School news
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

School news

    Bruce Hardin, Providence Day School varsity football head coach, has been selected as an honorary member of the N.C. Football Coaches Association.
    Charlotte Christian senior Evan Ector has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate.

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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Myers Park High

Open house: The spring open house will be 5-6 p.m. Feb. 13. Teachers will discuss spring semester courses.

IB/AP Night: The school will hold an IB/AP Curriculum Night from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13. IB diploma and AP teachers will discuss individual courses. IB courses (11th and 12th grade only) and AP courses will be discussed.


College planning: The ABCs of college planning will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1 at Queens University of Charlotte. The free workshop for high school students and their parents will offer sessions about the college search process, application, the college decision-making process and scholarships. Details:; click “Mini Camp College Workshops.”

Charlotte Christian

Scholars candidate: Evan Ector has been named a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Evan was one of 40 North Carolina students selected based on exceptional SAT/ACT scores. Semifinalists will be named in early spring, and 121 Academic Scholars will be selected in April.

Providence High

Orchestra honors: Nineteen Providence High musicians have been chosen for the North Carolina Western Regional Orchestras: Honors Orchestra, Jake Rosewater, Danny Fischbeck, Sagar Shetty, Ryan Huang, Alicia Kwon, Jenni Yang, Emily Cramton, Lee Byrum, Chris Wu, Daniel Kim and Andrew Llamas. Repertory Orchestra, Lexie Wyland, Kelsye Anderson, Yasmine Ruiz, Emily Zheng, Ethan Huang, Jason Ryoo, Lydia Seo and Matthew Adams.

Butler High

Hunger drive: The BHS National Honor Society is working with the Matthews Qdoba in February to raise money for a service project. When eating at Qdoba, put your receipt in the Butler jar to help provide 10,000 meals to Third World countries.

Providence Day

Coach award: Bruce Hardin has been selected an honorary member of the North Carolina Football Coaches Association. The varsity football head coach was chosen for his contribution to football in North Carolina. In addition to winning three state championships, Hardin has won more than 300 games in private and public school football.

Film submission: Drew Emerine and Martin Winton have entered their film in the White House Student Film Festival. The contest criteria was to highlight the role of technology in schools currently and in the future. Finalists will have their films shown at the White House.

Charlotte Latin

Honors band: Students Jasmine Leahy, Veronica Leahy and Neil Patel attended, through prior audition, the South Central District Bandmasters Association All-District Honors Band Clinic, held Jan. 24-25 at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Veronica is now eligible for the N.C. All-State Honors Band auditions.

Charlotte Country Day

Art exhibit: The school will exhibit “Forms and Shapes, Large and Small – Contemporary Works from the Diamond Family Collection,” 1-4 p.m. March 1-2. The event, open to the public, features works by contemporary African-American artists.

Alumni news: Brandon Chalk (’96) and his wife, Kristine, climbed Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson on Christmas Eve 2013. In doing so, they joined a group of about 350 people worldwide who have successfully climbed the Seven Summits, the seven tallest mountains on the seven continents.

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