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Compiled by Christie Decker Frazier, Dave Vieser, Tracy Yochum
A Lakeshore Middle Dodgeball Tournament will be held 2-4 p.m. May 1. $5 entry fee (six-member teams). Proceeds benefit Chase Foust. Hosted by Shepherd Elementary School. 704-664-2582. Details: www.caringbridge.org/visit/chasefoust.
Yearbooks: Fewer than 200 yearbooks are available for purchase at the original price of $75 plus 8 percent sales tax. After May 2, the price increases to $80 plus tax. Deposits being taken Room 208.
SAT prep class: Free. May2.
Drivers Education class: 3-5 p.m. May 4 in the health room.
Talent show: Choral Department presents the first Talent Show & Dessert Theater 7 p.m. May 19 in the cafeteria. $5 for adults; $3 for students. Under 4 is free.
Morehead-Cain Scholar: Caroline Carrasco was selected for the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program. She will receive full funding for four years and four summers at UNC Chapel Hill, including tuition, fees, housing, meals, books, a laptop, travel, supplies and a four-year Summer Enrichment Program that includes outdoor leadership, public service, international research and Discovery Funds.
ROTC Cadets: Navy JROTC Cadets competed at South Point High School in Belmont, placing in every event with six first places and one third place. The cadets won the competition's Grand Championship Trophy. (Photo of ROTC courtesy of MGSD)
Apple Distinguished School: Mooresville High School was again selected as an Apple Distinguished School.
Family, Career and Community Leadership of America Competition Spring 2011 Winners: Colby Turner and Taylor Smith, silver medal, Focus on Children STAR event; Monica Phutthavong and Briona Rivers, bronze medal, Chapter Showcase Display STAR event; Courtney Cole, Karley Edwards and Brianna Giannotto, silver medal, Chapter Showcase Manual STAR event.
Health Occupations Students of America Winners Spring 2011: Kelsey Jackson and Jordan Guiton, fourth, Forensic Medicine; Stephanie Hastings and Nick Sylvester, ninth, Forensic Medicine; Than Arounglansy and Andriana Anderson, Forensic Medicine; Stephanie Roth, seventh, Concepts in Healthcare; Kyle Ridgeway, Concepts in Healthcare.
South Iredell High
Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame: The South Iredell Athletic Booster Club is accepting nominations for the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. Anyone can nominate a coach, athlete, alumni or contributor who has made significant contributions to the athletic program. Criteria and nominations available on school's website. Deadline is June1. The inductees will be honored in August at the first football game of South Iredell football season. Details: Tammy Paxton, 704-508-0224.
End of Grade testing: Testing will be May 17-19. Proctors are needed.
Cheerleading Tryouts: May 2 - 5 for rising seventh- and eighth-graders.
East Mooresville Intermediate
Spring Fling: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Rain date is May 14.
Earth Day: In honor of Earth Day, KONE Corp. donated six trees for the playground area.
Saturday school: Students can catch up on material from math, reading and eighth-grade science. Saturday school will be available 9-11a.m. May7, 14.
Eighth grade semi-formal dance: 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 6.
Rocky River Elementary
Make-a-Wish Spirit Chain: Each grade level is starting a Spirit Chain for the Make-a-Wish Fundraiser through April29. Donate $1 for the Make-a-Wish fundraiser to add another link to your grade's chain. The school's goal is to raise $1,000.
Sherrills Ford Elementary
Class trip: Kindergarten classes will be going to Letterland at Tweetsie Railroad on May11.
Grant: The school received a $74,049 grant from the Cannon Foundation to install new flooring in one of the school's gyms. The flooring, to be installed over the summer, will replace the blue rubberized flooring that was installed several years ago. The enhanced gym will house competitive contests hosted by Cannon School, interscholastic events, practices, camps and school-wide activities.
Annual Arts Jam Festival: April 29 on campus, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 5p.m. Headliners include Omimeo Mime Theatre, Charlotte's premier mime ensemble; award-winning jazz ensemble, Air Apparent; and the Scrap Exchange, which will return to campus to help guests of all ages turn clean, reusable industrial discards into one-of-a-kind items ranging from hats and rockets to puppets and handbags. Jazz on the Lawn will begin at 6:45p.m., when Cannon's upper school jazz musicians open for Air Apparent, whose violinist and leader, Armen Boyajian, will perform with the students.
Camp sessions: Sessions focus on the arts, science and sports for children ages 3 to 17. June 6-July 29; no sessions the week of July4. Details: www.cannonschool.org/campcannon.
Mitchell Community College
Scholar honored: Sue Spath of Troutman, the wife of the town's Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Spath, has been named a Coca-Cola Scholar. She was honored at a ceremony April14 in Raleigh.
Board of Trustees Meeting: 4p.m. April28 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-878-4321. www.mitchellcc.edu.