Gordon inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame
CHARLOTTE – Jeff Gordon was among five NASCAR legends enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Induction Ceremony held Feb. 1 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Gordon became the youngest driver in the modern era to win a premier series title in 1995 at age 24. He won three more titles (1997, 1998 and 2001). In 1998, Gordon won a modern era-record 13 races in 1998. He finished his career third on the all-time wins list with 93 victories. He retired from full-time NASCAR racing as the sport’s iron man, boasting a record 797 consecutive starts.
NJROTC cadet earns Legion of Valor award
CHARLOTTE – Cadet Lieutenant Commander Maya Spencer, commander of cadets and senior at Providence High School, has been awarded the Legion of Valor for 2018-19.
More than 4,000 students apply for the award, but only 40 win it worldwide. Prospective awardees must be in the top 10 percent of their class, serve in a leadership position within a unit and maintain academic excellence in their classes.
Spencer ranks in the top 5 percent of her high school class and holds a 4.3 grade point average.
She’s a member of the National Honor Society, semi-finalist for a National Merit Scholarship and silver medalist for the last two years in the National Spanish Exam.
Providence NJROTC excels in regional event
CHARLOTTE – The Providence NJROTC recently finished third in a Drill, Academic, Physical Fitness Competition at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The finish qualified the team for the Area Six Championships in Chapin, S.C. The top three teams from that event advance to the Navy National Championships in April in Pensacola, Florida.
Herff Jones recognizes three local yearbooks
INDIANAPOLIS – Herff Jones will showcase best-in-class yearbook work from students across North America, including three local schools, in its “best-of” publication, “Portfolio.”
From the thousands of yearbooks printed by Herff Jones, 420 schools were chosen across multiple categories. Among them were Ardrey Kell High (features and profiles), Charlotte Country Day (themes and covers) and Myers Park High (coverage spreads).