Hough High student awarded National Merit Scholarship

CORNELIUS – Hough High School senior David Snedecor recently won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

He was one of three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students and one of 2,500 students nationally that received a $2,500 scholarship in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

For more information about the program, visit www.nationalmerit.org.

Lake Norman Charter student wins French Award

HUNTERSVILLE – The American Association of Teachers of French announced that Lake Norman Charter senior Amina Ly received a 2013 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award.

The award is given annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the language and the many cultures where it is spoken.

Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.

Amina has studied French for at least three years and is the student of Jean McDaniel.

Local students place at state FBLA leadership conference

Two Lake Norman area students placed in this year’s Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference, which was held April 17-19 in Greensboro.

Hough High School’s Maddy Lippy placed third in computer applications, and Lake Norman High School’s Haleigh Glenn placed third in business communication.

In addition to the competitive events, the conference also includes business meetings, election of state officers, special-interest sessions and other activities. The State Leadership Conference culminates with a formal awards program where awards are presented to the finalists. At the conclusion of the awards program, state officers for the following school year are installed.

SouthLake students perform at Spring Extravaganza

HUNTERSVILLE – The SouthLake Christian Academy Fine Arts Department held its first Spring Extravaganza on May 2.

More than 700 friends and family members watched the academy's elementary, middle and high school orchestras perform at the academy’s Wilcox Center. Close to 150 paintings, potter, photographs and graphic works of art designed by SLCA students were also on display.

Students who organize blood drive could be rewarded with scholarship

CHARLOTTE – The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is calling all area high school and college students to organize blood drives through its fifth annual Students Saving Summer Scholarship program.

High school and college students who host a successful blood drive with CBCC between June and September have the chance to earn scholarship money. The students with the top five producing blood drives will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from CBCC. Since 2009, more than $88,500 has been awarded.

Each student will be paired up with a CBCC representative who will help plan the blood drive.

For more information, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or KLJones@cbcc.us.