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Anami Montessori School: Open house 9:30 a.m. March 6; www. anami montessori .org .

Elon Park Elementary: Fifth-graders are making 85 blankets for Project Linus, a charitable organization that will deliver the blankets to children in need.

Charlotte Christian: Lower school students will present "Willy Wonka Kids," 7 p.m. March 1-3; www. charlotte christian .com .

Fletcher School: Elementary students participated in live book talks Feb. 15. The activities, presented by Cardinal Lane Book Fairs, included plot summaries and student discussions.

Charlotte Latin: Students received 35 Gold Keys, 22 Silver Keys and 14 Honorable Mentions in the visual arts category in the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards regional competition. The Gold Key recipients will advance to the national level of the competition.

Huntingtowne Farms IB Elementary: The school hosted one of the largest National Geographic Maps, a 26-foot-by-35-foot vinyl representation of the Pacific Ocean.

East Mecklenburg High: Tennant Gardner was crowned homecoming king, with Nick Mariano and Andy Thuan as first and second runners-up, respectively, in the annual Reverse Homecoming. The event for senior boys raised $1,400 for A Child's Place, a nonprofit working with homeless teens in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The homecoming king honor goes to the boy who raises the most money for the charity.

Providence Day: Seniors Mahari Conston and Allie Davis recently performed at the 64th annual J. Elwood Roberts - Mars Hill College Choral Festival. The students were selected through auditions, in which they both received perfect scores.

CMS: Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for $550,000 in college scholarships. The funds were dedicated to CMS as an honor for winning the 2011 Broad Prize Award. Details at www. broad prize .org . Deadline for applications is March 1.

Students from Garinger, Hough and Olympic high schools recently exhibited photography and poetry at The Light Factory during a reception for the Earth Exchange project. The project, formed to increase student environmental awareness, has given students opportunities to learn about water quality testing, sustainable farming and watershed conservation. Piedmont Natural Gas donated $10,000 to The Light Factory to host the exhibition.