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Charlotte Mecklenburg

CMS: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has named the Rev. Amelia Stinson-Wesley to fill the vacancy created by the election of Tim Morgan to an at-large seat.

Twenty-six schools participated in a carton recycling contest, saving 250,000 cartons in four weeks. The five winning schools and their organizers are: Winget Park Elementary, Kenneth Huey; Bain Elementary, Janet Barnhardt; Stoney Creek Elementary, Kimberly Albertson; Sterling Elementary, Denise Jones and Anne Sluder; and Selwyn Elementary, Jen Champion and Megan Stuart.

McClintock Middle: Sixth-grader Caroline Lueke led the school's robotics team in developing a conveyor belt that senses bacteria on food products. The 13-member team placed seventh in a regional competition.

Charlotte Christian: Open house 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Grades junior kindergarten through 12.

Charlotte Country Day: The school will feature an exhibit by artist Cundo Bermudez 1-4 p.m. Jan. 21-22 in the Hance Family Gallery. Open to the public.

More than 500 middle school students and faculty participated in the second annual "Walk for Hope" and raised more than $2,500. The proceeds benefited the Rockstar Fund at Levine Children's Hospital.

Charlotte Country Day will host the Great Decisions Charlotte Community Lecture Series open to parents, faculty, staff and the public. The lectures will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 14. For cost and registration:

Butler High: Senior Kim Halberg recently won the Matthews Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Senior Award.

Kim's class rank is No. 4 out of 452. She also is captain of the varsity cross country team and she's a volunteer at Matthews Help Center and Operation Christmas Child.

Providence High: Senior Michelle Fogarty won a GoodWorks Youth Award for Education. Michelle began a campaign at Providence High to raise awareness and provide the opportunity for organ and tissue donor registration. She also received the Governor's Student Excellence Award from Governor Bev Perdue's office for her work with organ donation.

Performance Learning Center: Ten high school students served as mentors to students at Morgan School through the Service Opportunity Ultimate Life Learning program. The students also provided classroom support for teachers.

Union County

Sun Valley High: The student council raised $23,300 for 38 Union County families. Each classroom was asked to raise $500. Proceeds also came from a holiday dance held by Sun Valley High School students for Sun Valley Middle School students.