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Morehead-Cain Scholarship semifinalists: Kenan Bateman, Emily Holway, and Dylan Penner were recently named semifinalists for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. They will participate in regional interviews in January.
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Golden Corral champs: The middle school girls' and boys' basketball teams were named champions at the Golden Corral Christmas Classic Dec. 3-4 at Covenant Day School. Each team has a 9-0 record so far this season. The girls defeated Charlotte Prep, 27-8, Carmel Christian, 39-15, and Covenant Day, 36-14, in the championship game. This is their second Golden Corral title in three years.The girl's team includes Callie Buckner, Caroline Dennehy, Meredith Harris, Lindsay Jamerson, Grace Ketron, Brenna Knight, Emily Saba, Kerstie Phills and Abi U-Edosomwan. The team is coached by Karl Simon and assisted by Tiara Butler. The boys defeated Providence Day seventh grade, 33-9, Charlotte Country Day School, 48-32, and the Providence Day eighth-grade team in the finals, 52-29. Team members include Hayden Girard, Collin Greig, Josh Hall, Heath Hawkins, Ross Kemp, Jackson Kowar, Jaylon McClinton, Matt McIver, Robert McLean, Gavin Owen, Trey Phills and Philip Walton; they are coached by Andrew Ross and Steve Donley.