Education Notes

Charlotte Christian students awarded Hendrick Memorial Scholarships

Two Charlotte Christian School seniors were named 2012 recipients of the Jennifer Hendrick and Kimberly Hendrick Memorial Scholarships during a school chapel service earlier this month.

The scholarships, which were established by Cathy Hendrick in 2005 to provide full tuition for two seniors at the school who exemplify a Christ-like spirit, are in memory of Hendrick’s daughters, Jennifer Marie Hendrick and Kimberly Paige Hendrick, both Charlotte Christian graduates of 2000 who died in a plane crash along with other family and friends in October 2004.

Sarah Drummond and Wes Medeiros were both named 2012 recipients. Sarah is a track and field athlete at Charlotte Christian where she earned all-conference honors in shot put as a junior.  She has been part of the volleyball program for five years and was the recipient of both the Leadership Award and Determination Award.  Sarah has traveled on mission trips to the Dominican Republic for the past three summers with other Charlotte Christian students to serve with SCORE International.  She also volunteered with Upward Basketball and Cheerleading and participated in youth mission trips at Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She is the daughter of Derek and Holly Drummond.

Wes is an all-state and all-conference four-year letterman on the Charlotte Christian varsity football team, member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Chemistry Club and Prom Committee.  As a junior, he was awarded the 2012

University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Book Award and named a 2011 WSOC-TV Gridiron Great.  Wes hopes to study criminal justice and play football at a military academy or university with a Naval ROTC program before joining the United States Marine Corps.  He is interested in ultimately becoming a North Carolina State Highway Patrol officer and recently participated in the 2012 N.C. American Legion Student Trooper Program. He is the son of Paul and Alyce Medeiros.

Ardrey Kell to host Mighty Knight Invitational

Ardrey Kell High School will host the Mighty Knight Invitational premier high school marching band competition Oct. 27, a Saturday.

Area high schools along with others from around North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia will participate in the competition.

Participating south Charlotte bands are South Mecklenburg High School and Charlotte Catholic High School, as well as bands from Mallard Creek High School, Buford High School, North Henderson High School, Northwest Cabarrus High School, Salem High School, Dutch Fork High School, Apex High School, Dorman High School and Lexington High School.

Tickets are $7. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the first band performs at 10:45. Ardrey Kell High is located at 10220 Ardrey Kell Road.

Myers Park choir to host fundraiser and concert

The Myers Park High School choral department has kicked off its fall fundraiser and is selling reusable Mustang grocery totes.

A reusable bag takes the place of 1,000 regular grocery bags. The bags are sturdy with 21-inch handles. Bags are $3 each or four for $10 and will benefit the Myers Park High choirs. People can purchase the totes at the Fall Pops Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the school.

The concert will be held in the school’s auditorium, 2400 Colony Road, at 7 p.m.

Local scouts give back to Polo Ridge

Around a dozen third-grade Scouts from Polo Ridge Elementary School helped make their school a better place earlier this month.

Girls from Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1758 (Above) scoured the south Charlotte school’s campus and collected 15 bags of trash. They also planted tulip bulbs in their school garden. The flowers were purchased from proceeds of the troop’s cookie sales earlier this year.

Troop leaders Jennifer Rambo, Melissa MacIver and Julie Marx are putting more emphasis on charity and volunteer work. Their project at Polo Ridge was the first service project this school year.

“What I found especially rewarding was to see how proud the girls were of their efforts and overhearing them discussing the impact of garbage on our environment,” Marx said in a news release.

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