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Cuthbertson High School’s band program under the direction of Todd Ebert has been recognized by the National Band Association as a Blue Ribbon Program of Excellence for the Southern Division.
Cuthbertson High School’s band program under the direction of Todd Ebert has been recognized by the National Band Association as a Blue Ribbon Program of Excellence for the Southern Division.

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Compiled by Cindy Stern

Myers Park High

Theater production: The school will perform “May the Farce be With You” 7 p.m. Nov. 19- 21. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for staff/students and may be purchased at the door or online at

Ardrey Kell High

Rifle team: The school’s Marine Corps JROTC Rifle Team participated in the McDowell STS High School Match in Marionon Oct. 23. Simon Krauthamer placed 11th overall out of a field of 144 cadets with a score of 530. The A Team, including Carly Scheve, Simon Krauthamer, Coert Pease and Charles McGregor, placed seventh overall out of a field of 40 teams with a score of 1,969.

Palisades Episcopal School

Tree sale: The school is selling Fraser fir Christmas trees through Nov. 20. The trees will be cut Dec. 4 and will be available for pickup Dec. 5 at the Palisades Equestrian Center. Delivery is also available. Trees, garlands and wreaths may be ordered online at For details, call 704-583-1825.

Reading event: The school’s eighth-grade students recently took part in The Global Read Aloud, a project thatconnects students through common text. After reading “Fish,” the students were paired with an eighth-grade class from Boras, Sweden, and together moderated a Twitter slow chat with 400,000 students around the world. The chat created meaningful questions and unexpectedly included the author’s participation.

Charlotte Catholic High

NM honors: Fourteen CCHS seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. The NM Program Commended Students are: Will R. Burket, Emma G. Caponigro, Liam C. Cune, Katherine A. Cunnane, Jesse G. Curran, Grayson P. Hahn, Logan F. Hoff, Ryan J. Kennedy, Christina T. Merkel, Ifeyinwa V. Ogu, Sarah C. Poetsch, Katherine N. Powell, Matthew J. Salvino and Owen C. Winters.

All schools

Kenan Fellows program: N.C. State University’s Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development is offering K-12 public and charter school educators intern opportunities in fields related to math and science. Educators are selected through an application and interview process. Online applications are open until Jan. 18 at

Providence Day School

Golf team: The school’s varsity girls golf team won the NCISSA state championship. Roshnee Sharma was the tournament medalist with a two-day score of 148. The team won the tournament after a three-hole playoff against Charlotte Latin.

Theater awards: Theater classes participated and won honors at the North Carolina Theater Conference Oct. 30-31. Members of Theater III: Advanced Acting performed “The Ugly Duckling,” which was rated good. For this production, sophomore Stockton Jewkes was awarded Excellence in Production Design. Spanish conversation, composition and theater students performed “En Espana, Se Habla Spanish,” which was rated excellent. For this production, teacher Jay Barron was awarded Outstanding Original Play.

Trinity Episcopal School

Panel discussion: The school will co-host a panel discussion 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at ImaginOn. Representatives from Children’s Scholarship Fund of Charlotte, Parents for Educational Freedom in NC, NC Opportunity Scholarship Program and School & Student Services of the National Association of Independent Schools will join Trinity to discuss educational options in Charlotte and provide financial aid information. The event is open to the public. RSVP to Bethany Dickerson Wynder at or call 704-358-8101.

Harding University High

Foundation grant: The school has been selected as a recipient for the 2015 Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grant. The school will use the funds to build a Makerspace in the Media Center.

Alexander Graham Middle

Book fair: The school’s fall book fair at Barnes and Noble will be held 6-8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22 . Online orders through Nov. 28 will also be credited to the school.

York Comprehensive High

Band award: The York Cougar band was the runner-up for the Upperstate Championship and placed fifth in the State Championship. During regular season competition, the band won first place and a Grand Championship.

Clover High

Fishing fundraiser: The Bass Fishing team will host a fundraiser with local fishermen 2-5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Hunt Fish Paddle in Lake Wylie. Attendees are asked to bring pet supplies to help area charities. Other high school teams participating are Nations Ford, Fort Mill, York Prep and Independence.

Clover Middle

Athletic wins: The eighth-grade football team recently won the York County championship game. The school’s seventh-grade Lady Blue Eagles volleyball team won the York County championship.

Clover District

Rezoning meetings: The two remaining community meetings will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Crowders Creek Elementary and Dec. 9 at Clover Middle. School board and school district members will be at each meeting to present the recommended rezoning of the district for 2016-17.

Porter Ridge High

Alumni award: Allie Dunn, a 2013 PRHS graduate, was recently named Miss North Carolina-USA. Dunn is a student at Appalachian State University. She will compete with 51 other contestants in the Miss USA competition next summer.

Cuthbertson High

Band honor: The school’s High School Band program under the direction of Todd Ebert has been recognized by the National Band Association as a Blue Ribbon Program of Excellence for the Southern Division. Blue Ribbon honors are awarded based on criteria including the prior four years of achievements, district/national assessment scores and score sheets, student achievements and an hour of the band’s music performances.

Marvin Ridge High

Clothes drive: Nearly 100 hoodies and more than 50 pairs of shoes were collected at the kickoff of the school’s drive. The football program organized the event, which will benefit area nonprofits.

Weddington High

FFA chapter: The Weddington FFA participated in the National Convention held Oct. 27-31 in Louisville, Ky.Chapter members Reese McGee, Austin Schill, Ashley Hinkle, Matthew Titherington and Jennifer Carmichael were selected to attend as outstanding agriculture students. Members participated in leadership workshops and visited animal farms and a Kentucky horse park. The National FFA Association is dedicated to providing a path to achievement through agricultural education.

Union County Education Foundation

Biz Ed breakfast: The UC Education Foundation will hold its Biz Ed breakfast Nov. 19 at the Rolling HillsCountry Club. Business leaders and community members are invited to attend. The proceeds will support LIFT grants for UCPS educators.

For details, call 704-296-0725 or visit