Students to perform ‘Les Miserables’

DAVDISON – Thirty-seven students representing 12 schools will perform in “Les Miserables,” Student Edition, which runs slightly shorter than the Broadway show.

Cast members are from Community School of Davidson, Covenant Classical, Davidson Day, Hopewell High, Lake Norman High, Mitchell College VPAC, Mooresville High, South Iredell High, South Lake Christian and homeschools.

Melissa Ohlman-Roberge, theater arts instructor at Community School of Davidson, will direct the show. John Smith serves as the musical director. Chris Lundsten designs the costumes. 

The show will run at 7 p.m. Feb 20-21, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb 22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Community School of Davidson’s ArtSpace, 404 Armour St.

Buy tickets in advance online for $8 or at the door for $10.



Retired teacher earns designation

CORNELIUS – Nancye Hart, a recently retired Hough High technology teacher, is being awarded the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional designation from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

Hart is being recognized for outstanding performance, leadership and accomplishments in the field of technology and engineering education.

Hart taught technology courses and advised the award-winning TSA student organizations and DECA programs at Hough and North Mecklenburg high schools.


Bailey students to sing at festival 

CORNELIUS – Ten students from Bailey Middle School were invited to sing at the annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools chorus festival Feb. 22.

They were Amanda Arias, Gabby Arias, Lily Caylor, Ahna Clark, Jasmine Jones, Melissa Long, Jill Macha, Alessandra Quilici, Ally Smith and Eliza Snead.


Students join all-state choir

CORNELIUS – Eleven students from Bailey Middle School auditioned and were accepted into Middle School All-State on April 25-26 at UNC Greensboro.

Students were as follows: Danielle Beard, Liliana Bragg, Haiven Dillow, Johanna Evans, Ella Griffin, Kylie Johnson, Julia Leeman, Sophia Leeman, Shea Palmer, David Price and Kate Schwab.


Senior performs at prose, poetry event 

HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg High School senior Alex Pope made the quarterfinal round in the prose and poetry competition at Emory University's Barkley Forum tournament.

The forum is one of the nation's oldest, largest, most competitive and most prestigious tournaments.

The event was held Jan. 24-26 in Atlanta, Ga. 


Student gets in leadership fraternity

LEXINGTON, Va. – Kathryn Driest, a senior at Washington Lee University from Davidson, has been selected to Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership fraternity.

Driest was tapped during the annual Founder’s Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convention on Jan. 20 at the university.



Students named to dean’s lists

HUNTERSVILLE – The following students were named to the dean’s list at their respective colleges or universities for the fall semester:

• Jenna Sarett, a Cannon School graduate from Huntersville, made a grade point average of at least 3.7 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

• Megan Sullivan, an exercise science major from Huntersville, made a grade point average of at least 3.5 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.

• Michael Marcela, a North Mecklenburg High School graduate from Huntersville, made a grade point average of at least 3.3 at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

• Davidson residents Olivia Pan and Patrick Panuski made grade point averages of at least 3.0 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.


Students graduate from Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. – The following students graduated from Clemson University Dec. 19, 2013.

• Jacqueline Wright, of Cornelius, graduated with a master’s degree in applied economics and statistics.

• Katherine Vendley, of Davidson, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.9 to graduate Summa Cum Laude.


Student earns perfect GPA

CLEMSON, S.C. – Kelli King, of Huntersville, has been named to the president’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Clemson University.

Students must make a grade point average of 4.0 to earn the honor.


Free talk focuses on privacy ethics

DAVIDSON – Julia Angwin, an award-winning investigative journalist at ProPublica, will lead a discussion, titled “Dragnet Nation: The Ethics of Privacy and Security in the Digital Age.”

She was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on Internet privacy.

Her book, “Dragnet Nation” will be published by Times Books this year.

The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Chambers Building, 200 D Road.

Details: Amber MacIntyre, or 704-894-2122.


Volunteers sought for dance

CORNELIUS – The Father/Daughter Dance Committee at Cornelius Elementary School is looking for volunteers to set up and chaperone the dance.

Volunteers are needed 4-6 p.m. Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 8 and the evening of the dance, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Details: Carla Hord, or 704 779-3315.