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Robotics Competition: The Cyber Jax boys' team placed first for Programming and also was awarded the Rising Star Award. The girls' team Robo Rockstars placed first for Spirit. The competition took place Jan. 29 at N.C. A&T University in Greensboro.
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Open house: Feb. 26 for families seeking to explore educational opportunities at Cannon. 1 p.m. Taylor Hall. Interested families may register to attend at www.cannonschool.org/openhouse.
Student campaign: Joanna Copio of Davidson, an eighth-grader at Cannon, is turning a challenger from her principal into a campaign to help animals. Copio is organizing Pawz Too Run, a 5k race in Davidson to raise funds for Friends of Animals. The race will take place April 2.
Scholarship: Ethan Green of Cornelius has been named a Morehead-Cain Scholarship finalist for University of North Carolina. Green is home-schooled and has been in the Escrow Program at UNC Charlotte the past two years.
Open House: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17. The school will also have sixth grade available next year.
Black History Month: 11 a.m. Feb. 25 the entire student body will celebrate Black History Month at the school's February presentation.
Performing Arts: The McKinney Performing Arts Group will perform Pete Seeger's "Abiyoyo" at Barnes and Noble, Birkdale 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23.
St. Mark Catholic School
Catholic School week: St. Mark began a weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools week Jan. 31. The theme this year is "Catholic Schools are A+ for America" and celebrates how Catholic schools are an added value to the nation.
East Lincoln High School
Valentine's 5k: The East Lincoln Cross Country Teams and Cowan's Ford Country Club will host the Valentine's Day 5k and Fun Run 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Cowan's Ford Country Club, 761 Club Drive, Stanley. The course begins at the club house and goes throughout the Cowan's Ford neighborhood. The Fun Run takes place along the banks of Lake Norman. For registration information visit www.denvernc.com/valentine5k.htm.
Speech tournament: Natalie Hartman, a student at Sequatchie Valley International Perparatory Academy in Tennessee, competed at the January Jubilee Speech Tournament. Hartman won first place in Informative Original Oratory and fourth place overall. For Duo Apologetics Speech, she placed third and fourth. She also placed third and fourth in Varsity Editorial Impromptu Speech.
Davidson Day School
New hire: Davidson Day named Trent Brown as its new director of admissions and financial aid. Brown comes to Davidson Day from the NASCAR Technical Institute, where he was the business development manager. He has eight years of experience in admissions and 13 years in recruiting.
Online store: Davidson Day has launched a new online school spirit-wear store. Visitors can customize spirit wear for home delivery or in-store pickup at Artisan Signs in Cornelius.
Run for Hope: Cross country team member Caroline Sumner has organized a team for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Mooresville High School. Caroline is looking for participants to join her team or donate. For information visit bit.ly/runforhope.
College representatives: U.S. Military Academy at West Point representatives will visit the school 11:10 a.m. Feb. 16.