Parent Teacher Magazine Cabarrus County School January 2014 - Page 11

HRHS Student Named to All-American Marching Band  Congratulations to Samantha Barringer, a senior at Hickory Ridge High School, who has been named a member of the 20132014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band – the first student from Cabarrus County to receive this honor!  Samantha will perform during halftime of the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, at the Alamodome. She was selected through audition to be one of only 125 high school students (from more than 1,300 entries) to participate. The U.S. Army All American Bowl is the premier high school football game in the nation. Produced by All American Games, this Bowl features the nation’s top high school senior football players and marching musicians. To learn more about the AllAmerican Bowl, visit http:// musiced. usaaamb. NCHS Receives Jimmie Johnson Foundation Grant Northwest Cabarrus High School has received a $65,000 Champions Grant from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. Mike Jolley, principal, Northwest Cabarrus High School, and Tim Farrar, principal, Northwest Cabarrus Middle School, along with current and former students from each school, accepted a check from the Foundation at an awards ceremony on Nov. 5th at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The grant will be used to repair and improve the track, which is located on a tri-school campus shared by Northwest Cabarrus High, Northwest Cabarrus Middle, and Charles E. Boger Elementary Schools, impacts the healthful living standards of more than 2,000 students in addition to Northwest Cabarrus community neighbors.   Earlier this year, the school’s grantwriting team, led by parent Angela Beaver, won a Cabarrus County Parks Department Matching Incentive grant to help fund the track repairs. ECHS Repeats as Top School in Local Food Drive Competition For the second consecutive year, students at the CabarrusKannapolis Early College High School came in 1st place in the Carolinas Student Hunger Drive competition for the small school category. ECHS students collected an average of 22 pounds of food per student for a total of more than 5,000 pounds. ECHS student Cody Braden was named one of two Food Lion MVPs of the Drive and will receive a $250 scholarship. The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter of the Student Hunger Drive, benefits the Metrolina Second Harvest Food Bank. The six-week drive is modeled after an effort that started in 1986 in Davenport, Iowa. Since beginning in the Charlotte area in 2010, students have collected more than 385,000 pounds of food. In addition to the Early College, Cabarrus County high schools participating were A.L. Brown, Cannon School, Cox Mill, Hickory Ridge and Northwest Cabarrus. Schools from Mecklenburg County and York County also participated. Congratulations, Early College! LARGEST SNOW TUBING PARK ON THE EAST COAST! • LANES 400-1000 FT LONG • 2 MOVING CARPET LIFTS • 100% SNOWMAKING • BUY TICKETS ONLINE Snow Tubing Featuring 4 different areas to snow tube with over 20 lanes of fun! LON GES T ZIP LIN E COU RSE ON THE Ziplining • OVER 4 MILES OF ZIPLINES • 20 CABLE RUNS • HEIGHTS OVER 200 FT EAS T COA ST! • OPEN YEAR ‘ROUND • RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED Located off Hwy 105, Between Boone & Banner Elk 800.822.HAWK or 828.963.6561 :: Parent Teacher Magazine • January/February 2014 • 9