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Essay contest: The annual National High School Essay Contest, sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., is accepting manuscript submissions. Entries must be postmarked by midnight Nov. 1. Details on rules and rating criteria available in Student Services.
College admission: Representatives will be in the auditorium 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to share general information and to answer questions.
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Morehead-Cain nominees: These students have been selected to represent the school as 2011-2012 Morehead-Cain nominees: Matthew Coss, Jamie Michael and Guanxiong Hu.
Plant sale, blood drive sale: Horticulture students have joined with HOSA students to hold this pansy sale 9a.m.-noon Oct. 15. All types of blood needed. 11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.
Admissions 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.
Homecoming weekend: Oct. 21-22. Pep rally and bonfire evening of Oct. 21. Inaugural Homecoming 5K Oct. 22, carnival, parade, crowning of homecoming court before football game against Carolina Pride. www.cannonschool.org/homecoming.
Volunteers needed: The school is trying to begin the Unicycle Clug for the 2011-2012 year. The club will be open to fifth-graders and any third- or fourth-graders who already know how to ride. Parent volunteers should email email@example.com.