Anna and Grace, born in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, were adopted in 1999 by Neil and Cindi Glenn and became interested in gymnastics when they were 2 years old. They also are honor students and have volunteered at Ortho Carolina during summer breaks.
• The 58 CMS educators who achieved National Board Certification in 2012 and the 70 CMS teachers who renewed their certification were honored Jan. 17 by the Board of Education, Superintendent Heath Morrison and the Teacher Professional Development Department. CMS is fourth in the nation’s top 20 school districts in number of educators who achieved the certification in 2012.
• Almost 200 local students participated in the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest with the theme of “Live it , Share it, Extend it: The Dream of a Global Community.”
First-place art winners were: Clear Creek Elementary second-grader Serenity Snead, kindergarten-to-second-grade category; Statesville Elementary fifth-grader David Hill, grade three-to-five category; Piedmont IB Middle seventh-grader Cherise Johnson, grade six-to-eight category; and Vance High School eleventh-grader Bré Anna Washington in the grade nine-to-12 category.
First-place writing winners were: Cornelius Elementary second-grader Mitchell King, kindergarten-to-second-grade category; Briarwood Elementary fifth-grader Reynaldo Gomez Jr., grade three-to-five category; Collinswood Language Academy seventh-grader Sofie Pedersen, grade six-to-eight category; and Ardrey Kell High ninth-grader Yeon Jin Kang, grade nine-to-12 category.
• The Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders’ one-week residential program for rising high school seniors, sponsored by the N.C. Farm Bureau, provides career information and gives students leadership experience and networking opportunities through touring the N.C. General Assembly and meeting government officials. Applications and details are available atwww.ncfb.org/programs/ifal/ifal.cfm
The students made $350 from the sale of keychains they made, strengthening their economic, production and marketing skills. Proceeds will be donated to international relief agency Save The Children.
• The SAT originally scheduled for Jan. 26 has been rescheduled for Feb. 16 and will be administered at Central Cabarrus High and Hickory Ridge High.
Alana Martin, flute; Martina Wood, flute; Jacqueline Verrico, flute; Michael Fourre, bassoon; Jordan Laird, clarinet; Mariel Emery, clarinet; Melissa Fu, clarinet; Bradley Urso, bass clarinet; Delaney Dewey, bass clarinet; Aaron Hougui; bass clarinet; Rhiannon Dewey, tenor sax; Rachael Whitman, baritone sax; Blake Targonski, trumpet; Nicole Lenart, trumpet; Ross Wilhite, French horn; Walter Bonar, French horn; Melisa Hagstedt, trombone; Adrienne Bonar, trombone; Alyson Graham, baritone; and Matthew Warner, tuba.
• The cast of the upcoming spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” has been selected and rehearsals have begun. The following theatre students were selected for roles and for behind-the-scenes jobs: Minstrel, John Pope; Princess No. 12/Nightingale of Smarkand/Emily (maid), Lauren Kelley; Wizard, Drayton Lewis; Lady Larken, Lex Lombardo; Queen Aggravain, Madison Davis; Prince Dauntless, Matt Roper; King Sextimus the Silent, Jeremy Appel; Jester, Ryan Wentz; Sir Harry, Calvin Shanahan; Princess Winnifred the Woebegone; Jordan Yakowenko, Prince Dancer/Sir Harold, Emil Houlind; Princess Dancer/Lady Beatrice, Kasey Stewart; Queen Dancer/Wench, Lexi Reynolds.
Knights: Sir Studley, Jay Titus; Sir Russell, Russell Lombardo; Sir Luce, Matt Fisenne; Sir Michael, Christian Hodges; Sir Humphrey, Jake Peterson.
Ladies: Lady Sarah, Jordan Hodges; Lady Rowena, Cameran Bellamy; Lady Lucille, Kathryn Lavalle; Lady Merrill, Ariana Martinez; Lady Helena, Ellen Bailey; Lady Mabelle, Morgan Morris.
Ensemble: Jordan Lewis, Delaney Dewey, Maddie Cutrone (Wench No. 1), Alicia Nam, Sofia Mouritsen (Lady No. 3), Lindsay Hutchins (Second Wench), Ava Liccione (Lady No. 2), Kieran Mouritsen and Trevor May.