– Johnson C. Smith University Band and Parade Competition: First place, Grand Champions 2012.
– Gotham City Invitational: First place, Class 3A; first place, music 3A; first place, marching 3A; third place, General Effect 3A; first place, Drum Major; first place, Dance; third place, Place Flag.
• Through coach James Davis’ effort to emphasize student healthy lifestyles, the school won a Bronze Award in first lady Michelle Obama’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge.
• Rocking chairs designed by the IB art students are on display at the Levine Museum of the New South. As part of the Wells Fargo “Charlotte Rocks Rocking Chair Program,” the students based their work on design techniques of premier collage artist and Charlotte native Romare Bearden. During the design process, the students learned about Bearden’s interest in African masks and jazz music and his Charlotte childhood.
– Josh Swanson, second place, Best Photograph.
– Natalie Hageman, third place, Best Cover.
– Ian Bolin, third place, Best Spread Design.
– Overall magazine rating of Superior.
• Senior Rontavious McClure has been named to the 2012 Shrine Bowl.
– Taryn Thompson, first place, Best Spread Design.
– Maiya Dickerson, third place, Best Poem.
– Tabatha Clein, first place, Best Art.
Class guest Fran Liu brought boxes of memorabilia and artifacts that belonged to her father, Theodore Hudanski, who served in the U.S. Army, 728th Railway Batallion, from 1943 through 1945 in England, France and Germany. After examining items including a Camp Kilmer training manual, an aircraft recognition silhouette book, Allied and Axis pins and medals and old photos, the students used the Internet to research the significance of the items.
• Casey Calloway, Cox Mill High and Grayson Miller, Northwest Cabarrus High, have been named to the 2012-2013 March of Dimes North Carolina Youth Council. The students were among 46 selected for the council. The students will work with the March of Dimes in developing and implementing youth-targeted programs.
• CCS teamed up with CMC-NorthEast to produce a video in support of breast health awareness. More than 150 staff members joined in the hours of dancing at the Pink Glove Dance competition and will be shown in the video, which follows three breast-cancer patients in different stages of treatment.