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Providence High

Publication award: The literary arts magazine Roars & Whispers has been named a Crown Award finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Providence will receive either a Gold or Silver Crown Award in March at a ceremony at Columbia University. Publications are judged on excellence in design, photography, concept, coverage and writing categories. Roars & Whispers won a Gold Crown in 2011.

Ardrey Kell

Art award: Catherine McMillan earned a Gold Key in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition. Catherine’s winning entry was her personal narrative writing, “Saint Nona.”

Butler High

Teacher certifications: Laura Prince and Chrissy Sienkiewicz have recently achieved National Board Certification. In addition, Rick Sambrotto, Marcia Smith and Kurt Wessler have renewed their certification.

TOY awards: Sheri Robinson, EC Teacher, has been elected 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Robert Aponte, EC Assistant, was elected Butler’s Teacher Assistant of the Year.

Scholastic awards: The following students won awards at the Scholastics Art Competition:

Gold Key:

Silver Key:

Honorable mention:

South Mecklenburg

Reflections awards: The following students placed in the PTSA Reflections County contest: Darby Adams, first; Jessica Goldfarb, first; Ally Whitman, third; Hannah Snider, fourth; Helen McGinnis, first; Thomas Ehrhart, second; and Eliot McGinnis, third.

Art awards: Visual Arts students won recognition in the Scholastic Art Awards:

Gold Key:

Silver key:

Honorable mention:

Gold Key winning entries will be on display at Spirit Square through March 8. Silver Key entries will be on display at one of the two Mint Museums through March 1.

Charlotte Christian

Theater awards: Students Grace DuPre’ and Will McLain won first place in Duo Musical Theatre at the Christians in Theatre Arts Secondary Theatre Festival held in Atlanta, Jan. 29-31.

The duo won for their performance in the musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Students from both the ACT 1 (upper school) and ACT 2 (middle school) drama teams competed at the event.

Student awards: Students won 46 awards at the 2015 Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition.

Gold Key:

Silver Key:

Honorable mentions:

The art students are advised by Eva Crawford, director of visual arts and Pete Baglia, upper and middle school visual arts teacher. Creative writing students are under the direction of Jessica Ramsey.

Gold Key winning entries will be on display at Spirit Square through March 8. Silver Key entries will be on display at one of the two Mint Museums through March 1.

Theater production: The school’s Fine Arts Department will present Disney’s Cinderella Kids on the following dates: Feb. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Advanced reserved tickets are $12 available at and general admission tickets are $7 and available at the door.

Sardis Weekday School

Consignment sale: The school will hold a consignment sale March 28 at Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, 28270.

Early bird shopping will be from 7-8 a.m. with a $2 admission fee. Normal sale hours are 8 a.m.-noon. A half-price sale on select items will 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cash or credit.

All Schools

Presidential Scholar candidates: The following Charlotte students have been named a candidate in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars program: Heather Graci, Providence Day; Corson Hicks, Independence High; Audrey Hommes, South Mecklenburg High; Vienna Lunking, Providence Day; Jack Magill, The North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics; Brister Jones, Covenant Day; Callan Oshea, Providence High; Rachel Pomerantz, Providence High; and Vishnu Menon, Ardrey Kell High.

The scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership traits and community and school involvement. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.