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Butler High

Wrestling awards: Adam Pelter and Jared Onque competed in two wrestling competitions during winter break. Both students finished undefeated in a tournament held Dec. 27.

In the Jan. 2-3 tournament, Adam finished third and Jared finished eighth. The athletes are coached by Billy Puckett and Van Barkley.

Basketball wins: Butler’s men’s and women’s basketball teams competed in the Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic and the PDQ Holiday Classic tournaments in December.

The men’s team won championships in both tournaments. Team coaches are Mark Sanders, Mark Sutton, Myron Lowery, LJ Johnson and Patrick King.

Charlotte Catholic High

Essay recognition: Ben Litton has been selected to represent the school in the National Fireside Essay Scholarship.

The program recognizes top religion students in Catholic high schools. Schools select one senior based on his/her spiritual development and an essay about religious education.

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U.S. Navy Band:

The United States Navy concert band will present a free concert 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the school, 7702 Pineville Matthews Road.



The band will perform a selection of marches, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble arrangements. The event requires tickets. To obtain tickets, send a SASE to: Navy Band Tickets, 9013 Raintree Lane, Charlotte, N.C. 28277 and include the number of tickets requested.

South Mecklenburg

Open house: A general open house will be 8:45 a.m. Jan. 22 in the media center for parents of rising freshmen/new students, with optional tours beginning 8 a.m.

Administration, counselors, parents and students will be available to answer questions. Parking will be available in the bus lot at the school’s side entrance across the street from Southminster Retirement Community. Tours may also be scheduled by request: SouthMeckHSPTSATours@gmail.com.

All schools

College planning: The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling will sponsor its annual free outreach program, “The ABC’s of College Planning,” at Central Piedmont Community College-Central Campus 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 21 for students in grades 9-11 and their parents. College admissions professionals and high school counselors will lead different sessions. Details and registration: http://abcscollegeplanning.weebly.com/.

Keystone Montessori

Math program: The school will host “It’s Logical, It’s Fun, and It Works – An Exploration of the Montessori Math Materials” 7 p.m. Jan. 22 for interested adults.

The event will include presentations of math lessons at the primary and elementary levels. The school is in the education building of Sedgefield United Methodist Church, 2830 Dorchester Place. www.keystonemontessorischool.org.

Trinity Episcopal School

Speaker event: The school invites the public to hear Stephanie Robinson, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the school gymnasium.

The event is part of the school’s annual Freedom Fete event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Robinson is a nationally recognized expert on social policy issues and was former Chief Counsel to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP at www.TEScharlotte.orTESg/FredomFete.

McClintock Middle

Open house: The school will hold an open house 6 p.m. Jan. 14. The event will showcase the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) programs which are offered at the school.

All Schools

Scholarship information: The Crumley Roberts Founder’s Scholarship is a scholarship to any four-year school based on an essay about distracted drivers. Application deadline is Feb. 1. Details and application: http://www.crumleyroberts.com/community/founders-scholarship.php

Johnson & Wales

Preview days: Students may tour the campus and met staff and faculty on the following dates: Jan. 23, Feb. 21, March 21, April 25 and May 9.

For details and registration: http://admissions.jwu.edu/visit_connect/.

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