Belk launches ‘Rocking the Belk’ Bowl Contest
Charlotte-based department store Belk is offering elementary, middle and high schools within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools an opportunity to show support for the 2012 Belk Bowl by entering the “Rocking the Belk” Bowl Contest.
The Belk Bowl was the first Division I college bowl game to be held in the Carolinas in 2002. The Rocking the Belk Bowl Contest is a school rock and bulletin board contest for local schools, competing to win a $25,000 technology grant and an allotment of tickets to the 2012 Belk Bowl for students and staff. To enter, schools should create an educational and Belk Bowl-themed design on school rocks – or bulletin boards if rocks are unavailable. Schools also are encouraged to submit photos of students creating their rocks or boards and a 30 to 60 second statement video capturing the student’ inspiration behind the design. Videos are not mandatory.
Top schools will be featured on the Belk Bowl FanZone page, Belk’s Facebook page, Belk’s internal publication “The View, ” and during the 2012 Belk Bowl FanFest and game.
Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 17, a Saturday. Entries will be judged Nov. 26 on creativity, craftsmanship, design and incorporation of Belk Bowl and educational imagery. Winning schools will be announced Dec. 3.
For questions and to submit electronic entries, email April_Smith@belk.com.
Smart with Heart to host ‘Walk for the Children’
Smart with Heart, a local nonprofit foundation whose mission is to help children with disabilities, is hosting “Walk for the Children” Nov. 10, a Saturday.
The walk, which is directed toward raising awareness about the social, physical and neurological challenges faced by children with special needs, was established to help raise money for disadvantaged schools in the Charlotte area to help fund vital mechanical devices they need.
The walk is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Squirrel Lake Park, 1631 Pleasant Plains Road, in Matthews, and also will feature refreshments and a raffle. No registration is required.
Rocky River needs your help
Rocky River High School is looking for volunteers for the Graduation Project Review Board.
Volunteers are needed for scoring senior presentations as part of a panel of other volunteers. Scoring of the projects will take place Dec. 5, a Wednesday, from 1:45 to 5 p.m. at the school, 10505 Clear Creek Commerce Drive. Training for scoring will be provided.
If interested, people should contact Andrew Cartee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What has Morrison learned?
Parents, students and community members are invited to hear from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison on Nov. 26, a Monday.
The event will be held at the Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., from 6 to 8 p.m. and also will feature artistic performances by CMS students.