Lake Norman & Mooresville

Aktion Club of Lake Norman donates school supplies

The Aktion Club of Lake Norman, a group of committed special need adults, donated school supplies to J.V. Washam Elementary School. The group collected the supplies in a school drive during the past couple of months.
The Aktion Club of Lake Norman, a group of committed special need adults, donated school supplies to J.V. Washam Elementary School. The group collected the supplies in a school drive during the past couple of months. Arc of Mecklenburg County

The Aktion Club of Lake Norman, a group of special need adults, met with Principal Jaime Tecza of J.V. Washam Elementary School to donate school supplies the group collected in a special school drive over the past couple of months. Club members gathered pencils, pens, erasers, notebook and computer paper, clipboards, tablets, and spiral notebooks that can be used in the classroom. Aktion Club Advisor Steve McIlwaine encouraged the group to solicit the supplies from parents, friends and area businesses. The club is sponsored by the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club, which also joined in the effort.

Tecza, said, “It was an honor spending the evening with the outstanding young people of the Aktion Club. Thank you for choosing J.V. Washam as the lucky recipients of the club’s service project. The supplies collected will go to our classrooms and students who are less fortunate and will be put to good use. This will make sure all of our students have the supplies necessary for success.”

Anyone interested in the Aktion Club should contact Bill Russell at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at 704-892-1922. The club, which is composed of adults 18 years of age or older, meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the chamber, 19900 West Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce young leaders

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted 18 area High School juniors in its 2017-2018 Junior Leadership Lake Norman program. The program, administered by the Chamber of Commerce, is coordinated by the 2016-2017 graduates of the Chamber’s Adult Leadership Lake Norman as a service project. Students will learn more about their community during this intensive and rewarding eight-month long program. The leadership development program was specifically created to inform, motivate and increase the overall awareness of selected high school students through educational seminars and interaction with various decision makers of local businesses, government agencies and civic organizations.

The students were selected on the basis of their previous and potential leadership abilities and community involvement. This year’s class (Class VII) includes students from Jones Covenant Academy, Hough High School, Lake Norman Charter, Lake Norman High School, Pine Lake Preparatory and The Community School of Davidson. The students include: Ashleigh Jones, Connors Anderson, Zachary Angell, Katherine Hoffman, Isabella DiCristofaro, Sophia Dyson, Martha Bragg, Isabelle Monzavifar, Soren Wilson, Sage Alexander, Julia Schwanz, John Engel, Kevin Coupal, Sarah Blackwelder, Olivia Libbey, Elijah Lieberman, Amogh Bandekar, and Hanna Berger.

The program kicked off with a retreat at Rural Hill where students participated in a Rockstar Leadership session and various team building exercises facilitated by Colleen Lloyd-Roberts with The Brandgarden. Junior Leadership Lake Norman is chaired by Astrid Jimenez, Lineberger Orthodontics and Ciara Waldron, Visit Lake Norman. Assisting in the retreat was Christina Schildgen with the Town of Huntersville.

Junior Leadership is presented by Novant Health – Huntersville Medical Center. Supporting business sponsors include Tenders Fresh Food, Artisan Signs and Graphics, Carolina Office Systems, Duke Energy, EnergyUnited, Jason Colvin – State Farm Insurance, Lepage Johnson Realty Group, Raymer Kepner Funeral Home and Crematorium, Rural Hill, The McIntosh Law Firm and The Range at Lake Norman.

Summit Coffee Co. foundation donation

Team Summit Foundation announced a $12,000 donation to the Ada Jenkins Center, in support of the center’s efforts to provide summer opportunities for children and teens in the Lake Norman area.

This donation marks the largest gift made by Team Summit Foundation, a North Carolina based 501(c)(3) organization. Team Summit Foundation was started in 2014 with the goal of eliminating the summer slide among students in Davidson and Cornelius, with hopes to expand the footprint to other surrounding towns.Team Summit Foundation raises funds primarily through active lifestyle events in the Davidson community, three annual running events as well as a speakers dinner in the fall.

With the donation, Ada Jenkins Center was able to provide more than 120 weeks of full day camp opportunities to families in need. To date, the annual donation has covered students attending the Lake Norman YMCA summer camp, as well as other opportunities in the area.

Team Summit Foundation is on its way to surpassing this donation mark again in 2018, on the heels of a successful Leprechaun Loop run in March, the Summit Solstice 12-Hour Relay + Festival in June and plans are in the works for the Fall Festival Dinner in September.

For information, email Brian Helfrich at Brian Helfrich is the owner of Summit Coffee Co., 128 S. Main St., Davidson.

Blythe Elementary

Seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools magnet schools, including Legette Blythe Elementary in Huntersville, have been certified as meeting the highest standards of excellence by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), a national nonprofit association representing magnet and theme-based schools. The seven CMS schools are among only 55 nationally to receive the certification.

Choir registration at First Baptist Church Mooresville

Registration is available online for the music opportunities at First Baptist Church Mooresville in downtown Mooresville at registration is available for age 3-4 Choir, Pre-K - Kindergarten Choir, Children’s Choir grades 1-6, Student Choir Grades 7-12, Student Sign Language Choir, Adult Choir, Senior Adult Choir, Adult Handbell Groups, Adult Choir Chimes, Children’s Handbells grades 4-6, Student Handbells grades 7-12, Orchestra and Praise Band and In His Steps Dance ministry grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. For information contact or Eddie Hicks at 704-664-2324.