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Expansion: Dore Academy, Charlotte's first school created solely to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities, unveiled plans at its "An Evening of Heroes" gala, for a move that will allow the school to nearly triple the number of students. Dore is paying $2.5 million for a 58,000-square-foot building and six-acre property near Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Closing is scheduled for May 18.
Merit scholarship: Charlotte Christian senior Catherine E. Jarrett has been selected as a winner of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1.5 million students entered the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program and about 8,400 scholarships were awarded from the group of approximately 15,000 distinguished finalists. Catherine is a Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll student at Charlotte Christian, holds national, state and school honors in French, is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned highest GPA honors in many subjects including AP European History and Physics.
Honor roll: Charlotte Christian School sixth-grade students have been named to the National Math Olympiad honor roll for the fifth consecutive year, the highest team award given by the Mathematics Olympiad. The students were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate in the Math Olympiad program, which consisted of five monthly contests from November 2010 to March 2011. The team of students is under the supervision of Dr. Dale R. Koch. Four students won national awards for excellence and received gold pins for scoring in the 98th percentile or top two percent of all participating students. They were Matthew Boelkins, Jackson Norris, Ashley Panousis and Katie Saba. These students won silver pins for scoring in the 90th to 97th percentile: Carter Bugg, Melissa Goldstein, Elizabeth Gowan, Alexis Jones, Adam Lewis, Andrew T. Looker, Jr. and Abby Yoh.
Winner: Charlotte Christian senior Tori Edwards has won the Congressional Art Competition for Congresswoman Sue Myrick's 9th Congressional District, marking the second year in a row that a Charlotte Christian senior has won this award. Tori received her award at a ceremony held on May 1. She will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., and her artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel.
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Business cases: Maggie Hill of Charlotte recently won first place in the first McColl School of Business Case Competition at Queens University of Charlotte. The competition challenged high school seniors to analyze and determine the course of action for a company facing a serious business problem. Then the students presented their solution to a panel of professors, business leaders and current business students.