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Governor's School: Ten students will pack their bags and spend six weeks studying at the 2011 North Carolina Governor's School from June 12 to July 23. Students were nominated in one of 10 curriculum areas: art, choral music, dance, English, foreign language (French and Spanish), instrumental music, mathematics, natural science, social science and theater. These students were selected: Kyle T. Alderdice, Cecily A. Basquin, Seok Jae Hong (Ardrey Kell); Elizabeth M. Stevens (East Mecklenburg); Theodore Howie, Katelyn M. Morgan, Porter Nenon (Myers Park); Mihir Pershad, Ashley Reid (Providence); Paul Champion (South Mecklenburg).

Scholarships: The National Achievement Scholarship program has named the following five CMS students as 2011 scholarship winners: Kainee Aguilar (Myers Park); David Ayers (East Mecklenburg); Wiley Davis III (Providence); Khalid Love (Vance); Melanie McRae (Independence). These students are among more than 800 black American high school seniors who will receive scholarships totaling over $2 million. Requirements to become scholarship winners included high academic performance, a recommendation from their high school and SAT scores .

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Pawz Too Run: More than 100 people visited the Davidson Village Green for a 5k race and a 2.2-mile dog walk on April 2 organized by eighth-grader Joanna Copia and Friends of the Animals. Copia and a team of volunteers held Pawz Too Run, a 5k race in Davidson to raise funds for Friends of the Animals. Friends of the Animals is a nonprofit organization with plans to build a state-of-the-art regional animal adoption and education center with a spay/neuter clinic. Friends of the Animals accepts Pawz Too Run donations at Pawz Too Run, P.O. Box 32, Davidson, NC 28036.

Solar panels: Two seniors, Avery Olearczyk and Brianna Ratté, both of Huntersville, led the recent placement of only the second solar panel on the city of Concord's electrical grid. The teenagers worked with more than 50 scientists, engineers, national and local public officials, and school administrators to make their project a reality. Since late March 2011 a renewable energy solar panel fitted to Cannon's middle school building has been producing power.