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Compiled By Cindy Stern
Scholarships: The class of 2013 has been awarded 333 scholarships, valued at a total of $14.5 million. This sets a record for the school and surpasses the class of 2012 by almost $2 million.
Student recognition: Graduate Rich Burris was awarded the Pogue Scholarship and will attend UNC Chapel Hill. The merit-based scholarship recognizes academic achievement and leadership skills. Rich was the student body president and developed a video for anti-bullying campaigns as a senior.
Graduates: Two Charlotte residents are graduates of the 2013 class of McCallie School in Chattanooga. John Crum will attend Washington and Lee University on a Boetsch Romance Languages Scholarship. Harrison Raby will attend Elon College.
School award: The school and Wellness Center Director Tom Caruso have received a 2013 Strength of America Award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes superior standards in strength, conditioning and safety programs in high schools. The sponsoring organization is the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. As one of 19 winning schools, Providence Day will be honored at the national awards banquet in Las Vegas in July.
Principal assignment: Shane Lis has been named principal. Lis holds degrees from UNC Charlotte and Winthrop University. He joined CMS in 2002 and has served as assistant principal at David Cox Road Elementary, Bain Elementary and Whitewater Middle.
Hawk Ridge Elementary
Student meets Obama: Hawk Ridge student Christian Serrano shook hands with President Barack Obama at the Charlotte airport June 6. Christian was with a group of people who watched Air Force One land and waited to greet Obama. After seeing the president transfer to Marine One, Christian was interviewed by several local television reporters about his experience.
Scholarships: Graduating senior Wes Medeiros plans to attend Norwich University as a Marine-option midshipman this fall on a four-year Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship valued at $180,000. Medeiros competed with high school seniors and college freshmen for the award and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon graduation.
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