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Mint Hill teen develops skills as Bank of America Student Leader

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill resident and Northwest School of the Arts graduate Nia Moore spent the past summer interning with Freedom School Partners as part of the national Bank of America program Student Leaders.

Moore was one of five students selected from the Charlotte area to participate in an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit. The goal is to recognize students for their community efforts by providing them with valuable career experience.

“I had to wake up earlier than I did throughout the school year, but it was definitely worth it,” Moore said.

Moore had previously volunteered with the nonprofit Promising Pages, which seeks to build literacy for underprivileged children by giving them access to early education through books. “I’ve already been interested in educational disparities,” she said. “Working with Freedom Schools definitely aligned with that.”

Freedom School Partners works to combat summer learning loss and make gains in literacy through a six-week summer program each year. Moore’s responsibilities varied each day, providing an overview of each facet of a nonprofit. Tasks included site deliveries, scholar evaluations and field trips. Interns were able to meet with the marketing and finance departments to learn more about the roles they play.  […]

Bain aims for personal learning approach this year

By Leah Schmalz

Bain Elementary is striving to make education more individualized and effective this year by personalizing learning to the needs of each student.

“One of our new goals this year is to start looking at each child and determining the best way they learn,” said Principal Tracey Hayes. “Our school will be taking on a personalized learning approach for our students.” […]

Recent Independence grad signs with Hawks Bowling NLI

Highly decorated scholastic bowler and recent Independence High School graduate, Kaci Collings, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Collins will bring her experience on the lanes to Princess Ann, Md., for the 2015-16 campaign.

“Kaci has bowled against some of the top competition in the country and been successful doing so. She has been coached by some of the top coaches in the nation and her physical game is solid. I expect her to have an immediate impact for our team,” says Coach Kayla Bandy.

Collins bowled in travel leagues throughout her high school career and owns the league record for high series in both six and three games series. She went undefeated throughout league play, placing first in every singles event throughout her prep career. She was named Bowler of the Year by the league each year. […]

Rocky River Game Week 2


Who: Rocky River (0-1) hosts Berry (1-0)

When: 7 p.m.

Last Meeting: Berry won, 49-0, in the team’s only other match-up on September 3, 2010

Key Players: Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton; Berry: quarterback/tight end Bryan Digsby, receiver/safety Mike Roberts, receiver Kusegi Cureton, receiver/defensive back Gary Williams, running back Malik Brown, defensive backs Josh Barrett and Cameron Porter and lineman Jovaughn Gwyn

The Keys: This is the battle of two teams that could possibly be beginning uncharacteristic seasons. Berry hasn’t won its first two games since 2011, which was the last time they had a winning record. The Ravens opened last year 0-2, but rebounded to finish 9-5, so another loss isn’t the end of the world but certainly not the way they want to start 2015.

Rocky River:  The troubling thing about the Ravens 34-7 loss to perennial power Richmond wasn’t just the score. Coach Jason Fowler always runs a balanced, attacking offense, but last week his patented running game struggled – a potentially cautious tale and definitely something to look for in Week 2. Running behind a nearly entirely rebuilt offensive line, the Ravens mustered just 28 yards on 37 carries and that’s worrisome.  […]

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