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Pre-Engineering program: Hopewell High was recognized by Project Lead the Way, a certification organization for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students may now earn college credit for Project Lead courses taken in high school. A team of representatives from Duke University and North Carolina Department of Instruction concluded the school met the stringent standards of quality set by the Project Lead organization.
Student honored: Junior Catherine Jackson-Jordan was awarded the Salem College Book Award. The award includes a $32,000 four-year scholarship to Salem College. Earlier this year, Catherine was also named a Furman Scholar. Those students selected who enroll in Furman are awarded a $5,000 renewable scholarship.
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East Lincoln Middle
Soil and Water Essay: Sixth-grader Claudia Sisk received second place in the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation essay contest. Sisk won first place in the county contest and also placed first at the Area VIII Level contest. Sisk received $100 for her win at the state level.
East Lincoln High
Summer Writer Workshop: Students who scored a level I or II on the state writing test can enroll in the ELHS Summer Writer Workshop 8:30-11a.m. or 11:30a.m.-2p.m. June16-30 (excluding Fridays). Contact Tim Ward, interim assistant principal for details. 704-736-1860.
Transition camp: East Lincoln High will host a summer transition camp for rising ninth-graders 8a.m.-2p.m. June20-21. For details, visit the school's website at elhs.lincoln.k12.nc.us.
Plant sale: The Future Farmers of America are conducting their semi-annual plant sale. The sale includes begonias, impatiens, petunias, cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes, watermelons, salvia and marigolds. Plants are $8 per flat or $2 for a six-pack. Potted petunias, lantanas, New Guinea impatiens and geraniums are $2 each. In addition, hanging petunia baskets are being sold for $5. The sale helps FFA raise money for projects and the annual convention. Plants can be purchased during school hours between 8a.m. and 3p.m. Details: 704-736-1860.
Career Day: Cornelius Elementary held Career Day on May 27 with 10 speakers who told fourth- and fifth-graders to "reach higher by beginning to envision their future careers." Speakers from nursing, business, information technology, finance and surveying gave students an insight into their education, career expectations and duties. Career Day was the culmination of College Week in December and the College Questions of the Week initiative that ran from February through April.
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program
Students honored: Marni Krehnbrink of East Lincoln High; Sara Carter of St. Stephens High and Zachary Porfiris of Mooresville High were awarded the Michael A. DeMay Scholarship worth $2,500 toward college education. The program was open to 23 counties the law firm serves. The scholarship program began in 2003 and has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 82 high school seniors in the Carolinas.
Student design: Sixth-grader Ciara Carbone created a logo design for LEARN Works, a new afterschool tutoring program at the Ada Jenkins Center. Ciara's design was selected as the winner among other entries from local students. Her design will now be used on the center's letterhead and website, and for a large scale piece of artwork at the Ada Jenkins Center.