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Charlotte Country Day

Auction fundraiser: The Parents' Association will hold the 2012 Auction, titled The Art of Enrichment: An Evening of Extraordinary Treasures, 7:30-10 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased until Feb. 5. Reservations are required. To learn more or see all auction items, visit

Myers Park High

Art contest winner: Bradley Schwarz, a senior at Myers Park, recently won first place for the high school category of the Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest. He received $500 from Food Lion for his win and his winning art work is now on display at the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

IB interest meeting: If you are an eighth-grader considering the IB program at Myers Park next year, there will be a meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Myers Park Art Gallery for a presentation and panel discussion. This is a great forum to ask questions and meet current IB students. This meeting will follow the prospective parent tour at 4:30 p.m.

Providence Day School

Students play concerts in France: Annika Bowers and Tyler Hawk, ninth-grade students at Providence Day School, recently played in a French symphony with teens from around the world. The PDS students joined five other members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform in an international collaborative concert in France Dec. 14-16.

Shoe collection success: Nearly 350 shoes were recently collected for those in need during Hoop Day at Providence Day School. Participants and spectators were encouraged to bring new pairs of shoes to support the joint-school initiative between PDS and Greensboro Day for Samaritan's Feet.

South Charlotte Middle

Contest winners: Briana Bernstein, an eighth-grader at South Charlotte Middle, recently won first place for the middle school category of the Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest. She received $250 for her win and had the opportunity to read her work at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Jan. 16. Therese Mendoza, also an eighth-grade student, won second place in the middle school category.