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National Merit Scholars: Recent graduates Maggie Gardner, Siân Lewis-Bevan and Alex Sanz are among the winners of National Merit Scholarships, which provides from $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
Odyssey of the Mind: Two Charlotte Latin Odyssey of the Mind teams are among teams from 33 states and 14 countries that competed in the 32nd annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Junior receives national award: Ann Lyndon Griffin has received the National Center for Women and Information Technology's Award for Aspirations in Computing. Graduates receive $3.7 million: The 119 seniors who recently graduated won $3.7 million in merit scholarships. Nine seniors were awarded more than $100,000 each.
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Graduation: From 5:30-7 p.m. June 12 at the Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Blvd. No tickets required. Direct questions to Mrs. Bowen at email@example.com.
JROTC Navy Award: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Cadet Chief Petty Officer Heather Hall the Daughters of the American Revolution JROTC Bronze medal. Hall, a junior, is on the drill team and was selected the unit's public affairs officer.
Myers Park High
Graduation: From 7:30 p.m. June 11 at Bojangles' Coliseum. No tickets required.
First in Odyssey of the Mind: Myers Park High School's Odyssey of the Mind team placed first in Division III at the 32nd annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
East Mecklenburg High
Graduation: From 3:30 p.m. June 14 at Bojangles' Coliseum. No tickets required. Graduating seniors must arrive by 2:15 p.m. No wrapped gifts, flowers, balloons or noisemakers will be allowed.
South Mecklenburg High
Graduation: Noon on June 13 at Bojangles' Coliseum. No tickets required.
National medical competition: For the first time, four students in the medical program at South Meck have qualified for the National HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competition June 21-27 in Anaheim, Calif. To attend the national conference, each student must raise about $1,003. To donate, contact Debbie Beam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 980-343-3600, ext. 279.
Ice Skating Fundraiser: The Pineville Ice House, 400 Towne Centre Blvd., will donate $3.50 for every paid admission from South Meck from 7:30-10 p.m. June 4 to the South Meck Band Boosters. Admission and skate rental is $10 per person.
Choral Competition: South Mecklenburg High's men's Ensemble and Chamber Singers received Superior Ratings and first place finishes at a regional choral competition May 13-15. The Chamber Singers received the highest overall score and were awarded Grand Champion of the high schools.
Flash mob: A group of students performed a flash mob dance routine at Blakeney Crossing shopping center May 22 as part of a final exam project. Katherine Currier's class gave the flash mob performance to The Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)."
1,000 Cranes for Change: The Asian Culture Club recently finished folding and stringing 1,000 cranes in memory of the earthquake victims in Japan. The club raised $461 to help victims. Graduation: 8:30 a.m. June 14 at Bojangles' Coliseum. Graduating students must arrive by 7:30 a.m. No tickets required.
Beverly Woods Elementary
First in Odyssey of the Mind: Beverly Woods Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind team placed first in Division I at the 32nd annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.