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Superintendent search: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will begin the second phase of its superintendent search process with a series of community meetings. All meeting times are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5: Butler High, 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Road; Dec. 6: Myers Park High, 2400 Colony Road.

Butler High

Build campaign: The Butler High School Parent Teacher Student Organization capital campaign is underway and parents, neighbors and business owners are encouraged to participate. The campaign has a goal of $20,000 to support teachers by purchasing educational supplies. Contact Victoria Namishia, 704-321-3241.

NCTC honors: At the North Carolina Theater Conference, Aubrey Young won an Excellence in Acting award. Aubrey, Justin Wilson and William Cheek won callbacks and acting scholarship offers from 10-12 colleges. Ashton Kent won many additional scholarships for technical theater.

Covenant Day

Application time: Covenant Day School is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year for grades K-12. Applications will be received beginning Feb. 15. Contact the admissions office, 704-847-2385.

Independence High

Kings pajamas: During November, Independence High School partnered with Bain Elementary in a campaign known as The King's Pajamas. In this campaign students and staff collect new winter pajamas for homeless children in Charlotte to wear on Christmas Eve. The two schools collected 258 pairs of pajamas. The campaign drive was promoted by the Independence High School Dream Team.

Myers Park

Videos for good: Myers Park High video production students are producing videos on topics important to students in elementary school, including staying in school and reading. The videos will be used as part of the mentoring program Myers Park has with Pineville Elementary students. The program encourages and motivates elementary students by providing a learning experience that will prepare them for higher-level courses. The high school students are getting relevant experience in teaching, working with others and technology.

Free chorus performance: The Myers Park Chorus will hold a free holiday performance tonight, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

South Mecklenburg

Student honors: Anthony Krueger was named the November Sabre of the Month for his positive attitude and hard work in class, after school and in community programs. Samantha Florenza won third runner up in the Carolina Carousel Scholarship Program. She was the only CMS student recognized and received a scholarship that will go toward her college education. Cameron Coughlin was recently nominated by South Mecklenburg for the DAR Good Citizen Award.

Weddington Elementary

Students support troops: Nine classes from Weddington Elementary school donated "wish list" items for the SECU Supports the Troops holiday campaign, which collects items for N.C. soldiers and provides gifts from home during their tour of duty.

UNC Chapel Hill

Phillips Ambassadors: Lee Grainger and Sophia Zhang of Charlotte are two of six undergraduates from UNC Chapel Hill to be selected as a Phillips Ambassador for spring 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. Phillips Ambassadors are chosen twice a year and receive up to $7,500 for a semester. Grainger, a pre-nutrition major and chemistry minor, will study at the National University of Singapore, and Zhang, an English major and creative writing minor, will study at National Taiwan University.