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Graduation speaker: Race car driver Dale Jarrett will deliver the commencement address May 20.
Foundation for Respect Ability
Anti-bullying workshop: 9a.m.-3p.m. May16. The Foundation is offering a free anti-bullying workshop to district administrators, school administrators and staff, as well as community leaders. The workshop will be held at Aquesta Bank, 19510 Jetton Road, Cornelius. To reserve a seat, call 704-438-9798. www.xbullying.org.
Cum Laude Society: Several Cannon School junior and senior students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society on April 28 for academic excellence. Modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, the society recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools. The following students were honored for placing in the top 10 percent of their junior class or top 20 percent of their senior class: From Concord: Allyson Reynolds, senior; Emily Anderson, junior; Cassie Calvert, junior. From Cornelius: Tabby Horney, senior; Maggie Warren, senior; Ben Boesel, junior; Jake Vowell, junior. From Davidson: Crystal Bennett, senior. From Huntersville: Morgan Sexton, senior. From Mooresville, Hayley Dane, junior, and Whitney Yaniero, junior. From University City: Raffi Yessayan, senior and Connor Lippincott, junior.
National Merit winner: Senior Nora Munger was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship among 17 high school seniors in Mecklenburg County. Around 2,500 students were selected nationally.
Educator wins award: Academic Facilitator Mary Kendrick was awarded the 2010 Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award. The awards are given to authors annually for the two best articles published in "English Journal." Kendrick's article "Using Student Collaboration to Foster Progressive Discourse" outlined her use of small groups to enhance cooperation, collaboration and knowledge building in her English classrooms between 1998-2008 at the high school level.
Heart of a Champion Day: Registration is open through May 26. The event takes place June 4 and includes a free health screening for the first 2,000 rising 10- through 12-graders registered who plan to play sports in the school system next year. The screening is valued at $1,500 and includes cardiac screening, orthopedic screening and a wellness screening. Students can meet at the school bus lot at 10 a.m. and be transported to the event by buses. Students taking the SAT can attend the walk-in hours from 3-4 p.m.
Spring Fling: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14, on the Davidson Green. Rain location at McKinney Academy.