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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Charlotte Country Day

Cum Laude Society inductees: The following CCDS students represent the academic top 20 percent of the class of 2013 and were recently inducted into the Cum Laude Society: Caroline Allbert, Catherine Armistead, Harlan Boyles, Kathryn Byron, Katherine Crosby, Anne Gardner, Jay Hanckel, Matthew Harden, Morgan Harden, Court Haworth, Addison Huneycutt, Alex Kim, Megan Lewis, Eddie Mansius, Natalie Mauney, Lauren McFayden, Mattie Newson, Scott Philips, Avery Portland, Eryn Ratcliffe, Carley Tucker, Robert Vann and Sam Wishnek.

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Crumley Roberts Founder’s Scholarship: Crumley Roberts will award $2,500 scholarships to three students enrolled at a North Carolina high school.

The deadline is March 15. Further requirements and applications are available on the Crumley Roberts website under the “Community” tab.

Transition fair: The annual Transition Fair for Students with Disabilities will be held 5 -8 p.m. March 14 at East Mecklenburg High, 6800 Monroe Road. Representatives from area transition agencies, residential services and colleges/technical schools will be on site to answer questions.

Myers Park High

Quill state final: At the recent N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities annual The Quill writing competition, Myers Park placed eighth overall.

The Quill competition allows future writers to measure themselves against students across the state. In the contest the students have 90 minutes to create a written response to a presented prompt.

Science Olympiad team: The school’s Science Olympiad Team recently placed first in the Science Olympiad regionals competition. The team now advances to the state tournament in April. Individual first-place medals were awarded to: Nathaniel Holderman for Fermi Questions, Sri Sridharan for Anatomy, Alex Antezana for Anatomy and Sharon Hsieh for Fermi Questions.

Teachers for Global Classrooms: Dean of Students Amanda Marlowe and English teacher Meredith Bullard have been selected to attend the TGC’s Global Education Symposium in Washington, D.C. The program helps teachers learn how to develop global education practices for their schools. Bullard is scheduled to travel to Ghana and has plans to create a digital global education resource for teachers.

Charlotte Catholic High

West Point appointments: Charlotte Catholic students Alexandra Vinson and Vincent Vu have been announced by U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger as student recipients of appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Twelve students from the 9th District have received appointments to U.S. service academies for this year.

Charlotte Christian

Musical production: Upper school drama students will present “Oklahoma!” March 14-16. Details and reserved tickets at www.charlottechristian.com/boxoffice. General admission tickets will be available at the door.

South Meck

Musical production: The school will present “The Wiz” March 14-17. South Meck students and staff may attend the dress rehearsal on March 13 for $5. For details see the school website. Show times are 7p.m. March 14-16 and 2 p.m. March 17. Tickets, which will only be sold at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 10 and under. Additional information on The Wiz can be found at www.southmeckmusicals.com.

McClintock Middle

Teacher award: Science teacher David Taylor is a winner of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for science and mathematics teachers and will receive a grant of $175,000 paid during the next five years. Part of the grant may be used to purchase supplies and equipment and professional training and development.

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