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Lincoln County Schools
College Fair Night: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the James S. Warren Citizen's Center.
East Lincoln High School: Fall semester open house at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the new gym.
Lake Norman Charter High
High School: Looking for additional families to join carpool in Skybrook or Highland Creek neighborhoods. E-mail email@example.com or call 704-947-4887.
Lake Norman Charter Middle
Golf tournament: Third Annual Golf Tournament Oct. 2 at The Tradition Golf Club. 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Putting contest to start around noon. Registration forms are available in the school office for players, corporate and family donations, and also volunteer opportunities. Sept. 17 deadlines for registrations. Details: Kim Bethea, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross-Country: The following students made the middle school cross-country team this season: Alexander Ansted, Chrissie Fryling, Brennen Brown, Melissa Gration, Hampton Cobb, Martina Siemon, Ryan Cummins, Mary-Stuart Sloan, Eli Johnson, McKayla Wabalas, Nathan Kemper, Reagan Williams, Hunter LePrell, Ellie Wilson, Cameron McConnell, Alex Manwill, Ross Murphy, Jackson Perkins, Dave Ports, Joe Will. Manager: Nick St. Clair.
Volleyball: Members of the 2010-2011 volleyball team are Jenna Peppercorn, Kevyn Robinson, Hailey Bramley, Audrey Graham, Lauren Blaney, Kate Hanline, Amy Queen, Michelle Kunstmann, Alex Murphy, Kate Hickert, Kelly Atkinson, Sydney Smith, Annie Tsumas, Justina Ruscio. Managers: Rachel Coleman & Samantha Harris.
Fall Lacrosse: Anyone interested in playing fall club lacrosse, please send an e-mail to email@example.com for more information.
Tennis balls: Donations of tennis balls are needed to put on students' chairs to prevent scuffing the floors. If you have tennis balls you can donate, please leave them in the school office.
University of South Carolina
2010McNair Scholar at USC: Salem Carriker of Huntersville has been named a 2010 McNair Scholar at the University of South Carolina - Columbia. She has been awarded a $15,000 annual scholarship and in-state tuition rates. Carriker, daughter of Phillip and Mary Carriker, is a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Science Olympiad team and was secretary of the Key Club. She played soccer and the viola and was involved in church and youth group activities. She volunteered at a local free clinic and at Discovery Place. Salem plans to study anthropology and biology.
School Readiness: Parents of preschool-age children will learn the ages and stages of child development and help determine the best education program for their children. Child development expert Cheryl Wolfe will speak 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 16 in the sanctuary of Davidson United Methodist Preschool, 233 S. Main St., Davidson.
"Adopting" Coddle Creek: The school has officially adopted Coddle Creek through the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Water Resources. Students will conduct two visual monitoring and litter clean up sessions per year during their participation in the division's Stream Watch program. Eighth-graders have been collecting trash for the past two years in and along the banks of Coddle Creek in the spring and fall. All trash collected is weighed and reported to the Division of Water Resources. Students have found tires, car parts, socks and shoes, large green trash cans, Styrofoam plates and cups, as well as hundreds of plastic bottles and wrappers. Coddle Creek flows through the school's 65-acre campus.