Knights News - Second Semester 2023-2024

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Second Semester, 2023-2024

KNIGHTS NEWS

HONOR CODE PLEDGE:

I recognize that attending LNC is a privilege, and as a member of this community, I pledge to uphold and promote the pillars of honesty, integrity, respect and responsibility as outlined in the LNC Honor Code

NEWS OF NOTE

We are proud to share that, once again, U.S. News & World Report has named Lake Norman Charter High School a "Best High School" for 2024! According to the publication, LNC HS is the 15th best high school in North Carolina. Congratulations goes to all of our school stakeholders especially our students, teachers and parents!

This is the ninth consecutive year LNC high school has been ranked a top school by the publication. Follow the link to view our ranking and school overview.

LNC high, middle and elementary schools are all ranked a "best" school in their category according to the U.S. News & World Report!

LNC Teachers & Staff Thank Our PTO!

Congratulations to the student-athletes who earned All Conference honors for their participation in winter sports!

Men’s Basketball: Braylon Irelan

Women’s Basketball: Abby Courtney

Men’s Swimming: Neil Hart, Jay Burroughs, Alex Stinson, Ethan Licata, Carter Hall, Jack Rodgers, Channing Scott, Alex Seymour, Charlie Arning

Women’s Swimming: Skye Yampolsky, Campbelle Cyrus, Lily Price, Presley Horton, Addison Lasarsky, Kristina Rooney

Congratulations to the LNC 2024 student-athletes who have committed to play at the next level!

Congratulations to the LNC women’s Swim team for finishing their season undefeated & earning the 3A State Championship title!

ATHLETICS!

Luncheons &

Staff Appreciation PTO

The PTO thanks the parents who volunteered to serve lunches this school year. This is our biggest source of support for LNC teachers and students, and we couldn’t do it without your help!

Donuts With a Grown-Up

ES Family Night @ Urban Air

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/SBR5Dsyslm0?feature=shared

ES Father/Daughter Dance

Chris & Nikki Lowe

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Daniel & Kathryn Lombardo

Scott & Gretchen Macfee

Kevin & Lauren Craig

Chris & Amy Horton

Patrick & Rebecca Kay

Buzz & Farrah Wilkie

A huge shout out to the LNC families who September 2023 and March 2024. We appre

Shaun & Meagan Reiff

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THANK YOU

VOLUNTEERS!

completed their Serve10 hours between eciate your support of LNC and your children!

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Elementary school Knights of Honor were nominated by a teacher for showing exceptional effort, good character, acts of service, leadership attributes, and/or a positive attitude. Congratulations to the elementary school Knights of Honor!

JANUARY and FEBRUARY

Lilah Carlson

Landon Smith

Rose Keller

Saranya Rao

Davis Wolfe

Mia Knolhoff

Macie Craig

Owen Pratt

Emma Farmartino

Ansley Zeaser

Shivansh Saha

Dallas Wilson

Avery Burney

Ruby Tesfaghi

Vedhika Prasanth

Ruby Walters

Gabriella DeLorenzo

MARCH

Julia Par

Anika Jiyyana

Mischka Bhatia

Shreyansh Miryala

Satvik Bodavala

Jacobee In Jyotsna Aruljeeva

Elle Whitfield

Luca Daskalow

Aariz Syed (not shown)

APRIL

Adriana Krasteva

Josh Morton

Addison Houghton

Brady Bruneau

Iishaan Koppula

Hattie Perez

Amelia Lawson

Sabhya Veera (not shown)

MAY

Niam Sniffin Huck Harper Savannah Woodle Lilly Carlascio Davis Santillo Ethan Wright Brody Harrison Bobby Parker Raleigh Mitskas

Thank you to the LNC stakeholders who gathered for fun & friendship at our LNC Community event!

to senior Tai Stephan, who qualified as one of 25 finalists for the National Honor Society scholarship which celebrates and promotes the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and character. This year over 16,000 NHS members from across the nation applied for the scholarship. Tai was invited to the White House by the committee of education to meet with elected officials and discuss legislation and ask questions.

to our high school Science Olympiad team that competed in the State competition! They brought home several awards:

Mission Possible - Cameron Crawford & Aishwarya Arulprakasam - 3rd place

Optics - Rishi Paritala & Aaron Wang - 7th place

Quantum Detanglers - Joanna Aruljeeva & Alisha Varshney - 1st place (and scholarships to NC State!)

Scrambler - Owen Crawford & Kabir Sangha - 4th place

Write It Do It - Jasmitha Karkarla & Sam Byrd10th place

STUDENT SUCCESSES

to these high school students:

Sara Hunter - selected for Governor’s School for Theater

Kate Taylor and Joanna Bernardselected for the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Program (“HOBY”)

Cienna Casillas and Caroline Peterson - selected for the American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State

Bennett Booker - selected for the American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Boys State

to the students who earned a place on the LNC Honor Roll for the SECOND QUARTER and THIRD QUARTER, 2023-2024!

to the 3rd grade Knights for winning the March 2024 North Carolina Prodigy State Tournament for Mathematics!

They outscored students from Wilmington, Goldsboro & Fayetteville to take home the prize by collectively answering 3,139 math questions correctly over the course of the contest.

to high school students Avian Cannon, Raymond Lin, Reyna Lin, Olivia Wardlow and Charley Weaver for winning Regional Scholastic Gold Key Awards.

The Scholastic Art and Writing competition is the most prestigious contest for middle and high school students.

to the three middle school students who earned Scholastic Art & Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers:

Bailey Chouinard, Gold Key for poetry

Amina Zeeshan, Silver Key for science fiction & fantasy

Aimery Coffey, Honorable Mention for poetry

to sophomore Aaron Wang for making it to the final round of qualification for the United States Math Team. Aaron is one of only approximately 250 students in America to qualify for the Unites States of America Math Olympiad (USAMO), which is an intense six-question, 9-hours long test spread over a two-day period.

Aaron also received received an invitation to participate in the Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP). He will have the opportunity to study with the brightest math minds in our country as well as receive tutelage from some of our country’s top mathematicians for three weeks at Carnegie Mellon University this summer.

to the LNC Math team who placed as the Number 3 math team in North Carolina at the NC Comprehensive State Finals at NCSSM. This is the state’s toughest and most prestigious math competition. The team was led by 10th grader Aaron Wang (3rd place) and 7th grader Lucas Li (7th place). LNC has two of the top 10 Mathletes North Carolina!

Thank you to our sponsors. Please support these community partners who support LNC!

Congratulations and Happy Retirement to these teachers/ staff who have given so much of themselves to LNC’s students!

Cara Matocha - HS Art Teacher

Laura Cook - MS ELA Teacher

Bob Graham - MS SS Teacher

Sue Scott - ES Registrar

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