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Help name new Mint Hill high school tonight

Parents, students and members of the community are invited to a meeting to discuss a name for the new high school under construction off Truelight  Church Road in Mint Hill tonight at Independence High School from 6-8 pm. During the meetings, visitors may submit their  recommendations for a name for the school, as well as […]

By |September 29th, 2009|Schools|17 Comments

Process for naming Mint Hill high school to get underway

CMS announced today that it has set up dates for the community to give its input in determining the name of the new Mint Hill high school located on Truelight Church Road.

Principal Mark Nixon has scheduled several meetings to solicit input from parents, students and members of the community.
“I am looking forward to moving forward with plans for a name for this new high school,” Nixon said. “That is the first step as we build our new community of students and parents.”

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By |September 17th, 2009|Schools|11 Comments

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

Independence sloppy, but gets the win against West Charlotte, 35-2

By Ben Martin
The Mint Hill Times
Independence started off the game with four turnovers in the first half but still held off West Charlotte Friday night.

Anthony Carrothers threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball in the first half. Kierre Brown also fumbled a punt return late in the second quarter. Despite the Patriot’s giveaways, West Charlotte was still shutout in the first half. Penalties were tacked on to each interception and the Lion’s offense stalled both times. “We need to be creating turnovers, we just haven’t been playing responsible and defensive football tonight.” said head coach Tom Knotts.

The Patriots limited running back Jalen “Scoot” Simmons and the West Charlotte offense to 169 yards, including 104 on the ground. Independence’s offense ended up with 450 yards for the night.

Running back Nyjee Fleming had a big night for the Patriots on offense. He ran for two touchdowns and turned a screen pass into a 55-yard gain that set up another touchdown early in the second half. He ran for 125 yards Friday night, 92 of which came in the first half. “He runs hard,”said Knotts.”He reminds me of Brian Knuckles back when I was at West Charlotte in the early ’90s.” […]

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