Lake Norman & Mooresville

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Hopewell High

Top scholars: Benjamin Lane, valedictorian; Claudia Hanby and Joseph Hardin, salutatorians.

Scholarship: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced Blair Steinmetz received a $2,000 award from the "2009-2010 High School Scholarship Program."

North Mecklenburg

Top scholars: Daniel Kuzmanovich and Kathryn Driest, valedictorians; Nicholas Capets, salutatorian.

Council on International Educational Exchange

Host families needed: The Council on International Educational Exchange USA High School program is looking for local coordinators to work with students and host families to open their homes to international exchange students. Details: Melissa Weiss, mweiss@ciee.org or 207-553-4193.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Gains: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools showed improvement in 23 areas tested and the district's graduation rate rose by almost four percentage points in the 2009-2010 school year, according to preliminary state data released July 19. The district had 97 schools making Adequate Yearly Progress, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which is 57.7 percent of all schools.

SouthLake Christian Academy

School opens: The first day of school will be Aug. 10.

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