Posted on 04 December 2013.
Declan Fitzgerald, 2, of Charlotte (center) is surrounded by siblings and friends. From left: Logan Fitzgerald, 9; Alannah Fitzgerald, 5, Declan, and CSD middle schoolers Bailey Settar, 11, and Emma Karant, 11. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
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One of the many fundraisers going on at this year’s Christmas in Davidson festival will be a bake sale organized by two Community School of Davidson sixth graders who wanted to help a family from their church whose 2-year-old son, Declan Fitzgerald, was recently diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease.
Bailey Settar and Emma Karant, both of Davidson, will be offering home-baked items for a donation in a fundraiser they’re calling “Declan’s Dream.” All proceeds will go directly to Declan’s care. Read the full story
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Posted on 02 December 2013.
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Posted on 29 November 2013.
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Posted on 29 October 2013.
Hough’s band won the Grand Champion award at the Porter Ridge competition. (Eric Feldman photo)
The Hough High School Marching Band followed up last week’s first in class awards
at the Blue Devil Classic by winning top honors at the 8th
Annual Pirate Cove Classic hosted by Porter Ridge High School, in Indian Trail. The Marching Huskies were named Grand Champion, scoring more points than larger bands fielded by traditional marching band powerhouses Myers Park, Cherryville and Independence. The Huskies claimed first place in every category possible, earning the following honors:
- Director Award – Mr. Robert Carrington
- Band of Pirates Spirit Award
- 1st Place – Percussion
- 1st Place – Color Guard
- 1st Place – Drum Major
- 1st Place – Marching
- 1st Place – General Effect
- 1st Place – Music
- 1st Place – Class AAA
- Most Points Class A to AAAAAA
The crowd was thrilled by the Marching Huskies’ performance of Echoes Reflected and applauded loudly at the end of each movement. One judge even danced along with the band at one point. The crowd cheered so loudly at the end of the show it was obvious that the Huskies were the band to beat out of the 18 bands in the competition.
Robert Carrington, Director of Music for the marching band, was proud of the Spirit Award, saying it recognized the band’s “dedication and commitment.”
Carrington also gave credit to the band’s years of training, which began in middle school music programs led by Ruth Petersen at Bailey Middle School and Rick Owens at Bradley Middle School.
Hough High School Band Website, http://www.houghhsband.org/
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Posted on 27 October 2013.
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Posted on 25 October 2013.
Horticulture students at North Meck High School are offering plants like these at their sale Saturday. Back row from left, Hakeem Barnes, Vincent Thao; middle from left Mitchell Jennings, Ronan O’Donoghue, and Claire Stutzman; front Michael Hill, Shardeja Archy, Ajana Blocker.
Horticulture students at North Mecklenburg High School will host their annual Fall Plant Sale this Saturday, from 9am to noon.
The sale will be at the Greenhouse behind the bus parking lot at the high school, 11201 Old Statesville Road (NC 115), Huntersville.
They’re selling pansies for $2 per 4-pack of pansies and $12 a flat. Snapdragons and veggies are $0.50 each. Download an order form here.
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Photo of the Day, Schools
Posted on 24 October 2013.
The Marching Huskies with their trophies. Eric Feldman photo
MOORESVILLE - The Hough High School marching band performed this season’s arrangement, Echoes Reflected, to near perfection at the 32nd annual Blue Devil Classic competition this past Saturday. Long hours of practice that started in the heat of August paid off as the Marching Huskies won the first place overall for their class, taking home first place trophies in percussion, music, marching, and general effect. Marc Augenreich and Quinn Cavallo won the first place trophy for drum majors, and Hough also earned the highest score, a superior rating, in the musical performance assessment portion of the competition. With this win, the Huskies served notice that Hough’s music program is every bit as elite as the school’s successful sports program. Read the full story
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