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Jay M. Robinson High
The Music Man: 7 p.m. April 7-9. Leads are played by Tom Lanning (Harold Hill) and Meagan Holmes (Marian Paroo). Directed by Annie Boger and musical director Vivian Howard.
Youth of the Year: The Cabarrus County Boys and Girls club selected Ellie Cochran as Youth of the Year for the scholarship competition.
Scholarships: Onyema Nwanaji-Enwerem received the Levine Scholarship at University of North Carolina Charlotte. He is also a nominee in the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Joanna Ramirez received the Davidson Presidential Scholarship at Davidson College.
Teaching Fellows Scholarships: Meredith Moore; Sara Grace Holbrooks, N.C. State; Kaitlin Falleni, West Scholars at Catawba College; Colin Kovacic, University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Governor's School: Juniors Kelsey Sumner and Meredith Richardson were selected to attend NC Governor's School for English. Choir: The CHS Choirs received an Excellent rating at Wingate University. Marc Lawson directs the choir.
STEM Tours: Twelve CHS staff members participated in Industry Tours to gain an understanding of linking the high school curriculum to industries in Cabarrus Counties in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics industry. Monica Lee-Currie and Karon Miller visited Yates Chreitzberg Hughes Architects in Concord. Samantha Bedford, Marie Deal, Morgan Eaker, Jill Gardiner, Kelly Hainline, Kenan Mattsson, Sharron Motsinger, Andrea Rance, Doris Redding, Julia Signorelli, Lindsey Eudy visited Hendrick Motorsports. The tours were made possible through the College Tech Prep Grant and a partnership with Cabarrus County Schools, Kannapolis City Schools and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Graduation Speaker: Charlotte Woman of the Year Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown will address the class of 2011 on May 20. This is the school's 10th commencement program.
Alumna goes to Washington: Concord native Deeona Gaskin, a 2005 Cannon School alumna, traveled to Washington D.C. as a Harvard University Zuckerman Program Fellow. Gaskin, a Harvard Law School student, met with Gen. David H. Petraeus, the American commander of Western forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Gaskin graduated from Yale University in 2009 with a bachelor's in political science. She is currently at Harvard pursuing a law degree and a Master's of Public Health.
Henry Luce Foundation
Scholarship: Concord's Michael Mian received the Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship for Asia Study. The scholarship funds a year of living and learning in Asia for recent college graduates and young professionals. Mian, the son of Patricia and Dr. Khalid Mian, wants to focus on climate change and environment. He is majoring in political science and is also a self-designed major in environmental justice and conflict resolution with a minor in entrepreneurship. He plans to work in environmental law and business following his time in Asia.
Hickory Ridge High
Plant sale: The horticulture department will host a plant sale at the school's greenhouse 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. April 9. The department will have geraniums, ferns, petunias, impatiens, annuals, shrubs, perennials, herbs and vegetables.
Bingo night: 5 p.m. April 9. $25 advance; $30 at the door. Must be 18 or older. Proceeds benefit the Hickory Ridge Booster Club.
Jay M. Robinson High
Performance: Music Man 7 p.m. April 7-9.
City of Kannapolis
Poster competition: The City of Kannapolis is holding a city-wide video and poster contest to promote the town's new curbside recycling program. Winners will have their poster or video featured on the city's website and displayed in the Kannapolis Customer Service Center. Winners could also received $25 gift cards from Target. Students through fourth grade are encouraged to design a poster or video to educate residents on proper recycling. Students from grades 5-12 are eligible to create videos. Deadline is 5 p.m. April 15. Details: www.cityofkannapolis.com/recycle.
Open house: Covenant Classical in Concord will have an open house 9:30 a.m. April 19 for grades through K4 through 12. Prospective families and students can tour classrooms, meet teachers and view the curriculum and learn about an education that is Bible-based and classically taught. 3200 Patrick Henry Drive, Concord. www.covenantclassical.org.
Students selected: Eight high school students in Cabarrus County were selected for Governor's School of North Carolina Summer Program. the program is open to high school juniors and seniors in North Carolina and lasts six-weeks on two campuses in Raliegh and Winston-Salem. Central Cabarrus High: Adam Winkler, choral music. Jay M. Robinson: Sebastian Anderson, art.
Concord High: Kelsey Sumner, English. Meredith Richardson, English. Northwest Cabarrus High: Kristofer Gilmore, instrumental music. Laura Abelquist, math. Hickory Ridge High: Lauren Nolley, math. Cox Mill High: Nicole Hoffler, social science.