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North Mecklenburg High
Volunteers needed: North Mecklenburg needs volunteers to judge senior projects. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the school can accommodate your schedule. Around 20 judges are needed each day from 7:15 a.m.-2:15p.m. April26-28. This opportunity is great for parents of underclassmen to view projects for future reference. Details: email@example.com.
PTSA Board Positions: The North Mecklenburg High PTSA is in the process of nominating the board for next year. There are several committee chairperson positions available. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pawz Too Run: Eighth-grader Joanna Copio of Davidson raised $5,000 in the Pawz Too Run events she organized to support construction of animal adoption center in Mooresville. More than 100 people turned out April 2 on the Davidson Village Green for a 5k race and a 2.2-mile dog walk. Cannon School Director of Advancement Todd Hartung of Davidson finished second in the 5k while Cannon upper school students Stephanie Schauder and Tim Gruber, both of Huntersville, placed third and fourth respectively. To donate: Pawz Too Run, P.O. Box 32, Davidson, NC 28036.
Solar panel project: Huntersville seniors Avery Olearczyk and Brianna Ratté spearheaded the recent placement of a second solar panel on the City of Concord's electrical grid. The students worked with various scientists, engineers, business people and public officials. The school's middle school received a renewable energy solar panel in March. The students' project began during a summer internship at Electric Power Research Institute where each learned about various renewable alternatives.
Math Olympiad Team: Davidson Day's Math Olympiad team finished in the top 10percent worldwide. The team comprised of students from grades five and six placed out of 6,000 teams and more than 150,000 participants. They will received a plaque for their achievement in May. Three of the competitors will receive a gold pin for scoring in the top two percent and five students will receive silver pins for scoring in the top 10 percent. The names of students will not be revealed until the awards ceremony.
Open to all: A workshop for teachers in public and private schools as well as university and religious classrooms will be held 5-7p.m. April28 at the Jewish Community Center. All disciplines are welcome. The workshop will focus on teaching the Holocaust in today's classroom. hear from a panel of teachers, learn strategies and resources and see the butterfly sculpture built in the memory of children of the holocaust. Register by April20: email@example.com. Dinner provided. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte.
East Lincoln High
Musical and Dramatic Academy: Senior Sydney Raquel "Rocky" Gordon, was accepted to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Gordon is an honors students at East Lincoln and is involved in the Beta Club, International Thespian society and the French Club. She will begin at AMDA this summer. She plans to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre with plans to work on Broadway, in movies and concerts. Gordon is the daughter of donald and Kimberly Gordon.
Prom Tickets: On sale through April 15 for $50. Prices will increase to $60 after spring break.
Free breakfast: East Lincoln began offering free breakfast every morning earlier this month.
St. Mark Catholic School
30-Hour Famine: St. Mark eighth-grade students are will go without food April 14-15 to gain and understanding about what the world's poorest children and families face every day. Activities include a prayer vigil, community service projects, games and Mass. Students will begin the fast at 5 p.m. Thursday until 8:30 p.m. Friday. The famine will end with a meal of soup and bread with water in the cafeteria. Funds raised by the 30-Hour Famine will go toward World Vision's cause to feed and care for children around the world. A portion of the funds will help those in need in the U.S. Details: www.30hourfaminie.org.