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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 to study this summer. The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students. Dailey will study drama, Hurley will study choral music and Lombardi will study math. Students must be nominated to apply and only 800 students are selected from the nominees.
"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 private consulting 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.
Davidson Day School
Headmaster scholarship: Families who are interested in applying for the Headmaster Scholarship will find the guidelines on the site at www.davidsonday.org/scholarship-aid.html. Please submit your application to Denise Koeth in the main office no later than April 20.
Lego/Robotics: The school is launching the 2010-2011 Lego/USFirst Robotics program for grades K-12. The program includes tournaments where advancement goes international at most levels. Additionally, the program includes $12 million in scholarship opportunities for Upper School students. We are seeking students with various skills: project development (art, writing), science, engineering, technology, math, and computer programming. Registration forms are due by April 16 to Denise Koeth, and only a limited number of spots are available. You can check out the brochure online at usfirst.org. Details: Dana Monticello at Dmonticello@cbunited.com
Hopewell High School
Art show and competition: Art from some of the area's most talented and creative students will be showcased April 5 through April 25 at The Great Frame Up in Birkdale Village. This exhibition is part of the national Creative Self-Expression Show contest, sponsored by The Great Frame Up. On April 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Great Frame up will host a reception to celebrate the work of our city's next generation of artists. All entries will be judged, with one piece from each school moving onto the national competition, where first place will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Local awards will be given to winners in each of six categories.
Scholarship opportunity: High school seniors interested in a career in human services can apply for the third annual Debbie Antshel Memorial Central Piedmont Community College scholarship. The winner will be awarded full tuition and fees for their freshman year at CPCC. Applicants must meet the following criteria: attend CPCC this fall and major in human services or a related field, and show commitment to community service through volunteer experience. The deadline for the scholarship is April 16. The application can be downloaded here: https://extranet.cms.k12.nc.us/news/stories/newsletters/pdf/3A26A201024433PM.pdf. Antshel was well-known for her work with CMS, where she served as the director of volunteers and partnerships and later as the executive director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation. Antshel passed away on Jan. 1, 2008. The scholarship was created by her family.
SouthLake Christian Academy
2010-11 scheduling meeting: Parents and students in grades 9-11 can attend the class scheduling meeting for the 2010-11 school year at 7 p.m. April 12. Families will receive recommended schedules for each student and talk with teachers and school administrators about courses.