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Cannon School

Spanish awards: Cannon students competed in the National Spanish Exam and brought back one gold medal, five silver medals and eight bronze medals, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Bruna Liborio of Concord earned the gold and scored at or above the 95th percentile nationally. Silver medal winners are: Olivia Andretti, Mooresville; Nila Kannan, University City; Katie Maness, Mooresville, Lydia Middleton, Harrisburg and Gavin West, Charlotte. Bronze medal winners are Cassie Calvert, Concord; Shelby Dyl, Davidson; Ian Hicks, Huntersville; Dina Ibrahim, Concord; Stefan Letica, University City; Derek Pace, Midland; Austen Poteet, University City and Tias Sen, University City.

Covenant Classical

Fundraiser results: Junior Susannah Prince raised more than $1,000 for World Vision. She became an advocate after learning about the water crisis in the world. She is currently the founder and president of the nonprofit QuenchTheThirst, dedicated to providing life-saving water to the impoverished.

Central Cabarrus High

Baseball camp: 9 a.m.-noon June 23-23 at Bethel Elementary School. Ages 7-12 can register and players will be grouped by age and ability. To register, visit for a flyer and registration form. Questions? Contact

Freshmen orientation: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 23, for rising freshmen only. A parent open house will follow from 6-7 p.m. Learn about the school and receive a class schedule.

Proctors needed: 7-1 a.m. June 2-7 and 7-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. June 9. Details: 704-920-7154.

Hickory Ridge Middle

Maverick Summer Camps: Hickory Ridge Middle School will host 13 different camps the month of July. Camps will be four days a week from 9a.m.-noon. There are athletic, enrichment, and special interest camps available. There is a fee for each camp. Please check out the schools website for details. If you have questions contact: Sandi Valentine at 704-455-1331.

Hickory Ridge High

Band honors: Sophomores Caleb Carpenter and Johnathan Thompson were selected to participate in the 2011 North Carolina All-State Honor Band at UNC-Greensboro. The two auditioned along with hundreds of other students from across the state. This is the third consecutive year the school has been represented. Carpenter was the third student in school history to place first chair in the state.

Cheerleading tryouts: 406 p.m. Aug 1 and 4-8 p.m. Aug 3. Practices will take place prior to tryouts for those wishing to work on their skills with the coaches. Practice and open gym dates are 5-6 p.m. June 15 and 27 and 5-6 p.m. July 20,25 and 27.

Graduation Marshals: Junior graduation marshals were selected from the top 15 students based on weighted grade point average. Marshals will participate in the commencement exercises June 2010. The marshals are: Joshua Baulch, Amanda Cooksey, Brendan Deal, Nicole Frey, Derek Goodwin, Corbin Grohol, Jay Haynes, Rebecca Irons, Julia Jones, Carson Ledgord, Rebecca Lukasik, Denzel Murdaugh, Christina Powell Grace Puckett and Amy Yu.

Cabarrus County Schools

Healthcare camp: Free camp for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will take place July 12-14. This camp is for student interested in healthcare careers. Students will learn more about jobs in the field, tour local healthcare practices, college-level programs and network with experts. Details and application is available on the website at The camp will take place at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.

Construction camp: Free camp for students interested in construction careers. Students must be 16 years old by July 19. Participants will visit building sites, take part in lab activities at the college-level and learn more about construction careers. For details and application visit

METAS Program: In partnership with UNC-Charlotte, METAS is an enrichment program for Hispanic students in grades 6-12 in the areas of math, science and technology. Through the program, students attended classes at the university and then take part in regional competitions. This year, eight participants were recognized at the state competition: Jesse Espinoza and Sergio Manjarrez placed second in middle school bottle rockets. Angel Morales and Jarredd Barrigu placed second in middle school poster art. Luis Umana was a member of the Sixth Grade Math regional team that placed first. Yeimi Reyna was a member of the regional Seventh Grade Science team and placed first. Juan Manjarrez and Mark Trigueros placed second in high school bottle rockets. These students will continue in the fall with a pre-college program.

Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program

Student honored: Mark Holcomb of Northwest Cabarrus high was awarded the Michael A. DeMay Scholarship worth $2,500 toward his college education. The program was open to 23 counties the law firm serves. The scholarship program began in 2003 and has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 82 high school seniors in the Carolinas.

Central Cabarrus High

Baseball Camp: 9 a.m.-noon June 20-23. The camp will take place at Bethel Elementary School for ages 7-12. Players will be grouped by age and ability. For details and registration, visit

Freshman orientation: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 23. Parent open house will follow from 6-7 p.m.

Graduation Announcement

Central Cabarrus alum: David Hostler, a 2007 graduate of Central Cabarrus High, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. Hostler had a double major in computer science and math and double minors in music business and ministry. He is employed as a software development associate at Lids Corporate Offices in Indianapolis. He is the son of Hobart and Sandy Hostler.

Cox Mill High

Senior brakfast: 7:45-8:45 a.m. June 9. Graduation practice will take place at 2 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena.

Concord High

Graduation rehearsal: 9 a.m. June 9 with a senior picnic following at Les Myers Park at 11 a.m.

Coltrane-Webb Elementary

Toolbox for Education: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation received the $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant. The grant will convert two classrooms into labs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is part of the preparation to convert the school to a STEM magnet school for the next school year.