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Myers Park

Scholarships: Mary Caten Cordes has been awarded the second annual David Palmer Shannon Memorial Scholarship.

Cordes received the award for academic and athletic accomplishments, leadership and school spirit. She will attend Wake Forest University in the fall.

Evan Vlahos was awarded the David Shannon Spirit Award. He received the award as the senior member of the football team who best reflects David Shannon’s positive attitude and spirit; Vlahos will attend East Carolina University in fall.

David Shannon was a Myers Park 2012 graduate who died in his freshman year at UNC Chapel Hill.

Quail Hollow Middle

Tech award: Susan Austin has been named a STAR Discovery Educators by Discovery Education.

The honors were awarded for commitment to incorporating digital learning to encourage student curiosity and enhance learning in CMS classrooms. STAR Discovery Educators nationwide will share and have access to innovative teaching methods and resources for effective use of digital technology in the classroom.

Thomasboro Academy

Tech award: Kenyatta Davenport has been named a STAR Discovery Educator by Discovery Education.

Hidden Valley Elementary

Grant award: Liliet Council has received the Murals for Literacy Grant for a new learning and reading space at the school, which will include a large mural.

Council, the school’s media coordinator, will work with teachers and students to study modern illustrators’ works and to select images to be included in the mural.

Victory Christian Center School

Alumnus award: Natasha Lindsay, class of 2011, has been inducted into the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Lindsay is a criminal justice major at North Carolina Central University and recently completed an internship with the Fulton County Police Department in Atlanta, Ga.

Hough High

Geek Squad Academy: More than 100 students explored the latest technology during a Geek Squad Academy on July 15-16.

The students took classes in programming, digital citizenship, robotics, digital film production and photography and 3-D printing. Best Buy sponsored the events and provided equipment including MacBook Pros, video cameras

and iPads.

Charlotte Engineering Early College

Open house: Charlotte Engineering Early College will host an open house Aug. 21.

Last names beginning with A-L can attend 4-5:30 p.m.; M-Z, 5:30-7 p.m. More information will be mailed during the week of Aug. 11-15.

Military and Global Leadership Academy

Open house: The school will hold open houses Aug. 21, Oct. 2 and Dec. 11. School tours are available throughout the year. Details: Bettye Tudor, 980-343-0006.


Exchange program: The Education, Travel & Culture exchange program is in need of local host families for high school exchange students for the upcoming school year.

ETC is a nonprofit program vetted by the State Department and Council on Standards for Educational Travel. Details: Kandace Wright, 336-693-5719 or

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