Bailey Middle School’s PTSA is raising money this month with a sale of holiday trees through Scott’s Tree Lot in Davidson. Meanwhile, Thursday brings “A Christmas Carol” and holiday concert at Cornelius Elementary. And W.A. Hough High School’s DECA Team was recently crowned champs in the district marketing competition. We also have the tally from October’s Cornelius Elementary Fund Run, and a note about winners of Hough’s “Reflections” contest.
BUY A TREE, SUPPORT BAILEY
The Bailey Middle School PTSA is selling top-of-the-line Fraser firs through a Christmas Tree fundraiser, which continues until Dec. 24. Customers purchase a voucher online for a tree (5-feet to 12-feet tall) or wreath (available in two sizes), then pick the tree up at Scott’s Tree Lot at 602 Griffith St. in Davidson. Satisfaction is completely guaranteed and a portion of your purchase benefits the BMS PTSA. To support BMS, go to baileymiddleschoolptsa.christmastreesalefundraiser.com and start shopping!
‘CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AT CORNELIUS ELEMENTARY
On Thursday, Dec. 6, Cornelius Elementary 4th and 5th graders will present “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in the school cafeteria. The chorus (including 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) and the Recorder Ensemble will perform a pre-concert. The event begins at 5:45 pm.
HOUGH DECA EXCELS AT DISTRICT COMPETITION
William A. Hough High’s DECA team won big at the recent District DECA Competition, which was held at Myers Park High School on Nov. 14. Two hundred thirty-eight Hough DECA students were among 1,100 competitors from 12 CMS high schools. The Hough chapter took home six first place trophies, six second place trophies, two 3rd place trophies, 24 finalist medals, and 90 event medals. Eighty-eight percent of Hough competitors earned proficiency in their events, making them eligible to represent the school at the State DECA Competition in Greensboro in March 2013.
DECA is an international student organization which prepares students for careers in marketing. The high school division has more than 185,000 members globally. North Carolina DECA has more than 5,000 members in 150 high schools across the state.
The following Hough DECA members earned recognition at the district DECA competition:
First Place: Craig Amasya, Marissa O’Neil, Anne Rutledge, Amelia Sechrest, David Snedecor and Jenny Stevenson. Second Place: Leanna Conti, Ashley Harmon, Gray Hyland, Kevin Parsons, Dylan Schmidtke, and Nelle Thomas. Third Place: Kevin Harrow and Matthew Newman.
Other finalists included Sara-Rose Bockian, Kalli Brooks, Cassidy Burk, David Curry, Tim Carpenter, Logan Mariner, Chris Markham, Claire Rutledge, Blake Sivick and Sandra Trockel.
‘FUND RUN’ RAISES $17K FOR CES
The results have been tallied and all money collected from the Cornelius Elementary School FundRunners Fun Run in October, and the PTO raised a total of $17,000 on the event! A pep rally kicked off the fundraising and motivated students to seek pledges from family and friends; pledges were made per lap or as a flat donation. The Fun Run took place on Oct. 24, and included special guests Sgt. George Brinzey and Detective Matthew Figaro, of the Special Response Team of the Cornelius Police Department, along with their police cruiser. (See Oct. 24, 2012 story and photos, “Kids run for fun and funds at Cornelius Elementary”
HOUGH “REFLECTIONS” CONTEST WINNERS NAMED
On Nov. 13, Hough High students who participated in the Reflections contest had their entries anonymously judged by a panel of local artists and educators. The National PTA contest’s theme was “The Magic of a Moment,” and students submitted works in any of six categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.
Gold and Silver level winners received cash prizes and will move on to the county level of competition, and may advance to district, state and national levels.
Gold winners: Rachel Cowley (10th Grade), Visual Arts ; Jordan Eggleston (10th), Literature; Alexandria Fletcher (10th), Photography; Rachel Eggleston (12th), Photography.
Silver winners: Leanna Conti (10th Grade), Literature; Valerie Ortiz (10th), Visual Arts;
Selena Price (10th), Dance Choreography; Reagan Walker (10th), Literature
Judges included Cornelius photographer Deborah Young; Anne B. Wills, Associate Professor of Religion at Davidson College; J.V. Washam Elementary art teacher Celeste Dulin; and Mooresville artist Ilisa Millermoon.
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