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Internships for college students and recent graduates
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College in Salisbury is accepting applications for paid internships and fellowships in its Catawba College Energy Corps.
The program will place as many as 17 students or recent graduates in on-the-job positions. Candidates must be enrolled in college, pursing an associate, bachelor's or master's degree or a doctorate, or they must have completed such a program within the past three years. Students from any accredited college or university may apply.
The green energy-related businesses and organizations involved in the project include Calor Energy Consulting in Charlotte, Argand Energy in Charlotte, Optima Engineering in Charlotte, Southern Energy Management in Morrisville, TectaAmerica Carolinas in Indian Trail, Sundance Power Systems in Weaverville, Beaver Brothers in Salisbury, Catawba College in Salisbury, gDwell Inc. in Charlotte, O2Energies in Cornelius, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, Centralina Council of Governments in Charlotte and Davidson County Community College in Mocksville.
Cabarrus County Schools
College Fair: The 2010 College Fair is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Boys and Girls Club of Concord, 247 Spring St.
SAT score averages: Cabarrus County Schools students averaged a score of 1038 on the mathematics and critical reading segments of the SAT this year, according to information from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the National College Boards.
The average score in the state is 1008; the average score nationwide is 1017. Averages for individual schools: Jay M. Robinson, 1066; Hickory Ridge, 1061; Northwest Cabarrus, 1029; Mount Pleasant, 1015; Concord, 1014; Central Cabarrus, 1005; A.L. Brown, 968; Cabarrus County Performance Center, 990.
Hickory Ridge High
Open house: A chance for parents to meet students' teachers starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Bring students' schedules. For separate individual conferences with teachers, call the counseling department to set up meetings.
Early-bird yearbook orders: Yearbooks are on sale for $70, including one line of personalization. Make checks to Hickory Ridge High, with student's name on check, and send to Barbara Cass in the English department. Online orders are also available at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Details: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Pleasant High
Flapjack fundraiser: The varsity cheerleading team plans a fundraising breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. Sept. 25 at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1240 U.S. 29 in Concord.
Senior ads for yearbook: Senior ads for the yearbook can be ordered online through a link at the school website or by filling out a form found at this link: bit.ly/alCjts . Questions? call Lauren Grelecki at 704.436.3168 between 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. or e-mail email@example.com.
Carolina International School
New principal: Mystica Nelmes will be the new principal of the Carolina International School, the school's board of directors has announced.
Nelmes has more than 16 years of experience in education as an administrator, teacher, and consultant.
In addition to hiring a new Principal, the public charter school received good news from the N.C. Department of Education. Carolina International School was awarded "School of Distinction" honors, exhibiting high growth in every area for the 2009-2010 school year.
"I am proud to join the leadership team of such a unique and exciting educational concept - Carolina International School (CIS) offers environmental and global studies that inspire students to think outside the norm of a traditional public school education," said Nelmes.
Before joining CIS, Nelmes served as a teacher, literacy facilitator, educational consultant, and administrator. She has been an administrator in both elementary and middle school and has taught every grade level from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
Carolina International School is a tuition-free public charter school that emphasizes international and environmental education.