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Lincoln Charter School
Golf tournament: The fourth annual Soar Invitational Golf Tournament will be held March 27 to raise funds to enhance the athletic and physical fitness programs sponsored by the Booster Club. $65 per person or $250 per team of four. Early bird registration: $60 per person or $240 per team of four. All player registration and payment is due by March 19. Tournament begins 9 a.m. March 27. Westport Golf Club, Denver. Contact Beth, Kevin or Joy with questions: 704-483-8630.
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Scholarship finalists: Four Cannon School seniors have advanced to the final round of the National Merit Scholarship competition. Will Carter of the University City area, Camille Davis of Cornelius, and Matt Sarett and Katie Sumner of Huntersville were selected for showing exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The four students and approximately 15,000 other scholastically talented high school seniors who were selected as finalists have earned the chance to continue in the competition for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $36 million. The 15,000 students nominated as finalists make up less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide. Approximately half of the finalists will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners, earning the Merit Scholar title. Winners will be announced in the spring.
Davidson Day School
Golf tournament: The weather is warming up so grab your clubs for the eighth annual Tee It Up for Davidson Day School Golf Tournament on April 19. Enjoy 18 holes of golf at beautiful River Run Country Club. Lunch, dinner, gifts and prizes will all be provided. DDS would like to thank L.Gordon Iron and Metal Company for their support as an Eagle sponsor. For more information regarding sponsorship or registration, please contact Megan Lynch at MeganML65@aol.com or Sheila Brady at email@example.com or visit our online registration at www.davidsonday.org/golf-tournament.
Mini camp college: On March 20, there will be a college planning program at UNC Charlotte to help assist students and parents through the college application process. Sponsored by the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling, this program is a great way to learn more about the college search process, college fairs and the financial aid process. To register, please follow this link: www.sacac.org and click on Mini Camp Colleges.
NACAC National College Fair: The college fair will include hundreds of colleges from all regions of the United States. Since so many colleges will be in attendance, there are several things you can do to prepare and save time, such as pre-printing name and address labels to use to get on the colleges mailing list and viewing the list of colleges who will be in attendance ahead of time so you can plan to visit their booth. 12-4 p.m. March 21 at The Park (located at 2500 E. Independence Blvd.). For more information, please view the NACAC website at www.nacacnet.org.
Family night: Mark your calendars for this year's school afternoon outing to a Charlotte Checkers hockey game on Sunday, March 28th. It is a fun-filled time for families and friends to chat, watch hockey, and skate with the hockey players and cheerleaders after the game. Tickets will be sold at the DDS front office as well as online. Tickets cost $15 and include a free gift for students, free skating after the game, as well as other discounts at the game. You can rent skates for a small fee. To purchase tickets online go to: www.gocheckers.com/fundraisers.
Engineering career: North Carolina State University is hosting an Engineering Open House from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. on March 27. This event is open to middle and high school students, with information sessions for each group. It will also include demonstrations and lab tours, as well as information about admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid. For details and online registration, 919-515-3263 or go to www.engr.ncsu.edu
Distinguished scholar: Ashton Gregory of Sherrils Ford recently earned an honor from Montreat College. He was named to the Distinguished Scholar's List which shows a grade point average of 3.90 or above. Montreat College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution with its main campus for four-year traditional students in Montreat. The accelerated School of Professional and Adult Studies program has campuses in Asheville, Charlotte and Black Mountain.
Davidson Community Player's Connie Company
Spring break drama camps: Davidson Community Player's Connie Company will offer an opportunity for young actors to have fun and learn about basic acting and production techniques during a School's Out Drama Camp during Spring Break, April 5-9. A morning session for 9 a.m.-noon each day will be offered for children ages 5-7; an afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. will accommodate actors ages 8-10. The camp will offer 15 hours of instruction in an authentic theater environment at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson. Known for its fun, affordable and unique programs for children and youth, the Connie Company camp will center on the theme Theater Play and Improvisation Camp fee is $80 per student; campers should bring a snack and a water bottle each day. Scholarships are available. Register online at Davidson Parks & Rec, www.d-recs.org. For scholarship information, contact Davidson Community Players, 704-892-7953.
Northside Christian Academy
Integrity scholar: UNC Charlotte junior, Alexandra Shue, of Huntersville, has been recognized by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars with a $1,000 Integrity Scholarship. Shue, a psychology major, is among five students nationwide to earn this honor for 2010. Shue attended Northside Christian Academy.