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Central Cabarrus High

FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America Members won awards at the state leadership conference. Casey Crenshaw and Brittany Griffin placed first for business plan project. D'andra Alexander placed second in business presentation. Shelia Herrera was a top 10 finalist in job interview. Kleafe Higgs was a top 10 finalist in accounting I. The first and second place winners will represent the school and North Carolina at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, June 27-July 1.

Cox Mill High

Beta Club: The club made sandwiches for the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte.

CMH Band: The Cox Mill band traveled to Disney World over spring break to participate in Festival Disney. Both Concert and Marching Band earned Excellent ratings, the highest award given. The Concert Band placed third out of five bands, just 1.3 points away from first. The Marching Band placed second out of four bands.

Honor society: The National Honor Society induction ceremony will take place 6 p.m. May 18.

Talent show: 6 p.m. for student and staff.

Blood drive: May 25. Must be 17 or older to donate.

Hickory Ridge High

Trivia night: 7 p.m. May13. Hosted by the Hickory Ridge Band Boosters for anyone over age 14. A table for 6-8 people is $100. The table with the highest score wins $100, door prizes and 50/50 drawings will also take place. The event will take place at Providence Baptist Church on N.C. 49.

Jay M. Robinson High

Awards Day flowers: 8a.m. May 20. Individuals can order a peace lily in honor or memory of a loved one. The flowers will decorate the state for the program and may be taken home after. Names and honorees will be listed in the program. Each flower is $15 and money is due May 12. Details on the school website,

Cannon School

Cum Laude Society: Several Cannon School junior and senior students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society on April 28 for academic excellence. Modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, the society recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools. The following students were honored for placing in the top 10 percent of their junior class or top 20 percent of their senior class: From Concord: Allyson Reynolds, senior; Emily Anderson, junior; Cassie Calvert, junior. From Cornelius: Tabby Horney, senior; Maggie Warren, senior; Ben Boesel, junior; Jake Vowell, junior. From Davidson: Crystal Bennett, senior. From Huntersville: Morgan Sexton, senior. From Mooresville, Hayley Dane, junior, and Whitney Yaniero, junior. From University City: Raffi Yessayan, senior and Connor Lippincott, junior.

National Spanish Exam: A competition sponsored in March by the American Association of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese awarded Cannon School students nationwide in the Spanish 1 level against 33,000 students.

Eighth graders earned two gold medals, 11 silver medals and five bronze medals. Gold winners are: Kelli Baker, of Concord, and Sydney Frankenberg, of University City. Silve winners are: Kate Beckman, Cornelius; Noah Edmondson, Davidson; Rachel Fitzpatrick, Cornelius; Emily Fromke, Concord; Chris Gaskin, Concord; William Gordon, Davidson; Colleen Hurley, Huntersville; Erin Norton, Davidson; Kendall Thomas, Cornelius; Tyler Ventura, Davidson; Andrew Zelina, Huntersville. Bronze medal winners are: Caitlin Brewer, Concord; Ben Campbell. University City; Annie Collom, Davidson; Rachel Mazur, Davidson: Bailey Middleton, Harrisburg.

National Merit winner: Senior Nora Munger was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship among 17 high school seniors in Mecklenburg County. Around 2,500 students were selected nationally.

Mt. Pleasant High

Video yearbook: Mount Pleasant is taking pre-orders for the video yearbook and senior advertisements. Cost is $20. The yearbook is a collection of high-definition video from sporting events, dances and other school events throughout the year. Preview at