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Open house: Covenant Classical in Concord will have an open house 9:30 a.m. April 19 for grades K4 through 12. Prospective families and students can tour classrooms, meet teachers, view the curriculum and learn about an education that is Biblically based and classically taught. 3200 Patrick Henry Drive, Concord. www.covenantclassical.org.
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Solar panel project: Seniors Avery Olearczyk and Brianna Ratté spearheaded the recent placement of a second solar panel on the City of Concord's electrical grid. The students worked with various scientists, engineers, business people and public officials. The school's middle school received a renewable energy solar panel in March. The students' project began during a summer internship at Electric Power Research Institute where each learned about various renewable alternatives.
Pawz Too Run: Eighth-grader Joanna Copio of Davidson raised $5,000 in the Pawz Too Run events she organized to support construction of an animal adoption center in Mooresville. More than 100 people turned out April 2 on the Davidson Village Green for a 5K race and a 2.2-mile dog walk. Cannon School Director of Advancement Todd Hartung of Davidson finished second in the 5K while Cannon upper school students Stephanie Schauder and Tim Gruber, both of Huntersville, placed third and fourth respectively. To donate: Pawz Too Run, P.O. Box 32, Davidson, NC 28036.
Beverly Hills Elementary
Flapjack Fundraiser: Beverly Hills Elementary School PTO is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee's at 1240 U.S. 29, Concord, 8-10 a.m. April 16. Applebee's will serve short stacks for a cause. To purchase tickets, call the school at 704-782-0115.
City of Kannapolis
Poster competition: The City of Kannapolis is holding a citywide 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. Deadline is 5 p.m. April 15. Details: www.cityofkannapolis.com/recycle.
Harris Road Middle
Penny wars: Harris Road students raised more than $1,700 in penny wars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The seventh-grade class raised the most money.
Band Wish List: Harris Road's band department is in need of any old band wind instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets and trombones. Contact Band Director Scott Mills at email@example.com.
Science Olympiads: Evan Murphy and Brandon Rector won first place in Helicopters at the Science Olympiad competition. They will advance to the state competition April 29 in the Middle School Division B.
Step competition: Harris Road Middle School's group of 45 students that make up the Patriot Steppers and Hip Hop Dance Crew competed against five middle schools for a spot in the second annual Power 98 High School-Middle School Step Off Competition. The school placed first and was the only school in Cabarrus County to participate. View photos and video of the competition at power98fmradio.com.
Central Cabarrus High
Yard and plant sale: The FFA and Thespian society at Central Cabarrus will host a yard sale April 16. A plant sale will begin April 15 from 10:45 a.m.-6 p.m. and will continue through Saturday until all plants are sold. Parking spaces are $7, or $10 for two, to participate. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord High School
Fire Academy competition: The Concord High Fire Academy competed in the school's first Skills USA NC competition. Concord Fire Cheif David Barlow and three Concord High recruits traveled to Greensboro to compete among 16 participants. Brandon Blackwelder placed second. Taylor Beverly and Kyle Franklin placed sixth and seventh respectively.
Hickory Ridge High
HOSA students: Students with Health Occupational Students of America attended the state competition in Greensboro. Tori Brigman and Carly Bake placed second for career health display. Ben Mack and Megan Wright placed first in CPR and First Aid. Avni Satasia placed first in chapter website and fourth in medical spelling. Ryan Finley placed fifth in epidemiology. Chesa Hall placed seventh in job seeking skills. Kaylee Craddock placed ninth in prepared speaking. Caroline Maynard placed ninth in sports medicine. Sam Hodges and Zach Monks placed ninth in CPR and First Aid.
Cox Mill High School
Musical: "School House Rock-the Musical" 7 p.m. April 14-16 and 2 p.m. April 17. $5 students, $7 adults.
Summer Driver's Ed: Students must be 15 years old on or before October 31, 2011. Registration forms are available through April 20. Summer classes will be offered during the morning and afternoon in June, with a second session in July. There will be no Friday classes during the summer.
Northwest Cabarrus High
Haiti efforts: Northwest High joined forces with Concord Christian Church to outfit a girls' basketball team in Haiti with uniforms for both the team and coaches.
Skills USA Conference: Northwest Cabarrus students attended the NC State Skills USA Conference with more than 1,600 students. First place winners were: Elizabeth Burwell, American Spirit; Morgan Rivers, occupational health/safety; Natalie Williams, Morgan Malick, Julia Lee, Joanna Lee, Conner Wallace and Jeremy Hooks for the quiz bowl; Evan Dunbar, technical drafting. Second place winners were: Ramsey Barkley, Kelsey Shaylor, Maddie Beecher, Madelyn Long, Charlie Long, Erin Howell, Brittany Byrne for opening/closing; Kelcie Conner, outstanding chapter; Sam Burney, video product development. Third place winners were: Chris Skinner, architectural drafting; Chris Cooper, auto 1; Paul Muccio and Tim Banther for chapter display; Emily Fick, nurse assisting. Fourth place winners were: Ciara Davis and Kacie Schank for debate. Fifth place winners: Jenny Honeycutt and Michelle Murray for esthetics and facials. All five first-place winners are eligible to attend a national conference this summer.