Students get in dance schools

CONCORD – Two Cannon School students from Davidson were recently accepted into top dance schools.

Taylor Stevanovski, of Davidson, auditioned for and was accepted into the summer intensive at Joffrey Ballet.

Taylor was offered placement at several locations, including New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Denver.

In addition to ballet classes, Taylor will also take part in modern and contemporary classes, all of which will be directed and taught by master instructors.

She is the daughter of Sonya and Robert Stevanovski.

Catherine Livingston, of Davidson, who dances with Piedmont School of Music and Dance earned a full merit scholarship to the summer intensive at Houston Ballet School.

Catherine is the daughter of Lisa and Eric Livingston.


College hosts Holocaust survivor

DAVIDSON – Davidson College is hosting a lecture by Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of the Holocaust and the genetic experiments of SS physician Josef Mengele.

Kor was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 with her twin sister, Miriam, and the rest of her family.

The Nazis selected Kor and her sister FOR experiments under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called “Angel of Death.”

Kor will discuss and sign copies of her book, “The Triumph of the Human Spirit: From Auschwitz to Forgiveness.”

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive.

Details: or 704-894-2284.


Woodlawn School hosts Heritage Fest

DAVIDSON – Woodlawn School recently hosted its inaugural Heritage Fest.

The cultural event featured various performances by multiple grade levels. Performances included songs, dances and poetry that represented different countries from around the world.

Students and faculty also created booths to showcase cultures.


Students excel at UNCG

GREENSBORO – Several Lake Norman-area residents earned academic honors at UNC Greensboro for the fall semester.

• Cornelius – Devyn Ziegler earned a bachelor’s degree, as well as achieved grades high enough to make the dean’s and chancellor’s lists. Taylor Day, Emily Martin, Lauren Seay and Kaylyn Stapleton made the dean’s list. Seay and Rebecca Wilds also made the chancellor’s list.

• Davidson – Serena Barringer made the dean’s list. Serena Barringer made the chancellor’s list.

• Huntersville – Christina Blankenship, Tiffany Green, Jamie Harris, Nicole Long, Ashley McCoy, Alexa Rowland, Katelin Sawicki, Korin Shepherd and Virginia Welch made the dean’s list. Green, Long, McCoy and Sawicki also made the chancellor’s list.


Students visit historic sites

DAVIDSON – Students from Lake Norman Christian School traveled to Virginia for a week of American history. 

Sophomores and juniors visited Monticello, Jamestown, Appomattox and Williamsburg.  

Their history adventure was coupled with campus tours of Virginia Tech and Liberty University. 

Also included in the fun learning experience was the American Cultural Museum, the Garden Maze, Luray Caverns and horseback riding.  


Barnette earns character designation

CORNELIUS – Barnette Elementary School won third place in the 2014 Champions of Character contest.

The contest, sponsored by the Carolina Panthers and Harris Teeter, recognizes elementary schools that demonstrate exemplary character during the school year, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison in his April 4 newsletter.


Student replicate Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – The kindergarten classes of Grand Oak Elementary School teachers Jill Thomas and Dawn Spain teamed up to create models of Huntersville with old materials.

“We wanted the kids to get a feel for maps as they built a model of our great town,” Thomas said.

Go to to see photos of the children making the models.


Homeschoolers will have own bee

MOORESVILLE – Legacy 22:6 Homeschool Group and the Mooresville Public Library are co-hosting a spelling bee May 14 open to homeschool students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The bee costs $5 per participant (with a family max fee of $10). Registration ends May 1.



Judges needed for senior projects

HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High School invites the community to judge senior graduation projects.

Students will present their projects 8 a.m.-noon April 28-May 1.

Judges are needed to volunteer for all or part of a day or for multiple days. Experience is not required. The school offers training each morning at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast is provided.

“Students have worked very hard to get to this final moment and they appreciate the volunteers who help them with this final step,” said Kristie Ballard, literacy facilitator and dean of students. “This is also a good opportunity to see what is expected of your child during his/her senior year presentation.”

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