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SouthLake Christian Academy students who won awards from the Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival include, from left, Madi Black, junior, winner of an Excellence Award for mixed media; Heather Wilson, sophomore, winner of an Excellence Award for mixed media; Seth Johnson, junior, winner of a Superior Award for oil pastel; Micah Godsey, junior, winner of a Superior Award for mixed media; Andrew Garner, sophomore, winner of an Excellence Award for acrylic painting; and Lindsey Crane, senior, winner of a Superior Award for acrylic painting.
SouthLake Christian Academy students who won awards from the Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival include, from left, Madi Black, junior, winner of an Excellence Award for mixed media; Heather Wilson, sophomore, winner of an Excellence Award for mixed media; Seth Johnson, junior, winner of a Superior Award for oil pastel; Micah Godsey, junior, winner of a Superior Award for mixed media; Andrew Garner, sophomore, winner of an Excellence Award for acrylic painting; and Lindsey Crane, senior, winner of a Superior Award for acrylic painting. FULL QUIVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Run TOO Overcome: Registration is open for the seventh annual Run TOO (Together Overcoming Obstacles) Overcome. The event begins 4 p.m. May 9 in downtown Davidson. The 10K race starts at 4 p.m., the 5K starts at 4:10 p.m. and the Kids Fun Run/Walk starts at 4:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support Exceptional Children classes at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ North Learning Community schools in the North Charlotte and Lake Norman areas. Money raised for the schools will directly correspond with the number of participants from the schools. To register, visit www.run2overcome.com.

Barnette Elementary

Test proctors: Volunteers are needed to proctor end-of-grade tests 8 a.m.-noon for several days beginning May 21. Proctor volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must attend a training session, even if they have attended trainings in previous years. Volunteers may attend a session at either 8-9 a.m. or 3:15-4:15 p.m. on May 12 in the Barnette Elementary Media Center. For details or to sign up, contact Scott Otolski at s.otolski@cms.k12.nc.us.

Grand Oak Elementary

Beginner’s Day: Beginner’s Day for new kindergarten pupils will be held 8:45-10:15 a.m. April 22 in the Grand Oak Elementary gym. Parents will have a chance to learn more about the school and students will visit and get to experience the kindergarten classrooms. For details, contact the school at 980-343-2063.

Trillium Springs Montessori Elementary

Admissions interviews: Trillium Springs Montessori Elementary is accepting enrollment for rising second-, third- and fourth-graders and admissions interviews are underway. Montessori materials and experience is different from traditional education so, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools policy, children entering older grades a Montessori school should already be enrolled in a Montessori school or have Montessori experience. For details or to schedule an interview, call 980-343-9442.

J.M. Alexander Middle

School of Excellence: Magnet Schools of America recently recognized J.M. Alexander Middle School as a School of Excellence. In addition, J.M. Alexander was named one of six finalists in the U.S. for the Magnet School of Merit award. The Merit Award winner will be announced this month (April) at the National Conference of Magnet Schools in Raleigh, N.C.

Science Olympiad awards: J.M. Alexander’s varsity Science Olympiad team took third place overall and the junior varsity team took fifth place overall at the regional Science Olympiad meet on March 21 at UNC-Charlotte. The varsity team will now move on to compete at the state-level competition to be held this month (April) in Raleigh.

East Lincoln High

PTSO meeting: 6-7 p.m. April 13, DJ’s Coffee House, The Shoppes at Waterside Crossing, 145 Cross Center Road, Denver.

Cannon School

Field hockey clinic series: Julie Gibbons and Ambush Field Hockey will offer an introductory field hockey clinic series 9-10:30 a.m. April 18 and May 2 for boys and girls ages 5-10 at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Field hockey is similar to soccer or lacrosse but played with a wooden or composite stick and ball. Participants do not need to be students at Cannon School. A registration fee of $50 covers both clinics. For details or to register, visit www.cannonschool.org/sportsclinicsclubs.

SouthLake Christian Academy

Art festival honors: SouthLake Christian Academy students brought home several awards from the Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival held March 13 in Raleigh. All entries were judged on the scale of superior, excellent, good or honorable mention status.

Eleven students earned superior marks for their entries in the fine arts division. Four of those students are in middle school: Joseph Carter, Kylie Sefryn, Kennedy Smith and Luca Lutzel. Seven high school students were also recognized with superior awards: Lauren Cox, Heather Wilson, Mason Scoggins, Micah Godsey, Seth Johnson, Ansley Rikard and Lindsey Crane.

Five high school and middle school students earned superior awards in creative writing: Caleb Gonzalez, Isabelle Schaefer, Sarah Kathryn Smith, Macey Garrison and Avery Rikard.

The ACSI Festival also hosted a mathematics competition. In math computation, third-graders Riley Thorsvold and Marshall Blackwell came in first and third in their respective divisions. Fourth-grader Aaron Street finished fourth, while fifth-graders David Ntim and Zachary Murphy came in second and third, respectively. Gracie Garrison came in fifth in the sixth-grade competition, while eighth-graders Zachary VanWingerden took third place and Luke Hines took fifth place in their divisions.

In math reasoning, fifth-graders Tyler O'Bryan and Matthew Lutzel came in third and fourth, respectively. Seventh-grader Devin McLaughlin placed fifth, while eighth-grader Jacquelyn Popoff was second.

All three SouthLake choirs earned superior ratings at the festival, including a perfect score for the academy’s choir, which competed in the showcase division.

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