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Charlotte Christian

Christian college fair: Charlotte Christian will host the National Christian College Fair 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium. The event will also include a financial aid workshop at 7 p.m. presented by Michael Yohe, associate director of financial aid planning, who will give an overview of need-based financial aid. The event is free and open to the public with admissions counselors from more than 40 Christian colleges and universities. A list of schools can be found at www.nccf.us.

Charlotte Catholic

Knights of Columbus scholarship: Laura Gauthier, a recent graduate of Charlotte Catholic was awarded the Knights of Columbus Council 10852 annual 2011 college scholarship to go toward her education at University of Notre Dame. The award is given annually to children or relatives of council members after an extensive vetting process. The $500 award is given each year that the student remains in school. While at Charlotte Catholic, Gauthier served as president of her senior class and was a National Honor Society member.

Charlotte Latin

Arts center: Charlotte Latin School's dedication of its new Horne Performing Arts Center on Sept. 1, showcased the fine and performing arts and honored the Horne family, whose $1 million gift named the new facility. The 31,000-square-foot center features band, strings and choral classrooms and practice spaces, a black box theater and a visual arts gallery. The facility wraps around the previously constructed Thies Auditorium and includes renovated classroom spaces as well as a major addition.

National Merit semifinalists: Charlotte Latin seniors Will Almquist, Garland Austin, Roman Berens, Aashna Desai, Katie Domitrovich, Luke Hedrick, Brandon Ho, Ashley Medeiros and Hadley Wilson have been selected as National Merit semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $34 million, which will be offered next spring.

Covenant Day

Homecoming festivities: Covenant Day School will have a week of homecoming activities Sept. 26-30 with students enjoying class challenges and contests, tailgating and athletic events. The week will end with the first Homecoming Festival from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 30. For information, contact Megan Holt at mholt@covenantday.org or 704-814-1054.

Myers Park High

9/11 commemoration: Students at Myers Park gathered around a memorial of the twin towers the morning of Sept. 9. The two tall, granite towers standing at the school entrance were dedicated to the victims of 9/11. Cortenay Miller, father of several Myers Park students, gave his account of the day, as he was at the World Trade Center during the attack.

United Faith Christian

Fire department appreciation: The student body of United Faith participated in thanking local firemen and women Sept. 9 at Station 39 on Providence Road in commemoration of Sept. 11. The 265 students linked messages of thanks, hope, encouragement and prayers together in a chain, which they walked down the sidewalk from their school to the fire station.

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