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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Scholastic awards: The school received 129 regional awards in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Students won 46 Gold Keys, 35 Silver Keys, 44 honorable mentions and four special recognitions. The Gold Key wining entries have advanced to nationals. The SAWA competition recognizes seventh through 12th-graders and is administered by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
Athlete signings: Seven students signed to play Division 1 athletics in college:
They are: Anthony Bilas, basketball, Wake Forest; Hope Dragelin, swimming, Boston College; Alec Hanff, football, Furman; Billy McClelland, wrestling, Davidson College; Toby Okwara, football, Brown University; Kanyon Tuttle, football, South Carolina State; and Perry Zollicoffer, soccer, Davidson College.
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Charity baseball: The baseball teams will compete March 14 to raise funds for the University City YMCA Miracle League.
Hosted by South Meck, junior varsity teams will play at 11 a.m. and varsity teams will play at 2 p.m. In addition to baseball, fundraising activities will include a silent auction and raffle for a $500 gas card. The University City YMCA’s Miracle League allows children with mental and physical disabilities to play baseball on custom-designed, rubberized turf fields that accommodate wheelchairs and other devices and help to prevent injuries. www.miracleleague.com.
History award: Ted Dickson was selected to receive the 2015 Paul Gagnon Prize from the National Council for History Education.
The honor is awarded for significant contributions to the promotion of history education. Dickson is an Upper School history teacher and department chairman. He attended Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara, is the co-editor of “America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to United States History” and is the recipient of several other national awards.
Middle School MUN: Charlotte’s first Middle School Model United Nations Conference was held Feb. 6-7 at Country Day. The 60 middle school delegates, 19 fifth- and sixth-grade runners and seven Upper School MUN team members, participated in sessions that included debates on resolutions of major global problems and an emergency mock crisis with environmental and terrorism issues. The conference is a partnership between Country Day, Cannon School, Charlotte Latin, the Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis, and Providence Day. By representing a wide range of countries, students in the MUN program learn global perspectives of other countries and acquire diplomatic and problem solving skills.
Golf fundraiser: The Booster Club will hold its annual golf tournament April 20 at Providence Country Club. Registration is at 11:45 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The $150 price includes golf, lunch, dinner and prizes. Registration is limited to 120 golfers. Online registration:www.cmsathleticzone.com/ardreykell
Science award: Jivin Barve and Aayush Purohit won first place in the Science Fair held by STEM at UNC Charlotte on Feb. 7.
Their project “Effects of Electro Magnetic Radiation on the Growth of Algae” was in the Junior Biological Sciences B category and has been nominated for the N.C. State Science Fair to be held in Raleigh March 28.
Book drive: The JROTC and ASL (American Sign Language) clubs partnered to collect books for Child’s Heaven library in Ghana, West Africa. The students collected 27 boxes of books that will be shipped to Ghana children who lack reading materials.
Scholastic awards: David Fee and Rachel Walker have received Gold Keys in the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. David received three Gold Keys for his 3D Art Installations. Rachel received a Gold Key for her Digital Art piece and an Honorable Mention in photography. Their work is currently on display at Spirit Square in Charlotte.
Honor Band: The following students earned selections into regional and college honor bands: Virginia Tech Honor Band, Andrew Looker, Alex Watkins and Sydney Weaver; South Central All-District Band, Andrew Looker and Kaitlyn Snyder (Alternates, Hannah Brandon, Sean Gallagher, Thomas Spangler, Nick Suarez and Alex Watkin); University of South Carolina Honor Band Clinic, David Kocher, Rachel Redmond, Addison Weaver and Sydney Weaver.