Lake Norman & Mooresville

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Davidson Day

New Lower School Head: Wes Wehunt has been named head of lower and middle school at Davidson Day. Wehunt comes to Davidson Day after four years as head of the lower school at Augusta Preparatory Day School in Georgia. Former Lower School Head Michael Cerkovnik now will serve as head of educational innovation.

Camps: Archaeology Camp for rising fourth- through seventh-graders with U.S. archaeology, mythology and world religions teacher Mat Saunders. Saunders is in Belize leading the archaeological dig of a Mayan temple. The camp is July 18-22 for students interested in world culture, ins and outs of archaeology and exploring dig boxes on the coast. Details: Email Emily Griswold at or visit

Lake Norman High

ECU scholar: Kali Harrison of Davidson was selected for the EC Scholars Program at East Carolina University. The scholarship awarded 15 incoming freshmen four years of tuition and a stipend to study abroad, valued at $45,000. Candidates for the program must have a SAT score higher than 1300 and ranked in the top 5 percent of their high school class. EC Scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA in the ECU Honors College, in addition to 24 hours of community service.

Hopewell High

Junior Leadership Lake Norman: Rising juniors will have the opportunity to take part in the Junior Leadership Lake Norman Program, which will expose students to leadership styles and personalities. Participants will take part in activities to illustrate positive leadership. Students will tour facilities, participate in seminars and have resources available in the Lake Norman area. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the program.

Loomis Chaffe School

Local graduate: Laura Iglehart of Cornelius graduated with honors from The Loomis Chaffe School in Windsor, Conn. She will attend George Washington University.