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Charlotte Christian: Shelly Leazer, a senior, performed at Carnegie Hall on Feb.12 in the 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series. Leazer was among the finalists from the U.S. and Canada who were selected from auditions last fall to study under renowned conductors and perform at Carnegie Hall.

The following three juniors were awarded writing awards in the 2012 Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition: Morgan McManus, Gold Key for personal essay/memoir and Silver Key for short story; Gigi Bailey, Silver Key for two poems; and Michael Keener, Honorable Mention for short story.

Central Piedmont Community College: Student Emily Boggs has been awarded two scholarships for excellence: the N.C. Society of Cytology $500 scholarship and a $1,000 Siemens-American Society of Clinical Pathology Scholarship.

South Mecklenburg High: Beginning this fall, South Mecklenburg will offer "Project Lead The Way," a biomedical science program for grades 9-12. The program uses national learning standards and hands-on learning approaches to study topics of human medicine.

Charlotte Latin: Seniors Will Almquist, Garland Austin, Roman Berens, Aashna Desai, Katie Domitrovich, Luke Hedrick, Brandon Ho, Ashley Medeiros and Hadley Wilson were selected as National Merit finalists. They are competing for scholarships totaling more than $34 million.

Covenant Day: Freshman Katherine Murdoch won second place at the annual Shakespeare Competition recently held at Wingate University. Sixth-grader Sullivan Higson advanced to the final round in the middle school division.

Friends School of Charlotte: Third annual Teaching Peace Speaker Series will be 7 p.m. March 19. The event is free. Details: