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Saturday, Feb. 01, 2014

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Charlotte Latin

Poetry publication: Junior Rachel Hargrave’s poem “The Wrong Direction” has been selected for publication in “Of Love and Dedication.” Less than 2 percent of poems received were selected to be published in the anthology, which is produced by Live Poets Society of New Jersey. The scheduled publication date is March 30.

Providence High

Musical performance: The school will perform “The Drowsy Chaperone” 7 p.m. March 5-8 and 3 p.m. March 9. Tickets are $10 at the door or $9 at student ticket lunch sales. To purchase a business ad for the playbill or get details about sponsorship opportunities, contact Joan Gormley at Joanslp@gmail.com.

Alumni: Football player Reggie Clark has been honored with a second retirement of his jersey.

Clark’s number was retired officially in 1988, but the school wanted to celebrate his achievements again. Clark played for the NFL’s New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars and received honors in basketball and baseball. Clark spoke to Upper School students about his career and his academic and athletic experiences at Providence Day.

Charlotte Country Day

Alumni: Kristen Anderson-Lopez (’90) and her husband, Robert Lopez, co-wrote “Let It Go,” which has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. The song is one of eight the couple co-wrote for Disney’s animated movie “Frozen.”

Ardrey Kell High

AP Fair: The school will hold its AP Fair on Feb. 6 in two sessions. The first session will be 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. for rising 11th- and 12th-grade students. The second will be 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. for rising ninth- and 10th-graders. Students must attend the fair if they want to take an AP course next year. Teachers will hand out details of the courses and discuss its level of rigor. Contact Jennifer Schroeder with any questions.

CMS

Summer volunteers: Freedom School Partners needs rising juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates for summer volunteers to help financially disadvantaged children with literacy and character development. Visit www.freedomschoolpartners.org or contact Irene Jordan at irene@freedomschoolpartners.org or 704-371-4922.

YLA opportunity: The N.C. Youth Legislative Assembly is open to all ninth- through 12th-grade students interested in government.

The three-day mock legislative session will be in Raleigh on March 21-23. Attendance is limited to 200 participants on a first-come-first- served basis. Registration deadline is Feb. 21. Details and registration: www.ncyaio.com.

Emergency epinephrine legislation: A bipartisan bill, The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, passed Congress and was signed into law at the end of last year. The law encourages schools nationwide to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors and permit trained school personnel to administer the medication if a student experiences an anaphylactic reaction. The Department of Health and Human Services will grant preference to participating states for asthma-related grants. In addition, the schools will be required to plan for trained personnel to administer epinephrine during hours of operation.

Dilworth Center program: Charles Odell, CEO of the Dilworth Center, will present a program about drug addiction and alcoholism in teens Feb. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Myers Park High. Make reservations with the number of people in your party attending to: info@dilworthcenter.org.

Asperger’s program: Students in 10th through 12th grade with Asperger’s disorder or similar social-communication needs may enroll in the new spring Preparing Adolescents to Transition to High School program at Queens University. Email PATHS@autismcarolinas.org for more information.

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