Posted on 08 June 2011.
The Bailey Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band performed Friday at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., and finished at the top of the competition. Also in this column, Cornelius Elementary students host a multicultural fair, Davidson IB plans a closing ceremony, Davidson Day School raises more than $26,000 in a parking space auction and its students compete in a Math Olympiad. Read the full story
Posted in Around Davidson, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Schools
Posted on 23 May 2011.
The plan for the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza.
After a year of fundraising, the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 on Saturday will celebrate the groundbreaking for the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza.
The groundbreaking is planned in conjunction with the town’s annual Memorial Day celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. at the monument site, on N.C. 115 behind Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, PARC, Town Hall
Posted on 19 May 2011.
The W.A. Hough High School girls soccer team beat the Butler Bulldogs Wednesday night in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs. The team will meet conference rival Lake Norman High School in Mooresville on Friday, with the winner of that game advancing to the state semifinals. Read more about Wednesday’s game on our Sports page.
Posted in Cornelius, Sports
Posted on 26 April 2011.
Congratulations to the following J.V. Washam Elementary School and Hough High School students who made the honor roll for third quarter. Keep up the good work! Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Schools
Posted on 13 April 2011.
Hough junior Aly Weishaar remembers her travels to New Zealand and Germany, where she took some of the photos she placed in the exhibit Tuesday night. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
The Hough High School Photography Club hosted an exhibit at the Carolina Art Garden gallery, at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Tuesday night to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The student photographers donated all proceeds from photograph sales to the foundation.
The photography club has about 15 student members, club president Aly Weishaar said, but they opened up to the entire Hough student body the opportunity to submit work to the Art Garden show.
Dozens of photographs on display for sale at the Carolina Art Garden Tuesday night (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
“I figured it would get more people out to support the cause,” she said.
Aly, daughter of Bluestone Harbor residents Doug and Amy Weishaar, is a junior at Hough and contributed more than a dozen photographs to the show, taken in different locations in the U.S. and abroad, including Germany, New Zealand, Florida and New York.
“It’s kind of what I lean to when I’m stressed or frustrated,” she said.
But photography is more than just a hobby for her. She recently did an internship with Charlotte photographer Lisa Crates, where she learned a lot about how to shoot for different events and different ways to edit photographs.
The students sold 19 pieces from the Art Garden show and raised $315 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Aly said.
Posted in Arts, Cornelius, Schools
Posted on 06 April 2011.
- (L-R) Front Row: Rebecca Salber (1st grade, Munchkin), Sophie Vaughan (1st grade, Munchkin), Isabella Massimini (1st grade, Munchkin), Ashley Dehn (1st grade, Toto), Madison Bonnes (3rd grade, Munchkin), Taylor Smith (1st grade, Munchkin). Second Row: Cora Vaughan (3rd grade, Flying Monkey), Kylie Sparks (2nd grade, Wicked Witch of the West), Kat Thompson (4th grade, Green Narrator), Kayla Dacus (3rd grade, Red Narrator), Allie Charles (5th grade, Prompting Assistant), Hannah Wilhelm (4th grade, Dorothy 3), Kendall Brandano (5th grade, Dorothy 2), Peyton Gorman (5th grade, Dorothy 1), Anne Michael Hudson (2nd grade, Orange Narrator), Ce Ce Hertel (3rd grade, Yellow Narrator), Brooke Stopnik (2nd grade, Purple Narrator), Skyla Lopardi (2nd gradem Blue Narrator). Last Row: Emma Charles (2nd grade, Flying Monkey), Matt Gimbel (3rd grade, Flying Monkey), Gina Jackson (2nd grade, Lion 1), Mack Hamm (5th grade, Scarecrow), Kenz Johnson (5th grade, Tin Man), Zach Burrows (4th grade, Uncle Henry), Addy Clary (4th grade, Auntie Em), Starr Melton (3rd grade, Glinda the Good Witch), Aaron McConnell (5th grade, Wizard of Oz), George Kalos (2nd grade, Tree and Lion 2), Tatum Benefield (3rd grade, Tree & Flying Monkey), Savannah McElroy (2nd grade, Gatekeeper).
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
J.V. Washam students met for their final dress rehearsal yesterday before they perform the musical, The Wizard of Oz. Twenty-nine students in first through fifth grade, under the direction of J.V. Washam Drama Club Teachers Linda Linfoot, Stephanie Sparks and Darryl Prendergast, take to the Hough High School stage Friday at 6 p.m. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Schools, Theater
Posted on 08 March 2011.
Annual spaghetti dinner to follow
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Local nonprofit group Angels of ’97 has added a new item to its annual spaghetti dinner menu: a 5K run.
The group, founded in memory of North Meck students, will host its 15th dinner and the inaugural 5K run on Saturday, March, 19. Also planned is a shorter “Fun Run” for children and families, around the North Mecklenburg High School track.
Five students from the North Mecklenburg High School class of 1997 died during their high school years, prompting community members Charles Guignard, Jane Bolton and Sherry Harkey to found the 501(c)3 nonprofit in their memory. The group raises funds to support area high school students as they pursue higher education. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Nonprofit news, Schools, Uncategorized
Posted on 10 February 2011.
Bailey Middle School plans its first “Take Your Family to School Week beginning Monday, with a series of themed days that bring together students and families. Meanwhile, the Charlotte Mecklenburg School board this week put off a decision on cuts to the Bright Beginnings pre-K program. Pine Lake’s robotics team fared well in a recent regional competition. Hough High’s PTA will screen “Race to Nowhere” next week. And a Cannon School student is organizing a fund-raiser and 5k race to help animals.
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Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Schools