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North Mecklenburg High

Debate and Speech Team: Nine members of the North Mecklenburg High School Debate and Speech Team competed against teams from 16 other schools from North and South Carolina at a recent tournament held at Chase High School in Forest City. Colleen Watson, junior, placed second in Impromptu Speaking and third in Original Oratory; Alex Pope, sophomore, placed fourth in Original Oratory and Taylor Barrett, junior, placed sixth in Impromptu Speaking. The team is working toward qualifying for the Catholic Forensic League Grand National Championship to be held in May in Baltimore, Md.

All high schools

College Fair: The National College Fair will be held noon-4 p.m. March 11 at The Park, 2500 Independence Blvd., Charlotte. The event is free and open to all interested students and their families. The session features workshops on college-related topics and 200 representatives from colleges and universities across the country. Guidance counselors will be available for consultation. Preregistration is required. To sign up, go to Print the barcode identification to take to the fair. Colleges will scan the barcode to access information which will allow for one-on-one conversations with advisors.

Bailey Middle

Run TOO Overcome: The March 17 run or walk will honor seventh-grade science teacher Mark DeSarro, 53, who died at his Charlotte home Feb. 25. school will hold a ...In Memory of Mr. Mark DeSarro. Run TOO Overcome is a 5K or 10K run or walk and a Kids FUN Run that benefits exceptional children's programs in many schools, including Bailey Middle School. The race will be held at Hough High. Registration is available online at; be sure to indicate that your are participating for Bailey Middle School. Details: Debra Cassidy at

Francis Bradley Middle

Fine Arts Festival: The school will hold its annual Fine Arts Festival 6-8 p.m. March 8 at the school, 13345 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. The event showcases student artwork and is open to Bradley students and their families as well as rising sixth-graders who will be attending Bradley. Dinner will be pasta with a choice of three sauces, salad, bread and dessert provided by Bravo Italian Restaurant. Dinner tickets are $6 per person and are available from Bradley students. Dinner orders should be accompanied by check or cash payment, the student's name and number of diners. The homeroom that sells the most tickets will win a Dunkin 'Donuts breakfast for the class and a $30 Target gift card for their teacher. For details, visit, go to "Schools" and click on "Francis Bradley Middle School."