Award and scholarship recipients in the LNC Class of 2012 included:
Key Club Service Award, Katie Hensel; LNC Drama Club Award, Landon Cobb and Laura Fortner; Student Council Leadership and Service Award, Justin Moore and Chase Webb; Prom Planning Committee Leadership Award, Devin Moskowitz and Jillian Swett; Ms. LNC Scholarships, Katie Fabian, Rachel Gebelein and Katherine Napier; Mr. LNC Scholarship, Chase Marshall, Justin Moore and Matthew Wine; Math Department Award, John Clark; Science Department Award, Caroline Belt; English Department Award, Hannah Plank; Social Studies Department Award, Sean Murphy; Spanish Language Department Award, Lacey King; French Language Department Award, Hannah Plank; Performing Arts Department Award, Paul Archer; Visual Arts Department Award, Kim Baumgart; Physical Education Achievement Award, Nico Ciambotti; Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners, Johnathon Clark and Megan Ferry; and LNC Knight's Shield Student Athlete Scholarship, Johnathon Clark and Katie Fabian.
Also, French National Honors Society: Johnathon Clark, Stefan Eckmann, Spencer Greene, Sarah Jones, Haley Key, Erin Knapp, Pranati Panuganti, Hannah Plank and Frank Silva.
Spanish National Honors Society: Paul Archer, Carly Clark, Joshua Dulin, Megan Ferry, Lacey King, Alexander Lee, Trinidad Marinello, Mary Gwen Miller, Jacob Rivera, Gabriel Sandoval and Jillian Swett.
English National Honors Society: Sarah Crowley, Megan Ferry, Rachel Gebelein, Nicole Mangione and Katherine Sevin.
National Honors Society: Paul Archer, Zachary Bostick, Carly Clark, Johnathon Clark, Sarah Crowley, Joshua Dulin, Katie Fabian, Jake Fairbairn, Megan Ferry, Caleigh Fidler, Laura Fortner, Rachel Gebelein, Christopher Hack, Katie Hensel, Emily Hunt, Taylor Jackson, Michelle Jimmy, Sarah Jones, Sarah Bagwell King, Casey Knosby, Melanie Lech, Alex Lee, Mary Gwen Miller, Justin Moore, Sean Murphy, Katherine Napier, Pranati Panuganti, Brian Piccirilli, Hannah Plank, Kinsey Porter, Jacob Rivera, Gabe Sandoval, Katie Sevin and Frank Silva.
Also, Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award, Ben Wittie; Huntersville-North Mecklenburg Civic Association Scholarship, Megan Ferry and Laura Fortner; Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholarship, Lacey King; Ohio University Next Generation Scholarship, Nathan Farber; Cross and Flame Grant, Taylor Day; Golden LEAF Scholarship, Megan Ferry; National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students, Johnathon Clark, Megan Ferry, Katie Hensel, Sarah Jones and Hannah Plank.
Also, Top Seniors, Madison Braswell, Johnathon Clark, Landon Cobb, Katie Fabian, Katie Hensel, Sean Murphy and Frank Silva; Governor's School of North Carolina, Megan Ferry; Regional Scholastic Arts Award, Landon Cobb and Melanie Lech; Principal's Leadership Award School Nominee, Pranati Panuganti; Kohl's Cares Scholarship School Nominees, Pranati Panuganti and Frank Silva; Zinch "Three Sentence Essay" Scholarship, Megan Ferry; Violet Richardson Award, Megan Ferry; Katie Gergely Memorial Scholarship, Pranati Panuganti and Frank Silva; and Kiwanis Club Scholarship, Katie Hensel and Katherine Napier.
Athlete check-up services offered
Presbyterian Sports Medicine will provide free, pre-participation sports screenings to student-athletes at five Lake Norman area schools on Saturday, June 2.
The service is available to rising ninth graders and above enrolled at Community School of Davidson, Davidson Day School, Lake Norman Charter School, Pine Lake Preparatory and Southlake Christian Academy.
Presbyterian's Competitive Edge Sports Screening Day will be conducted at Lakeside Family Physicians Cornelius, 19485 Old Jetton Road, Suite 100, in Cornelius. Student-athletes must be enrolled in one of the five participating schools and must pre-register by visiting www.presbyterian.org/edge or by signing a consent form, completing a health questionnaire and returning both to the athlete's school athletic director by Tuesday, May 29. The forms are available at each school.
A standard sports screening includes an overview of general health and family history, blood pressure and heart rate checks, lung and abdomen checks, strength and flexibility tests, vision testing and height and weight measurements. Presbyterian also provides baseline concussion vestibular balance testing and electrocardiograms.
To learn more about Presbyterian Healthcare, visit www.presbyterian.org.
First 'Senior Day' Friday at Hough
The first "Senior Day" in Hough High School history will be held Friday, May 25, at the two-year-old school off Bailey Road in Cornelius.
The school's first graduating class will enjoy a day devoted to them starting at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast in the cafeteria, time capsule envelope collections and distribution of "The Last Howl," yearbooks and a senior slides show.
The morning will include organized activities outside including ultimate frisbee, soccer, football, tug-of-war, kickball and other competitions. Ice cream will be provided and seniors will have the opportunity to paint tiles on the senior patio. A senior class meeting about graduation will be held at 1:15 p.m. before students are released for the day.
Northeast zone teacher saluted
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2012 "Teacher of the Year" is Eric H. Tornfelt, a civics and economics instructor who has been on the faculty at Mallard Creek High School since it opened in 2007.
Tornfelt was recognized during a special presentation during Staff Appreciation Month ceremonies hosted by Carowinds.
Tornfelt is a National Board Certified Teacher who dedicates time outside of class to increase learning in the classroom. Tornfelt attended the Supreme Court Summer Institute in 2008 and discussed "Building a Culture of Literacy" with CMS principals, managers and executive staff at the 2011 Leadership Conference. In addition, he is a part of the Mallard Creek literacy and Datawise teams and has been a participant in grant work from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the development and use of literacy strategies in CMS. In 2011, Tornfelt founded Mallard Creek High's Summer Mentoring Program.
"It is an honor to have Eric Tornfelt represent the Northeast Zone as teacher of the year," Northeast Zone Superintendent Dawn Robinson says.