Gaston & Catawba

Gaston-Lincoln Schools News

Gaston County

Brittainey Jane Moore of Belmont recently received a $2,000 scholarship from the N.C. Bar Association. She is a freshman at UNC Charlotte.

The Young Lawyers Division of the bar association annually awards scholarships to students from families of law enforcement officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.

“My father had to give up a career he was dedicated to and known as one of the best in his field in our county at a very young age,” she said of her father Randy Moore. “This event made a huge impact on our entire family.”

Moore plans to pursue a career in nursing or medicine.

Gaston County Schools' open house schedule:

Cramerton Middle: 6 p.m., Sept. 9, grades 7-8.

Costner Elementary: 7 p.m., Sept. 11.

Pleasant Ridge Elementary: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 16.

South Point High: 7 p.m., Sept. 16.

Carr Elementary: 7 p.m., Sept. 23.

Lowell Elementary: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 23, pizza Open house, 6:30 p.m.

Cherryville Elementary: 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 29.

Belmont Middle: 7 p.m., Sept 30.

Incoming sixth-graders at John Chavis Middle School got an extra hand in adjusting to middle school thanks to a transition camp held this summer.

“Camp Chavis: Sixceed” was held to help incoming students make a smooth transition to middle school. Administrators called the camp a success and attributed the school's smooth first day to the summer program.

Alumni of South Point High School will celebrate with several class reunions this fall.

The Class of 1998 will mark its 10th reunion from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the U.S. Whitewater Center. Contact Tabatha Darnell at by Monday to attend.

The Class of 1983 will meet Oct. 3-4.

The Class of 1988 will meet for a football game at South Point on Oct. 17, followed by the reunion on Oct. 18 at Belmont Food & Beverage.

Lincoln County

The East Lincoln High varsity Lady Mustang volleyball team recently earned its fourth Team Academic Award for the 2007-08 school year.

Given by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the award recognizes teams that display excellence in the classroom. A 3.30 or higher cumulative team grade-point average is required.

Only two other high school girls' volleyball teams in the state earned the honor.

Leigh Pressley