National Merit Scholarship
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Students include Sarah E. Ward from David Butler High, Cameron S. Collins from Covenant Day School and Nathaniel H. McGowan from Greyfriars Classical Academy.
Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
Charlotte student Anushka Kulkarni from Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy was named to a list of the Top 300 competitors in the Broadcom Masters — the prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
Three south Charlotte high school students recently served as Pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Rhea Bhagia, a student at Providence Day School, is the daughter of Priti Bhagia and was sponsored by Representative Andy Dulin (R), Mecklenburg.
Caroline Beason, a student at Providence Day, is the daughter of Amos N. Beason and Kimberly H. Beason and was sponsored by Representative Andy Dulin (R), Mecklenburg.
Katherine Sanniota, a student at Ardrey Kell High School, is the daughter of Scott Sanniota and Julie Sanniota and was sponsored by Representative Scott Stone (R), Mecklenburg.
The North Carolina House Page Program offers firsthand experience to students from across the state. Each year, the program provides a captivating insight into government by connecting students with elected leaders of North Carolina. Pages are given the opportunity to observe North Carolina lawmakers, lobbyists, staff and constituents working together in the legislative process. The Pages witness and learn how a bill becomes a law, the structure of state government, and the legislative process. House Pages attend session and committee meetings each day. House Pages are also given the opportunity to provide office assistance to members and staff of the House of Representatives.
Garinger High School
Twenty-two schools and YMCAs across the state received a grant to build or expand an existing vegetable garden - and provide students with educational resources about agriculture, caring for the environment and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Garinger High School will use its grant to start a student-run farm stand to teach students about the business side of agriculture and raise money to sustain the program.