School news
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

School news

    Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy held the Empowered Benefits Scholars Academy Science Fair on Jan. 21. Students in grades four through eight presented projects and were judged by a panel comprised of faculty and community representatives.
    Charlotte Christian seventh-grader Nate McGrath has won the school Geography Bee.

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Collinswood Language Academy

Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest: Eighth-grader Sofie Pedersen placed first in the writing contest in the grade six-to-eight category. Brandon Miller placed first in the art contest in the grade kindergarten-to-two category.

Old Providence Elementary

Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest: Fifth-grader Miranda Wilson placed first in the art contest in the grade three-to-five category.

Myers Park

PTSO fundraising: The Priority Fund campaign has raised more than $159,000. These amounts are supporting technology purchases, art gallery and teacher lounge renovations, teacher recognition and development, ninth-grade curriculum enrichment and daily CMPD traffic support.


Leadership program: Current juniors and seniors may apply for The Bank of America Student Leaders Program.

The program recognizes and develops current and future student community leadership. Students selected for the program will work at a local nonprofit for eight weeks, attend a weeklong Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., and network with other student leaders from throughout the country.

Sharon Elementary

Student fundraiser: Hayden Savery started a fundraiser and has raised $100 to build clean-water wells in Sudan, Africa.

Hayden was inspired by the book “The Long Walk to Water,” which her fifth-grade teacher, Cathy Conner, read to the class. Hayden now plans another fundraiser to continue to help Sudanese children.

Providence Day

Teacher awards: Four teachers have been awarded grants as part of the school’s professional development program. The teachers are: Richard Dewey, The Brian Eichenbrenner Master Teacher Award; Dawn Osborn, The Gene and Rose Marie Bratek Professional Development Award; Mary Jo Adams, The Robert C. Hollmeyer Endowment Fund for Economics & Technology; and Sarah Goodman, The Pamela C. Wilson Endowed Teacher Enrichment Award.

Charlotte Christian

Geography bee: Nate McGrath, a seventh-grader, has won the school Geography Bee. The event, held Jan. 9, was in conjunction with the National Geographic Bee. Nate will now take a written test; if he passes, he will advance to the state bee competition.

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy

Science Fair: The following students won awards at the academy’s Empowered Benefits Science Fair held Jan. 21:

Lower Level (fourth-fifth grade): Grand Prize Kieran Amin; 1st Prize Emma Lyle; 2nd Prize Janvi Barve; 3rd Prize Zoe Reynolds; 4th Prize Ella Chatigny; 5th Prize Nicholas Kang; Director’s Award, Anders Rumpf; Artist/Aesthetic Award, Ray Trogdon; Tracy Miller’s Award Adriana Jimenez-Willis; and Nicolette Torres Award, Harin Lim.

Upper Level (sixth-eighth): Environmental Science 1st Place Anna Van Buren; Environmental Science 2nd Place Koushik Sridhar; Artist/Aesthetic Award Leslie Smith; Nicolette Torres’ Award Emma Grace Barnes; Director’s Award, William Trowbridge.

Seventh grade: Chemistry 1st Place, Aarushi Patil; Chemistry 2nd Place, Shruthi Anand; Physics 1st Place, Mihir Patwardhan; Physics 2nd Place, Susanna Greiner; Biology 1st Place, Vihbu Ambil; Biology 2nd Place, Stephen Lostetter; Biology 3rd Place, Peter Huffman; and Greg Golba’s Award Navami Jain.

The school science teachers are Tracy Miller, Nicolette Torres and Greg Golba.

Rama Road Elementary

Science Channel: Rama Road Discovery Student Ambassadors recently conducted an interview with the Science Channel’s Danny Forster. The 22 students talked with Forster through Skype while all students watched on classroom televisions. Forster, an architect and the host of several network shows, answered questions about his career as an architect and his work with the Science Channel.

Providence High

Used cartridges: The Band Boosters are collecting used ink and toner cartridges. All brands and styles may be dropped off in the band room.

Fill dirt and bricklayer: The school needs fill dirt to level the area at the Panther Plaza and a bricklayer to set the bricks. Contact or to volunteer.

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