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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Conference recognition: Ronak Bhagia received high rankings at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference held at Iowa State University in mid-June.
Bhagia won second place in the Global Issues Problem Solving team action plan portion and third place in the Middle Division individual action plan portion. The Future Problem Solving Program International uses critical and creative thinking skills to develop visions for the future.
Bhagia is a rising 10th-grader and a Global Studies Diploma student. He is a member of the PDS Middle School Future Problem Solver club coached by history teacher Mike Lindquist.
Yearbook award: The Liberty yearbook staff has won a first place award at the Walsworth Yearbooks’ Camp Carolina 2015 Summer Workshop.
The award was in the Advanced Design category for their 2016 theme design. The staff also won second place in the Our Story Writing category and third place in the People’s Choice category.
N.C. Page: Two Providence High students recently served as Pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Constantine Boardman and Floriana Boardman were sponsored by Representative Dan Bishop and are the children of Frank and Demetra Boardman of Charlotte.
N.C. Page: Rachel Figard recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Rachel is the daughter of Wade Figard and Wendi Amos and was sponsored by Speaker of the House Tim Moore on behalf of John R. Bradford III.
NATA award: Nineteen high schools have received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award.
All of the schools have N.C. High School Athletic Association athletic programs. The recipients are: Ardrey Kell, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Butler, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Harding University, Hopewell, William A. Hough, Independence, Mallard Creek, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, Olympic, Providence, Rocky River, South Mecklenburg, Zebulon B. Vance, West Charlotte and West Mecklenburg.
The award promotes safety and safe environments for student-athletes and the importance of the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
Rising ninth grade camp: The school will hold its rising ninth grade Knight Camp July 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the school. The event is free and includes games and activities and is designed for the students to familiarize themselves with the school. Lunch is included.
Open house: The school will hold its 2015-2016 open house July 19, 3-5 p.m.
School events: Kindergarten open house will be held July 16 4-5:30 p.m. Grades 1-8 open house will be 4-5:30 p.m. July 17. The first day of school is July 20.
Barringer Academic Center
Science awards: The Barringer Center won three team trophies at the Mecklenburg Regional Science Olympiad Tournament in June. Four teams and 62 students from Barringer participated in the event. The overall results were: Varsity, third place; Junior Varsity 1, third place; Junior Varsity 2, fifth place.
JV Washam Elementary
School tours: School tours will be held on the following dates: July 15, July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12. The tours will be held 10-11 a.m.