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Hickory Ridge High
Mobile mammograms: The mobile mammography unit will be at Hickory Ridge on March 31. This is open to staff, their families, students' families and the community. All patients wishing to have their mammogram, call Radiology Scheduling, 704- 403-1729 to make an appointment.
Top teacher: Congratulations to William Davis for being selected as Hickory Ridge High School's Teacher of the Year. Originally from Virginia Beach, Va., Davis has a bachelor's degree in education with a concentration in mathematics from Old Dominion University. He also has master's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from UNC Charlotte.
Concord High School
U.S. Service Academy nominees: Three students from Concord High School have been nominated for the U.S. Service Academies by the office of Rep. Larry Kissell. Prescott "Toddy" Hocutt received a nomination to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Ethan Marshall Kindley received nominations to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Breeden McEachern "Mac" Ritchie received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Park scholar: Jonathan Everette "Jeb" Fox , 18, recently received the Park Scholarship from N. C. State University. He is the son of E.B. and Alice Fox. The Park Scholarship covers the full cost of education, related expenses, and enrichment activities valued at $80,000 and includes a $2,200 computer stipend. Fox was selected for his excellent academic achievements, leadership qualities, positive character and service to his community.
Royal Oaks Elementary
Saturday academy: The school will hold Saturday Academy sessions in April for students and parents. The parent sessions will be April 21. Parents will participate in workshops that will help them with time management and parenting skills.. For information, contact Pia Workcuff-Holmes, assistant principal of instruction, 704-932-4111.
A.T. Allen Elementary
Reunion: The school's Parent Teacher Organization will present a benefit A.T. Allen Reunion Picnic from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on April 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school. The event will celebrate 74 years of student and staff alumnae. If you are a student or staff alumni and would like to share copies of your class photographs, memorabilia, the location of the original time capsule or if you would like to volunteer or provide a vendor suggestion, contact Kathryn Prince, email@example.com, 704-965-8135.
Free business seminars: The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced its Spring 2010 schedule of free seminars. These programs are offered for people thinking about starting a small business or currently operating their own business. For information, call 704-216-3512, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rowancabarrus.edu/sbc/.
Students, teachers honored: The Cabarrus County Board of Education recognized students and staff at its March meeting. The board presented students and staff from Harrisburg Elementary School and Jay M. Robinson High School with Impact through Education Awards. Honorees were: Harrisburg Elementary School, Marie Sigler and Charlene Vogel; Jay M. Robinson High School, Debra Cook and Krista Fallon. The Board also recognized Jay M. Robinson High School Principal Beverly Mack who received an Unsung Hero Award from N. C. A & T State University. The award recognizes individuals who contributed to the civil rights movement and the fight for justice in Greensboro and across the nation.
W.M. Irvin Elementary
"Spread the word:" On March 10, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students and staff at W.M. Irvin Elementary School participated in the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign sponsored by the Special Olympics. Students spent the afternoon pledging to support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities. For information, www.r-word.org
Central Cabarrus High
Students help needy: Ceramics students created bowls to donate to Second Harvest's Empty Bowls annual fundraiser. The organization works to alleviate hunger within our community. Several after-school workshops were held for students, faculty and parents to attend. Clay for the project was donated by Carolina Clay Connection; 80 bowls and 65 cans of food were donated. For information on Second Harvest Food Bank and volunteer opportunities, www.secondharvestcharlotte.org.
Jay M. Robinson High
Dinner event: Annual European Heritage Dinner will be from 4-7 p.m. March 25 in the cafeteria. Enjoy artifacts from different European countries, international dances, guest speakers from different parts of the world and an Italian dinner. Parents, students and the community are invited. A $5 donation is required. Multicultural Club members eat free. Proceeds will go to Multicultural Club scholarship fund. For information, email@example.com.
Park Scholarship: Alyssa D'Addezio is one of the 50 students nationwide that have been awarded a prestigious Park Scholarship from N.C. State University. This four-year scholarship includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, travel and personal expenses. D'Addezio will also have opportunities to study abroad.