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Cabarrus County Schools

Appointment: Jason Van Heukelum was named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, replacing Colleen Sain, who was named Associate Superintendent. Sain began working with Cabarrus County Schools in 1990 as an instructional program coordinator at Beverly Hills Elementary. Van Heukelum recently served as director of international baccalaureate education for Iredell-Statesville Schools. He began working for Iredell-Statesville schools in 1997 as a classroom teacher and basketball coach. Van Heukelum currently is completing a Doctor of Education degree at Vanderbilt.

Summer Enrichment

Kids:Plus Summer Camp: Mid-June through mid-August. Various locations 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. through Aug. 19. Details: 704-786-5699.

Safety Town: Aug. 9-10, to register visit:

Health & Safety Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13. Cabarrus Family Medicine, 270 Copperfield Blvd., Concord. Music, magicians, immunizations, dental health, child ID checks, activities, prizes and more.

Red Cross Camp: "Ready Kids" 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 19-20. Details: or 704-720-7422.

Coltrane-Webb Elementary

Grant: Coltrane-Webb received more than $600 worth of calculators through the Hewlett-Packard Giving Product Grant Program. Through the program, HP employees pay 25 percent of the costs associated with the gift and HP donates 75 percent.

Central Cabarrus High

Skills USA: Central Cabarrus graduate Dylan Ennis placed first in the National SkillsUSA Masonry Contest in Kansas City, Mo.

Schedule change: Deadline to request a schedule change is July 21. To make an appointment with a counselor: 704-920-7146.

Golf tournament: Hosted by the Central Cabarrus Bible Teaching Association at the Cabarrus Country Club in Concord. 9 a.m. July 18. details:

Concord High

Poverty simulation: The school's Alpha Leadership Institute recently conducted a poverty simulation with 30 Concord High students. The students assumed the roles of 10 different families facing poverty. To view a slideshow of the event, visit:

American Legion Auxiliary

Girls State: Molly Walker, a rising senior at Jay M. Robinson High, was selected as one of two students from North Carolina to attend Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., from July 23-30. Walker was selected at Girls State, where rising seniors participate in a seven-day mock government program. Students learn about civics, government, campaigning, debating, voting and mock elections. This year, the event was held at Catawba College in Salisbury. Forty-nine states participate in Girls Nation and 98 students are selected from Girls State to attend.