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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Butler High

Musical production: The Butler High School Performing Arts Department presented the musical “Hairspray” during February. The cast was under the direction of Barbara Mager who officially received The N.C. Theatre Conference Educator of the Year award at one of the showings.

Charlotte Latin

Championship awards: The wrestling team won the second straight N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state championship.

Charlotte Country Day

Book drive: The Lower School students collected 3,361 books for Berryhill Elementary students. After the collection, the students traveled to Berryhill, held a book fair and read to the younger children. Each Berryhill student selected several books for their home library.

Providence Day School

Food drive: Third-graders have collected 480 pounds of food in a drive which benefited Loaves and Fishes. The students also visited the warehouse and helped sort 7,000 pounds of food during three days.

Math tournament: Twenty students, coached by teachers Jeff Lucia and James Reeder, competed in the 2013 Math Meet at the College of Charleston Feb. 22-23. The following students were recognized during the meet: first place – Written Test Level II team category: Matthew Bacon, Navin Balaji, Kevin Lu and Michael Weinrib; second place - Written Test Level II individual category: Matthew Bacon; fourth place - Written Test Level II individual category: Kevin Lu; second place -Physics Brainstorming team category: Jordan Alam, Michael Lucia, Derek Makous and Bryston Spivock and third place - Math Brainstorming team category: Eli Barr, Taso Karnazes, Jimmy Messmer and Michael Weinrib.

Sedgefield Middle

Student presentation: Several groups of Sedgefield Middle students recently gave a presentation at the N.C. Geographic Information Systems Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. The students were invited after local presentations in November on topics including mall demographics, wetland studies and analysis of middle school football fields.

Myers Park

Construction project: Due to logistical problems with three construction projects in process during one year, the scheduling has been changed. Construction on the LA building will begin in June, 2014, the stadium work is to begin in March, and gymnasium construction will begin in June.

Choral department: The Choral department is selling pink flamingos for special occasions or as an unusual way to ask someone to the prom. Contact Flo Bryan, 704-442-0976 or rbryan2@carolina.rr.com.

Musical production: The school will present “Once Upon A Mattress” March 21-23. For details and tickets visit myersparktheatrewebs.com.

Providence High

Sports parking and entry points:

• On home game days for soccer, baseball and softball, there will be one entry point located between the practice field and the stadium. Soccer fans will enter the gate between the two fields (near the visitor side of the stadium).

• Softball fans can park at the softball field after purchasing a ticket at the entry point.

• Baseball fans will need to park in the student parking lot and walk to the field. Only cars with a valid handicap parking pass will be able to park at the baseball field area.

• Tennis fans will park in the student parking lot.

• For track, lacrosse and rugby, use the traditional entrance to the stadium

All schools

Media interns: For information and an application for an internship through the Emma Bowen Foundation, visit www.emmabowenfoundation.com. The foundation helps minority youth prepare for careers in the media.

Charlotte Christian

Tournament results: In the recent NCISAA 3A state finals, the varsity wrestling team finished sixth, the women’s varsity swim team finished 11th and the men’s varsity swim finished 13th. The varsity ladies’ basketball team defeated Cannon School, lost to Cary Academy in the quarterfinals and finished the season 18-10.

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