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Butler students name National Merit finalists

The National Merit Scholarship program has named 33 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students as 2010 semifinalists. At Butler High School, Paul Horton, Sungmin Lim, Katherine Majeski, Jarrod Oliver, Hayley Paytes and Cameron Rogers are still in the running for the prestigious scholarship. Along with the rest of the CMS finalists, they are among 16,000 students across the country who will compete for Merit Scholarship awards totaling more than $36 million. The semifinalists were selected based on their 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) scores.
The list of other semifinalists and their high schools: […]

By |September 16th, 2009|Butler High School, Schools|0 Comments

Butler stuns Richmond County, wins 38-31

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Nate Charest scores the winning touchdown as the Bulldogs defeat Richmond County 38-31.
By Tim Long
The Mint Hill Times
Photos by Mark Sward
It looked bleak for the Butler Bulldogs at the beginning of the fourth quarter in Friday’s win over defending state champs Richmond County in Rockingham. The Bulldogs fell behind 31-17 when Quayshawn Dumas caught a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tedarrius Wiley with 11 minutes left in the game. Up to that point, the Raiders had scored on every series of the game except the first, and Butler looked like it might have a long drive back home.
Then came big plays on offense, and the defense which looked like a new team, and Bulldogs pulled out an improbably 38-31 win.
Coach Mike Newsome said he had to pick his team up after the Raiders took the two-touchdown lead.
“We (the coaching staff) had to get on them a little bit about not being ready to play,” Newsome said. “We had to show them that all we needed was one play. And once we scored the touchdown in the fourth quarter, they realized we can make it happen.”
The Bulldogs needed just three plays before Anthony Short caught a 19 yard touchdown pass form Christian LeMay to make it a 31-24 game. The defense then did its part, forcing the Raiders to turn the ball over on downs, and setting up another scoring drive.
“Our defense came out in the second half and shut down a really, really good offense,” Newsome said. “I thought they played tremendously in the second half and allowed us to make the big plays on offense.” […]

By |September 13th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Butler soccer ties Weddington, remains unbeaten

Butler soccer played to a 1-1 tie against a young  Weddington team Wednesday. Butler struck first with an unassisted goal from sophomore midfielder Ryan McIntyre in the 11th minute. Weddington would equalize in the 29th minute on a 35 yard blast off the foot of Ben Kern which just made its way under the crossbar. […]

By |August 28th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Mint Hill Eastern Star and Masonic scholarships

On June 22, 2009, two Mint Hill Eastern Star and Masonic Scholarship Awards in the amount of $2,000.00 each were presented to Jamie Porter and Hannah Heath by Melanie Carriker, Worthy Matron and Ken Carriker, Worthy Patron of Mint Hill Chapter #353 and John Trail, Master of Mint Hill Lodge #742. Jamie is the […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Butler High School, Non-profit, Schools|1 Comment