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Fundraiser: The 15th annual Angels of '97 Spaghetti Dinner and Auction will be held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 19 at North Meck High School Cafeteria. Dinner is all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $5. A 5K Race and Fun Run will also take place 9:00 a.m., pre-registration encouraged. Volunteers are needed to help direct runners, serve, set up and take tickets. If interested in helping, please see a student representative: Erin Johnson, Rachel Presson or Kaylee Murtle, or email Terri Graham at email@example.com. All proceeds go to scholarships at Hopewell High and North Mecklenburg. More than $400,000 raised to date. Scholarship applications available in the guidance office. www.angelsof97.com.
East Lincoln High
Placement test: Gaston College will be giving the COMPASS test for placement in Gaston College classes, April 14 at 3:30pm at the Lincoln Campus. If you plan to take a Gaston College class next year, either online or Huskins, you will need to take this test. To register for the test call Gaston College, Lincoln Campus or come to the Counseling Office.
School Support: Eat at Sports Pageevery Tuesday in March and April and tell them you are supporting the East Lincoln Athletics, and Sports Page will give 15 percent back to our school.
Transition Fair: Programs for Exceptional Children will host the Fourteenth Annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Transition Fair at East Mecklenburg High School for Students with Disabilities on March 17 4:30-7:00 p.m. March 17. Learn about services available in Mecklenburg County for persons with disabilities reaching adulthood. Agencies, colleges and local business will be represented.
North Mecklenburg High
Debate team: Twelve members of the North Meck Debate and Speech Team attended the CFL of Charlotte qualifying tournament at Phillip O. Berry High on March 5. Ten of the twelve students qualified and are eligible to attend NCFL Grand Nationals in Washington, D.C. As a team competing against other CFL members from western NC, the squad finished second overall.
The following students qualified for Nationals: Junior Brooke Carter and sophomore James Williams placed first in Duo Interpretation; Senior Brittany Wallace and junior Lauren Calucag placed third in the same event; Calucag also placed third in Oral Interpretation. Freshman Alex Pope and sophomore Colleen Watson placed first and second respectively in Oratorical Declamation; Watson also took third place in Original Oratory; Senior Cameron Langford and junior Conner Taylor placed second in Public Forum Debate; Senior Nicole Celenza and freshman Emily Yue placed fifth and sixth respectively in Oral Interpretation. Junior Catherine Bizub placed fourth at the Student Congress qualifier in December, becoming the 11th qualifier for Grand Nationals. The team is coached by Christopher M. Rocca.
Student recognized: Pooja Ravindran was honored for her volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program presented the award on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award recognizes Americans of all ages who volunteer in the community.
Student Recognized: Samantha Columbus was recognized along with several other CMS students at a function held at the Charlotte Fire Department Training Center. Columbus received a personal plaque and a certificate for her heroic efforts saving a classmate who went into convulsions in the classroom.
Engineering awards: Eighth graders Savanna Patterson and Corbin Hockensmith represented Southlake at the 2011 Regional Science & Engineering Fair at UNCC. Patterson received first place in junior biological sciences and the United State Army certificate of achievement award for outstanding project. Hockensmith received the 2011 Broadcom Master for Outstanding Performance at an SSP-Affiliated Fair and First Place in the Junior Physics Category. The two will represented Southlake in Raleigh at the N.C. Science and Engineering Fair March 25-26.
St. Mark Catholic
Walk for Diabetes: The school will host several events leading up to the March 25 School Walk for Diabetes. From March 14-17 classes will compete collecting pennies, and dodging silver coins, during Penny Wars.
Class Mass: March 16 for eighth grade; March 23 for seventh grade. The next all-school Mass is April 6.
Change drive: A loose change drive held during Catholic Schools week brought in $3,000 that will be donated to the new Christ the King High School, which opens in August 2011.
Scholarship: Students currently reenrolled at Davidson Day for the 2011-2012 school year can apply for the Headmaster Scholarship. The scholarship is a one-year award for students who are vibrant, exemplary citizens of the school. Details: www.davidsonday.net, 704-237-5229.
Student invitation: Jack Fording received an invitation to a Duke Talent Identification Program based on his ACT scores. Fording is one of three-quarters of the seventh grade who qualified for the program.
National Association for College Admissions Counseling
College Fair: Meet representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities across the country. Presentations and high school counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Sessions include financing college, entrance exams and scholarships. 12-4 p.m. March 20 at The Park, Independence Hall, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Details: www.nacacnet.org.
CMS Honors Band: Five students were chosen for the 2011 CMS Middle School Honors Band: Katarina Schuette (flautist), Marc Augenreich (bassoonist), Jackson Michael (clarinetist), Emily Fread (clarinetist), Kevin Thomas (percussionist).
High school advisement: Hough High School counselors meet with students to finalize registration for ninth-grade classes.
Davidson IB Middle
Future City Team: The eighth grade Future City team competed in Washington, D.C. at the national championship. The team placed third for their Future City Seiki. Teams from 35 states competed in the event.