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Compiled by Christie Decker Frazier
2011 Administrator of the Year: Todd Black was named the Catawba County Schools administrator of the Year. His nomination said, "The school's attitude for success, achievement and hard work is a direct reflection of his leadership." Since his first year at the school he has led staff and students to be No. 1 in the county in testing and last year, Bandys met the adequate yearly progress and achieved high growth earning the "Honor School of Excellence" recognition.
Lake Norman High
The winner: Students from Ms. Jackson's foods course competed in a cake decorating contest where entries were assessed on technique and application of theme. The winning cake was decorated with a house and garden.
Teacher of the Year: Katie Higgins was named Teacher of the Year.
Graduation Day: June11.
South Iredell High
Athletic Hall of Fame: The South Iredell Athletic Booster Club is accepting nominations for the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. Anyone can nominate a coach, athlete, alumni or contributor who has made significant contributions to the athletic program. Criteria and nominations available on school's website. Deadline is June1. The inductees will be honored in August at the first football game of South Iredell football season. Details: Tammy Paxton, 704-508-0224.
East Mooresville Intermediate
Teacher of the Year: Kara Kerley was named Teacher of the Year.
Drama Club: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" 2p.m. June4; $3 for advanced purchase, and $5 at the door. Or 6p.m. June6; $6 for advanced purchase, and $8 at the door. Details: 704-658-2700. 1711 Landis Highway, Mooresville.
Graduates: The 71 members of Cannon School's Class of 2011, which received diplomas in a May 20 graduation ceremony, have received approximately $3.8 million in merit-based scholarship funds for the next four years. Here's the graduates from Mooresville and where they will attend: Jarett Andretti, North Carolina State University; Cameron Cook, UNC Chapel Hill; Marissa Deddens, University of South Carolina; Sarah DeSutter, Allegheny College; Josh Lamb, North Carolina State University; Andrew Mikita, University of South Carolina; Patrick Murphy, Johnson & Wales University; Eden Sipperly, UNC Chapel Hill; Jackson Sipperly, East Carolina University; and Shelby Sipperly, University of South Carolina.
Top scores in Spanish: Students in grades 9-12 earned one gold medal, five silver medals and eight bronze medals in the National Spanish Exam, a competition sponsored in March by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Cannon's highest-scoring student, Bruna Liborio of Concord, earned a gold medal for scoring at or above the 95th percentile nationally.
Cannon School's other national-level award winners are:
Silver Medal (scoring 85th-94th percentile): Olivia Andretti, Mooresville; Nila Kannan, University City; Katie Maness, Mooresville; Lydia Middleton, Harrisburg; and Gavin West, Charlotte.
Bronze Medal (scoring 75th-84th percentile): Cassie Calvert, Concord; Shelby Dyl, Davidson; Ian Hicks, Huntersville; Dina Ibrahim, Concord; Stefan Letica, University City; Derek Pace, Midland; Austen Poteet, University City; and Tias Sen, University City.