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School news: Lake Norman and Iredell

These SouthLake Christian Academy engineering students finished third in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science competition held March 15 at UNC Charlotte. Pictured, front from left, are Abby Peck, Bryce Gibson, Mason Scoggins, Joshua Bas, Bryce Hosseini; back from left, Kaleb Cassady, Zach Geist, Eric Bartel, Chris Jackson, Zacheri McIsaac and Thomas Carter.
These SouthLake Christian Academy engineering students finished third in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science competition held March 15 at UNC Charlotte. Pictured, front from left, are Abby Peck, Bryce Gibson, Mason Scoggins, Joshua Bas, Bryce Hosseini; back from left, Kaleb Cassady, Zach Geist, Eric Bartel, Chris Jackson, Zacheri McIsaac and Thomas Carter.

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Blythe IB Elementary

5K volunteers: Parents are needed to volunteer to help with the Girls on the Run 5K. A variety of times and jobs are available before race day on April 29 and the morning of the race on April 30. Volunteers must be age 16 or older. Volunteers younger than 16 must have adult supervision. To sign up and for details, visit www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Spring2016NORTH5kVol.

Davidson Elementary

Charity basketball game: Davidson Elementary School’s 12th annual Charity Basketball Game will be held 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Hough High School. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Faculty from Davidson Elementary will face off against the faculty from J.V. Washam Elementary. Tickets are $3 each and will be available at the door. Concessions will be for sale. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center.

J.M. Alexander Middle

Beautification Day: Beautification Day was rescheduled and will take place 9-11 a.m. April 9 and 16. Tasks will include decorating the staff bathrooms and cleaning the outside of the campus. Community service hours will be given to students who participate.

Hough High

Hu5ky Hustle: Hough High School will host the inaugural Hu5ky Hustle race 8 a.m. April 9 beginning at the school at 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Racing Toes will professionally time the race, which is sponsored by local businesses. All ages are welcome, and Hough students will offer to act as walking buddies during the race for every child younger than 15. Parking will be available in the staff lot in front of the school. The entry fee is $25. Proceeds will help buy school supplies and support Hough events, including homecoming, prom, field trips and pep rallies. To register, visit https://sites.google.com/a/cms.k12.nc.us/hough-5k/registration.

Tuesday at Tenders: The next fundraising dining night is 4-9 p.m. April 5 at Tenders Fresh Food, 18341 Statesville Road, Cornelius. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the school. Customers must tell the cashier they are with Hough High at checkout in order for their meal to apply toward the donation to the school. The fundraiser includes to-go, dine-in and drive-through orders.

Students who need to fill service-hours requirements may volunteer at the restaurant night. To sign up, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea9aa2da02-tenders.

Highly Selective Schools Seminar: David Kraus of Davidson College will present Hough High’s second Highly Selective Schools Seminar at 6:30 p.m. April 7 in the Hough High auditorium, Kraus will share tips for getting accepted at highly selective colleges and universities and discuss what institutions look for in prospective students.

Mooresville Graded School District

Park View Elementary

Restaurant night: Park View will host a fundraising night starting at 5 p.m. April 5 at Chick-fil-A, 457 River Highway, Mooresville. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the school.

Private schools

SouthLake Christian Academy

Engineering competition: Ten SouthLake Christian Academy engineering students finished third in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science competition held March 15 at UNC Charlotte.

TEAMS is an annual competition for high school students designed to discover their potential for engineering. SouthLake was represented by seniors Joshua Bas, Thomas Carter and Zacheri McIsaac; juniors Bryce Gibson, Bryce Hosseini, Chris Jackson and Mason Scoggins; and freshmen Kaleb Cassady, Zach Geist and Abby Peck. During the one-day competition, students applied math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges. The competition includes an 80 question test and a short-answer essay question with a hands-on design challenge.

Davidson Day

Battle of the Books: Davidson Day School held a 2016 district Elementary Battle of the Books Competition March 14, facing off against four visiting schools from the Region 9 - Independent Schools division: Asheville Christian Academy, Providence Day School, Salisbury Academy and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. The student teams took part in more than 20 rounds of competition, answering questions from 18 books. Davidson Day won first place in the competition with 131 points over Asheville Christian Academy, which placed second with 112 points. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy came in third with 99 points, followed by Salisbury Academy with 94 points and Providence Day School with 92 points. Davidson Day team members included David Grady, Winter Hamme, Reagan Henderlite, Emerson Jones, Joey Looney, Cassie Lott, Ashlyn Letarte, Laura Luster, Emma McMahon, Melanie Minaya, Chase Newman, Jake Plyler and Jillian Toya. The coaches are Margaret Fischer and Bobbi Luster. The team will move on to compete against Ravenscroft School and Cannon School in the regional tournament.

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