“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” -Booker T. Washington
2/17: Jonah Feeley
2/16: Reigan Richardson, Brooke Wesselmann,
2/14: Faith Carpenter
The entire Mush Advisory (Cam Abaqueta, Graham Ayer, Saurya Basnet, Alex Chapman, Deven Dighe, Charlie Ferris, Aiden Finn, Will Freidinger, Jimmy Kinsella, Matthew Kroll, Leland Raines, Christian Reeves, Mahesh Vankineni) showed TEAMWORK and PASSION by organizing enough grassroot support to vote Cam Abaqueta to #1 (up from eighth) on the Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Week poll.
***Please use the link below to vote for Cam Abaqueta as Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Week:
***Leadership Lunch on Wednesday: Krista Gross is a Cannon Cougar ’09. She went on to play basketball at UNC Chapel Hill ’13 where she was a Biology major/Chemistry minor. Krista played basketball professionally overseas for the Finnish National team for 8 years. She is currently doing pharmaceutical research. Krista is going to share her perspective on ATTITUDE.
***The Student Council is hosting an End-Of-Trimester Party this Friday, February 21st before school in the Commons. There will be music and free doughnuts. Stop by and enjoy some fun times with your friends!
For my capstone, I am trying to recruit volunteers to help with Special Olympics, this coming spring. Special Olympics has always been an important part of my life; I started to help volunteer when I was in 5th grade with family friends and I have continued to go each year after that. It’s a special experience that I would love to share with our community, so I am looking for 20 volunteers to go with me! We will be going on April 9, which is a half-day. Since we will be missing actual school, we still have expectations for everyone interested in going.
You must be a Junior/Senior
You must have transportation
You must stay with your buddy until the games are over (around 1 pm), whether that be in the Olympic village, eating lunch (volunteers receive a free lunch), or walking around. If your buddy chooses to leave, we will find you another way to help.
Special Olympics has set a strict number of people we may bring, so please don’t sign up if you are worried that you may need to cancel or go out of town. *You must be committed to going!
Remember, this day is special for them, not you!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and we will get back to you with a parent permission slip. *You have until March 6 to answer the form.* Please be concise with your answers: https://forms.gle/rmqmq1hb8GgdHgMD9
Lia Carnes and Mrs. Weakland
This a reminder that applications for Mu Alpha Theta—the math honor society—are due to Mr. Scurlock no later than Tuesday, February 18th. Please print the application at https://bit.ly/2Osif1j. If you have questions, please reach out to your math teacher.
To be inducted into Mu Alpha Theta a student must meet all of the following criteria.
A student must:
- Be a junior or senior.
- Have completed any level of Precalculus.
- Have been enrolled at Cannon for one full year.
- Enrolled in or completed an AP math course
- Have earned a 3.7 unweighted GPA in all math courses.
- Have earned a 3.5 unweighted GPA all courses.
- Complete the application by the posted deadline
Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors: Election season is beginning! If you live a life of HONOR and would like to help Cannon School’s Honor Council, please stop by to meet with either Ms. Beth Lineberger or Dean Booker to discuss this opportunity. Speeches need to be submitted by February 21st at 4pm.
Let’s clear the air and protect what we love! Drop in for an evening of aerial yoga and environmental awareness. This event will take place on Saturday, February 22 at The Yoga Cove Concord. All are welcome! We will be hosting 4 sessions, starting at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 pm. Admission price is $12 for one 30 minute session. The funds from this event will be donated to Sustain Charlotte, a local non-profit that supports and inspires our world’s citizens to live healthy, sustainable lives. We hope you will consider joining us! To register, click on the link below:
Together, we can make a world of difference.
Emily Busby and Sara Trufant
Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School. Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Students who need assistance accessing their Naviance account or registering for college visits should contact their college counselor.
2/18: Georgia State University and Catawba College
2/24: East Carolina University
2/25: University of Alabama in Huntsville
3/24: University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Baylor University