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Congressional art competition: For the second year in a row, a Charlotte Christian student has won the Congressional Art Competition for U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick's district. Senior Tori Edwards won first place in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for the 9th Congressional District. Edwards' first-place award includes round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., where she will be honored for her artistic achievement during a ceremony planned for June. Her piece will also be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. Senior Logan Chambers also won third place.
"Annie Jr.": Lower school students will present the musical "Annie Jr." at 7 p.m. May 12-14. Tickets are $7-10 each and are available at the door at the Lamb/Johnson auditorium at the school. Contact the Fine Arts Department at 704-366-5657.
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N.C. Junior Classical League: Seventeen sixth-grade students competed at the 60th Annual North Carolina Junior Classical League at Wake Forest University on April 8-9. Students won the following statewide awards: Grace Blevins, second place - Impromptu Art Classical Theme; Matthew Boelkins, second place - Spartan Puppets and Poster; Erin Dyke, fourth place - Impromptu Art Classical Theme and Teacher's Award - Mercury's Winged Sandals; Jane Fox, third place - Watercolor of Persephone's Pomegranate; Hannah Gentlesk, fifth place - Mythology Exam Academic Test and Teacher's Award - Senatus Populusque Romanus photography; Sarah Stater, fifth place - Colored Pencil of Athena; Nick Suarez, third place - Large Models, Poseidon and his Underwater Temple; Abby Yoh, second place - Mythology Exam Academic Test.
National Merit Scholar: Senior Catherine Jarrett has awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. She also is a member of the Chemistry Club that recently won a $5,000 endowment from Dow Chemical for its award-winning essay and video.
eCYBERMISSION: eCYBERMISSION, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine, has announced winners in its North Carolina 2010-11 competition. Charlotte Latin teams honored were: first place, the seventh-grade AstroWorms team, advisor Sharon Oats with students Robert Naumann, Robert Salisbury and Olivia Sprow (Environment); second place, eighth-grade Sew for Chemo team, advisor Sharon Oats with students Harrison Bell, Laurie Ellen Moore and Nova Quaoser (Environment). All first-place team members each receive $1,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds; second-place winners receive $500 in bonds.
National Merit Scholar: Elizabeth Carlson, Jalen Ross and Madeleine Metz have been awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.
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National Merit Scholar: Natalie Richmond has been awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.
DAR Good Citizens Award: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored senior Brittany Janofski for the DAR Good Citizens Award. Brittany placed third in the North Carolina District III Good Citizens competition with her essay "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It." Also honored was Libby Rau, a sixth-grader who will represent District III in the DAR American History essay contest. Libby's essay "Memoirs of Paul Revere" was the winning essay sponsored by the chapter.
National Merit Scholarships: Seniors Bryce Stout, Josh Glover and Eric Stewart have been named winners in the National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship Program. Nine juniors at Covenant Day School have met requirements to enter the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program: Lane Baker, Emma Biggerstaff, Victoria Brown, Ian Buchanan-Cates, Graham Collins, Nathan Joffe, Katelyn Mullins, Nancy Pendleton and Kurt Weisheit.
Baccalaureate service: Covenant Day will hold a baccalaureate service 9 a.m. May 18 to honor seniors graduating May 27. It will be in the sanctuary of Christ Covenant Church; the speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Mike Ross. Call 704-847-2385.
DAR Good Citizens Award: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored senior Jennifer Waldkirch for the DAR Good Citizens Award.
National Merit Scholar: Olivia Karas and Thorys Stensrud have been awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.
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Coca-Cola Scholar: Kristen Cotner, a senior, has been recognized as one of the country's outstanding high school seniors by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $10,000 Regional Coca-Cola Scholarship for college.
National Merit Scholar: Kristen Cotner has been awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.
Awareness walk: Sabres Stand Against Indifference, a social-justice club at South Meck, is sponsoring an awareness walk to benefit a hospital in Haiti affected by the January 2010 earthquake. The walk - titled Linking to Camp Louise, the name of the hospital - will be 1:30 p.m. May 20, at the end of a week of related activities May 16-20. The $5 entry fee to walk the South Meck High track entitles participants to a raffle ticket for each completed lap. Funds go to Community Health Access International, a local group, that will use the funds for its work in Haiti. Contact SSAI co-presidents Andrew Tait, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cameron Coughlin, email@example.com; or contact CHAI at 704-708-4301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of a Champion Day screenings: Student-athletes at CMS are now able to register online to receive free sports screenings during Heart of a Champion Day on June 4. Rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders may complete the necessary forms by visiting www.heartofachampionday.org. Registration will close at midnight May 27 or when enrollment reaches 2,000 students. The screenings will be at Carolinas College of Health Sciences on CMC's campus at 1200 Blythe Blvd.