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Summer Academy

Vanderbilt University: Jamie Kaplan of Charlotte has been accepted to attend the 2011 Vanderbilt Summer Academy, a program for gifted students in grades 8-12 hosted by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth. Jamie will attend Charlotte Latin School in the fall.


Cash prizes: The following Charlotte-area schools are vying for a chance to win a share of the $100,000 in cash prizes through Big Lots' "Lots2Give" contest. The schools are: Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, Devonshire Elementary School, Royal Oaks Elementary School, Windsor Park Elementary School and Wolf Meadow Elementary School. The public can vote for their favorite videos at One $20,000 grand prize, four $5,000 first prizes and 30 $2,000 second prizes will be awarded. Voting ends July 4 and winners will be announced Aug. 13.

Director of Theater

New director: Lori Anne Sword will become Charlotte Christian School's director of theater on July 1.