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William A. Hough High
Competition results: The chemistry team representing Hough High placed first at the UNC Charlotte Super Chemistry Competition this month.
Spring Beautification Day: 8 a.m.-noon March 26. The school is looking for volunteers with tools and gloves to weed, prune and spread pine straw. Clubs and students also are invited. Contact: Debbie Faile, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-763-2032.
Battle of the Books: Davidson Day's elementary team for Battle of the Books defeated Cannon, Providence Day, Salisbury Academy and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in the district championship. The team advanced to the regional competition in April. The team answered nearly 100 percent of the questions correctly in three hours.
Odyssey of the Mind: The middle school's Odyssey of the Mind team placed fifth overall and third out of 16 private and public schools at the regional competition at Wingate University, coached by science teacher Vicki Carbone and kindergarten teacher Katherine Noble. The team was Christina Catlett, Annie Echols, Worth Honeycutt, Teagan James, Julia Morris, Sarah Slay and Avery Sommer.
Garden: A hydroponic garden structure was installed in a science classroom. Students of all ages will use the garden in science classes to study biology by planting and harvesting plants, including herbs and strawberries. The produce will be shared with classrooms and the concession stand. A portion of the produce will be donated to the Ada Jenkins Center.
Road adoption: Davidson Day has adopted a 2.4 mile stretch of Davidson-Concord Road through the N.C. Department of Transportation's Adopt a Highway program. The first cleanup took place on the stretch located between N.C. 73 and town limits. A second cleanup with seventh- and eighth-graders is in the works.
Community School of Davidson
Film screening: Community School will screen "Waiting for Superman" 6:30 p.m. April 4 and 9:30 a.m. April 5 in the Middle School Gym, 565 Griffith St., Davidson. The film is a documentary that takes viewers on an exploration of public education in the United States.
East Lincoln Middle
Band news: East Lincoln Middle's eighth-grade band received a Superior Rating Performing Grade in grade two and three music at the North Carolina Music Performance Adjudication Festival. The band made school history with its rating. The band is under the direction of Brandon Meeks. Dustin Stamey of East Lincoln High School also helped the band achieve the rating. Band members are: Lydia Robinson, Lexi Smith, Alison Lovins, Carly Brannan, Taylor Tadlock, Addie Ballard, Abby Melton, Olivia Northmore, Samantha Faulks, Amber Faulks, Charoki Luther, Jesse Blake, Megan Turner, Jacob Greene, Hanna Moolenaar, Wesley Collins, Daylen Bass, Taylor Fortson, Brenna Loendorf, Austin Behling, Logan Taylor, Ciera Wilson, Brandon Xiong, Ryan Putnam, Andres Selaya-Gurrea, Allison Shive, Raymond Scott, Ezenma Brinson, Cassidy Farar, Samanta Vanderwerken, Robert Lyman, Lael Rice, Nick Francis, Michael Hernandez, Bryce Rolles, Bryan Turner, Jarod Wong, Ben Pachter, Marcus Hatley and Sam Eliason.
Lincoln County Schools
Workday: March 28.
Pi Day: Cannon School celebrated Pi Day with pie-eating contests and a pi recitation contest. Daniel Lee, a junior from Davidson, recited 744 numbers of pi during the annual competition. He broke the record of 660 set last year by alumna Lyndsay Cooper.