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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Charlotte Christian School

Book signing: New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin will be on campus for a book signing 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 24. The event is free and open to the public.

Teen critics: CCS students Alexis Williams and Michael Julliard have been selected as Teen Critics for the 2013 Blumey Awards Student Critics Program for the Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards Program. As part of a high school team, the students will review theater productions of 32 schools competing in this year’s Blumey Awards.

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NASA student launch: NASA invites the public to watch live, online coverage of the NASA Student Launch Projects, the annual challenge for students nationwide. Launches are set to begin 7:30 a.m. April 20. NASA coverage at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc. Real time flight data at https://twitter.com/SLI 1MILEHIGH.

Scholarship opportunity: The Crown Jewels N.C. Chapter of the Links Inc. will award scholarships to five African-American high school seniors attending high school in Mecklenburg County. Visit www.crownjewlelslinksinc.org for details. Application deadline May 10.

Scholars Academy

Spanish awards: Maulik Sarin has been selected for the National Spanish Exam Global Citizen Scholarship and will attend a Spanish immersion program. Maulik was one of 16 awardees nationwide chosen for test results from the National Spanish Examination. Scholars students collectively earned eight gold, five silver and16 bronze medals and eight honorable mentions.

Randolph IB Middle

Bee winner: Matthew Janson, an eighth-grader, has won the state National Geographic Bee for North Carolina. Matthew advances to nationals in May in Washington, D.C. Students who competed in the state event April 5 had won their school bees and earned one of the top 100 scores, statewide, on a written test.

Providence High

Team awards: Two PHS teams have qualified for the state championship at the N.C. Personal Finance Challenge held April 8. Members of the Panthers Team are Megan Hester, Micaela Hill, Connor Johnson and Tucker Jones. Wall Street team members are Nicholas Cottrill, Chase Crawford, Thomas Darden and Kyle Darmody.

Providence Day

Chemistry competition: PDS student Emily Ashkin will represent North Carolina at the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium with her research about chemotherapy for breast cancer cell lines. For this research, Emily earned a place in the N.C. Science and Engineering Fair and first place at the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society’s Student Research showcase.

NC Senate Page: PDS student Emma Burri recently served as a page in the N.C. Senate for Sen. Bob Rucho. Last year, Emma served as a page for then-N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue.

Governor’s School: PDS students Thomas Watts and Arthur Linne have been selected to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina. Thomas will study instrumental music and Arthur will study math at the summer residential program for academically gifted high school students.

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