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Charlotte Mecklenburg

District 6 representative named: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has named Rev. Amelia Stinson-Wesley to fill the vacancy created by the election of Tim Morgan to an at-large seat.

Carton recycling contest: Twenty-six schools participated in the contest, saving 250,000 cartons in four weeks.

The five winning schools and their organizers are: Winget Park Elementary, Kenneth Huey; Bain Elementary, Janet Barnhardt; Stoney Creek Elementary, Kimberly Albertson; Sterling Elementary, Denise Jones and Anne Sluder; and Selwyn Elementary, Jen Champion and Megan Stuart.

McClintock Middle: Sixth-grader Caroline Lueke led the school's robotics team in developing a conveyor belt that senses bacteria on food products.

The 13-member team placed seventh in a regional competition.

Covenant Day: The school won honors in the WordMasters Challenge. Covenant Day seniors tied for third place nationally. Seniors Brent McKnight and Katelyn Mullins earned near-perfect scores. Teammates Lane Baker, Graham Collins, Brianna Norris, Nancy Pendleton, and Madison Underwood earned honorable mention.

WordMasters Challenge is a national high school competition of reading and analysis of prose and poetry.

Charlotte Christian: Open House Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Jr. K-12.

Charlotte Country: The school will feature an exhibit by artist Cundo Bermudez Jan. 21-22, 1-4 p.m. in the Hance Family Gallery. Open to the public.

More than 500 middle school students and faculty participated in the second annual "Walk for Hope" and raised over $2,500. The proceeds benefited the Rockstar Fund at Levine Children's Hospital.

Charlotte Country Day will host the Great Decisions Charlotte Community Lecture Series open to parents, faculty, staff and the public.

The lectures will be held on Tuesdays, through Feb. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. For cost and registration:

Butler High: Senior Kim Halberg recently won the Matthews Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Senior Award.

Kim's class rank is No. 4 out of 452. She also is captain of the varsity cross country team and she's a volunteer at Matthews Help Center and Operation Christmas Child.

Providence High: Senior Michelle Fogarty won a GoodWorks Youth Award for Education. Michelle began a campaign at Providence High to raise awareness and provide the opportunity for organ and tissue donor registration. She also received the Governor's Student Excellence Award from Governor Bev Perdue's office for her work with organ donation.

Performance Learning Center: Ten high school students served as mentors to students at Morgan School through the Service Opportunity Ultimate Life Learning (SOULL) program. The students also provided classroom support for teachers.

Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County Schools Spelling Bee: Harold E. Winkler Middle School seventh-grader Justin Allamby won the Cabarrus County Schools Spelling Bee on Jan. 5.

The runner-up was Samantha Phelps, a sixth-grader at Harris Road Middle School. In third place was Melia Eaton, a fifth-grader at W.R. Odell Elementary School.

Justin will represent Cabarrus County Schools at The Charlotte Observer Regional Spelling Bee, which will be at ImaginOn on Feb.1.

York County

York Spelling Bee: The following are winners in recent school spelling bees.

York Intermediate School, Caleb Oltmanns, fifth grade.

Cotton Belt Elementary, Britton Adams, third grade.

Hunter Street Elementary, Maggie Ramsey, third grade.

Harold C. Johnson Elementary, Mardarius Parker, fourth grade.

Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary, Jacob Rodriguez, fourth grade.

Rock Hill School District: The School Board wants public input on the tax incremental financing agreement.

Anthony Cox, Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services, will accept comments on behalf of the board until Jan. 16 at

The school district and the Early Learning Partnership of York County recently sponsored a community breakfast. The focus was on the relation between early childhood education and workforce development.

The district would like the public to vote on their favorite student artwork in the Energy Conservation Student Art Design Contest. Deadline is Jan. 16.