Good Works Youth Awards: Several CMS students were named winners of the 2011 GoodWorks Youth Awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding work of youths in three categories. The winners are: Diversity - Jason Reid, Ardrey Kell High School; Education - Ben Cournoyer, Mallard Creek High School, and Michelle Fogarty, Providence High School; Environment - Myles Grier, Cannon School.
McAlpine Elementary: On Dec. 2, at the school's first Vocabulary Parade, 500 students got "word wise." Students chose a vocabulary word and created a poster or costume to represent the word.
North Mecklenburg High: The North Meck Junior Varsity Debate and Speech Team placed third overall in the first annual Cardinal Classic Novice/JV Debate and Speech Tournament, Dec. 3 at Phillip O. Berry High School. Individual winners in Speech events were: Bryana Andrade Williams, first, Oral Interpretation; Beth Kingaby, first, Declamation; Alex Pope, second, Original Oratory. For Debate events, the team of Irfan Mekic and Abhi Kulgod took first place in Novice Public Forum debate; James Haberberger, sixth in Student Congress.
Independence High: As part of her graduation community service project, Manna Yosief, is collecting 1,000 books and $500 to start a community library in Swaziland. Donations of paperbacks in English for grades four to eight or checks, payable to the African Library Project, can be dropped off at the school library, 1967 Patriot Drive, Charlotte.