School News


Jay M. Robinson High School was one of 10 schools to win a Spirit Award and $5,000 from the Windstream Communications Classroom Connections program.

The $5,000 will be used to update classroom technology. The school won by submitting a video that expressed the school's need for technology. To watch the winning videos, visit

Cannon School will host an open house on Nov. 6 for families seeking to explore educational opportunities in grades junior kindergarten through grade 12.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Taylor Hall.

Woodlawn School senior Terin Patel-Wilson has been named one of the 1,600 Black American semifinalists in the 47th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Terin will now compete for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards, worth more than $2.5 million. Terin is a Mooresville resident who has attended Woodlawn for the past eight years. He also was designated as a National Merit Commended Scholar (along with three of his Woodlawn classmates) this year. Terin has been recognized by the College Board as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, and he participates on Woodlawn's varsity cross country team.

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North Mecklenburg High School's Debate and Speech Team placed fifth overall at the Marvin Ridge High School tournament on Oct. 16.

The team competed against 28 schools from the Carolinas. The team will travel to Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville for another tournament in November.