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Compiled by Gina Smith
Cabarrus County Schools
Volunteer awards: Davis Dawson, an 11th-grader at Jay M. Robinson High, and Samuel Park, a seventh-grader at Harris Road Middle School, were recently named North Carolina’s top youth volunteers in the national Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Each of the students will receive $1,000 and an engraved silver medallion. They will also receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in early May to join the top two honorees from each state and the District of Columbia for the four-day national recognition event where 10 students will be named America’s top youth volunteers for 2015. Dawson raised more than $35,000 and led the efforts of more than 200 volunteers to build a new house for a single mother and her four children through Habitat for Humanity. Samuel operates a video transfer service to raise money for orphans in Kenya and Uganda and delivers e-book libraries to orphanages, schools and youth centers in those countries. Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals conducts the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service in the U.S. This year marks the program’s 20th anniversary.
A.T. Allen Elementary
Talent show: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
Charles E. Boger Elementary
King and Princess Dance: Boger’s first father-daughter dance will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
Hickory Ridge Middle
New principal: Elizabeth Snyder was recently named the new principal of Hickory Ridge Middle School. The Cabarrus County Schools Board of Education approved her appointment at its Feb. 9 meeting. She replaces Jim Carroll, who resigned in December. Snyder comes to Cabarrus County Schools from Thomasville City Schools, where she is an elementary school principal. She has worked as both a teacher and an administrator. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte and a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University. She is enrolled in an educational leadership doctoral program at the UNC Charlotte. Snyder is expected to join the Hickory Ridge Middle team in mid-March.
Central Cabarrus High
Prom tickets: Juniors and seniors can now buy tickets for the prom, which is scheduled to take place April 25 at the Vintage Auto Club at Gibson Mill. The theme is “My Heart Will Go On,” a tribute to the Titanic’s ballroom. Tickets are $50 and are available to juniors and seniors and their guest through March 6 during Power Block A and B in the Norse Cove. Guests who do not attend Central Cabarrus High must complete and submit a prom guest permission form, available at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/Domain/36.
Cox Mill High
Barbecue fundraiser: The Cox Mill High School Bible Teaching Association will host its annual barbecue fundraiser 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14 at Odell Baptist Church, 6320 Davidson Highway, Concord. Barbecue will be available by the plate or by the pound. Plates are $8 each and include pork or chicken barbecue, slaw, beans, roll, dessert and a drink. Barbecued pork is available for $12 per pound. Proceeds will go toward offering Bible classes as an elective at Cox Mill High. For details, call or text 980-297-0166.
Jay M. Robinson High
Spring musical: Jay M. Robinson High will present its spring musical, “Lucky Stiff,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26-28. Tickets will be $7 at the door.
Kannapolis City Schools
Realtor session: Kannapolis City Schools hosted dozens of realtors on Feb. 10 for an information session on the district’s schools. The session was intended to provide Realtors with details about Kannapolis City Schools to be shared with families interested in buying homes in the area. Speakers included Joanie Reeder of Cooperative Christian Ministry, Kristina Cook of the Mary Beth Ballantine State Farm Insurance Agency and students from A.L. Brown High School. The visiting realtors donated school supplies, which will be distributed to Kannapolis City Schools students.
Technology donation: The Kannapolis Education Foundation recently donated $20,000 to Kannapolis City Schools to buy iPads for classrooms at Kannapolis Intermediate School. Kannapolis Education Foundation Chairman Joe Trull presented the check to superintendent Pam Cain and technology director Brenda McCombs during Kannapolis City Schools Feb. 9 Board of Education meeting. With this donation, the Kannapolis Education Foundation has contributed more than $100,000 to buy classroom iPads for Kannapolis City Schools.
Herter-O’Neal Scholarship: Current and enrolling college students in North Carolina may now apply for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association’s Herter-O’Neal Scholarship. The $750 scholarship is for students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field. Applicants must be a legal resident of North Carolina. The annual scholarship honors Edith Herter and Frances O’Neal, founding members of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association. For details or to request an application, contact Joyce Dorsey at 704-736-8452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covenant Classical School
Scholarship awardee: Ian Prince, a student at Covenant Classical School in Concord, recently was named a recipient of the Valedictorian Scholarship for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The four-year, full-ride scholarship is valued at more than $85,000. Only 10 applicants receive the scholarship each year. Prince is Covenant Classical’s valedictorian and an athlete participating in cross country, basketball, flag football and golf at the school. Prince is the son of Brian and Stephanie Prince of Concord.