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Volunteers needed: Student volunteer opportunities are available at Polo Ridge Elementary's annual Polo Fest. The event will be 5-8 p.m. Oct. 14. Help is needed with setup/cleanup, booths, coordinating guest direction, lines and face painting. Contact Talli Dippold at email@example.com or Laurie Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Theater performances: Charlotte Christian's ACT 1 drama team will present a fall double-feature including "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Children of Eden." The shows will run for three days from Oct. 20 to 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10 each and available in advance at www.carolinatix.org or at the door. For details, 704-366-5657.
Commended students: Seniors Evan Marcey and Amanda Panousis have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among 34,000 students nationwide who are being recognized for exceptional academic promise.
Congratulations: Madeline Ives, Patrick O'Brien and Zachariah Sachee were nominated for the Bryan Scholars Program at Davidson College. Carolyn Bahar has been chosen the CCHS Carolina's Carrousel representative for this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade and scholarship participation. Patrick O'Brien was named a North Carolina Junior Scholar and awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Elon University.
National Achievement: Charlotte Latin senior Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe has been named a semifinalist in the 48th annual National Achievement Scholarship program. She is among 1,600 black American high school seniors who now have an opportunity to compete for scholarships worth more than $2.4 million.
Willy Wonka: The theater department will present the middle school production of Willy Wonka Junior Oct. 21 and 22. Details: www.covenantday.org.
Open house: There will be an admissions open house for parents interested in learning more about Christian education and Covenant Day School for grades TK-12 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the school, 800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews. For details call 704-847-2385.
Commended students: Nine students from Covenant Day have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program: Lane Baker, Emma Biggerstaff, Victoria Brown, Ian Buchanan-Cates, Graham Collins, Nathan Joffe, Katelyn Mullins, Nancy Pendleton and Kurt Weisheit. They are among 34,000 students nationwide who are being recognized for exceptional academic promise.
Honors chorus: Elementary students at Covenant Day - Noah Cornelius, Keller Jones and Caroline Macurda - have been accepted into the North Carolina Honors Chorus representing 135 schools across the state.
Art award: Former Providence student and recent graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, Victoria May, received the Visionary Women Award Scholarship, the Fred Acker Achievement Award in Graphic Design and the Philadelphia Water Color Society Award in Fine Art while at Moore.
1986 Class Reunion: The 25th year reunion of Class of 1986 is being held 6:30-11:30 Oct. 22. Contact Monique Niederer Davis at email@example.com for reservations or information.
Community Houses Middle
Tailgate party: The first Touchdown Tailgate party, sponsored by the Cavaliers Athletic Booster Club, will be held Oct. 13, from 4:15-6:30 p.m. at the school's football stadium, 9500 Community House Road Charlotte.