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Charlotte Latin School
State honors: Seven Upper School music students have been recognized on the basis of auditions for state-level honors. Senior Brian Lax was selected for the North Carolina Honors Chorus. More than 1,000 students audition annually for 170 available spots. Lax ranked eighth out of 23 baritones. The Honors Chorus presented its concert at the North Carolina Music Educators In-Service Conference in Winston-Salem Nov. 7. Sophomore Grace Lowe was selected for the North Carolina High School All-State Honors Orchestra. The following Upper School students were also selected to participate in the NCAIS All-State Honors Band: Simon Menaker, alto sax; Kate Player, oboe; Alex Sanz alto sax, alternate; Louis Tonon, horn; and Andrew Zuehlke, trumpet.
Drama team awards: Charlotte Christian upper school students on the ACT 1 drama team won six awards at the N.C. Theatre Competition High School Play Festival held Oct. 29-30 at Grimsley High School in Greensboro. The team's production of "Into the Woods, Jr." will also advance to the state competition Nov. 18-19 at Greensboro College. The ACT 1 students presented two shows, "Into the Woods, Jr". and "The Taming of the Shrew," winning the following awards: Claire Hilton, Excellence in Acting; Polly Hilton, Excellence in Acting; Michelle Long, Excellence in Directing; along with the Technical Management Award and the Distinguished Play Award for "Into the Woods, Jr." The ACT 1 drama team is an upper school audition-only competition team under the direction of Michelle Long, director of fine arts at Charlotte Christian School. The competition was one of eight regionals held across the state over a two-week period. Two plays are awarded from each regional and those productions advance to the state competition.
Musician honored: Five students were selected to participate in the Eastern Kentucky University Honors Band held Nov. 13. The following Charlotte Christian musicians were selected: Harrison Hamer, Alex Watkins, Addison Weaver, Sydney Weaver and Abby Yoh.
2010 Shrine Bowl players: Three Charlotte Christian varsity football players have been named to the 2010 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Shrine Bowl Team. Seniors Kyler Brown, Matthias Farley and Simms McElfresh will play on the North Carolina team in the Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic Game on Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at Charlotte Country Day School. Kyler Brown has committed to play football at Duke University and Matthias Farley has committed to play at the University of Notre Dame.
Art award: Charlotte Christian junior Kevin Ramsey was awarded the Independent High School Grand Prize in the Carolinas Freedom Foundation Patriotic Art Competition for his patriotic artwork entitled, "The Face of Courage." Ramsey received the honor at the US Airways Freedom Breakfast held Nov. 5 at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte where he was awarded four roundtrip tickets to Washington, D.C. aboard US Airways. The breakfast was a celebration of our nation's freedom and included the swearing in of new U.S. citizens and honored nationally known artist, Kaziah Hancock, for her portraits of fallen soldiers.
Charlotte Christian visual arts students have been honored four of the five years that the Patriotic Art Competition has been held. Former winners include Anne Marie Gaines (2007), Meredith Haake (2008), and last year's grand prize winner, Jake Younts (2009). In addition to prizes awarded to the students, Charlotte Christian School also received monetary prizes for the upper school visual arts department, which is under the direction of Eva Crawford.
Charlotte Country Day
Musicians honored: Five students have been selected for the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools Honor Band. The NCAIS band is comprised of the talented musicians in grades 8-12 from independent schools throughout the state. William Malambri, director of bands at Winthrop University, will conduct this ensemble of musicians: Upper School students Alex Kim, percussion; Sun-Young Wang, flute; Sam Wishnek, trumpet. Middle School students Robert Haggart, clarinet; Jonathan Vehaun, alto saxophone.
Ardrey Kell High School
Transcript deadline: The deadline to request a transcript before the winter break is Nov. 30. If you have any questions, please contact your assigned counselor.
Story time: The Montessori Early School at Charlotte Preparatory School welcomes toddlers and their parents to story time on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Call 704-366-5994 for details. The school also holds story time at South County Regional Library on alternating Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. See the calendar of events at www.charlotteprep.com for dates.
Charlotte Catholic School
Senior dinner: A covered-dish Italian dinner will follow mass on Nov. 21 in the cafeteria. Each family is asked to bring an assigned food item according to the first letter of your family's last name: A-O: pasta entrée such as baked lasagna, ziti, or any favorite pasta dish. Please bring enough for 10 people. P-T: salad or vegetable dish and bread. Please bring enough for 10 people. S-Z: dessert such as pound cake, brownies, etc. Please bring enough for 20 people. Before mass please bring your assigned food items to the cafeteria, starting at 4:15 p.m. If you have questions concerning the dinner, contact Suzanne Zeitouni, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covenant Day School
Dr. Marni Halvorson, Head of School, has announced that work has begun on new fields and field upgrades for Covenant Day School's varsity teams who now compete at the 3A level with the largest schools in the NC Independent School Athletic Association. Covenant Day has 41 different athletic teams. Twenty-four of those teams require outdoor facilities, including soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, track, cross-country and golf. A dedicated tennis complex was completed in 2006. To learn more, families are invited to call the school's office at 704-847-2385. Tours are available.