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The Charlotte Latin Upper School Chemistry Team recently placed first in the UNC Charlotte Chemistry Super Competition.
The Charlotte Latin Upper School Chemistry Team recently placed first in the UNC Charlotte Chemistry Super Competition. CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL

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Butler High

Math award: Gabe Russell placed sixth in the UNC Charlotte Super Competition in the Math Level III category.

Russell is a Math Honor Club member. The Super Competition was sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Optical Science and the Center for STEM Education.

CMS

NCASA Regionals: The following schools ranked at the N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities Regional Quiz Bowl Tournaments on March 7 and will advance to the state final:

▪ Middle schools: Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, first; Jay M Robinson, third.

▪ High schools: Providence, first; Ardrey Kell, second.

The Quiz Bowl is an academic competition in which teams compete to be the first to answer questions read by a moderator.

Olympic High

Business honors: Collaborations between the school and Bosch Rexroth have recently received awards from Charlotte business sectors for outstanding work in providing ways for students to develop high demand skills.

The team received a Charlotte Blue Diamond IT Industry award, Best Community Outreach Program, for its First Robotics partnership from the Charlotte region’s IT Industry. The team also received a Best Collaboration Award for the Advanced Manufacturing Industry by the Charlotte Business Journal and the Centralina Economic Development Commission.

Charlotte Country Day

Physics competition: The Physics Team placed first in UNC Charlotte’s Super Math and Science Competition for the third consecutive year.

Team members include: Irene Bao, David Conaway, Nancy Garrett, Gordon Cory, John Moore, Christien Williams, Byers Whitman, Austin Anderson, Anna Rhyne and Chase Riley.

Bao won first place overall in the individual contest.

The high school contest was held March 2 and was sponsored by UNC Charlotte Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Optical Science and the Center for STEM Education.

Physics semifinalist: Irene Bao recently was named a semifinalist in a Physics Olympiad National Contest sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. Irene will compete to be a finalist for the U.S. Physics Olympic Team.

Charlotte Latin

Odyssey of the Mind awards: Three of five Odyssey of the Mind teams competing at the March 7 Central Regional Tournament earned qualifying scores to advance to the state competition.

The teams are: the Tillman Team, the Boltz Team and the Stenerson Team. The Boltz Team also received the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award at the event for demonstration of exceptional creativity in problem solution.

Chemistry award: The Upper School Chemistry Team placed first in the UNC Charlotte Chemistry Super Competition.

The chemistry team includes Katrina Chandra, Michelle Charles, Ansley Cowan, Paige Davis, Robert Fuller, Jasmine Leahy, Sophia Madjarova, Adithya Suresh, Alex Warmath and Lily Zheng.

In addition, Jasmine Leahy (first place), Sophie Madjarova (second and Alex Warmath (third) earned individual honors.

Carmel Christian

Physics competition: Connor Spies placed 10th in Math 3 in the UNC Charlotte Super Competition on March 2. The Super Competition, which tests mathematics/science skills, is sponsored by UNC Charlotte Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Optical Science and the Center for STEM Education.

Odyssey of the Mind awards: The Odyssey of the Mind Team placed second in the regional competition and will now compete at the state competition to be held in April.

Team members included: Demetra Karres, Emily Volker, Julia Moore, Mason Gottschling, Lauren Thortsen, Madison Smith and April Hess.

Shakespeare award: Ryan Alderman earned first place in the annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by Wingate University on March 4.

Ryan received a $2,500 scholarship and will compete in the national competition in New York City. He won for his performance of Launce’s monologue from “Two Gentleman of Verona.”

Providence Day

Choral award: The school’s combined middle school choruses earned a superior rating at the N.C. Music Educators Association’s Music Performance Adjudication on March 5.

The rating was based on the categories of vocal production, intonation, diction, technique and interpretation. In addition to its stage performance, the chorus was judged for sight-singing expertise and earned a perfect score of 100.

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