Carmel Christian students receive academic awards
Carmel Christian School students recently participated in the Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival, Speech Meet and Math Olympics in March and took home several honors.
Art Festival: Julia Morgan, eighth grade – Best in Show in the Black in White category.
Other students awarded ribbons were: Madeline Bennett, eighth grade – red; Caroline Chambers, eighth grade – red; Alanna Woods, eighth grade – red; Peyton Smith, eighth grade – red; Spencer Daniels, eighth grade – red; Jack Cook, seventh grade – red; Coert Pease, seventh grade – red; Kara Tackel, seventh grade – red and white; Austin Crotts, second grade – white; Anna Daniels, fifth grade – red; Angelina Ayala, fifth grade – red; Trent Williams, fourth grade – red; Cameron Brackman, fourth grade – red; and Skylar Rilee, fourth grade – blue.
Speech Meet: Luke Jacobs, second grade – Superior; Anna Kate Crotts, second grade – Superior; Joey Eamigh, second grade – Superior; Olivia Mueth, third grade – Superior; Michael Nolan, third grade – Good; Olivia Bartholomew, third grade – Superior; Mason Gottschling, fourth grade – Excellent; Emily Volker, fourth grade – Superior; Kathryn Vandergrift, fourth grade – Superior;Devan Kransteuber, fifth grade – Excellent; and Jordan Kustas, fifth grade – Excellent; all awarded for poetry.
Angelina Ayala, fifth grade – Superior; awarded for patriotic oration.
Connor Tackel, second grade – Superior; awarded for fable.
Math Olympics: Landon Ethredge, third grade – fifth place; Jack Newsom, sixth grade – fifth place; Drew Pollack, seventh grade – second place; and Zach Prevetter, seventh grade – third place; all awarded for reasoning skills.
Krystal Uzomba, third grade – second place; Mikayla Guidice, third grade – third place; Ethan Bennikutty, fourth grade – fourth place; David Tang, sixth grade – second place; Baylor Molnar, sixth grade – fourth place; and Peyton Smith, eighth grade – third place; all awarded for computation skills.
Butler student wins piano competition
Butler High School junior Sarah Johnson was recently named a winner in the 2012 International Piano Competition Contest sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Sarah, who’s winning composition is titled “Love’s Remembrance,” studies piano under Diane Higgins of Higgins Piano Studio in Charlotte.
Independence students to celebrate reptiles and amphibians
Students in the Herpetology Club at Independence High School will celebrate “Reptiles and Amphibians” with people at the Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Saturday, April 21.
The students will have tables with animals from their classroom and will be available to talk to visitors and answer questions about the animals. There also will be a children’s story time.
The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. The club encourages people attending Saturday’s Earth Day celebration at Stumptown Park to take a break from the heat and stop by.
For more information, e-mail club sponsor Eric Stine, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New college scholarship offered for Matthews, Mint Hill students
SAFE College Funding, a Matthews-based professional college planning company, along with the Matthews-Mint Hill Optimist Club have joined forces to offer students at Butler, Independence and Rocky River high schools a college scholarship opportunity.
The groups are offering a $1,000 scholarship, called the Citizen-Scholar Award, to one graduating senior at each school. The scholarship is for students who have both good grades and involvement in extra-curricular activities such as community service, athletics, work and volunteerism. The goal of the scholarship is to recognize three students in the Matthews-Mint Hill community who go above and beyond both inside and outside of the classroom on a regular basis.
Students can find applications in the guidance office at their schools. Applications are due by April 30 and winners will be announced at each school’s senior awards banquet.
For more information, e-mail Jeremy Turner, email@example.com.
Rocky River to host silent auction
Rocky River High School’s parent-teacher group will host its second annual silent auction on Saturday, April 21.
Items at the auction include hotel getaways, vacation packages, patio sets, barbeque grills and more. A lunch with Principal Brandy Nelson, East Zone Superintendent Kelly Gwaltney and Assistant Principal Orlando Robinson also will be auctioned off.
Light appetizers will be served and entertainment from the Rocky River band ensemble will be provided. There also will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the school’s new partnership with Home Depot.
The event is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the school, 10505 Clear Creek Commerce Drive, in Mint Hill.