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Charlotte Prep welcomes Mensah

Charlotte Prep welcomes Mensah

It’s Edward Mensah’s perseverance and drive that have helped him get where he is today. Starting July 1 as the new head of middle school at Charlotte Preparatory School, Mensah’s… Read more »

Continuing the military tradition

Continuing the military tradition

Commitment is a tradition for 18-year-old Alex Vinson and her family. The recent Charlotte Catholic High School graduate has seen the tradition in three generations of her military family. Now… Read more »

Local 9-year-old asks for donations instead of gifts

Local 9-year-old asks for donations instead of gifts

More than a year has passed since then 7-year-old Lizzy Biggers saw a segment on the Disney Channel about donating birthday gifts to a cause. It was interesting, she said,… Read more »

Local grad follows dreams to NYU

Local grad follows dreams to NYU

School hasn’t always been easy for recent Ardrey Kell High School graduate Viktoriya Berdan. The south Charlotte Polo Ridge resident moved with her parents and sister to the United States… Read more »

Twin Scouts push each other to succeed

Twin Scouts push each other to succeed

Chris and Michael Smith are very driven. The 17-year-old Ardrey Kell High School twins know what it means to be committed, spending their high school careers on the Ardrey Kell… Read more »

School, university partnership to give back to community

School, university partnership to give back to community

Soon Myers Park Traditional School will be home to summer squash, cucumbers, green beans and tomatoes thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council at Queens University… Read more »

Myers Park near top of county’s priority list

Myers Park near top of county’s priority list

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are wondering why county staff reprioritized a list of proposed projects for the 2015-17 capital improvement plan, but the Myers Park High community isn’t complaining. CMS recently… Read more »

Ballantyne magnet school gets bumped down priority list

Ballantyne magnet school gets bumped down priority list

County staff doesn’t think a proposed magnet school in the Ballantyne area is as important as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders do, as evidenced by the 2015-17 capital projects ranking list presented… Read more »

Singing the song of an unsung hero

Singing the song of an unsung hero

Justin Ashley and his students at McAlpine Elementary School are helping to uncover one of North Carolina’s unsung education heroes. When college friend Patrick Phillips of Harrisburg told Ashley, a… Read more »

McKee’s Smith named Teacher of the Year finalist

McKee’s Smith named Teacher of the Year finalist

All students at McKee Road Elementary School know teacher Doug Smith. He’s one of the first faces they see in the morning, always headlining the school’s morning news channel, encouraging… Read more »

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