Huntersville woman earns pharmacy award at graduation

BUIES CREEK - Erin Dickert, of Huntersville, received the Eli Lilly and Company Pharmacy Achievement Award on May 10 during her graduation ceremony at Campbell University.

The award recognizes the superior scholarship, ethical standards and leadership qualities of an exceptional student. Dickert is a 2013 doctor of pharmacy graduate from Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Sixth-graders open Holocaust Museum at school

DAVIDSON – Community School of Davidson’s sixth-graders will open a Holocaust Museum exhibit for public viewing from 4-8 p.m. May 30.

Students completed projects throughout the spring semester, including a stage production of the Anne Frank story, as well as working in small groups to research and create exhibits including Anne’s Attic, Auschwitz, Brundibar, the Ghetto, Kindertransport, Kristallnacht and liberation.

In a private event prior to the museum opening, Holocaust survivor Shelly Weiner will speak to students and parents about her testimony followed by the museum unveiling and a candlelight ceremony. Weiner was born in Rudna, Poland, in a town with around 25,000 other Jews. As the situation became worse for Jews living in Rudna, her family went into hiding in a Catholic farmer’s hayloft in Poland.

Community School of Davidson middle school is located at 565 Griffith St. The museum is free to the public on May 30 and is suitable for adults and students 11 or older.


CMS scores 20 awards at magnet school conference

HUNTERSVILLE – Blythe Elementary School’s IB program was recently recognized as a Magnet School of Distinction at the Magnet Schools of America conference May 7.

The Magnet Schools of Merit Award recognizes the top magnet schools in the United States that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation and diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs and parent and community involvement.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had a record 20 schools that won Merit Awards.

Other nearby magnet school programs honored included Randolph Middle IB (Magnet School of Excellence), Northwest School of the Arts (Magnet School of Excellence) and Oaklawn Language Academy (Magnet School of Distinction).

Applications from magnet schools across the country are scored by a panel of educators, resulting in the top magnet schools being named as Magnet Schools of Merit. CMS has 37 magnet schools offering nine different program themes for students seeking theme-based instruction.