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National Merit Scholarship semifinalists: Seniors Cassie Calvert of Concord and Connor Lippincott of Charlotte were recently named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among more than 16,000 students nationwide competing for scholarships totaling more than $34 million.
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, upper school library annex. Held in cooperation with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Information: Email email@example.com.
College planning: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Taylor Hall. Open to parents of high school juniors. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission open houses: 10 a.m. Oct. 7 for junior kindergarten through fourth grade; 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and 1 p.m. Nov. 5 for junior K through 12th grade. Campus tours and information on school's admission process provided. Information: 704-721-7167.
100 Percent: The July 2011 graduates of CPCC's Dental Assistant program, who sat for the Dental Assisting National Board, outscored their peers across the state and the nation on the exam's three component areas. As a result, 25 CPCC students earned the industry's Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) designation and DA II - the highest credentials recognized by the N.C. State Dental Board.