Gardner Park Elementary School named its Students of the Month for August-September. The honorees were recognized for showing respect.
Winners were: Sebastion Calvo, Valeria Valencia, Kyra Kirksey, Belize Werts, Stephanie Quiroz, Baleigh Robinson, Deshanti Smith, Rene Morales, Stephanie Castaneda, Asantae Spikes, Brenda Manon, Dhymin Martin, David Prevette, Valentina Nieto, Michael Williams, John Degado, Jonathon Nguyen, Rylan Sloop, Ibrahim Patel, Monica Block, Raegan Brown, Haleema Kamdar, Juan Correa, Colin Rickman, Makayla Parker and Deshaun McKinney.
Carla Mills was named Page Elementary Teacher of the Month for August/September.
She is a guidance counselor and is in her seventh year at the Belmont school.
The Gaston Day School Thespians will present “Father of the Bride” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. next Sunday at the Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Visual & Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students.
For the second consecutive year, Gaston Day School received Honorable Mention in the High School Musical USA Weekend Showstopper Awards.
Gaston Day earned the honor for its musical production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” It was the only North Carolina school selected.
The national USA Weekend Showstopper program recognizes high school musicals. Schools are invited to participate by submitting materials from theatrical productions.
Kara Simpson was recently named Carrousel Princess at Hunter Huss High School. She will compete in the Carolinas' Carrousel Scholarship Competition and the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte.
Other senior girls nominated for the honor were: Cassie Brown, Ann Capehart, Ashley Dimeo, Allison Drennan, Abbie Gibson, Danielle Muita and Paige Thompson.
Brooke Spencer, a senior at Highland School of Technology, recently received a merit scholarship to Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Mount Holly Middle School recently conducted a Twisted Change Drive for Alzheimer's Research.
Students competed in groups to see who could collect the most change, and were able to sabotage other groups with point deductions by adding silver change to that team's collection bucket.
Mount Holly Middle raised nearly $1,760.
A representative from the winning team accompanied principal Judy Moore to the Mount Holly Rotary Club meeting to present a check to club president Todd Van Der Meid.