Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly School Notes July 5

Providence High makes Harris Teeter TIE top 10

Two groups from Providence High School were recently named among the top 10 earning schools in the Harris Teeter Together in Education program’s final payout of the 2012-13 school year.

Harris Teeter distributes money to TIE schools and programs three times per school year in December, March and June. The program allows schools or school programs to register for a TIE code, and customers can then link their VIC card to up to five TIE codes anytime between Aug. 1 and May 1 of every school year. Once a VIC card is linked, Harris Teeter donates money back to schools in exchange for purchases of Harris Teeter-brand products.

The Providence High School Rugby Club and the school’s parent-teacher-student organization were both in the top 10 this year. The rugby club was awarded $2,924.91 and the PTSO was awarded $2,601.20.

For more information about TIE and how much money was earned by each local school, visit

Butler student named Herman Hoose scholarship winner

Grant Coughlin, a 2012-13 Butler High School graduate, was recently named a winner of the Herman Hoose Scholarship through the Charlotte Metro Credit Union.

The scholarship is awarded to deserving and capable college-bound students who are members of the credit union, graduate from high school in the current school year and enroll in college that same year. Grant is one of 10 students to win a $2,000 scholarship this year.

Recipients were selected based on academic achievement, financial need, career goals and participation in extracurricular activities both in school and the community. The scholarship is named for the founder of the predecessor credit union to CMCU.

Grant is the son of Susan Coughlin and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte this fall.

Local student named Kenan Excellence Scholarship winner

Emily Krajewski, a Matthews resident, was recently named an annual recipient of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Excellence Scholarship to play the double bass at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

The scholarship will pay for tuition, fees, room and board for four years of undergraduate study. Scholarships are given based on students’ abilities in their arts disciplines, capacity to lead and motivate, extracurricular achievement, GPA and SAT or ACT test scores.

Emily spent her senior year of high school at UNCSA and graduated in May 2013. Prior to coming to UNCSA, she attended Providence High School. Before attending UNCSA, Emily taught violin to elementary school students once a week, was a student assistant with the Charlotte Youth Symphony and a volunteer manager for the Junior Youth Orchestras. She holds numerous other awards and accolades such as Principal Double Bass with the North Carolina All State Honors Orchestra in 2011 and 2012 and North Carolina Western Regionals Honors Orchestra in 2012.

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