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Independence shows Can-do attitude

On Saturday, November 14, Independence students competed in the Can-Struction event for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentors club.  The event was from 9 am to 1 pm at the Independence Plaza on Trade and Tryon downtown.  The goal was to make a structure using only cans that can stand unsupported for a week.  The cans were donated by ACE mentors, Independence students and staff, and the Leo Club.   All cans will be donated to 2nd Harvest Metrolina Food Bank.

Independence students competed against Myers Parks and West Charlotte chapters of the ACE Mentors club.  Each school constructed an object; Myers Park made an iPhone and West Charlotte built a lion.  However, the Independence iPod was easily the most ambitious and technically challenging project of the event. The students learned several skills; such has using measurement, effective construction practices, and how to create design documents for projects.  […]

By |November 23rd, 2009|Independence High School|1 Comment

Ingersoll to play for UNCC next season

Butler softball’s Chelsea Ingersoll has committed to play for UNCC next season. She will sign her national letter of intent Thursday at the Butler media center. The senior is a three year starter for Butler High School Lady Bulldogs and was on two state championship teams. Her numerous awards include SW4A Catcher of the Year, SW4A […]

By |November 11th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|1 Comment

Going to tonight’s Board of Education meeting? Better bring a snack

A few months ago, when the Mint Hill high school boundaries were being decided, more than 30 people signed up to speak during public comments. At tonight’s meeting, there are 66 signed up to speak regarding the Myers Park school boundaries. There are also 12 people signed up to speak during the “Requests from the Public” portion of the meeting, most of whom are from Mint Hill. Julie Parsons, who has spearheaded the effort to grandfather students into the high schools as the boundaries shift in the next two years, sent the Mint Hill Times a copy of her speech she will present to the Board. You can read it in this week’s Mint Hill Times out Thursday. Those signed up to speak tonight: […]

By |November 10th, 2009|Schools|1 Comment

Butler’s Cierra Burdick chooses Lady Vols

Butler High School’s Cierra Burdick will play for the Tennessee Vols next season under legendary coach Pat Summitt. She spoke to ESPN about her decision. In this video, she talks about her favorite movie of all time.

By |November 8th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments