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South Mecklenburg High
Annual BBQ: The South Meck Annual Homecoming BBQ will be held Sept. 25. Tickets are being sold by school athletes. The food will be available for pickup Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the school parking lot. Large business orders can be delivered. Sponsored by the Athletic Boosters, the event will benefit all South Meck athletes.
Myers Park High
Date change: The Fall Curriculum Night and PTSO meeting date has changed. The new date is Sept. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Charlotte School of Law
National award: Charlotte School of Law (CSL) dean Camille Davidson and professor Kama Pierce have been recognized with a top writing award by the International Association of Law Schools. Davidson and Pierce authored “Are You on the Right Track? A New Approach to Faculty Status in the Changing Legal Environment” after an extensive study of faculty position and rank. They will be presented with The Collaborative Research Paper Award at the IALS Annual Meeting to be held in Spain in October. In addition to the award, they will receive a grant to continue research on the topic.
Paralegal program: The school’s Office of Professional Education recently received approval for “real-time” modality in their Paralegal Certificate program, giving students the option of participating in Paralegal courses through their laptop or mobile device simultaneously with students on-site. CSL becomes one of two Paralegal programs to offer real-time modality in North Carolina.
New program: CSL has created a practice-ready program designed to help low-income individuals facing eviction. The Homeless Prevention Clinic (HPC) will be a collaboration between CSL and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. In Mecklenburg County a majority of tenants in eviction actions are not represented by counsel. Due to limited resources, LANC-Charlotte is sometimes forced to close intake for conventional housing tenants. In addition to advancing CSL public service goals, the HPC will expose students to landlord-tenant laws, litigation skills and client representation. Brian O’Shaughnessy, former Winston-Salem Legal Aid staff attorney, has been hired to teach and supervise the HPC students.
National Merit Semifinalists: The following 13 Charlotte Latin seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Noah Berens, Audrey Davis, Somaya Gupta, James Hardy, Tatiana Krzesicki, Libby Lang, Clayton Parnell, Kendall Phillips, Jack Ratterree, Wilson Salisbury, Joshua Smith, Raymon Wang and Nolan Wheeler. The students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for NM Scholarships, which will be offered next spring.
National Merit Semifinalist: Charlotte Christian senior Taylor Burch has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Burch will now compete for a National Merit Scholarship, which will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must complete several requirements to advance to the finalist level. More than half of the finalists will win a NM Scholarship.
Big Shots Saturdays: The next Big Shots Saturdays and Family HealthLink event will be held Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, 1430 Alleghany St., Charlotte. The first 150 school-age children will be immunized on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents must bring official immunization records and at least one form of identification. The Family HealthLink event will provide health assessments to kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students; free vision, health and dental screenings and medical care referrals. CMS students who are not in compliance with N.C. vaccine requirements on Sept. 23 will be excluded from school until their records are up to date. For more information about immunizations, parents can call 704-336-6500, the child’s school nurse or visit the CMS immunization web page: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/parents/Pages/Immunizations.aspx.
CM Youth Council: High-school age youth may sign up and join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Youth Council, the youth advisory council for the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and CMS. The council is a program of local nonprofit GenerationNation and is designed to help teens take an active role in learning how to solve challenges faced by Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. For more information and to sign up, visit http://generationnation.org/youth/ or call 704-343-6999.
Morehead-Cain scholarship: The deadline to apply for the Morehead-Cain scholarship is Oct. 15. For eligibility details and to apply online, visit http://www.moreheadcain.org/apply/.