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Cabarrus County Public Library

Pre-reading skills: To combat low levels of skills needed to succeed in school, The Cabarrus County Public Library is helping parents prepare their children for kindergarten. The library will host a series of free, familiy literacy workshops where parents will learn techniques to engage their children in reading and skill-building activities. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes for English and Spanish-speaking families at the Community Room at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union Street, Concord. Call 704-920-2066 or 704-956-3931 for information.

Student Aid

FASFA: Feb. 19 is Free FASFA Help Day located at four local SECU branches. Register for help day on the CFNC website - It is preferable to complete the FASFA application as soon as possible as some federal fund may be depleted if you apply later in the spring.

Central Cabarrus High School

Holiday entertainment: the Tuesday Morning Singers from Central Cabarrus entertained at the Great Wolf Lodge on Dec. 19. the group of freshmen and sophomores also sang the National Anthem for several games. They are directed by Dennis Jewett.

Covenant Classical School

Open house: Covenant Classical will have an open house for grades K4 through high school, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14. Prospective famlies and students are welcome to tour classrooms, meet teachers, view the cirriculum and learn about a Biblically-based eudcation that is classically taught. Covenant Classical, 3200 Patrick Henry Drive, Concord.

Hickory Ridge High School

Proctors: Hickory Ridge needs proctors for end-of-course eams and vocats exams. Procotors are responsible for assisting by distributing and collecting test materials and monitoring students during the exam. Anyone available should contact Ronda Hileman, testing coordinator for Hickory Ridge at Several proctors are needed for exams scheduled for Jan. 12-18. Proctors are needed from 7 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Winter Commencement: Cabarrus College graduates attended the winter commencement ceremony Dec. 17. Degrees were awarded in the Allied Health Division, as well as associate's degrees in nursing and Bachelor of Science degrees in nusing. Laura Anderson was recognized with the George A. Batte Scholastic Acheivement Award honoring the Associate in Science Nursing graduate with the highest scholastic average. An Alumni Excellentia Pin was presented to Serguei Jouravlev in recognition of achieving a GPA above 3.75. Marlea Wallace was recognized as the graduate performing the most volunteer hours while enrolled, with 107 hours completed.