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Hopewell High School
"Drive for Excellence:" De'Ja Chambliss, a senior at Hopewell High School, won a new HP laptop computer as part of its "Drive for Excellence" program. Chambliss is the third quarter winner and was eligible to win the contest for earning As and Bs during the second quarter of the school year. Chambliss will attend the UNC Charlotte in the fall where she plans to major in criminal justice. "When I found out that I won, I was too excited," said Chambliss. "I felt like I had just won the lottery."
Bradley Middle School
Award ceremony: The eighth grade Awards/Promotion Ceremony will be held June 10. Team A, 9 a.m.; Teams B and C, 11:30 a.m.. Seating is limited; the school asks that just the immediate family attend the ceremony. 13345 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Details: 980-343-5750.
North Meck High
Golf tournament: Booster Club 18th Annual Golf Tournament, June 10. Four-person captain's choice; sign-in noon; 1 p.m. shotgun start at Cowan's Ford Country Club, Denver. $100 per player includes 2 mulligans, 18 holes of golf, beverages on the course and cookout at the clubhouse pavilion. Checks payable to North Mecklenburg Booster Club. Details Buddy Caldwell, email@example.com
St. Mark Catholic School
Last days: Awards Day for graduating eighth-graders is June 4. Eighth Grade Graduation is June 7. June 8 is the last day of school and the last All-School Mass for the 2009-2010 year.
Grace Covenant Academy
Pre-K ceremony: Graduation and Reception at 10:30 a.m. June 2.
Uniform Re-sale: 11 a.m. June 3 in the music room.
Elementary ceremony: Elementary Graduation and Spring Program 10 a.m. June 4. Noon dismissal.
Elon Scholars: Five Cannon School juniors - Shelby Dyl of Davidson, Madeline Hurley of Huntersville, Josh Lamb of Mooresville, Brianna Ratté of Huntersville and Stephanie Schauder of Huntersville - have been named Junior Scholars at Elon University. To achieve this distinction, students must have an A average, score a minimum of 1870 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT, and demonstrate significant extracurricular involvement.
Award-winning Artist: Cannon School junior Stephanie Schauder of Huntersville won a Gold Medal in the 87th Annual Scholastic Art and Writing awards, which recognizes outstanding, creative teenagers. Stephanie and other winning artists will be honored June 9 at a gala celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her drawing, entitled "A Different World," is among a select few that will be exhibited June 9-25 at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery in Lower Manhattan.
Excellence in Spanish: Nine Cannon Upper School students from the Lake Norman area recently earned national recognition for excellence on the 2010 National Spanish Examinations: Olivia Andretti, Mooresville, Bronze Medal; Hailey Foreman, Huntersville, Gold Medal; Ian Hicks, Huntersville, Silver Medal; Tabatha Horney, Cornelius, Silver Medal; Katie Maness, Mooresville, Bronze Medal; Mitali Samant, Davidson, Bronze Medal; Barclay Sparrow, Davidson, Silver Medal; Sergio Valdes, Mooresville, Silver Medal; and Rachel West, Mooresville, Bronze Medal.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Silver Medalist in French: Cannon School sophomore Laurent Dupuis of Mooresville scored in the top 10 nationwide and earned a silver medal for his level in the annual Grand Concours National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. He was one of more than 100,000 students nationwide and abroad who sat for the National French Contest Exam in March. The test included a listening comprehension section with native French speakers, questions on grammar, reading comprehension, and questions about various elements of French culture.
Cum Laude Society: The following students from Cannon School's junior and senior classes were inducted into the Cum Laude Society for demonstrating academic excellence:
Cornelius: Lauren Hunstad, senior.
Davidson: Shelby Dyl, junior; Nora Munger, junior.
Huntersville: Jenna Sarett, senior; Stephanie Schauder, junior.
Concord: Julie Harriss, junior; Meredith Hoover, senior; Graham Lombardi, junior.
Mooresville: Josh Lamb, junior; Eden Sipperly, junior; Sterling Swygert, senior.
University City Area of Charlotte: Brandee Branche, senior; Will Carter, senior; Jeremy Miller, senior; Tyler Sakaluk, senior.
Charlotte (Dilworth): Gavin West, junior.
Off to college: Here's where the graduates from Lake Norman plan to attend college.
Cornelius: Madeline Stover Anderson, Denison University; Camille Juliana Davis, UNC Chapel Hill; Leah Simone Davis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Alyssa Daneé Hamlin, UNC Wilmington; Lauren Grace Marie Hunstad, Wake Forest University; Paul Kevin Jaszewski, UNC Chapel Hill; Carly Rae Leitner, University of Alabama; Shahdi June Montazeri, Appalachian State University; Meredith Hope Reynolds, UNC Chapel Hill; James Barron Shaw,III, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Chandler Edward Short, Appalachian State University; Charles Leroy Travis IV, UNC Chapel Hill; David Benjamin Waymer III, Northwestern University.
Huntersville: Taylor Ariel Dicken, North Carolina State University; Samantha Elizabeth Falewée, American University; Heidi Lussier Gruber, Davidson College; Brooke Kathryn Matherly, James Madison University; Jenna Sophia Sarett, Rhodes College; Matthew Jeremy Sarett, Carnegie Mellon University; Katherine Marie Sumner, Smith College.
Davidson Day School
Summer Camp: New Football Coaches Chad Grier and Dave Serepcawill be hosting the 2010 Lake Norman Football Combine 6-8:30 p.m. July 19-22. The LKN Youth Football Combine is open to all rising 3rd- through 8th-graders who want to improve their football skills and is open to all leagues including Lake Norman Giants, BYAA, LYAA, JEFA, Parks and Rec Flag football, etc. Details: www.davidsonday.org/summercamp.
Fashion camp: Style Sanctum, fashion art studio Style Sanctum is offering two one-week camp sessions at Davidson Day. Children ages 5-12 will spend a week delving into a fashion topic. Camps run June 21-25 and July 26-30. Details: www.davidsonday.org/summercamp.
Commencement: The second graduating class in Davidson Day School's history received diplomas May 24. As the senior with the highest grade point average, Krysta Chirino, who will be attending UNC Chapel Hill, delivered the valedictorian address. Wesley King, who earned the second-highest academic ranking and will be attending NC State, delivered the salutatorian address. Demond Gates, who will be attending Hampden Sydney, received the Headmaster's Award for his academic excellence, leadership and service to the school.
Lake Norman Charter High
Eagle Scout project volunteers: Jeffrey Chartraw, a junior, will be completing his Eagle Scout project at the high school this summer. His project includes painting crosswalk lanes and numbers in the carpool circle, numbering the student parking spots, and building book cases. To volunteer, e-mail Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.