Students appointed to service academics

CHARLOTTE – U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger recently announced 13 students from his district have received appointments to U.S. service academies.

Cameron Giles, a senior at Pine Lake Preparatory, decided he wanted to attend West Point while watching a documentary on the Battle of Normandy in the third grade. Giles is the son of Jon and Julie Giles of Cornelius.

“I admired the officers’ ability to keep calm under pressure and their problem-solving abilities when things did not go according to plan,” Giles said.  

Kyle Fuller, a senior at Davidson Day School, will play golf for the U.S. Air Force Academy. His four career goals are to learn, lead, serve and help others. He believes the Air Force will help him turn those goals into “something much greater.” Fuller is the son of Micah and Sandra Fuller of Huntersville.

Pittenger called each student to share the news of their appointment and invited them to a luncheon in their honor.


Hough High performs ‘Hairspray’

CORNELIUS – Hough High School will present “Hairspray,” the Broadway musical based on the New Line-Cinema film written and directed by John Walters.

The musical will be held at 7 p.m. March 13-14 and 3 and 7 p.m. March 15 at Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road. Admission costs $10 for adults and $8 for students.

Details: 980-344-0514.


Students earn art awards

HUNTERSVILLE – Several Hopewell High School students recently received recognition at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2014, Mid-Carolina Region.

They are as follows:

• Daniel Gomez received the Gold Key Award for digital art.

• Alexis Flack received the Gold Key Award for photography and honorable mention for art portfolio.

• Rebeccah Roland received an honorable mention for photography.


Students named to dean’s lists

HUNTERSVILLE – The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester:

• Lauren Smith, an exercise science major, made a perfect grade point average at 4.0 at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.

• Bethany Rachel Rost made a grade point average of at least 3.5 at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill.


Run Too Overcome hosts 10K, 5K

DAVIDSON – Run Too Overcome will host its fifth annual 10K, 5K and kids fun run to provide awareness and support for the children, families and teachers whom meet the daily challenges and celebrate the joys of supporting the special needs community.

Run Too Overcome unites the community each year to raise money to provide special needs teachers with the equipment and supplies needed to provide differentiated instruction.

The 10K starts at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:10 a.m. and the fun run at 9:45 a.m. March 1 at the Davidson Town Green on Main Street.

Details: or Bear Robinson, 704-301-5932.


Central Piedmont hosts career fair

CHARLOTTE – Central Piedmont Community College’s 2014 Career Fair will be held to give working professionals the opportunity to connect with business leaders representing a variety of industries.

More than 90 companies have registered to participate in this year’s fair including automotive, manufacturing and real estate businesses.

The fair will be held 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 6 at the Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. Professional dress is required.

Details: or 704-330-2722.