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Compiled by Gina Smith

North Meck High

Debate and speech tournament: The North Mecklenburg High School Debate and Speech Team finished 10th overall in the 39th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational Tournament at Myers Park High School in Charlotte Jan. 6-7. In debate, freshman James Haberberger, placed second overall, and senior Catherine Bizub reached the finals in varsity Student Congress and finished ninth overall; in Original Oratory, junior Colleen Watson placed third overall and in Impromptu Speaking, freshman Beth Kingaby placed fifth overall; junior James Williams reached semifinals in Oral Interpretation. The team of seniors Lauren Calucag and Brooke Carter placed first in Impromptu Duet Acting. The team competed at the national-level tournament against 900 other competitors from 53 schools in 16 states. This month, the team will attend two North Carolina tournaments and compete in another national-level tournament at Emory University in Atlanta.

Hough High

Make-up schedule: The regularly scheduled teacher workday Jan. 23 will be the day the school makes up for time lost to the recent power outage. The schedule is: 7:15-7:55 a.m. first block; 8-8:40 a.m. second block; 8:45-9:30 a.m. third block; 9:35-10:16 a.m. fourth block. Buses will depart at 10:30 a.m.

Scholarships: The latest scholarship bulletin is available at http:// schools.cms.k12.nc.us/ william amos houghHS/ Lists/ Announcements/ Attachments/ 229/ Scholarship% 20 Bulletin %20-%20January% 202.pdf

Hopewell High

Hopewell for a Cure: The Hopewell High School Athletics Department will host its annual Hopewell for a Cure event Jan. 31 at Hopewell High School, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. The Athletics Department will sell T-shirts and accept donations to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its mission to find a cure for breast cancer. Hopewell basketball coaches will wear tennis shoes to promote the Coaches vs. Cancer project. Details: Jamie Billings, 980-343-5988.

J.M. Alexander Middle

Babysitter Training Class: The Community Service Committee is offering a babysitter training course for ages 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the school's Multipurpose Room, 12201 Hambright Road, Huntersville. Topics include first aid, rescue breathing and responding to emergencies; safety and hygiene; feeding and diapering infants; managing young children; making decisions under pressure and starting a babysitting business. Cost is $85. Advance registration is required by Jan. 16. Parental permission is required. Participants receive three community service hours. Financial assistance is available. To register or for details, contact Mary Kendrick or Cynthia Davis at community service jmaptsa@ gmail.com .

Districtwide

FAFSA Day: On Feb. 18, students and their families can receive help in completing the free application for the Federal Student Aid from 9 a.m. to noon at most local public libraries. Locations and to register: www. CFNC. org/ fafsa day or 866-866-2362.

Summer opportunities: Many opportunities open to high school students are posted at http:// schools. cms.k12.nc.us/ william amoshoughHS/Lists/ Announcements/ Attachments/231/ Summer%20 Bulletin% 20Updated%20 Jan.%204, %202012.pdf. Some programs have application deadlines in the next few weeks.

Cannon School

Cultural exchange visit: Two teachers and 17 students from Tianli International School, a boarding school in Luzhou, China, arrived Tuesday for a two-week cultural exchange visit at the Cannon School. The visiting students and teachers are staying in the homes of Cannon School students and their families. The Chinese students are attending classes at Cannon, including Mandarin language class. The students will visit the Levine Museum of the New South and UNC Charlotte for a tour.

Summer day camp announced: The Camp Cannon summer day camp will be offered 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. weekdays June 11-Aug. 3 at Cannon Day School, at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. The camp offers sessions on the arts, science, college prep and sports for children ages 3-17. Before- and after-camp care is available. Details: www. cannonschool. org/campcannon.

Davidson Day

Admissions open house: Davidson Day School will hold an admissions open house for parents and students who want to learn more about enrollment for preschool through fourth grade at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the school, 750 Jetton St., Davidson. tRegistration is not required. Details: Trent Brown at 704-237-5229 or tbrown@davidsonday.org.

Book discussion for parents and educators: Mike Cerkovnik, Davidson Day School's head of educational innovation and research, will host a review of books by 21st-century educational thinkers for parents and educators 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Birkdale Barnes & Noble, 8725 Townley Road, Huntersville. Cerkovnik will offer reading tips and discuss the authors' views on teaching practices, learning and mindful parenting. Details: Mike Cerkovnik, 704-237-5221 or Barnes & Noble, 704-895-8855.

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