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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Providence High

Competition results: PHS German students recently participated in German Day and won first place overall at the state competition. In the state DECA competition, four students on the team earned a sort at the International Conference. The Odyssey of the Mind team earned third place in the regional competition. Winter Guard won second place at the Carolina Winter Ensemble competition.

Providence High

Volunteers needed: The Engineering program needs volunteers for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) partnership teams. Individuals with STEM-related careers experience, knowledge with PLTW course concepts, knowledge of community workforce needs, community leadership, marketing experience, networking connections, fundraising experience, public relations and local media connections contact Matthew Vincent at matthewd.vincent@cms.k12.nc.us.

Myers Park High

Odyssey of the Mind: All six MPHS teams placed first or second at the regional tournament. The following teams earned first place: Technical - Will Ahlum, Sophie Chien, Carly Levi, Porter Metzler, Katie Norman, Emma Tobin; Classics - Rudy Banny, Lucy Banny, Grant Davidson, Andrew Sun, Jack Hanks; Balsa - Aidan O’Brien, Alexander Bryant, Sam Burke, Jonny Nelson, Sofia Edelman, Bern Bukowski and Madi Lambkin.

Coaching award: MPH Assistant Principal Jason Kline has been recognized as a diamond coach by The National Forensics League. The award, given for Klines’ outstanding work with student debate and forensics, is his second and is based on student performance.

N.C. Show Choir Competition

School results: At the March 8 Charlotte Area Regional of the William Peace University N.C. Show Choir Competition, Myers Park earned second place in the high school division with a Excellent rating. In the Middle School Division, Jay M. Robinson won top honors, Superior rating and Community House earned second place, Superior rating.

Charlotte Christian School

Model Congress trip: A delegation of 34 CCS students recently attended the weeklong annual Harvard Model Congress. At the mock government conference, the students participated in caucuses and trials and debated current issues facing the U.S.

Covenant Day Middle

Day of service: More than 200 CDS middle students will volunteer at area nonprofits for Doulos Day March 21. The teams will work at 20 different organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Loaves and Fishes, Classroom Central and Ronald McDonald House.

Charlotte Latin

Odyssey of the Mind: The Upper School Dudas/LeDonne/Smith team finished first at the regional tournament and now advances to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Team members are Carter Anderson, Rachel Calloway, Wes Dudas, J.T. Fortenberry, Mason LeDonne, George Lucas and Griffin Smith. CL coach Russ LeDonne won the Coach of the Year award.

Charlotte Prep

Geography bee: CP eighth-grader Alex Smith will represent the school at the state level of the National Geographic Bee. In a written test, Alex placed among the state’s top 100 students.

South Meck

Science Olympiad: At the recent competition held at UNC-Charlotte, the following students medaled in their event: Juyup Kim, Zack Montgomery, Zack Smith, Ashley Ball, Hoang Nguyen, Kevin Wang, Patrick Winner and Victor Agabekov.

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