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Service Honor Roll recognition: For the third consecutive year, Cabarrus College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. All Cabarrus College students are required to complete community service before graduation. During the 2008-09 academic year, 127 students volunteered 4,869 hours of service.
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Governor's School: Cannon School juniors Jacob Dailey, Madeline Hurley and Graham Lombardi have been accepted to the Governor's School of North Carolina this summer. The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted high school students. Dailey will study drama, Hurley will study choral music and Lombardi will study math.
"Our Children and the Future": A panel of community leaders will discuss three areas of concern to parents of children in elementary school through high school: our community, college and careers. The public is invited to join the conversation, which will take place at Cannon School at 7 p.m. on April 7 in Taylor Hall Panelists will include: Tom Shandley, vice president for student life and dean of students at Davidson College; Dr. Owen Furuseth, associate provost for metropolitan studies at UNC Charlotte; Tony Brown, principal and director of mergers and acquisitions at Public Consulting Group, Inc., a firm serving state and local health and human services programs; Randy McVane, the process design executive responsible for supporting Bank of America's international client service and global wire business; and Lynne Scott Safrit, president of Castle & Cooke North Carolina, developer of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. She also serves on the board of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
Cabarrus County Schools
Kindergarten registration: Kindergarten registration for the 2010-2011 school year will be held April 19-23 at all county elementary schools. Children who are 5 years old on or before August 31, 2010, are eligible to register for kindergarten. Registration will be at the school located in your child's attendance area. If a language other than English is spoken in the home or if your child was born outside of the United States, visit the Welcome Center located at the Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Avenue, Concord, 704-723-9137, to register your child. For details about registration requirements, visit the Cabarrus County Schools website at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us. Registration hours vary by school, so visit your school's site for registration times.
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.