Local Briefs for Dec. 2, 2012

Dec. 01, 2012 @ 05:04 PM

Waxhaw celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

If you are looking for a truly unique family outing this holiday season, the Twelve Days of Christmas are under way in Waxhaw.

The downtown area, which is decorated with over 75,000 lights, provides a backdrop for the events of the season.

On Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the downtown will introduce

A Dickens of a Christmas Living Windows! Seven storefront windows will have actors and actresses resurrecting scenes from the classic holiday novel, A Christmas Carol.

Every half hour, visitors will be invited into the shops to experience these scenes with audio. There also will be free carriage and trolley rides and a gallery crawl, live Nativity and special discounts at local eateries and shops. Victorian carolers will fill the air with music.

On Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m., the holiday spirit continues with Waxhaw’s

Annual Christmas Parade titled “Christmas Past, Present and Future.”

After the parade, Santa and snacks will be the Waxhaw Woman’s

Club! Photos, food and crafts will be provided!

More events such as a Christmas Tea with Mrs. Claus, Christmas Farmers Market and a Santa Paws Party for pets are planned. The complete

Twelve Days of Christmas calendar is located at www.waxhaw.com and can also be obtained by friending the Town of Waxhaw on Facebook.

 

Wreaths Across America Needs Volunteers

On Dec. 15, the local chapter of Wreaths Across America plans to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at different cemeteries around the county. The organization is in need of volunteers to help lay wreaths. Those interested in helping can contact Ryan Stafford at 704-254-3539.

 

Dean’s List announced

Local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean’s List.

Local residents include: Bryanna Diaferia of Indian Trail; Justin Tarlton of Marshville; Seth Cranford of Matthews; Nathaniel Loring of Matthews; Angela McCrary of Matthews; Lisa Pham of Matthews; Kein Ramsey of Matthews; Samantha Woodson of Wahaw; Lauren Kempf of Waxhaw; Brianna Lemmonds of Waxhaw; and Alec McGregor of Waxhaw.

 

Enrolled at Clemson

Local residents have enrolled at Clemson University for the fall semester.

They include: Ragine Joan Battle of Matthews is majoring in Mathematical Science; Austin Christopher Chaney of Waxhaw is majoring in General Engineering;

Cameron Bailey Dickins of Matthews is majoring in General Engineering; Brendan Paul Fletcher of Matthews is majoring in Computer Science;

Caroline Frances Haugh of Weddington is majoring in Biological Sciences; Kirsten Lee Heron of Matthews is majoring in Graphic Communication;

Clare Elizabeth Hogan of Matthews is majoring in Graphic Communication; Allyson Leigh Holston of Waxhaw is majoring in General Engineering;

Jordan Leah Irvan of Midland is majoring in Pre-Business; Hannah Brooke Johnson of Waxhaw is majoring in Health Sciences;

Mary Victoria Leahy-Tucker of Waxhaw is majoring in Pre-Business; Sarah Elizabeth McKinney of Matthews is majoring in Communication Studies;

Katia Lynn Moreno of Monroe is majoring in Philosophy (Law, Liberty and Justice); Madison Mackenzie Moser of Matthews is majoring in Pre-Business;

Molly Frances Nielsen of Waxhaw is majoring in Food Science; Mari Christine Pillmore of Matthews is majoring in Pre-Business; David Michael Pope of Matthews is majoring in General Engineering; Matthew David Rumble of Matthews is majoring in Architecture, Arts and Humanities Undeclared; Abigail Jane Seelig of Matthews is majoring in Pre-Business; Caroline Quinn Story of Matthews is majoring in Psychology.

 

Accepted at Coastal Carolina

The following local high school students have been accepted at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2013 semester.

Paulina Muniz, a student at Charlotte Catholic High School, plans to major in Exercise and Sport Science.

Heather Rossi, a student at Charlotte Latin School, plans to major in Musical Theatre.

Elissa Rennie, a student at David W Butler High School, plans to major in Marine Science Pre-major.

Devin Scanga, a student at David W Butler High School, plans to major in Psychology.

Dustin Pittman, a student at Forest Hills High School, plans to major in Recreation and Sport Management.

Erica Kerr, a student at Hickory Grove Baptist Christian School, plans to major in Exercise and Sport Science.

Lissette Payne, a student at Independence High School, plans to major in Marine Science.

Jennifer Bauer, a student at Marvin Ridge High School, plans to major in Elementary Education.

Mallory Bittner, a student at Parkwood High School, plans to major in Marine Science.

Suzanne Boshers, a student at Piedmont High School, plans to major in Communication.

Randal Braswell, a student at Piedmont High School, plans to major in Exercise and Sport Science.

Andrew McManus, a student at Piedmont High School, plans to major in Exercise and Sport Science.

Matthew Griffin, a student at Piedmont High School, plans to major in Recreation and Sport Management.

Kylie Larko, a student at Porter Ridge High School, plans to major in Biology.

Emma Arrowood, a student at Providence Day School, plans to major in English.

Lauren Whittington, a student at Sun Valley High School, plans to major in Biology.

Porter Lefeber, a student at Weddington High School, plans to major in Marketing.

Spencer Geiger, a student at Charlotte Catholic High School, is a resident of Weddington, NC.

Halle Babel, a student at Cuthbertson High School, is a resident of Waxhaw, NC.

Nick Robbins, a student at Metrolina Christian Academy, is a resident of Matthews, NC.

Lucas Faulkner, a student at Piedmont High School, is a resident of Indian Trail, NC.