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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Jay M. Robinson Middle

Theatre awards: At the NC Theatre Conference, the school received the following awards: ”Listening for the Crack of Dawn” - Rating: Superior; Excellence of Use in Live Music - Deb Chandler and the eight grade Orchestra; Outstanding Achievement in Student Design and Production and Stage Management -Katie Zhao; Outstanding Achievement in Acting - Nicole Dalrymple; Outstanding Achievement in Acting - Jackson Dye; Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting and Excellence in Directing - Stacey Boone.

Community House Middle

Theatre awards: For its performance of the play “Sergeant Brave” at the NC Theatre Conference, the school won an Excellence in Production Design Theatre Arts Award; Excellence in Student Design and Production for Olivia Peace, Katie Thompson, Dylan Bucey, Jairus Verdouw and Jubitza Figueroa; Excellence in Acting for Jacob Bollacke; Outstanding Achievement in Acting for Janelle Deal; Excellence in Directing for Terry Gabbard and Superior Rating.

South Charlotte Middle

Theatre awards: The school has received an Excellence in Costume and Property Design Theatre Arts Award for its performance of the play “Cat Hair” at the NC Theatre Conference.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Academic awards: The following students from the Charlotte area have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Lucy Rose Bierer, Anna Gertrude Bobrow, Jessica Leigh Cagle, Rachel MacIver Hicks, William Grant Johnston, Rachel Lynn Kaplan, Jonathan Dane Keil, Hailey Janes Kessler, Savan Mansukhlal Kothadia, Charlotte Clement Lindemanis, Michael Harris Little, Olivia Laidlaw Mahony, Ian Merrill Noblitt, William Patrick Rimer, Sophie Katherine Stramm, Anna Elizabeth Sturkey, Deborah Ann Thurman and Margot Maryanne Williams.

Charlotte Country Day

Academic talent: Seventh-grader Mary-Katherine Townsend will attend the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s challenging programs for academically gifted students this summer. Mary-Katherine has also earned the Jr. Girl Scouts Bronze Award, was captain of the seventh-grade tennis team and won the coach’s award as a participant in the Siskey YMCA Sharks swim team.

Park Scholar: Alex Kim has been named a Park Scholar by NC State University. Alex is a co-founder and leader of the Upper School’s drumline, member of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras and former participant at the Governor’s School. Alex has also developed an algebra iPhone app.

Scholars candidate: Court Haworth has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholars candidate. The top 20 male and top 20 females are selected in each state based on outstanding performance on college entrance exams. Semifinalists will be announced in April and finalists in May.

Governor’s school: CCD students Frank Kosarek, Graham Mazeine and Tanner McColl were selected to attend the NC Governor’s School. The

school is a statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students.

Randolph IB Middle

Math competition: The school’s Mathcounts team, coached by Michael Pillsbury, placed first at state competition. The win of best team award is a first for CMS. Team members include Lloyd Lu, Sahil Patel, Zac Lee and Nicholas Miklaucic. Lloyd Lu will be on the NC team, which will compete in nationals.

South Meck High

Writer recognition: Ana Montesdeoca has received national recognition in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2013 and has been invited to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in May. Out of 230,000 works submitted, the top 1 percent were recognized nationally.

Scholarship wins: Amanda Sisk has been offered the College of Charleston Presidential Scholarship and the USC-McKissick Scholars Award and Capstone Scholar. Katherine Garrett has been offered Clemson University’s out of state academic scholarship and USC McKissick Scholars Award and Capstone Scholar. Samuel Whitlock has been offered Virginia Tech’s Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Providence High

Flapjack fundraiser: The PHS French Club will host a Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. April 13 at the Applebee’s at 5110 Piper Station Drive. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door or 704-998-9995. All proceeds will be used for student activities.

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