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Mallard Creek High School

NHHS member: The National Society of High School Scholars has selected Mallard Creek High School student Robert Cunningham for membership. NHSS membership gives students access to scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events and other opportunities. Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level. For more information about NHHSS, visit

Back Creek Christian Academy

School museum: Students recently brought history to life when they pretended to be wax figures in the school's Museum of Living History. The students posed as figures spanning four centuries; they held themselves perfectly still until their display "button" was pressed, after which they presented a short speech about their characters. Students posed as Sacagawea, Michael Phelps, Clara Barton, Wilbur Wright, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, David Beckham and more. Seventh-grader Skyler Darden contributed to this school note.


Ronald McDonald Charities: Fifty Charlotte-area students received $1,000 scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina and local McDonald's owners for outstanding academic achievement and community involvement. The local scholars are among 181 students from across the Carolinas who received college scholarships from RMHC of N.C. and local McDonald's franchisees. This year's local scholarship recipients are Olivia Sings, Alexandra Vignola and Mary Livingston. In addition to these scholars, 13 local McDonald's employees were awarded with $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award Scholarships. This year's recipients included Marki Zander, Jiane Lalanne, Britney Stevenson, Estefano Joniaux and Jamaika Boyd. All recipients were honored at an awards reception on May 26.

Trinity Episcopal

Trip to Washington: Trinity Episcopal School's eighth-grade class traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for social issues including immigration, racial profiling and more.

Winning videos

Presentations: The following 15 high school seniors created winning videos and presentations on how to prevent underage drinking and driving, and will receive $2,500 for their college education through the ninth annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program. The students are: Imani Augustus, Ardrey Kell High School; Chelsea Barnes, South View High School; Harrison Brown, West Mecklenburg High School; Savannah Burns, Fred T. Foard High School; Sara Carter, St. Stephens High School; AnaMarie Dimeo, Bessemer City High School; Kailey Filter, Marvin Ridge High School; Mark Holcomb, Northwest Cabarrus High School; Jay Johnson, South Caldwell High School; Marni Krehnbrink, East Lincoln High School; Emilia Moncayo, Myers Park High School; Christian Payne, Albemarle High School; Zachary Porfiris, Mooresville High School; Casey Swoope, Central Academy of Technology and Arts (Union); and Patience Wall, Richmond Senior High School (Richmond).


National Merit Scholars: Three CMS students have been named National Merit Scholarship winners. Emily Auerbach from Myers Park will attend UNC Chapel Hill; Garrett Guion from Butler will attend New York University; and Tyler Kroeschell from Providence will attend Auburn University. The awards provide $500-$2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Cannon School

National Merit Scholar: Senior Madeline Hurley has received a National Merit Scholarship from UNC Chapel Hill, which she will attend beginning this fall. She was selected from among finalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend UNC. The Huntersville resident was selected for showing exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. She will receive $1,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at UNC, the institution financing the scholarship.

Mountain State University

Leadership seminar series: "Leading for Results with Resource Acumen" is scheduled for 8:30-10:30a.m. July20. 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville. The series is free, but the university requests registration: