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East Lincoln High School

Concert: The chorus department will hold its annual Christmas Concert at Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 N. Highway 16, Denver. 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets are $2 at the door.

Coca-Cola finalist: Cameron Whisnant was named a semifinalist for the 2010-11 Coca-Coal Scholars Program. .

Cannon School

Awards: Students at Cannon School earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams taken in May 2010. Senior Nora Munger qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning at least a 3.5 on all AP exams, and scores of three or higher on five or more exams.

Nine students qualified for AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning at least a 3.25 average score on all AP exams taken. They are: Mackenzie Dickerman amd Tabby Horney of Cornelius; Julie Harrissand Graham Lombardi of Concord; Josh Lamb and Eden Sipperly of Mooresville; T.J. Parsons of Davidson; Stephanie Schauder of Huntersville; and Raffi Yessayan of University City.

Seventeen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of three or higher. They are: Alaina Altamura of Kannapolis; Crystal Bennett, Byron Dollar and Shelby Dyl of Davidson; Carolina Cato, Dylan Mason, Andrew Powell and Alex Rennie of Cornelius; Cameron Cook of Mooresville; Madeline Hurley, Laura Oddo and Morgan Sexton of Huntersville; Nila Kannan and Rahul Ramkumar of University City; Courtney Reynolds and Carrie White of Concord; and Gavin West of Charlotte.

North Mecklenburg High School

Scholar finalist: Sarah Miles was named as a semifinalist in the 2010-2011 Coca Cola Scholars Program.

Hopewell High School

Essay winner: Congratulations to ninth-grader Tony Howard, who took part in the Character All-Star program's essay contest, in which students selected a character trait and wrote about its importance. He was selected as one of three district winners for his essay on justice. As a reward, Tony will be receiving tickets to a Carolina Panther's game.