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Jay M. Robinson
Teaching fellows: Congratulations to Ann Tapia, Brittany Smith, Sam Smithson, Katelyn Reed and Brooke Borleis for being named N.C. Teaching Fellows. The program is open to any high school senior with a superior academic record and who have met the minimum admission requirements to graduate and to be admitted to a four-year institution in North Carolina. Those students that are selected receive a full scholarship to participating schools in the North Carolina University System. Upon graduation, those students are committed to serve four years as an educator in North Carolina.
West Point: Congratulations to Maggie Jones and Will Mace, who have received appointments to West Point. The United States Military Academy is our country's oldest service academy and one of themost difficult schools to get into. The mission of USMA is to train young men and women to become future leaders in the U.S. Army. Students applying to any service academy must secure a nomination from a congressman or a senator, then receive an appointment from a selection board at the service academy.
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Hickory Ridge High
Spaghetti dinner: The Jazz Band and Culinary Arts Department will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Jazz Concert on Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are $10 each, and cover both the dinner and the jazz concert. Proceeds from the evening will help the Concert Bands raise with their upcoming competition trip to Washington D.C. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased from band students or by contacting Mr. White. Donations are sought to help offset the cost of the meal. If you are interested in donating any item, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Chapman at email@example.com.
Prom night: Prom Tickets will be on sale to juniors and seniors through March 5. Students may buy tickets at each lunch for $40. Students may only buy two tickets. If a student owes any school fees, he or she will not be eligible to purchase a ticket. Also, all guests must be under the age of 21. If guests do not attend Hickory Ridge, they must fill out a guest form available at the time of purchase. The dance will be held May 1 at the Gibson Mill in Concord from 8 p.m.- midnight.
Alumna honors: Hillary Gruce, a 2008 graduate of Cannon School, represented Sigma Kappa sorority in the 2010 Miss Clemson University Pageant held on Feb. 27. At Clemson, Gruce earned a spot on the President's List and the Dean's List, is a member of the Calhoun Honors College and is part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She contributes to Clemson's community by volunteering at local assisted living facilities, donating to the Alzheimer's Association, participating in the Memory Walk and fundraising for the Children's Miracle Network. After graduation, Gruce intends to pursue a medical degree. She is the daughter of John and Patty Gruce of Davidson.
Nominations to military academies: U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell recently nominated five Cabarrus County students to U.S. military academies.
Prescott Hocutt, the son of Cary and Kim Hocutt and a Concord High School student, received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Ethan Marshall Kindley, the son of Michael and Eun Kindley and a Concord High School student, received nominations to the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy.
Kyle Leland McLain, the son of David and Denise McLain and a Jay M. Robinson High School student, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Breeden McEachern Ritchie, the son of Henry and Jennifer Ritchie and a Concord High School student, received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Charles Michael Robinson, the son of Charles and Renea Robinson and a Central Cabarrus High School student, received nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy.