Cannon School raised $50,000 to enhance classroom technology during a recent parent-led fundraising drive.
The money will provide additional iPads, Smart Boards and Smart Tables at the junior kindergarten-12th grade independent school, as well as a new virtual language lab. The school will add a third full-day first-grade class beginning in August to meet the demand for the program. Details: 704-721-7199.
The MathCounts team from Cannon Middle School placed fourth among 25 schools at the South Piedmont Chapter competition held in February at UNCCharlotte.
Cannon School senior Cameron Cook of Mooresville passed his March 12 audition to play in the All-State Jazz Band, an honor that places him among the best high school tenor saxophonists in the state.
He will join the all-state band at its festival April 15-16 at the N.C. School of Science and Math in Durham.
A team from J.V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius is among 10 teams from eight Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary schools that won $3,500 grants from Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds Campaign to participate in the South Park Engineering and Robotics Club STEMpalooza competition.
All the winning teams were awarded complete Lego Mindstorms robot sets. Students will use the sets to build and show their unique creations at the competition June 4. Details: www.sperc.org.
Cannon School seniors Madeline Hurley of Huntersville and Nora Munger of Davidson have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.
The selection of some 8,400 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 finalists is now in progress.
Two Cannon School students placed first in the N.C. Reading Association's Young Authors state competition.
Lucas Kabasakalian, a third-grader from Huntersville, and Muskan Uppal, a fourth-grader from Huntersville, were honored March 12 in Raleigh.
At the South Piedmont Chapter MathCounts competition in February, Noah Edmondson of Davidson and Uday Uppal of Huntersville advanced to the team state MathCounts competition March 18 at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.
Cannon School junior Will Keenan of Davidson participated in the N.C. Federation of Music Clubs Festival at Queens University of Charlotte in February.
He played two classical guitar compositions in the classical guitar solo event. Will received a rating of "Excellent."