School Notes for July 13
by Staff Writer
The Torrence Creek Elementary School media center will remain open once a week until the end of summer break.
Torrence Creek students can check out books on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.- noon through Aug. 14.
For all school news, go online to www.tcepta.org.
Freshmen viking camp starts Aug. 23
North Mecklenburg High School will hold its Viking Training Camp for rising ninth-graders next month.
The camp takes place Aug. 23-24 from 8 a.m.-noon on the school’s campus. Teachers, alumni and current seniors will speak to students throughout the event and the senior student council will take them on a tour of the school.
Four students win scholarships
McDonald’s has selected four Cornelius and Davidson students to receive $1,000 scholarships.
Students received either a Ray Kroc or Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) scholarship. The Ray Kroc Scholarship goes to McDonald’s employees who plan to further their education, have made positive contributions to the community and achieved academic success. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholars are chosen based on leadership skills, academic success, community involvement, financial need and a person at essay about how they intend to make a difference in society.
Scholarship winners include:
• Santiago Patino of Cornelius – RMHC Scholar
• Ashley Rogers of Cornelius – Ray Kroc Scholar
• Jasmine Williams of Davidson – Ray Kroc Scholar
• Jordan Young of Cornelius – RMHC Scholar
McDonald’s honored winners Wednesday, July 11, at the Gaston Convention Center.
Discovery Education recognizes
CMS STEM educators
Discovery Education honored several Lake Norman educators and community partners for their work in bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics education into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools classrooms.
Lake Norman honorees include:
• Jessica Pehel, faculty member at Long Creek Elementary School
• Jill Thompson, faculty member at Torrence Creek Elementary School
• Chad Thomas, principal of Long Creek Elementary School
• Patricia Johanson, principal of Blythe Elementary School
Winners were honored at a reception and ceremony at Discovery Place on June 7.