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Charlotte Mecklenburg

N.C. School of Science and Mathematics: Charlotte resident Aakash Indurkhya and Peter Fan of Cary, both seniors, won spots in the regional Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology held Nov. 4-5 at Georgia Tech University, for their research in diabetes prevention.

Covenant Day: Students won awards at the 2011 N.C. Theatre Conference High School Play Festival, performing "Singin' in the Rain." Awards include: Rachael Snapper, Excellence in Improvisation for her performance, "You Can't Take It With You; Katherine Murdoch, Excellence in Stage Design and Production"; and Mariah Shaw, Excellence in Acting. The festival is a statewide school competition with more than 2,000 participants each fall.

Covenant Day Middle: Students raised $4,500 for Samaritan's Feet during October. Latin Teacher Caroline Kelly was voted a Top 10 Presenter at the 2011 Foreign Language Association of North Carolina.

Ardrey Kell High: With the help of the local businesses Run for Your Life, Keffer Automotives and Greenapple Sports and Wellness and the Ardrey Kell cross country team, funds were raised for a van wheelchair lift for an individual with Muscular Dystrophy.

Charlotte Christian: Senior Will Stillman signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Wofford College.

Union County

Stallings Elementary: Teacher and literacy facilitator Brooke Kramb received a $2,000 grant from Union Power Cooperative. The amount will fund her program, Family Literacy Night, which celebrates reading by promoting family immersion and enjoyment of literature and by providing books for home libraries. Sponsored by N.C. Touchstone Energy coops, the Bright Ideas grant program awards grants to teachers for innovation in classroom projects. Out of over 100 applicants for the grants, Stallings was one of 14 Union County schools chosen. The check was presented to Kramb by representatives from Union Power and Carolina Panthers Thomas Willams and Thomas Keiser.

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