Cannon School and Davidson Day School graduated their classes of 2012 this month, and other area high schools are preparing for their graduation ceremonies – including W.A. Hough High School, that will graduate its first senior class June 9. See below for details and a schedule of local graduation ceremonies. Meanwhile, Bailey Middle School plans a Beach Bash for students and families, Hough Boosters plan a golf tournament to benefit the school’s athletics, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers online summer reading programs for students and adults. Read below for details.
Eighty-six students in Cannon School’s Class of 2012 received diplomas in a May 18 graduation ceremony, and many of those students have received merit-based scholarships, totaling about $3.6 million in funds for the next four years.
This fall, graduates head to schools including Carnegie Mellon University, the College of William and Mary, Duke University, New York University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Pennsylvania, and Wellesley College (see the map).
“The Class of 2012 has been successful in receiving wonderful offers from colleges to continue their education and growth,” said Anne Shandley, Cannon’s director of college counseling. “We are so proud of these young people as individuals and proud of their many accomplishments as a class.”
Davidson Day School
Davidson Day School graduated its fourth senior class May 23. One hundred percent of the 22 seniors will be attending the college of their choice, Head of School Bonnie Cotter said in a letter to parents. They were accepted to 47 colleges and universities across 14 different states, including West Point, Chapel Hill, American University, and Tufts, she said. And more than 70 percent of the class earned scholarships, including the Cambridge Scholarship at Rhodes, and a Bonner Scholarship at Mars Hill.
“When I look at the Class of 2012, I know we have achieved our purpose,” she said. “I am so very proud to be sending them onward in their life-long quest to reach their highest potential in every possible respect.”
Here’s the graduation schedule for other nearby schools:
W.A. Hough High School: Graduation rehearsal at UNCC’s Halton Arena, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Friday, June 8. Graduation 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 – Seniors arrive by 11:15 a.m.
North Mecklenburg High School: Graduation rehearsal at Bojangles Coliseum, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Graduation at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9.
Lake Norman Charter School: Graduation at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2.
Pine Lake Preparatory: Graduation at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.
Woodlawn School: Graduation at 9 a.m. June 7, on Stinson Hall lawn.
BAILEY BEACH BLAST AT THE YMCA JUNE 6
CORNELIUS - On Wednesday, June 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, the Bailey PTSA and M/I Homes will sponsor Bailey Middle School’s annual end of year celebration at the Lake Norman YMCA. The event is open to students, parents and siblings and will include music, free food and drinks. Students can ride a shuttle from school to the YMCA to join their parents and should bring a towel, a bathing suit and a chair. The school will have tents set up in case of rain.
SUPPORT HOUGH ATHLETICS – PLAY GOLF JUNE 11
W.A. Hough High School hosts its inaugural Hough High Athletics Golf Classic June 11 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. The tournament will benefit Hough athletics and the Booster Club’s scholarship and capital fund programs.
Want to play?
Visit the Hough Athletics website and register to play or sponsor a hole.
Contact Gina Story with questions.
SUMMER READING WITH THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers four different summer reading programs – for children ages 0-4, 5-11, 12-18, and adults – and they’re all online.
Last year, 17,138 children and teens participated in the library’s summer reading program, documenting more than 184,000 hours read.
Click here to learn more about the programs and get started.