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Compiled by Gina Smith
Coffee and Conversation: A Coffee and Conversation session with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Ann Clark will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Mountain Island Lake Academy, 7905 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte. The event will allow families to meet Clark and hear an overview of the district. Clark will also listen to ideas and suggestions from attendees on promoting academic success for the district.
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Cougar DASH results: Cornelius Elementary’s recent Cougar DASH fundraiser brought in more than $27,000. All money raised through the event will go toward buying Google Chromebooks, fulfilling staff grant requests, paying for continuing education for staff members and making building improvements.
Grand Oak Elementary
Math conference: Several Grand Oak Elementary teachers presented at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics 45th Annual State Mathematics Conference Nov. 5-6 in Greensboro, N.C. More than 330 sessions were held during the conference, which was focused on allowing teachers at all levels to share ideas.
W. A. Hough High
Lacrosse fundraiser: The Hough High lacrosse team will host a fundraising night 4-8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Moe’s Southwest Grill, 16933 Kaufinger St., Huntersville, off Interstate 77 exit 25. The school will receive 15 percent of sales for all orders that are accompanied by an event flier. Customers should hand the flier to the cashier when ordering. For a printable version of the flier, visit http://files.ctctcdn.com/3034687f001/07d3d32b-d0af-4563-972c-3f6c0cc86443.pdf.
North Mecklenburg High
Cheer team win: The Vikings’ varsity cheerleading team won first place in the nontumbling division of the Marvin Ridge Mavericks Cheer Classic on Oct. 31. This was the North Mecklenburg High team’s first competition. The team is planning to compete in the North Carolina High School Athletics Association Cheerleading Championship in December in Raleigh, N.C. Donations are being accepted to help the squad pay for expenses associated with the trip. To contribute, checks can be brought to the school made payable to the North Mecklenburg High School Athletic Booster Club. “Cheerleading” should be noted in the memo section. For details, contact coach Reagan Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debate and speech: Thirteen members of the North Mecklenburg High School Debate and Speech Team competed in two-day tournament at Charlotte Latin School in early November. The tournament was a small, high-level elimination-round tournament which attracted 11 schools from three states. Speech captain June Yom made it to two final rounds placing second in Dramatic Interpretation and, along with her partner, team president Jack Watson, placed second in Duo Interpretation. Team speech cocaptain Kennedy Parkins made the finals in Original Oratory and placed fifth overall. Mary Jane Builes made the finals in Program Oral Interpretation and placed fourth overall. In debate, the public forum team of Aneesha Raj (cq – Aneesha) and Anna Cloud made the eliminations rounds and placed in the top four in the semifinals, and Ryan Golden placed sixth overall in Student Congress.
Golf: Michael Sanders of Davidson, Michael Childress of Salisbury, Lansdon Robbins of Davidson, Braxton Tracy of Huntersville and Tim Bunten of Concord raised $38,710 charity when they participated in a junior charity golf tournament at the Dormie Club in Pinehurst the weekend of Oct. 24-25. The Dormie Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament, which brought together 24 of the top junior golfers from North Carolina to raise money for golf-related organizations including the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation, the First Tee program and the ACE grant for the American Junior Golf Association. The event was created six years ago by aspiring junior golfers Patrick Cover of Huntersville and Thomas Walsh of High Point. Cover and Walsh both went on to play college golf at UNC Wilmington and the University of Virginia, respectively. Each player committed to raising a minimum of $1,000 in order to play in the tournament. The tournament has raised over $230,000 for charities since its inception.
Lake Norman Christian
Storybook Character Day: Lake Norman Christian School held its third annual Storybook Character Day in early November. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade dressed up as their favorite storybook characters to promote literacy and celebrate the love of reading. As part of the event, students paraded through Davidson from the school to the Davidson Library in their costumes.
Davidson Day School
Holiday food drive: The third-graders at Davidson Day School are holding a communitywide Holiday Food Drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes food pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center. Most-needed items include 100 percent juices, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, grits, dry and canned pasta and hygiene products such as toothpaste, diapers and deodorant. Donations can be dropped off at the school’s front desk through Nov. 20.