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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Debate awards: The following students placed in the Carolina West National Speech and Debate Association District Tournament held March 20-21:
Team of Matt Lyons,Chase Brady; Team of Harish Korrapati,Nimisha Pant; Matt Lyons; Chase Brady; Aman Singh; Samhitha Sunkara; Sharnali Ghoshdastidar; Gayathri Das; Lexie David; Shreya Nandi; Josephine Justin; Amy Murdock; Manisha Dubey and Doug Dubrowski.
Of those students, six will advance to nationals: Team of Matt Lyons and Chase Brady, Aman Singh, Samhitha Sunkara, Manisha Dubey and Dougn Dubrowski.
▪ Earlier in March, The debate team won the Tarheel Forensic League State Championship for the fourth consecutive year.
Participating team members were: Manisha Dubey, Aman Singh, Anoova Guthikonda, Josephine Justin, Rachana Kothapalli, Lexie David, Shreya Nandi, Veda Patil, Sharnali Ghoshdastidar, Dana Gong, Swathi Damodaran, Erin Lee, Anusha Dubey, Ahana Sen, Aayush Purohit, Ankit Jajoo, Divia Kallattil, Gayathri Das, Matt Lyons, Sam Wood, Harish Korrapati, Nimisha Pant, and Doug Dubrowski.
Rocky River High
Art award: David Fee has been awarded a National Scholastic Gold Medal for his guitar sculpture titled The Original Blues Machine and the American Visions Award for his artwork “Roadkill Rendering.”
David will accept his awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. He also will be featured with his art in multiple national publications. Kelsey Eller is David’s art teacher.
Reading achievements: The school recognized 245 lower school students from junior kindergarten through fifth grade who were Reading Knight participants for the 3rd quarter. Reading Knights is an incentivized program to encourage reading and instill a love of books.
Honors programs: Madeline Bennett has been accepted into two summer honors programs -- The Governor’s School of North Carolina and the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar.
Madeline will attend the multiple week Governor’s School concentrating on English. The U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a six-day event that teaches high achieving students about life at the Naval Academy including academics, athletics, and training.
Governor’s school: Three juniors have been accepted into the 2015 Governor’s School of North Carolina.
Rea Madan and Grace Clements will study social science and Sara Cotsakis will study French during the multiple week program. The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a summer residential program for academically talented high school students.
Scholarship award: Chaston “Chaz” Raye has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Queens University in Charlotte.
Chaz was one of 14 students selected out of more than 450 who applied for the scholarship. Scholarship qualifications include superior academic and leadership achievement. The scholarship covers four full years of tuition.
Scholarship award: Trey Powell has been selected to receive a National Achievement Scholarship through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Trey is one of 700 seniors selected nationwide and will receive $2,500. The program is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to recognize academically promising black students in the United States.
CLS inductions: The following students were inducted into the school’s Dr. Edward J. Fox Jr. chapter of the Cum Laude Society on April 8: Thea Boatwright, Caroline Cary, Inessa Chandra, Scott Chappell, Dan Jessell, Sebastian Nabatoff, Clyde Nelson, Caroline Okel, Caroline Peters, Nova Quaoser, Gray Smith, Matthew Sparks, Jackson Wrigley, Austin Acks, Noah Berens, Richard Cai, Audrey Davis, Kiera Dowell, Brendan Downing, Alex Gusmer, James Layton, Jack Ratterree, Azeem Uraizee, Raymon Wang and Taylor Woollen.
The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic achievement for the purpose of promoting excellence, justice and honor. Charlotte Latin is the youngest school in the United States to have received a Cum Laude Society charter.
Charlotte Country Day
Scholarship award: Rushil Shah has been granted the Global Citizen Scholarship from the National Spanish Examination.
The freshman received the award for his high score on the NSE and for his presentation speaking and writing skills. He is one of 16 students in the country to receive the award.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for a two-week Spanish immersion camp at the Spanish Language Village.