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The 2010 Student Hunger Drive weighed in their final amounts on Nov. 10 and announced the results of the first annual Student Hunger Drive Charlotte.

Students from 12 area high schools collected 50,474 pounds of food. The year's collection total will supply 7,210 meals for a families of four and 28,840 individual meals throughout the year.

Mesha Smith of Central Cabarrus High School received the Student Award, given to a student who goes above and beyond in their leadership during the drive.

Woodlawn School and Summit Coffee will sponsor "We CAN for Ada," a canned-food drive.

Students and parents will collect canned goods and money outside Summit Coffee 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2-4. They'll also collect during the "Christmas in Davidson" parade Dec. 4. The seventh-graders are devoting their service and time to benefit the Ada Jenkins CenterDetails: www.woodlawnschool.org.

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Cannon School invites parents of high school students throughout the Charlotte region to its Concord campus Dec. 9 to learn strategies to cover the costs of college.

"Funding a College Education" will focus on scholarships and other financial aid. It will be in Taylor Hall at 7 p.m. Speakers will be the director of scholar selection for UNCChapel Hill and the senior assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at Davidson College.

Dr. Luke Dollar, assistant professor of biology at Pfeiffer University and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is featured on the cover of National Geographic Science, a new series by National Geographic School Publishing.

Dollar's research is on the fossa (pronounced FOO-suh), a distant relative of the mongoose found only in the jungles of Madagascar.

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