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Central Cabarrus High School
Teacher of the year: Melissa Sykes was voted the 2011 Central Cabarrus Teacher of the Year. Sykes is an English teacher and an adviser to the Japanese Club and a coach to the Odyssey of the Mind group.
Beta Club: The Central Cabarrus Beta Club attended State Convention. Marion Quattlebaum finished in the top eight in the state in special talent with her "First Kiss" monologue. Katie Borders won first in the state in the poetry competition with her poem "Freak."
Open House: Central Cabarrus will host Spring Open House 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 8 for students and parents. Parents and students can pick up progress reports that evening.
Concord High School
Class of 2015: Parent Information Sessions will take place 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Counselors and administrators will meet with parents of rising freshmen in the media center.
Open House: Concord will host their open house 6 p.m. March 3. Rising freshmen may also visit the campus. All staff and parents are invited to a chili/cornbread dinner.
Service academies: U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., has announced nine students from Cabarrus County who were nominated to U.S. service academies.
Melissa Fredette, nominated to the United States Air Force Academy. The Northwest Cabarrus High School student is the daughter of Bruce and Otilia Fredette of Concord.
Andrew Glisson, nominated to the United States Military Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Naval Academy. The Jay M. Robinson High School student is the son of Richard and Lisa Glisson of Concord.
Prescott Hocutt, nominated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The Valley Forge Military Academy student is the son of Cary and Kim Hocutt of Concord.
Allen James, nominated to the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. The Mount Pleasant High School student is the son of Allen and Michelle James of Concord.
Tatum Johnson, nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy. The Northwest Cabarrus High School student is the son of Monty and Robin Johnson of Kannapolis.
Zack Lambert, nominated to the United States Air Force Academy. The Hickory Ridge High School student is the son of Mark and Lynn Lambert of Harrisburg.
Nicole Mogensen, nominated to the United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy. The North Carolina School of Science and Math student is the daughter Richard and Lori Mogensen of Concord.
Austin Rohrer, nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Military Academy. The Concord High School student is the son of Michael and Cynthia Rohrer of Concord.
Gideon Jang-Koon Whaley, nominated to the United States Military Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The North Carolina School of Science and Math student is the son of Andrew and Lana Whaley of Midland.
Jay M. Robinson High School
Curriculum night: Jay M. Robinson will host a curriculum/showcase night Feb. 24. Students and parents can walk their schedule from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A curriculum presentation will be held in the auditorium for incoming freshmen and their parents. A curriculum fair will then follow in the gym.
Northwest Cabarrus High School
Jazz ensemble: The Northwest Cabarrus Jazz Ensemble performed Feb. 12 at the UNC Charlotte Jazz Festival. The band on first place and "Band of the Day." Outstanding soloists for the group were Tyler Van Dyke, Cody Clark and Tomas Nazer. Nazer also won the Musicianship/Soloist Ward for the entire day.
Camp Cannon: Children ages three to 17 can connect with peers during a variety of enriching summer camp sessions focusing on the arts, science and sports. Camp Cannon runs seven weeks from June 6-July 29, except the week of July 4. Camp sessions are offered three hours in the morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or three hours in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. For information, visit www.cannonschool.org/campcannon.
Mt. Pleasant Middle School
Teacher of the year: Phillip Furr was selected as Mt. Pleasant's Teacher of the year for 2010-2011 school year. Furr teaches eighth grade science and social studies. He is also the school's athletic director.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
New program: Cabarrus College received approval to offer an associate's degree in pharmacy technology beginning fall 2011. Cabarrus College will be the only institution in the Charlotte region to offer the degree. Pharmacy technicians work under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and perform various functions.
Cox Mill High School
Curriculum Night: Cox Mill will host their curriculum night and open house 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28. The event includes a booster club meeting, an honors and advanced placement presentation, registration assembly and a curriculum fair.
Hickory Ridge High School
FFA Week: Celebrate National FFA Week with Tractor Supply Co. and Hickory Ridge FFA. Visit the Tractor Supply in Concord on N.C. 29 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26. The school's FFA will sell hotdogs, baked goods and popcorn during the event.
Awards banquet: The winter season athletes will be recognized during a banquet held 6 p.m. March 14 in the cafeteria. Dinner on Demand will cater the event. $10 per person. Awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Payments must be turned in by March 8 to coaches.