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Charlotte Country Day’s Tech-Robotics “Bucs Bots” Team won the VEX Robotics Competition qualifying match.
Charlotte Country Day’s Tech-Robotics “Bucs Bots” Team won the VEX Robotics Competition qualifying match. CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY

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All Schools

WISE Girl Scholarship: The WISE Girl Scholarship will recognize one female senior from Mecklenburg County who excels in science, information technology, engineering or math with a $2,500 scholarship.

Requirements are as follows: Must be a Mecklenburg County female high school senior; must be a rising college freshman accepted into a science, technology, engineering or math degree program at an accredited college/university for the Fall 2015 semester; must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. Six items must be included in the application: resume, transcript, proof of college acceptance, application form, essay and letter of recommendation. Applicant’s name should be listed on each page of the application packet submitted by email to Deadline 12 a.m. March 15.

Idlewild School

Parent University: The school will hold a Parent University 9 a.m.-noon March 21 in the multi-purpose room. Topics will include common core standards of learning in literacy, math and science and financial management, resume and interviewing skills. Translators will be available for Spanish, Nepali and Burmese. Registration deadline March 10.

Charlotte Country Day

Tech-Robotics award: The Tech-Robotics Team had their first win at the VEX Robotics Competition qualifying match Feb. 14. The three-women team of Crystal Winston, Alexis Robinson and Caroline Godsey was the smallest participating team at the event. The women now advance to the North Carolina State Championship on March 7.

Coach retirement: Bob Witman, head football coach, will retire at the end of the current school year. Witman has led the school to a combined record of 219 wins and 67 losses over 25 seasons and is the winningest football coach in school history. He has been head football coach at the school since 1990.

Carmel Christian

Etymology award: Laura Schoeck has recently received the bronze medal in the National Classical Etymology Exam. Sponsored by the National Junior Classical League, the exam, taken earlier in the school year, tests competencies in Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language.

Chess recognition: Ethan Yen placed sixth in the K-5 section in the North Carolina State Scholastic Chess Championship held in February. Ethan is a fifth-grader and competed against 166 participants.

Charlotte Christian

Band awards correction: Daniel Kocher was selected for the University of South Carolina Honor Band Clinic. Alex Watkins was selected for the South Central All-District Band.

Model Congress: Thirty-five upper school students participated in the Harvard Model Congress Feb. 18-22 in Boston. Chandler Kellogg and Daniel Kocher each won Outstanding Delegate.

Rachel Redmond won Honorable Mention – Outstanding Delegate.

Harvard Model Congress is the largest government simulation conference in the world. In their roles of congressional members, students learn how to draft, propose and vote on pieces of legislation. Charlotte Christian set school records during this conference with 22 students authoring/co-authoring bills, 16 students having their bill pass the full House of Representatives and 14 students having their bill pass the full House and the full Senate.

Carnegie Hall: Elizabeth Gowan and Avery Williams recently performed in the High School Honors Performance Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The students were selected through audition to participate in the event.

Art awards: The art and photography students won 17 awards in the 2015 Scholastic Art Competition. The following student earned recognition:

▪ Gold Art: Tyler Martino, Lucas Oakley, Katharine Cunnane and Virginia Vasquez-Rios.

▪ Gold Photography: Kasey Campbell, Keegan O’Boyle, Madi Susi, Lexi Conley and Tyler Martino.

▪ Silver Art: Jack Miller.

▪ Silver Photography: Jack Dudley and Hayley Durant.

▪ Honorable Mention Art: Lucas Oakley and Katheryn Smith.

▪ Honorable Mention Photography: Lexi Conely, Sarah Cripe, Tyler Martino and Keegan O’Boyle.

The students are in the art and photography classes of Bill McKinney, Fran Brown and Joann Keane.

Providence Day

CHARUM awards: Students won awards at the recent Charlotte Middle School Model United Nations Conference.

Ethan Paulk and Brigitte Nauk won Best Delegate honors. Molly Young, Chotoo Amin, Nikhil Mandal and Gabby Carlino won Honorable Mentions. In MUN conferences, students represent countries and debate and formulate solutions for global issues.

The Providence Day team is advised by Middle School History Department Chair Wes Shirra and Middle School Assistant LibrarianTraci Burgess.