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Compiled by Cindy Stern

East Meck

Building competition: East Meck’s Eagle Dome engineering program won first place in the Carolina Panthers/Duke Energy Stadium Build Competition for the second consecutive year.

The team won a $2,500 grant which will be used for future engineering projects. Team members included Jack Stanford, Grant Abernethy and Wesley Capehart who were advised by teacher Vincent Mariano. The winning “Eagle Dome” was constructed using a 3D printer.

Charlotte Christian

Fall signing: Four athletes signed to play college sports on Nov. 21.

They are: Josh Broadway, track and field, UNC Wilmington; Thomas Hodges, golf, Appalachian State University; Trey Phills, basketball, Yale University; and Aaron Walker, golf, Samford University.

Charlotte Latin

Literary recognition: Audrey Davis, Rachel Hargrave, Genna Holtz, Riley Singer and Jack Wrigley have won an invitation to attend High Point University’s Phoenix Literary Festival.

As featured readers, the creative writing students also participated in a writing workshop with Nathaniel Mackey, a noted editor, literary critic and the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University.

Charlotte Catholic High

Christmas concert: The bands will present “A Christmas Festival” concert Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The performance will include the symphonic band, percussion ensemble and jazz band.

Providence Day

Cooking awards: The culinary team has won the Flik Invitational Cook-off.

Competing against Charlotte Christian School, Providence Day’s middle school students Olivia Brooks, Hope Morrow, Jennie Douglas and Oliva Stafford prepared a three-course meal in 60 minutes. The event was hosted Nov. 18 at Providence Day by Flik Independent School Dining.

Independence High

Theater awards: The Theatre Arts Department recently won their first state championship with the performance of “The Dancers.”

The team will now advance to the Southeastern Theatre Conference Festival. Senior Garrett Bradshaw received the top acting award and over $100,000 in scholarship offers. Marissa Plondke and Kayla Hedrick also won Excellence in acting awards, Sara Rossi won an Excellence in stage direction and production, and theatre director Paula Baldwin was honored with an Excellence in directing award.

MOS score: Nataly Antal and Jacob Pearson made a perfect score on MOS PowerPoint2013. They are now eligible for the national championships to be held in Orlando in June.

Covenant Day

Sports award: Christina Goforth was named an Architech Sports and Physical Therapy Student Athlete of the Week during November.

In addition to leading her team to two consecutive state volleyball championship matches, the senior is also an All-State volleyball player. Christina has a 4.83 GPA and is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and Environmental Club.

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