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ACT day: All high schools in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will be giving the ACT to all juniors during the school day March 6. Proctors are needed for most schools. Contact your child' school if you would like to volunteer as a test proctor.
Broad Prize scholarship: As the 2011 Broad Prize winner, CMS received $550,000 for college scholarships. The Broad Foundation is accepting applications through March 1, and all eligible students are encouraged to apply at www.broadprize.org and click on "scholarship program." Students must be seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2012, have a current GPA of 2.75 or higher, have shown improvement from their freshman year and show financial need.
Musical: The Ardrey Kell Fine Arts department is presenting "Crazy for You," at 7 p.m. Feb. 23-25 in the Ardrey Kell auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and are available at the door. Details: Contact the director of theatre arts at email@example.com.
Scholastic winners: The following Ardrey Kell students received Gold Keys in the regional Scholastic art competition: Christine Angert, Maggie Keener, Dan Mun, Meredith Morrow, Celine Aquino and Mayu Iwakata.
School play: Carmel Christian School Players will present the play "The Matchmaker" at 7 p.m. March 1-3 at the Carmel Uptown Auditorium. Tickets are available online at www.carmelchristian.org.
Money for Kenya: From September to January each year, the students of Carmel Christian School in Matthews donate money to what they call the Baby Jesus Gift. Children in Kandaria, Kenya are the beneficiaries. This year, Carmel students gave more than $3,000 to help provide these children with lunches, as well as support the education of two children through the Gethsemane Garden Children's Center.
Swimming champions: Charlotte Catholic's women's swim and dive team won the 3A State Championship. The men's team won the runner-up spot.
Band honor s: Many Charlotte Christian students have recently been selected to be in honors bands. Hayley Buckner, Avery Buie, Conner Hartis, Scott Ortlip, Christian Taylor, Alex Watkins, Addison Weaver, Sydney Weaver and Abby Yoh were all selected for the Virginia Tech Honors Band held Jan. 20-22. Wes Foskey and Michael Good both participated in the annual Auburn Honor Band Festival Feb. 9-11. Scott Ortlip was selected by audition to participate in the Charlotte Youth Wind Ensemble Feb. 28.
Charlotte Country Day
WorldQuest: The Charlotte Country Day students recently placed third out of 25 area high schools at this year's WorldQuest competition, hosted by the Charlotte World Affairs Council. The faculty team placed first in the adult competition.
Musical: The Upper School will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and 3 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Thies Auditorium on campus.
Father/Daughter dance: The Father/Daughter Dance for Covenant Day's Lower School will be 7-8:30 p.m. March 3 in the middle school gym. Contact Amy Bertram with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming raises funds: This year's reverse homecoming chose its Homecoming King based on which guy on the court raised the most money for charity. Tennant Gardner was the winner and together, the court raised $1,392 for A Child's Place, which assists homeless children.
Myers Park High
National Honor Society: The National Honor Society applications for spring are available to current juniors in the guidance office or MC-117. Applications are due March 29 by 2:45 p.m. There will be an optional information session in MC-17 on March 1 after school for any student wanting help with the application.
Providence Day School
Choral singers: Seniors Mahari Conston and Allie Davis were recently chosen to sing in the 64th annual J. Elwood Roberts Mars Hill College Choral Festival Feb. 3-4. Auditioned singers from over 100 schools participated.
Band director dies: Band director Paul Jackson passed away Feb. 9 after a long-term battle with cancer. He was highly respected across the state and the marching band won several awards under his leadership.
Open house: Rama Road Elementary will hold an open house 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the media center for prospective students and families. There will be an opportunity to meet kindergarten teachers and the new principal and have questions answered by current parents. Details: visit www.ramapta.org.
Fundraiser dinner: South Meck's indoor percussion will hold a fundraiser dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 2 in the cafeteria. Dinner will be provided by Olive Garden and will include penne pasta with marinara or meat sauce, breadsticks, salad, drink and dessert for $10. There will be a free performance after dinner in the gymnasium featuring the indoor percussion at 7:45 p.m. Dinner reservation forms and payment are due by Feb. 24. Contact Anne Mauldin for details at email@example.com or 704-650-9654.
Grounds beautification: There will be a beautification work day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25. Hands On Charlotte is volunteering along with the students. Contact Kim Lott at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Accolades: Freshman Jessica Goldfarb was recently selected from students nationwide to attend the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at N.C. State University this summer for the Shelton Challenge. Candidates for the Shelton Challenge must demonstrate leadership skills, submit two letters of recommendation and have an un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
First place: In their first performance ever, the South Meck indoor percussion group took first place among 10 bands at the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association at Sun Valley High Feb. 2.