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Students selected for Governors' School
Summer academic program: Thirteen high school students from Cabarrus County Schools have been selected to attend the Governor's School of North Carolina summer program. Students are: Concord High: Andrew Takla, Kayli Rideout, Joseph DeChristina and Joanna Ramirez; Jay M. Robinson: Jamison Kies, McIver Mullins; Hickory Ridge: Morgan Britton, Dylan Ward, Steven Porson, Joshua Sheetz; Northwest Cabarrus: Brian Bethea, DeAngelo Smotherson, Evan Dunbar. The six-week program is open to rising N.C. high school juniors and seniors. It is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically able high school students in the nation. The program will operate on two campuses: Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem, and Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh.
Cabarrus Math24 competition
Math competition: Students from Cabarrus County Schools recently competed in the CCS Elementary Math24 competition. The Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club hosted the event. Grand champion was Jonathan McCormac from Irvin Elementary School. Gold medalists were Jonathan McCormac of Irvin Elementary School; Joaquin Borggio of Cox Mill Elementary School; Bryan Shuntich-Boger Elementary School, and Tyler Musialowski of Bethel Elementary School. Math24 is a game created by Suntex International Inc. that requires quick mental math and pattern recognition. Groups of four students try to get the most points by finding a way for the numbers on the card to equal 24. Cabarrus County Schools Academically and Intellectually Gifted teachers organized the event.
Covenant Classical School
"Alice in Wonderland": The Upper School theater class will present "Alice in Wonderland" at 7 p.m. April 22 and April 24 in the school's David and Ann Drye Activity Center. Tickets at the door: $3 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under. All are invited to join the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Queen and King of Hearts and Alice in her mad romp through Wonderland. Details: Marcia Kuhn, 704-792-1854.
Concord student at UNC honored
Udall Scholar: Michael Mian, a junior from Concord who seeks a career in environmental justice and international action on climate change, has been chosen as one of 80 Udall Scholars for 2010. Mian was among 537 candidates nominated by 256 colleges and universities for the award, which is given by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation in Tucson, Ariz. The award will cover tuition, books, room and board up to $5,000 for Mian's senior year. Mian, who came to UNC on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship, hopes to earn a joint law and master's degree in environmental management. He aspires to help resolve environmental disputes while shaping new policies to prevent disputes.
Enrich home schooling support group
Class materials sale: The Concord home-schooled group, Enrich, is holding its second annual used curriculum sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7 at Frank Liske Park in Concord. The sale will be in middle shelters between the pond and the office. The group is charging no fee to sell your items, but you must contact the group if you want to reserve table space. Rain date: May 14. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.