School Notes: June 1

Covenant Day student to study Arabic

One Covenant Day School student will spend his summer learning Arabic at North Georgia State University.

Junior Lucas Godley was accepted to the Federal Service Language Academy for Arabic, a highly competitive immersion summer program that provides students with the fundamentals of languages critical for national security, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French and German.

Lucas, who loves languages, has already taken four years of Latin and two years of French at Covenant Day in Matthews, and will take French III this summer. He has been ranked nationally in French for the past two years, as well as a recipient of Gold Medals in Latin for the past four years.

Butler band names new leadership team

The Butler High School Marching Band recently announced its student leadership team for the 2012-13 season.

More than 30 students applied for positions on the team and auditioned as Drum Majors. The selected group consists mostly of seniors, with one junior and one sophomore.

The following students were chosen:
Drum majors: Breanna Taylor and Hannah Bridges
Captains: Horn line – Sarah Johnson; Drum line – Elijah Driscoll and Mark Sparrow; Pit – Jason Capristo; Colorguard – Miriam Jenkins
Section leaders: Flute – Mandy Kinniburgh; Clarinet – Chelsea Karpeh and Voltaire Medina; Saxophone – Samantha Brosso; Trumpet – Jonathan Tregde; Mellophone – Josh Anderson; Trombone – Max Probst; Baritone – Austin Crawford; Tuba – Carter Metcalf; Dance – Rebecca Rushing; Flags – Samantha Jeffers

Three seniors also were given awards at the annual spring banquet. Tyler Lynn was recognized as Outstanding Jazz Musician, Caroline Bowes received the Director’s Award and Luke Malitz received the John Phillip Sousa Award.

Seven new degrees at CPCC

Central Piedmont Community College will add seven new training and degree programs to its offerings for fall 2012.

People now have the opportunity to train and study for the following areas: occupational therapy assistants, pharmacy technicians, paramedic training, American Sign Language and deaf studies, simulation and game development for mobile apps, collision repair and refinishing technology and computer technology integration web development.

Fall registration for the school runs through Aug. 8.

Register online at or in-person at the school’s Levine Campus in Matthews, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, or any of the college’s other five campuses.

Lebanon Road to participate in Day of Caring

Lebanon Road Elementary School, 7300 Lebanon Road, will host Wells Fargo employees, Saturday, June 2, for the Wells Fargo Day of Caring.

About 20 volunteers from Wells Fargo and 20 teachers from the Mint Hill school have committed to join hands from 8 to 11 a.m. and beautify the Lebanon Road campus. The group will spread mulch, pick up trash, pull weeds and stain benches, among other projects. The school hasn’t held a beautification day this year, although second-graders did do some work in the school’s courtyard.

For more information or to volunteer, call 980-343-3640.

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