Gaston & Catawba

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State Superintendent June Atkinson recognized Highland School of Technology for its 100 percent graduation rate during a news conference Sept. 8 in Raleigh.

Atkinson recognized the top 10 school districts by graduation rate in addition to schools with 100 percent graduation rates.

Highland received two awards – one for its perfect graduation rate and a second for the top graduation rate in its school size category.

Twelve young women were recently nominated to become Forestview High School's 2008 Carrousel Princess: Carmen McGill, Sarah Bridger, Alexis Ratchford, Amelia Bolick, Meredith Pyles, Jessica Holder, Jennifer Messer, Kelly McHugh, Jennifer Martin, Kathleen Fitzmaurice, Adesewa Adelekun and Jessica Parks.

Forestview High School will host a ZAPS educational seminar for students preparing for the PSAT and SAT. The seminar will 3:15-5:45 p.m. Sept. 29-30.

Cost is $79. To register, contact the Forestview guidance office.

Tindol Ford and Ford Motor Co. are sponsoring Forestview High School in a “Cruise for Your School” fundraiser.

Ford will donate $20 to the school for each test drive at Tindol Ford on Sept. 26. The school can earn up to $6,000.

Some upcoming Gaston County Schools open houses:

Tuesday: Pleasant Ridge Elementary: 6:30 p.m.; South Point High: 7 p.m.

Sept. 23: Carr Elementary: 7 p.m.; Lowell Elementary: Pizza Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; open house at 6:30 p.m.

Registration deadlines are approaching for students interested in taking the SAT this fall.

The standardized test will be offered Nov. 1 at Crest High School in Shelby, Kings Mountain High in Kings Mountain, North Lincoln High in Lincolnton and West Charlotte High in Charlotte. Registration deadline is Sept. 26.

ACT test dates also are approaching at Gaston College. Registration deadline for the Oct. 25 test date is Friday.

To sign up, visit

Cherryville High School will hold homecoming celebrations on Oct. 3 at the school.

A parade is at 4 p.m., and the football game against Highland School of Technology is at 7:30 p.m.

The Grier Middle School Junior Beta Club will sponsor a yard-sale fundraiser Saturday in front of the school.

Leigh Pressley