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Ezelle Sanford III and Kourtney Woodward were recently awarded Ervin scholarships to Washington University in St. Louis.

Woodward, a recent graduate of Charlotte Catholic High, was president of the school's diversity club. Sanford, a recent graduate of Harding University High, was treasurer for the local youth branch of the NAACP.

Trinity Episcopal School hosts an admissions open house for Spanish-speaking families of prospective students in kindergarten-eighth grade at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 in the Dickson Dining Hall (750 E. Ninth St.).

A Spanish-speaking translator will be available to assist attendees. Details: Linda Ibsen at 704-358-8101, ext. 237, or

Charlotte Christian School hosts admissions open houses for parents of prospective students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten (9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Oct. 28); first- through fifth-graders 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22; and rising middle and upper-school students 3 p.m. Nov. 8.

After a presentation, families may meet teachers, tour the campus and visit classrooms. Make a reservation by calling 704-366-5657, ext. 6503.

Charlotte Christian School's theater department hosts three plays to kick off its 2008-09 season.

The upper school's 45-minute productions of “As You Like It” and “So Help Me, God” will run back-to-back Oct. 9 and Oct. 11. The middle school's production of “A Christmas Carol” runs Oct. 23 and 25. Saturday shows start at 2 p.m.; others begin at 7 p.m. Reserved floor seats are $10, general admission $7 at

Friends School of Charlotte hosts admissions open houses 7 p.m. Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 5.

Details: head of school David Kern at 704-567-9445 or

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools hosts community meetings on boundary options for seven new schools:

Belmeade Road Middle and Mount Holly-Huntersville Road Elementary schools: 6-8 p.m. Monday at Whitewater Academy (1340 Belmeade Drive) and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at West Mecklenburg High (7400 Tuckaseegee Road). Belmeade is expected to affect Coulwood, Sedgefield, Wilson and Kennedy middle schools. Mount Holly-Huntersville is expected to affect Mountain Island and Paw Creek elementaries. They are planned to open in 2009-10.

Dixie River Road, Youngblood Road/Steele Creek Road and York Road/Fez Club Road elementaries: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Wylie Elementary (13620 Erwin Road) and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at West Mecklenburg High (7400 Tuckaseegee Road). Dixie River Road and Youngblood Road/Steele Creek Road are expected to open in 2009-10. York Road/Fez Club Road is expected to open in 2010-11. Dixie River Road is expected to affect Berryhill and Steele Creek elementaries. The other new schools would affect Lake Wylie and Winget Park elementaries.

Ridge Road Middle and Salome Church Road Elementary: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Newell Elementary (8601 Old Concord Road).

The school board is expected to hear a presentation on boundary recommendations Oct. 14 at the Government Center (600 E. 4th St.). and approve recommendations at its Nov. 12 meeting at the Government Center.

Myers Park Traditional Elementary (2132 Radcliffe Ave. ) hosts open houses at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8.

The following students were selected last week as National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists, which recognizes academically promising black American students:

Amanda Gadsden (Charlotte Country Day); Nnenna Okwara and Jenay Powell (Charlotte Latin); Chanel Blanchett (East Mecklenburg); Tillary Blackman (home-schooled); Yonas Solomon (Independence); Beimnet Baissa (Ardrey Kell); Ayana Price and Paris Scott (Mallard Creek); Niccarra Brown, Hubert Humphrey, Vera Nance and Amanda Johnson (Myers Park); Adara Blake and Kellie Williams (Northwest School of the Arts); Christopher Dennis (Providence); Janae Jackson and Jessica Hobbs (Victory Christian); and Olivia Scott (West Charlotte).

Compiled by Ryan Basen