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Central Cabarrus High
New class: A new class is now offered for juniors and seniors called cadet teaching. The course is offered fourth period, second semester. The program is a nationally recognized course to engage students in hands-on experience. Topics include growth and child development, alternative to traditional education, teaching methods, lesson plan development, education psychology and history of education.
Art Students: Central Cabarrus art students recently volunteered at the Cabarrus County Partnership for Children's annual luncheon. Students also volunteered to paint holiday scenes on the windows at T.G.I. Friday's in Concord.
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Hickory Ridge High
Hispanic culture night: Spanish students recently hosted a Hispanic culture and cuisine night. Spanish I and Spanish III students had an assortment of projects and clothing on display; food also was available.
Morehead-Cain semifinalists: Seniors Bryson Goolsby, Ellie Cochran and Onyema Nwanaji-Enwerem were named Morehead-Cain Scholarship semifinalists at UNC Chapel Hill. All three will progress to the next round of the scholarship competition.
Students donate gifts: Cannon students donated about 850 presents to local agencies during the school's Project Wrap-In on Dec. 8. The event is an annual student-run community service and brings together families, students and teachers. Students gave the presents to representatives of four organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ada Jenkins Center, Children's Home Society and The Salvation Army. A 2008 Cannon alumna, Bethany Corbin, started the project three years ago. The Wrap-In was organized this year by Upper School students Hayley Dane of Mooresville, Tory Foster of Concord, Nora Munger of Davidson, Lucie Randall of Troutman and Tias Sen of University City, with service learning adviser Haley Acuff Todd.
Winter schedule: Winter break begins today for students. Classes resume Jan. 3.
Admission open house: Cannon School will host an admission open house in Taylor Hall at 1 p.m. Jan. 8 for families of students in grades junior kindergarten through 12. Families will have an opportunity to tour the campus, speak one-on-one with parents and students about the school's offerings and learn more about the admission process. Details: www.cannonschool.org/openhouse.
Cabarrus County Schools
Winter holiday: Classes for students resume Jan. 3.