Quail Hollow Championship: The PGA Tour golf tournament will be held at Quail Hollow Country Club April 26-May 2. A portion of the money raised at the tournament goes to charities such as Teach for America and Levine Children's Hospital. Ticket info: www.quailhollowchampionship.com.
World poverty awareness: On Thursday, more than 300 10th-grade students at Charlotte Catholic High School will study poverty, its causes and how to get involved in world poverty initiatives. Students will also study current events including the recent earthquakes in Chili and Haiti and how the disasters affect world poverty. Curriculum will be supplied by Red Ventures online marketing company.
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Female Student of the Year: South Mecklenburg High senior Sydney Steward was named the 2010 Pre-College Initiative Female Student of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers. Steward accepted the award during the society's national convention in Toronto, Canada, on April 3. Also during the conference, South Meck seniors Tre' Norris and JR Mullins placed second and third, respectively, in the Mathletics competition.
Special exhibit: The Charlotte Gem and Mineral Club is exhibiting a collection of raw and cut minerals in the exhibit case on the first floor of the South County Regional Library. Cutting and faceting expert Jimmy Strickland coordinated the items on display. Details: 704-416-6600.