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Butler High

BBQ top sellers: More than 350 Butler athletes sold tickets for the Butler BBQ on Oct. 21. The top two sellers were tennis player Emily Carlough, selling $272 worth, and football player Will Strong, selling $216 worth. They each received gift cards good for Butler merchandise.

Beverly Woods

Terrific teacher: First-grade teacher Susan Mann won the November Terrific Teacher Tuesday contest sponsored by radio station V101.9 FM. The contest recognizes teachers who go above and beyond in the classroom. Mann is known for her initiative to raise achievement in math, called Daily 5 Math. Mann received an Edible Arrangements Bouquet; a $45 gift card courtesy of Outback Steakhouse; a digital camera courtesy of Tempo; and a new iPad courtesy of State Farm.

Charlotte Country Day

Magazine honored: Upper School literary magazine OPUS received praise from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association for its 2010-2011 publication featuring the humorous "Adventures of Donald I and II" on the front and back covers by 2011 graduate Elise Mixon. Aubrey Knickerbocker, also a 2011 grad, was given special praise for her montage titled "Hands," as were seniors Robert Gilmour and Linley Benson for their nonfiction essays. Seniors Colin Walls and Nick Berman received mention for their poems, while sophomore Erin Piemont's work "Triskaidekaphobia" was called "clever."

Jay M. Robinson Middle

Guys and Dolls: The Jay M. Robinson Middle School Fine Arts Department is presenting "Guys and Dolls Jr." Dec. 1-3. Tickets are on sale before 8:15 a.m. in the front art room. Student tickets are $6 and adult tickets are $7, robinson.finearts@cms.k12.nc.us.

Myers Park High

Key Club: Seniors Caroline Stewart and Betsy Marshall, co-presidents of the Myers Park Key Club, have put together the fifth annual Powderpuff Football game to raise money for the Eliminate Project. The project, part of UNICEF, hopes to immunize 100 million mothers and future babies against tetanus. The game will be $5 for students and $7 for nonstudents and is open to the public. The game will be at the Myers Park High School stadium 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

Providence High

Band winners: Providence High School Marching Band won Grand Champions at the 2011 BandBEAT marching competition. They were top-ranked out of 20 bands from N.C., S.C., Tenn. and Va. The competition was held at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. This is Providence's third consecutive Grand Championship win at this competition.

South Meck High

Art students: Ashley Graham's art students from South Meck participated in Chalk It Up - a contest during the Wells Fargo Community Celebration on Oct. 29. The theme was "community" and students were asked to create drawings that depicted community in Charlotte. South Meck was the only CMS school that participated. They competed against four colleges - UNCC, Winthrop, Queens, and Wingate - and received $1,000.

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