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Students from SouthLake Christian Academy received honors at the 2016 UNC Charlotte Region 6 N.C. Science and Engineering Fair. From left, Lexie Cash, Amaya Gallivan, Kim Wilson, Sam Cronquist and Alexis Stoddard.
Students from SouthLake Christian Academy received honors at the 2016 UNC Charlotte Region 6 N.C. Science and Engineering Fair. From left, Lexie Cash, Amaya Gallivan, Kim Wilson, Sam Cronquist and Alexis Stoddard.

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Cornelius Elementary

Science fair win

Fifth-grader Davis Jorgensen was a prize winner in the elementary school division at the Region 6 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair at UNC-Charlotte on Feb. 13. His win qualifies Davis to advance to the state competition in Raleigh, N.C., on April 1. Davis’ project addresses the topic “Effects of Football Air on Performance.”

Spring book fair

The spring book fair runs March 7-11. Students will visit the book fair with their classes to both preview and buy the books. The book fair also will be open the evening of March 10 during Cornelius Celebrates the Arts and the second- and third-grade performances.

J.V. Washam Elementary

Literacy Night

An information session about literacy will be offered to parents 6-7 p.m. March 3 in the Media Center. The program will include a review of the aspects of the Balanced Literacy Program and videos of classroom instruction along with tips for supporting children with their reading at home.

Fit Kid Sports

The registration deadline for the upcoming after-school kickball and cheerleading Fit Kid Sports clinics is March 4. Both clinics will take place 2:45-3:45 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23 and April 6, 13 and 20 on the school field. Cost is $65 per clinic. To register or for details, visit Details are also available by contacting the coach at

J.M. Alexander Middle

International Festival

The J.M. Alexander Middle School International Festival will be 6-8 p.m. March 22. Students who create a display for the festival will earn a 100 percent formal grade in the subject of their choice. Students who attend the event will receive instructional credit to be used in a class. Parents are needed to sponsor displays, help out on the day of the festival, contact local restaurants to donate food samples and recruit and coordinate dancers and other performers. Details: Mary Kendrick at

Hough High

Staff soup luncheon

Parent volunteers are needed to prepare homemade soup, chili and stew for a teacher and staff appreciation luncheon on March 7. Dishes should be brought to the school in slow cookers by 9 a.m. March 7. The luncheon will be in the Lower A Hall Workroom. Slow cooker pots and lids must be marked with the owner’s name. A ladle also should be provided. To sign up to contribute a dish, visit

Career Day

The FBLA and JROTC are seeking local business professionals who would like to talk about their career at Hough’s third annual Career Day 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 9. Professionals from all career paths are appreciated. To participate, visit

Boating safety course

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a free boating safety course for Hough students ages 13 and older 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12 at the school. Space is limited. To register, send student’s full legal name, birth date, address, telephone number and email address to For details, visit

North Mecklenburg High

Scholarship finalists and awardees

Aldo De Leon was recently named a finalist for the Goodnight Scholarship at N.C. State University. The Goodnight Scholars Program targets North Carolina residents who plan to study in a science, technology, education, mathematics or STEM-related education discipline at N.C. State. Other North Mecklenburg High students who recently received honors and awards include: Megan Houck, named a National Merit Finalist; Preston Ellison, eeceived the Nagurski High School Athlete of the Year Award; Brytanni Bowden, named the local honoree of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; Caleb Readling, earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 58 in Davidson; Wyatt Bradford, earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 200 in Huntersville.

Davidson Day

National Merit Finalist

Twelfth-grader Maggie Sellers was recently named a National Merit Finalist. She is among about 15,000 top high school seniors across the country selected to advance in the 60th annual scholarship competition. Finalists who win scholarship money will be selected based on academic achievement, participation in school and community activities, honors and awards received and leadership. Outside of her academic pursuits, Sellers plays trombone and performs in the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and Davidson College Jazz Ensemble. She was the first student at Davidson Day to audition for and be accepted to the All-District Band.

SouthLake Christian Academy

Regional science fair honors

Three SouthLake Christian Academy eighth-grade students and a science teacher received awards at the 2016 UNC Charlotte Region 6 N.C. Science and Engineering Fair, on Feb. 13.

SouthLake Christian student Lexie Cash’s science project earned first place in the Technology category. Cash also received an award in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Engineering category. Amaya Gallivan took first place in the Biology Science category, while Sam Cronquist won the U.S. Air Force Special Award. Cash and Gallivan’s first place finishes qualified the two students for the 2016 N,C, Science and Engineering Fair, which will be April 1-2 at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.

SouthLake Christian Academy science teacher Kim Wilson was honored with the Charlotte Area Science Networker Educator Award. Wilson was recognized for her dedication and guidance of student science research and her eight years of support for the Regional 6 science fair.

Mooresville Graded School District

Bridging the Gap

The seventh annual Career Bridge Seminar, “Bridging the Gap: Life After High School,” will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 3 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. The event is open to Mooresville Middle School and Mooresville High School students and parents. Extra credit will be given to students who attend both sessions of the seminar and complete the required online assignment by March 10. Details, including the full seminar schedule, are available at

Mooresville Middle

Parent/Student Night

A Parent/Student Night event for families of rising ninth graders will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 10 in the auditorium.

Mooresville High

Spirit Night

A Spirit Night fundraiser for the school will take place 5-8 p.m. March 7 at Chick-fil-A, 457 River Highway, Mooresville. A portion of proceeds from the night’s receipts will benefit the Mooresville High School PTSO. Students may enter drawings for iTunes and Chick-fil-A gift cards.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

AIG plan review

Iredell-Statesville Schools is reviewing and revising its Academically Intellectually Gifted Local Plan. The new plan will serve as a guideline for how students will be identified as gifted and receive gifted services in Iredell-Statesville Schools through 2019. The district seeks input from all parents with a student currently enrolled in ISS schools. To participate in the survey, visit

Troutman Elementary

Family Night and Health Fair

The school will host its second Fuel Up to Play 60 Family Night/Health Fair 5-7:30 p.m. March 4 in the gym and cafeteria. Local businesses will sponsor family-oriented exercise activities and local restaurants, service organizations and health providers will display healthy food choices and offer healthy snacks, goody bags, coupons and handouts. Special guests will include Sir Purr, the Chick-fil-A cow, Wendy from Wendy’s restaurants, Flossy the Squirrel, McGregor the Detective Dog and Harry the Harris Teeter Dragon. Admission is free.

Mount Mourne IB Middle

Grand Rounds

Parents and community volunteers are needed to evaluate seventh-grade students as they participate in the inaugural Grand Rounds seventh-grade medical science student clinic on March 15 and March 17. At Grand Rounds, student demonstrate their medical knowledge. Volunteers do not need medical knowledge to participate. Simple rubrics will be provided for evaluation purposes. Presentations should take about five to eight minutes per group. Volunteers may sign up for more than one day and time. Details: