MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville's Cyndy Drew Etler was homeless at 13 and summa cum laude at 30. Today she is an author of young adult books and alternative school teacher, serving the "troubled teens" who resemble her former self.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- A Hough High School senior is one of five students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools chosen to receive National Merit scholarships.
David Snedecor from Hough was selected as a recipient of a $2,500 National Merit award.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Hundreds of students and parents from Lake Norman Charter School, Lincoln Charter School and Pine Lake Preparatory learned how to navigate and prepare for the college admission process during a program at LNC last weekend.
From the keynote address by Christopher Gruber, vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College, to the afternoon college fair featuring participation by more than 45 colleges and universities from around the country, the attendees were able to ask specific questions, hear from experts on important topics and trends and start to develop an individual plan on securing a spot at the college of choice.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- A Hough High School student is one of 12 seniors from the state, and only 15 nationwide, included in the fourth class of Levine Scholars at UNC Charlotte.
Eileen Jakeway, the daughter of Patrick and Angela Jakeway of Huntersville, has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious merit scholarship at UNCC, which covers the cost of all tuition and fees, housing and meals, books, a laptop computer and summer experiences. Additional funding is provided to support community service work during the academic years. The value of the scholarship is estimated to surpass about $90,000 for each in-state student.
The Davidson Day School Elementary Battle of the Books (E-BOB) team placed third in recent regional competition. Team members are (front, from left ) Charlotte Ratcliff, Izzie Gosling, Lauren Skolaris; (middle) Carson Pauling, Adam Ratcliff, Cole Jessey, Cameryn James, Lauren Orfinik, Jake Breunig; (back) Faculty Sponsor Bobbi Luster, Izzy Freidline, Mark Breunig, Will Confoy, Parent Coach Sue Ratcliff, Faculty Sponsor Margaret Fischer and Parent Coach Erin Breunig. Not pictured: Jack Grier and Emma Lindquist.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- As the final weeks of the school year approach, schools throughout the north Mecklenburg area are sending out the call for volunteers to serve as proctors for end-of-year testing.
Bailey Middle School in Cornelius is the latest to express the urgency for help. Bailey needs 20 proctors for testing on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21.
Hopewell High grad from Huntersville is honored by USAF and graduates first in his class at NCSU.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- In the heart of commencement, award and accolade season, it will be tough to top the few weeks recently experienced by Alex Young of Huntersville.
In a two-week period, Young earned national recognition as an outstanding Air Force ROTC cadet, graduated with honors from North Carolina State University and was commissioned as a USAF officer.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Varsity Science Olympiad team from J.M. Alexander Middle School in Huntersville had a successful showing in a highly competitive field at the North Carolina finals, but fell just short of earning a national tournament berth.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Community School of Davidson presents its inaugural high school musical, Little Shop of Horrors, May 23-25. This two-act musical features 18 cast members and numerous "off-shoots" and is suitable for audiences ages 5 and older.