garden beds for Barringer Academic Center to support fourth grade studies of North Carolina vegetation. He raised the funds for this project from 60 individuals.

Winter concert: The MPHS Choral Department will present the Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the auditorium. Free admission.

South Charlotte Middle

Fundraising success: During the annual community service project coordinated by the PTO, the South Charlotte Middle students donated $9,300 for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project. In addition to donating, the students will shop for the “angels” with the money collected.

CMS High School Students

Merit scholarships: The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to high school students to spend the 2013-14 school year in countries that may include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey to focus on increasing understanding between Americans and countries with significant Muslim populations. Application deadline is Jan. 10. For details, www.yesprograms.org/yesabroad.

Charlotte Country Day

Donation drive: The school began its annual Goodwill donation drive Dec. 5. The school has raised nearly $120,000 since the school began hosting the drive in 2008. The proceeds support Goodwill’s job training programs. K-4 students donate items to the Goodwill truck. Fifth grade “Green Team” students educate classmates and parents about the importance of donating and raise awareness about electronics recycling and the perils of electronic waste in landfills and water supply.

South Meck

Holiday drives: The SMHS Humane Society Club will collect pet toys, gift cards and monetary contributions through Dec. 19. Collection bins will be in the front office and media center.

Covenant Day Middle

Lego league: The school’s team won the Innovative Solution Award at the 2012 Senior Solutions Challenge First Lego League Regional Qualifier Dec. 1. Team members were Caleb Beckstein, Matthew Lueck, Cononor Westover and Mark Gulley with Aaron Harabedian as Team Lead, Anna Claborn as Project Lead and Covenant Day teacher Debra Morris as Group Advisor.

Charlotte Prep

Food drive: Charlotte Prep fourth graders organized a food drive resulting in donations of more than 250 grocery bags of food to Loaves and Fishes for distribution to Mecklenburg families in need.

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