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PE award: The physical education department has been awarded a $5,000 Hometown Huddle Grant by the Carolina Panthers and United Way. The funds will be used to purchase PE equipment and to fund programs to fight childhood obesity.
National Merit semifinalists: The following seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition: Tyler Caponigro, Elliot Chambers, Polly Jasper, Faith Kressner, Ian Miller, Haley Schilly and Martha Wood.
Scholarship awards: Callie Buckner and Michael Tan have been named the 2014 recipients of the Jennifer Hendrick and Kimberly Hendrick Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships will provide full tuition for the seniors.
Event winners: The 2014 Golf Classic and Fun Run, Strokes and Strides event was held Oct. 7 in Ballantyne. The winning golf team was Rich Callinan, Joe Jaspers, Jason Holt and Gary Parks. The Fun Run winners were: Women’s first place, Carly Behrmann, and Men’s first place, Tracy Gallimore.
Fine Arts production: The Middle School Players will present “You Can’t Take It With You” Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Tickets and details at www.carmelchristian.org.
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Service Day: Freshmen recently prepared 1,000 military care packages for Camp Lejeune marines as part of Community Service Day during Spirit Week. In addition to packing the basic necessities, the students included handwritten thank you notes to the troops with stickers, jokes and Panther football predictions. Military Appreciation Club members worked with Bank of America, which donated the package items, and the USO to organize the project.
Headmaster Emeritus award: Headmaster Emeritus Dr. Edward J. Fox Jr. has been named a recipient of the 2014 Southern Association of Independent Schools Distinguished Service Award. Fox, who served as Charlotte Latin’s headmaster from 1976 to 2001, received the honor in recognition of his long and distinguished career in independent school education.
Open house: Prospective students have a chance to tour the school and meet students and staff at the following open houses: 8-9 a.m. Nov. 13, noon-1 p.m. Dec. 17, 8-9 a.m. Jan. 9, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 27 and 7-8 p.m. Feb. 2. Tours begin in the atrium at the front of the school. Parking available in the bus lot at Conference Drive and Monroe Road. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IB/Magnet info sessions: Parents and students can learn more about the IB magnet program at the following sessions: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 17, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. Jan. 22.
Sessions begin in the Media Center. Parking available in the student/faculty lot on the Matthews side of the school. Details: email@example.com.
Scholarship semifinalist: Erica Jordan has been named a semifinalist for the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The scholarship is awarded to African American seniors based on academic success, involvement in school and community activities and PSAT scores.
Marching band: The Marching Eagles successfully competed at the Forestview Festival of Bands recently, winning first place overall for class 4A and being named Grand Champion of the competition. The Eagles also earned first place in marching, music, general effects, color guard, drum majors and percussion.
Theater awards: Briana Brewer and Maddie Chumas won drama awards earlier this month. Brewer won the Broadway Experience, sponsored by The Doctor Family Foundation, and will visit New York City, see several Broadway shows and meet with Broadway producers. Chumas won the Blumenthal Experience, sponsored by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and will attend acting classes with touring Broadway actors, work with Blumenthal PAC technical staff and see a show in the Broadway Light Series. Both actresses are under the direction of theater teacher and drama coach adviser Catherine Metz.