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Central Cabarrus High

Masonry program: Central Cabarrus High School students with the masonry program completed a brick structure for an entry-gateway welcome sign in Concord. The structure includes a new sign and landscaping and will welcome motorists into the city. It is near the new CVS at Union Street and Warren Coleman Boulevard. The structure is the first in Concord to feature the branding adopted in 2007.

Cox Mill High

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

Theater awards: The Bolties theater awards ceremony is 6 p.m. May 20. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.

Nursery Landscape Team: Cox Mill Nursery Landscape Team placed first in the Nursery Landscape Career Development Event at the Regional Future Farmers of America Rally.

Jay M. Robinson High

Scholar award: Senior Sydney Stewart-Cloninger received the McKissick Scholar Award at the University of South Carolina. The award is based on SAT/ACT scores, as well as GPA. The scholarship is worth more than $70,000 through four years. Stewart-Cloninger is a varsity cheerleading captain, school representative for the Cabarrus Teen Health Alliance and a member of both the Beta Club and Juniorettes. She is the daughter of Lynda and Bobby Cloninger of Concord. She plans to major in chemistry with a pre-med concentration this fall.

Northwest Cabarrus High

Art auction: The NCHS Art Auction will be May 19-20. Parents, teachers and staff are invited to the Media Center 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to see the show and bid on works in the silent auction.

Northwest Cabarrus Middle

Math 24: Eighth-grader Christian Smith was named grand champion of the Cabarrus County Schools Math 24 competition. Students competing typically play in groups of four to find a way for the numbers on the playing card to equal 24 to get the most points.

Mt. Pleasant Middle

Middle School Math Fair: Emily Faggart and Maggie Jackson won the Middle School Math Fair for research.

Harris Road Middle

Middle School Math Fair: Sarah Farris and William Lindayen won the Middle School Math Fair for data and experiment.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Faculty/Staff honored: CCHS honored three faculty and staff for their contributions to the school. Assistant professor Patti McCahan received the Educational Excellence Award. McCahan is a professor in the Louise Harkey School of Nursing and teaches in the associate degree nursing program. She will receive a $1,000 professional development travel award.

Janet Wright was the recipient of the Anita A. Brown Leadership in Education Award. Wright is the program director for continuing education. The award is presented annually to the faculty member at Cabarrus College who demonstrates the characteristics of outstanding leadership in education.

Melanie Gass, coordinator of Student and Alumni Affairs, received the first-ever Staff Excellence Award. This award recognizes an outstanding staff member who has made a significant difference by consistently exemplifying the core values of caring, commitment, teamwork and integrity.

Cabarrus County

NCSU scholarship: The North Carolina State University Cabarrus County Alumni Scholarships have been announced. Eight seniors from Cabarrus County public high school will be awarded a $500 scholarship their freshman year at N.C. State University. The students are: Vanessa Lynne Rojas, A. L. Brown; Marion Kathryn Quattlebaum, Central Cabarrus; Leah Russell Starnes, Concord; Jordan Pierre Dash, Cox Mill; Megan Alice Wright, Hickory Ridge; Robert W. Blankenship, Jay M. Robinson; Kamerynn Alisa Kohler, Mt. Pleasant; Matthew A. Pless, Northwest Cabarrus.