School hosts Chinese students: Seventeen students and two teachers from Tianli International School are living with Cannon School host families and attending classes at Cannon during a two-week cultural exchange in January.
Tianli International, sister school to Cannon, is in Luzhou, a town founded in 135 B.C. in central China.
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Healthcare program: Three Concord High School students participated in the Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast Diversity in Healthcare Physician's Mentoring Program.
Jasmine Brown, Jeremiah Nance and Emilio Quintin Renteria were selected for the program based on their academic grade-point averages, essays and interest in careers in the medical profession.
Pitts School Road Elementary
Support sought: The school is in an online contest and needs public support to win $10,000 for its library.
The school is a finalist in an IKEA-sponsored project, The Life Improvement Project. Vote at www.ikea.com to help update the school library.
Geography bee: Students competed in the school's National Geographic Geography Bee on Jan. 9.
Fourth-grader Sarah Trantham took first place. Sarah and Creed Cagle were runners-up.
Concord and Jay M. Robinson High Schools
Competition results: The schools recently co-hosted the Marketing Competitive Events Conference, a DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition, for Region 6.
The awards were based on role-play scenarios and online test scores. Student winners are listed by category:
Retail merchandising (role play) : Tiffany Shine and Olivia Newell, Jay M. Robinson High, placed in the top five.
Combined score: Tiffany Shine, Jay M. Robinson High, placed fifth.
Sports and entertainment marketing (online test): Nic Isom, Jay M. Robinson High, placed in the top five.
Combined score: Nic Isom, Jay M. Robinson High School, took second place.
Principles of marketing (online test) : Megan Burr, Thomas Cox, Jeremy Quesada and Ebony Carter of Jay M. Robinson High School, and Harmony Houston of Concord High School all placed in the top eight.
Role play: Ebony Carter, Justine Damiani and Andre Aquiar of Jay M. Robinson High and Harmony Houston of Concord High School placed in the top eight.
Combined score: Megan Burr, Jay M. Robinson High, first; Jeremy Quesada, Jay M. Robinson High, second; Ebony Carter, Jay M. Robinson High, fourth; Harmony Houston, Concord High, third.
U.S. Service Academies
Nominations: Senator Kay Hagen has announced 50 N.C. students who received her nomination to attend a U.S. Service Academy in 2012.
The following are from the Charlotte area:
U.S. Air Force Academy: Corbin Grohol of Charlotte.
U.S. Military Academy: Austin Ulry of Charlotte; Patrick Robertson of Cornelius.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Lawrence Guiler of Charlotte; Madeline Sullivan of Charlotte.
U.S. Naval academy: Katie Moore of Charlotte