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Award: Business Leader Media crowned Davidson Day School the No. 1 small business in greater Charlotte and No. 6 in the state in its 2010 Top 100 Small Businesses in North Carolina rankings. Davidson Day was the only school in the state to make the Top 100 list.
Book recommendation: The latest faculty book suggestion is "Sarahs Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay, suggested by Director of Marketing & Communications Kathryn Thier.
The novel interweaves two stories: that of Sarah, a 10-year-old Jewish, Parisian girl, who is arrested by French police in a large-scale roundup in 1942 and Julia, an American journalist living in Paris in 2002, who researches the events of the 1942 roundup for a magazine story.
Institute for Educational Excellence: Space is still available in the following workshops:
MS Writing Workshop 12:30-2 p.m. July 12-16 or July 19-23.
MS Reading Review (Grades 5-8) 9-10:30 a.m. July 12-16 or July 19-23.
MS Math Review (Grades 5-8) 10:30 a.m.-noon July 12-16 or July 19-23.
All workshops are $250.
The Summer Academy also offers one to one academic tutoring, SAT and ACT prep and Headsprout early reading and reading comprehension programs for Transitional Kindergarten-Grade 2.
Contact Ben Putnam at 704-237-5281 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Dean's List: The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester.
To qualify for the dean's list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Jonathan T. Boesel, Mandrian Point Drive. Boesel is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.
Marie E. Cox, Glenashley Drive. Cox is a junior majoring in French in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Mitchell G. Galloway, Belle Isle Drive. Galloway is a freshman majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Sarah D. Garner, Summerbrook Drive. Garner is a junior majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
William J. Monzel, Lakeshore Drive. Monzel is a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering.
Jakob A. Vasiloff, 1Westward Reach Road. Vasiloff is a senior majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business.
Benjamin K. Marrone, Barnsbury Drive. Marrone is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.
Alexander D. McCoy, Lizzie Lane. McCoy is a sophomore majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Kelly M. Tinsley, Trails End Lane. Tinsley is a freshman majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.
New director of advancement: Todd Hartung will join Cannon School as director of advancement effective July 12.
He brings more than seven years experience in fundraising and alumni relations to the school's development, marketing and alumni relations initiatives.
Hartung served as an associate vice president at Queens University of Charlotte, where he directed the university's annual giving, alumni programs and parents' council.
Prior to joining Queens University in 2007, he was director of development and a member of the administrative team at Forsyth Country Day School, an independent college preparatory school in Lewisville, N.C.
While at Forsyth Country Day, he also taught an upper school economics course and coached the wrestling team to its first-ever NCISAA 3A state championship.
Dean's List: Undergraduate students carrying at least six hours of course work must earn an academic grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, with no grade lower than a B-.
Students are eligible after they have completed 15 hours of coursework.
Cornelius: Natalie LeDoux.
Huntersville: Kayla Carr, Kelly Dove, Holly Hassen, Victoria Kim, Cherita McNeal and Christopher Morris.
Chancellor's List: Full-time undergraduates must have a cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.65 of a possible 4.0.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of course work. They also must have completed 30 hours of coursework.
Cornelius: Natalie LeDoux.
Huntersville: Victoria Kim and Shawn Mendez.