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JROTC Academic Bowl: The Ardrey Kell JROTC team placed first at the ninth annual JROTC CMS Academic Bowl on Feb. 9 against 20 CMS high schools.
Science Olympiad: Ardrey Kell's varsity Science Olympiad team came in first March 3 at the regional competition at UNC Charlotte.
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Carnegie Hall performer: Senior Shelley Leazer recently was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC as part of the 21012 American High School Honors Performance Series. She was the only Charlotte student selected to perform in the Honors Choir on Feb. 12.
Park Scholar: Marcel Souffrant recently was awarded the Park Scholarship to NC State University, valued at $86,000 for in-state students. It covers all expenses over four years. Marcel is one of 45 students to receive the award from more than 1,300 applicants.
Young artists: Charlotte-area independent schools will hold their annual exhibit at Cannon School on March 3-31. Country Day art teachers selected one student's piece of art work from each grade to be displayed. The students (in order from junior kindergarten to fourth grade) are: Mauro Calderon, Tatum Murr, Lauryn Whitfield, Owen Yuhas, Anne Jones and Kendel Pierce.
National Merit finalists: Charlotte Latin School seniors Will Almquist, Garland Austin, Roman Berens, Aashna Desai, Katie Domitrovich, Luke Hedrick, Brandon Ho, Ashley Medeiros and Hadley Wilson have been selected National Merit finalists.
Fiesta night: Fiesta Night will be 6-8 p.m. March 30 in the gym. There will be a taco bar dinner catered by Moe's, bingo, crafts and prizes. Registration forms are due back to the Lower School office by March 16. Admission is $7 per adult and $6 per child with a max of $30 per family. Email Jenny Blackmon at email@example.com.
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Deer drama: On Feb. 28, a deer jumped through the glass window of a sophomore English class. Many students jumped on desks to avoid the animal, which eventually made it into the hall and ran out of the school before being caught by Animal Control. Due to its injuries, the deer had to be put down. No students were seriously injured.
National Merit finalists: Seniors John Cambern, Amy Coppala, Sarah Everhart, Colin Fitzpatrick, Evan Gold, Neha Kukreja, Christopher Munley, Jonathan Munley, Charlie Sowers and Emily Stewart have been selected as National Merit finalists. These students are competing for scholarships totaling more than $34 million.
Science Bowl winners: Two teams from took second and third place in the North Carolina regional Science Bowl at Discover Place Feb. 25. The second-place team was Grant Buchmiller, Abbie Cochell, Sarah Hay, Josh Trujillo and Grace Clements. The third-place team was David Conlin, Andrew Swann, Rose DelleFave, Haley Ritchie and Katherine Holway. Science teacher Barbara Morrow coached.
W8 2 TXT campaign: Local SUBWAY restaurants have partnered with Put On The B.R.A.K.E.S. organization and local troopers to urge young drivers to wait to send text messages until they are not behind the wheel. Local troopers will conduct driver safety presentations at schools. Teens can visit www.w82txtpledge.com to sign a virtual pledge and win free subs for their school.