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Kindergarten and sixth grade: Students entering kindergarten and sixth grade require proof of immunizations on the first day of school on August 25.

Kindergarten students also need proof of a current health assessment or physical exam. Failure to provide required documents may lead to exclusion from school. Immunization requirements and information are listed on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website: or

A dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all students entering sixth grade to protect against pertussis (whooping cough) that has increased in the state's pre-teen population. Children who have had a tetanus shot within the past five years may be exempt from the requirement.

Got Talent?

Charlotte Latin: Twenty-four Charlotte Latin seventh-grade students have qualified for recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program's seventh-grade talent search based on their exceptional scores on the SAT or ACT.

More than 63,000 seventh-graders nationwide participated in the program this year.

Thirty-six percent of the participants have been invited to State Recognition Ceremonies, and 3 percent have been invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University on May 23. These students will be invited to participate in a variety of educational programs including independent learning, eSeminars and scholars weekends.

Merit Scholars

Scholarships: Charlotte Latin seniors Elizabeth Carlson, Maddie Metz and Jalen Ross are among the first group of winners in the National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship Programs conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Carlson received a National Merit Scholarship sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and Metz received a National Merit Scholarship sponsored by Novartis Corp.. Ross received a National Achievement Scholarship sponsored by the Reynolds American Foundation. He also is an Honorary National Merit Scholar since he was chosen for both a National Merit Scholarship and a National Achievement Scholarship. Students who receive both scholarships are permitted to accept only one.

Classical Competition

Charlotte Christian: Seventeen Charlotte Christian sixth-graders recently competed at the 60th annual North Carolina Junior Classical League held at Wake Forest University April 8-9.

The following students received awards: Grace Blevins, second place in Impromptu Art Classical Theme; Matthew Boelkins, second place in Spartan Puppets and Poster; Erin Dyke, fourth place in Impromptu Art Classical Theme and Teacher's Award; Jane Fox, third place in Watercolor; Hannah Gentlesk, fifth place in Mythology Exam Academic Test and Teacher's Award; Sarah Stater, fifth place in Colored Pencil; Nick Suarez, third place in Large Models; Abby Yoh, second place in Mythology Exam Academic Test.

Royal Wedding

British School: Students and staff of the British American School of Charlotte on May 6 donned hats, morning coats, suits, gowns, tiaras and kingly crowns as they celebrated the royal wedding that took place on April 29 when students were on spring break

Classic Competition

Winners: Covenant Day School Latin Students won second overall in the large school category of the North Carolina Junior Classical League convention on April 8-9 at Wake Forest University.

The students placed first in the area of creative arts, and for the second year in a row they placed first in the skit competition.