Area high schools: U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., has announced the 2012 Congressional Art Competition. The winning work of art will be displayed in the visitors' area leading to the U.S. Capitol building. Call Allison Auman at 704-786-1612 for details or visit kissel.house.gov.
Cox Mill Elementary: The Quiz Bowl Team won the Cabarrus County Schools Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl and placed sixth in the Southeast Regionals. Included in the tested areas are math, history, government and sports.
Winkler Middle : Eighth-graders participated in the CIAA Middle School Education Day on Feb. 29. The students heard from guest speakers from NASA and NASCAR about the importance of hard work, perseverance and goal setting.
Cannon School: The Cannon School Mathcounts Team has advanced to the state finals to be held in Durham on March 16.