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Video contest winners: The Charlotte Christian School Chemistry Club, C4, has won a $5,000 grant from The Dow Chemical Company for their essay and video submission in the Chemical Heritage Foundation's It's Elemental contest. The C4 team at Charlotte Christian includes a group of juniors and seniors which produced an essay and video describing the history and properties of iodine, winning top honors in the competition. The following students participated in the development of the essay and video: David Andersen, Ben Anthony, Matthew Benson, AJ Calhoun, Hope Foskey, John Humphries (club president), Catherine Jarrett, Evan Marcey and Maddison Wood. The $5,000 grant will be used to provide materials including a fume hood for the chemistry laboratory.
Drama team honored: The middle school's ACT 2 drama team won multiple honors at the North Carolina Theatre Competition Middle School Play Festival on March 19. This was the second year Charlotte Christian hosted the NCTC competition. The ACT 2 team presented two productions, "September Bears" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.," winning the following individual and group awards: Excellence in Acting Individual Awards - Chad Damon, Faith Hanegraaff and Brad Kesling; Excellence in Acting Ensemble - "Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr."; Theatre Arts Awards for Outstanding Musical Achievement for Soloists - Noelle Cassier, Chad Damon, Elizabeth Davis, Brad Kesling and Haley Putnam for their performances in "Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr."; Superior Ratings - "September Bears" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr."; and Excellence in Directing - Mindy Damon for both productions.
Charlotte Jewish Day
Grandparents Day: Grandparents Day is May 6. Call 704-366-4558 to RSVP or for more details.
Charlotte Country Day
"Alice in Wonderland Jr.": Disney's "Alice in Wonderland Jr." comes to life on stage May 5-7 in the Gorelick Family Theater, at 1440 Carmel Road. Tickets are $4 at the door. 7 p.m. May 5-6; 2 p.m. May 7.
Robertson Scholars Program: The Robertson Scholars Program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has invited four first-year students already enrolled at the two universities to join the leadership program. Until last year, only high school seniors were eligible for the program. UNC's Jordan Imbrey, a Myers Park alumni from the class of 2010, has been selected for the program. More information is available at www.robertsonscholars.org.
Donations to Junior Achievement program: The Network Companies officials appeared April 5 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the donation of 16 document-imaging machines to Junior Achievement of Central Carolina's BizTown program for CMS students. The donation benefits all CMS fourth-graders, all of whom have an opportunity to attend BizTown for half a day, where they work at a mock business, create a budget, print a payroll and engage in experiential learning about the workplace. For information on JA BizTown, visit www.jacarolinas.org.