SCW Education Notes

Charlotte Christian to host Christian College Fair
Charlotte Christian School, a Christ-centered school, will host the National Christian College Fair on Oct. 1, a Monday.
The fair, sponsored by the National Association of Christian College Admissions Professionals, gives local high school students and their families the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors from 50 Christian colleges and universities. This is the 11th year Charlotte Christian has hosted the fair. More than 500 area high school students and their parent’s attended last year’s event.
Some of the represented schools include Columbia International University, Covenant College, Houghton College, Lee University, Messiah College, Taylor University and Wheaton College.
The fair will take place in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium at Charlotte Christian School, 7301 Sardis Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a Financial Aid Workshop at 7 p.m. For a complete list of participating colleges and universities, visit www.myblueprintstory.com. For additional information about the fair, call 704-366-5657, ext. 4006.

Local schools need your help
Several south Charlotte and Matthews elementary schools are hosting book drives throughout the month of September and they’re asking the community to get involved.
East Zone elementary schools – McKee Road Elementary, Matthews Elementary, Elizabeth Lane Elementary and Lansdowne Elementary – are trying to teach students the importance of reading. Each school is asking community members and parents to donate gently used children’s book for all elementary levels. The goal of the book drive is to help build classroom libraries.
People interested in donating should drop books by the schools’ main offices.

Local teen writer earns national recognition
Morgan McManus, a senior at Charlotte Christian School, recently gained national recognition for her writing and will be published in The Best Teen Writing of 2012, a national publication featuring standout writing from the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Morgan’s personal memoire, 10:23 Tuesday, won a National Scholastic Silver Award last spring and was recently chosen from more than 200,000 works as one of the top 70 nationally to be printed in the upcoming anthology, which is published by the Alliance for young Artists & Writers. The publication will be available on Amazon later this fall.
Morgan wrote her memoire while in a creative writing class at the school taught by Jessica Ramsey, upper school language arts teacher.

South Meck HOSA students win national competition
South Mecklenburg High School’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club won first place this summer at the HOSA National Leadership Conference competition in Orlando, Fla.
The competition, which is the culmination of a series of district and state competitions, allows teams to compete in a variety of events and categories related to medical and health sciences. The South Mecklenburg High students competed against schools from around the country, placing first place in two events – Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Outstanding HOSA Chapter. They also placed fifth in The HOSA Bowl, after falling short by one point.Two South Mecklenburg High students also were awarded scholarships to recognize their individual efforts – Nae Won was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from DEPC (a conference partner) and was elected to be a HOSA National Officer.  Mitchell Jester received a $2,000 National HOSA scholarship, as well as a $250 Catherine Jung Scholarship.
Fifteen students from the school attended the conference.

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