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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Scholarship awards: As of June 8, South Meck seniors reported receiving a total of $10,546,020 in scholarships, exceeding the prior year’s amount.
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Graduating class: The Charlotte Christian class of 2015 included 100 students. The valedictorian is Charisse Haines who will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Sydney Weaver is the salutatorian. She will attend the University of South Carolina Honors College. Seniors Caroline Kasay and Colter Corish were awarded the President’s Cup, the school’s highest honor at the graduation ceremony.
National awards: The Ardrey Kell Speech and Debate team recently competed in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Team members were Lexie David, Veda Patil, Sam Wood, Michael Xing, Chase Brady, Matt Lyons, Sharnali Ghoshdastidar, Gayathri Das, Shreya Nandi, Manisha Dubey, Doug Dubrowski, Aman Singh, Samhitha Sunkara and Divia Kallattil. Samhitha Sunkara advanced to the final round and placed sixth overall in her event. After advancing to semifinals, Aman Singh placed eighth in the nation.
Exchange students: The International Cultural Exchange Services is seeking host families for the upcoming school year.
The students are 15-18 years old and are from Europe, Asia and Latin America. Details: www.icesusa.org.
N.C. page: Charlotte Latin student Emma Lee recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Lee was sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore.
Service awards: Twenty-seven students have earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The national award encourages community volunteerism. Crestdale students volunteered approximately 2,000 hours in total. The students who earned the award are: Bailey Lang, Chace Coltrane, Hannah Coltrane, Sara Conklin, Bennett Clapp, Jordan Danisi, William Blake Elizalde, Emma Gaines, Jessica Gettys, Sam Hunt, Joanna Lee, Andrew Macmahon, Morgan Mayhew, Ethan Pascarella, Samiya Rangoowala, Dylan Thomas, Emily Thomas, Lily Brown, Tyler Brown, Rachel Choffin, Abbey Robbins, Hannah Musa, Alexander Westover, Genevieve Moore, Katie Duncan, Nimeesha Coleman and Vicente Castrellon.
Teacher award: Dee Bier was recognized with the Teacher of Excellence Award on May 29. Bier was selected from nominations made by a graduating senior and junior.
Student internship: Stuart Dickinson was awarded an internship with the American Ballet Theater’s Collegiate Summer Intensive in New York City. Stuart received the invitation through audition and will earn college credit.
Teacher award: Kim Alix has been selected to receive a free Education Studio course from Discovery Place. Alix, a science lab teacher in the lower school, is one of five educators to be chosen to receive the workshop at Discover Place Education Studio.