School notes: May 11

Queen’s Grant unveils ‘Self Reflections’

MINT HILL – Queens Grant Community Charter School held its annual art show Thursday night to showcase the works of its students.
The school, at 6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, pulls students from all over the region. On display Thursday, May 10, were student works that include paintings, drawings, sculptures, wire art, clay designs and more.

Two students named Few Good Men scholars

Elijah Miller, of Sun Valley High School, and Ashley Simpson, of Weddington High School, both have received $500 Few Good Men Scholarships.

Elijah, a member of the DECA, FBLA and International clubs, and president of the French Club, will graduate with a 3.3 GPA. He volunteers at the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity along with raising money for the Firefighter’s Burned Children Fund.

Elijah hopes to attend Virginia State University for marketing.
Ashley was president of Weddington High’s DECA group and won first place in automotive marketing at the DECA state competition. She collected 2,500 books for a Union County school, was an active volunteer at Weddington Park Assisted Living and will graduate with a 4.7 GPA in mostly honors and AP classes.

Ashley will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for communication and business.

Marvin Ridge High honors moms with MOMprov

WAXHAW – Marvin Ridge High School’s improve troupe CHECK! honors mothers on Thursday with a special show.

The students will perform a 90-minute improve show focused on moms, who also happen to get in free for the show. Tickets cost $5 for all others at the door.

The show is Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the school, 2825 Crane Road.

Kids getting ready for Spring Fling Thing

WESLEY CHAPEL – Students at Wesley Chapel Elementary School are gearing up for the third annual Spring Fling Thing.

The event, May 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the school, will include unlimited carnival rides, inflatables, a silent auction, raffles, music, food and more. People can see items up for auction at

Tickets are $10 if bought in advance at the school, 110 Potter Road, or $15 at the event.

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