Local student marches in parade

LEXINGTON, Va. – Virginia Military Institute cadet Ryan McDaniel, of Cornelius, marched in the inauguration parade for new Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Jan. 11 in Richmond, Va.

The parade marked the second time that members of the Corps have participated in an inauguration parade.

The entire Corps marched in President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade in Washington D.C., in January 2013.

McDaniel’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McDaniel of Cornelius. 


Bailey Middle parents propose budget changes

CORNELIUS – Bailey Middle School’s Parent Teacher Association is holding a meeting to propose budget changes.

Parents and teachers are invited to attend to vote on the individual changes to increase technology expense, increase advocacy expense, delete grant expense, increase family involvement expense and add EC expense.

The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the media center at Bailey Middle, 1190 Bailey Road.

Details: 980-343-1068.


Elementary school gives guided tours

CORNLELIUS – J.V Washam Elementary School is offering guided tours to parents of prospective students beginning in February.

Parents are encouraged to attend tours without children so they can concentrate on the information that is being presented.

Kindergartners will have an opportunity to visit the school on Beginnings Day, April 23.

Tours will be given at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2 and May 7 and 21.

Check in at the front office with your driver’s license to receive a visitor’s badge.

The school is located at 9611 Westmoreland Road.

Details: 980-343-1071.


Students place in  regional business competition

CORNELIUS – The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Hough High School recently participated in the North Carolina South West Regionals competition at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw.

The competition was open to all high schools in the South West Region of North Carolina.

Eight members were sent from Hough High and six awards were won.

Each of these members worked hard, staying after school and studying on weekends leading up to the competition.

• Joey Obeid, 11th grade, won the South West Region NCBEA Award.

• In General Business Knowledge, Manuel Giraldo, 10th grade, received first place; Matthew Norrito, 12th grade, received second place; and Mikayla Benson, 10th grade, received third place.

• In Business Communications, Nick Zanzot, 10th grade, received third place.

• In Word Processing, Mikayla Benson, 10th grade, received first place. 


Students named to dean’s list

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

• Samantha Bisese, of Huntersville, made a grade point average of at least 3.5 at Birmingham-Southern University in Birmingham, Ala. 

• Ryan McDaniel, a senior modern languages and cultures major from Cornelius, and Weston Reber, an applied mathematics major who recently graduated, made grade point averages of at least 3.0 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

• Alexis Vail, a senior journalism major from Cornelius, made a grade point average of at least 3.4 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

• Huntersville residents Brittany Bisese, William Cavanaugh and Kaleena Woodruff made grade point averages of at least 3.5 at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.


Student named to president’s lists

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

• Andrea Baker, an exercise and sport science major from Huntersville, made a perfect grade point average of 4.0 at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.

• Kara Waldeisen, a senior communications sciences and disorders major from Davidson, made a grade point average of at least 3.9 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Student graduates from VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. – Weston Reber, of Huntersville, graduated from Virginia Military Institute in December 2013.

He received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a minor in writing.

Cadet Reber is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Reber. 

Cannon Theatre performs Shakespeare

CONCORD – Cannon Theatre Company will perform the comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, in which students will give an 1980s twist and explore the theme of transformation.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at Cannon School’s Taylor Hall, 5801 Poplar Tent Road. Admission costs $5.

Details: www.cannonschool.org/theater