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Charlotte Christian

New lower school principal: Sarah Humphrey will join the faculty July 1 as the new lower school principal. Humphrey comes to Charlotte Christian after serving eight years as the lower school principal at St. David's School, a K-12 independent school in Raleigh, where she was instrumental in establishing the lower school division and building the program to its current size of more than 200 students.

Math Olympiad: Sixth grade middle school students have been named to the National Math Olympiad Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year. Four students won national awards for excellence: Matthew Boelkins, Jackson Norris, Ashley Panousis and Katie Saba. The following students won silver pins for scoring in the 90th to 97th percentile: Carter Bugg, Melissa Goldstein, Elizabeth Gowan, Alexis Jones, Adam Lewis, Andrew T. Looker, Jr. and Abby Yoh. The team was named to the honor roll for its score of 203 and will receive a National Math Olympiad Honor Roll plaque.

Kids Against Hunger: Kids Against Hunger Charlotte, a local nonprofit organization, will host its next food packing event May 21 Charlotte Christian School. Volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts to pack dehydrated food to send to starving children worldwide. Children as young as 5, as well as adults, are invited; children younger than 5 may decorate the boxes and enclose drawings for the recipients. Visit

Charlotte Country Day

Scholarships: Bryanna Carpenter was named a National Achievement Scholarship recipient and will receive a $2,500 scholarship that can be used at any accredited U.S. college or university. Carpenter is one of 700 African-American students to receive a National Achievement Scholarship; she will attend Harvard University. Andrew Hewett has been offered a National Merit Clemson University Scholarship and Zane Turpin has been offered a National Merit Washington University in St. Louis Scholarship.

Providence Day

Google doodle competition: Seventh-grader Sierra Meggitt was named one of the two N.C. finalists in the seventh-ninth grade category for her entry in the 2011 Doodle 4 Google competition. The competition is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade to use their artistic talents to redesign Google's homepage logo. Sierra titled her piece, "Equal Education For All."

Myers Park

Broad Prize scholarships: Seniors Tiana Anderson, Christopher Block, Nicholas Dillon-Stout and Leslie Nguyen were awarded Broad Prize college scholarships from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Broad Prize scholarships of $20,000 over four years or $5,000 over two years are awarded to graduating seniors with a record of improving grades in the course of high school and a financial need.

Pops Band Concert: Join the Myers Park High School Band in its final concert of the year, an evening of pops music in the Myers Park High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. May 26. The concert is free and open to the public.

Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy

Google Science Fair: The eighth-grade computer science, math and physics project of Sunny Potharaju and Justin Yang has been named one of 60 semifinalists in the global Google Science Fair for a $10,000 scholarship. Visit by May 20 to vote for their project in the Age: 13-14 category for "How accurately do the predictions of a self-made JavaScript program compare to the results of an actual model rocket launch?"