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Cox Mill High School

All-district band: Cox Mill students recently auditioned for all-district band with roughly 1,100 other high school band students from the south central area of North Carolina. Three students made it into the group, and two of those students are now eligible to audition for all-state band.

Central Cabarrus High School

SAT rescheduled: The Jan. 22 SAT scheduled at Central Cabarrus and Hickory Ridge has been rescheduled to Feb. 5. Test takers will be notified by mail. If you want to take the SAT at another time, go to the SAT website at and change the location of your test.

FFA Alumni: Central Cabarrus FFA will hold an FFA Alumni interest meeting 7 p.m. Jan .27. The purpose of the FFA Alumni is to support and promote FFA on local, state and national levels; provide a tie to FFA and assist FFA to involve former members in activities; to promote knowledge and support education in agriculture; to promote an appreciation of a free enterprise system and personal development for all students. RSVP or contact: 704-786-0125, ext. 1174; or e-mail or

Mt. Pleasant High School

Competition winner: Cory Honeycutt finished with the top score in the Second Year Division in the MCAA International Skills Competition at the World of Masonry.

Spirit week: Mt. Pleasant will recognize Spirit Week on Jan. 31-Feb. 4. Themes for this year's spirit week include: Favorite team day, camo day, decade day, twin day and blue-and-gold day.

First Assembly Christian School

Open house: First Assembly will host its open house Jan. 31.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Grant: Cabarrus College recently received a $5,850 grant from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to implement an initiative to increase access to science degree programs. The program is designed to increase awareness of and access to higher education opportunities in health professions. Student ambassadors will be selected to facilitate an outreach initiative. These ambassadors will participate in activities to raise awareness of opportunities in health sciences.