News HeadlinesMyers Park High News

Myers Park High School News Submitted by Alumni

John Inform McGuire

October 12, 2017 by Elizabeth Walker Hill (Register to contact)


Myers Park High School News From Around The Web

Mystery grows in ‘brutal’ murders of Charlotte, NC, woman and her boyfriend in Canada  Charlotte Observer

The “brutal” killings of a woman from Charlotte, North Carolina, and her Australian boyfriend has ignited an international murder mystery in a remote part of ...

Myers Park's Drake Maye commits to Alabama over North Carolina  HighSchoolOT

Drake Maye, the younger brother of former Tarheels star Luke Maye, announced his commitment to Alabama on Wednesday night. Maye is a 4-star quarterback ...

Sitting down with Robert Woodard - the new face of UNC Charlotte baseball  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Earlier in July, UNC Charlotte announced the hiring of Charlotte native Robert Woodard as their new head coach, following the ...

Westover basketball team heading to Charlotte for recruiting showcase  The Fayetteville Observer

For the Westover High boys' basketball team, the fireworks and cookouts will have to wait.The Wolverines have some work to do on the court this weekend in ...

2 students charged in separate weapon-related incidents at Myers Park HS  WSOC Charlotte

The school was placed on lockdown Monday after reports of a weapon on campus.

Redshirt Probability: North Carolina wide receiver Elijah Bowick  247Sports

Elijah Bowick may be the lowest-ranked of the 2019 wide receiver haul for Virginia Tech, but don't discount him from earning early playing time in Blacksburg ...

Myers Park High School students discover new opportunities during career fair  WBTV

One goal of the career fair was to help emphasize economic mobility.

NC State, UNC, Duke college football recruiting coaches  Charlotte Observer

UNC, NC State and Duke recruit the top high school football players in North Carolina and in the country. Here are the assistant coaches who are the best at ...

Lawsuit filed in alleged Myers Park High School rape  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - “Help me." "Guys, I'm being serious. I'm really scared." "Mom, I'm being kidnapped. Call somebody." *Content* Continues Below. Those are ...

Taser confiscated during random safety screenings at Myers Park High School, CMS says

Five classrooms at Myers Park were checked during random safety screenings Tuesday morning. No deadly weapons were found.

Cause of death remains undetermined in case of Myers Park High student

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The cause of death remains undetermined for a Myers Park High School student who passed away in his sleep, according to an autopsy ...

‘People of Chelsea’ Exhibit Now Underway at City Hall  Chelsea Record

Chelsea photographer Darlene DeVita hosted her “People of Chelsea” exhibit Monday night at City Hall. The exhibit featured individual black-and-white ...

Spring Roundup: Hickory Ridge, Myers Park take Southwestern 4A track titles  Charlotte Observer

Hickory Ridge High School's boys track team won the Southwestern 4A track meet Thursday. Myers Park's girls also won on a busy of spring sports in the ...

Funeral service for 16-year-old Myers Park High School student

The community held a funeral *service* for 16-year-old, Benjamin Hager, who unexpectedly died in his sleep overnight Friday.

How Myers Park’s Duwe Farris, grandson of Mustangs’ great, leads basketball renaissance  Raleigh News & Observer

Myers Park senior Duwe Farris is the grandson of all-time Mustangs great Ray Farris, who led the Mustangs football team to a state title game in the '50s before ...

Baseball Update: Myers Park, Butler headed to Southwestern 4A showdown  Charlotte Observer

Powerhouse Myers Park and surprising Butler will meet Friday night for the Southwestern 4A Conference baseball championship. Myers Park, which rolled to ...

Dream On 3 sends Myers Park High School student to Lake Tahoe, unique dream comes true  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There are stories we tell you about sports dreams coming true for local kids in our area, but we've never told you one like this.

CMS releases water testing results from 2 high schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBC Charlotte is digging through new results from lead and copper testing at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). The Defenders ...

Myers Park baseball goes to 24-1, routs Butler in Southwestern 4A championship  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High in Charlotte whipped Butler High School of Matthews in the Southwestern 4A baseball championship game Friday, May 3. The Mustangs begin ...

Tristan Maxwell, son of an NBA champion, a ‘hot commodity’ on recruiting circuit  The Fayetteville Observer

CHARLOTTE — Tristan Maxwell never has to look too far for motivation.Maxwell, a rising senior at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, is the son of ...

Weekend baseball recap: Myers Park polishes off unbeaten Southwestern 4A league run  Charlotte Observer

Saturday's high school baseball recap includes Myers Park polishing off an unbeaten run through the Southwestern 4A conference.

Spring Roundup: Myers Park wins Southwestern 4A soccer crown  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's girls soccer team beat Butler High Monday to win the Southwestern 4A soccer title. Plus a complete recap of area girls soccer, tennis, track, ...

12 Key Dates CMS Parents Need to Know Before Schools Out  Charlotte, NC Patch

12 Key End-Of-Year Dates CMS Parents Need to Know - Charlotte, NC - When are graduation ceremonies for area high schools and the last day of school?

Myers Park senior with full-ride scholarship creates pens to give back to local charity  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mark Dillon is a senior at Myers Park High school and he already has quite the resume. He is an IB student, a Morehead-Cain ...

Myers Park students upset after homecoming dance sells out

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Homecoming for students at Myers Park High School is this weekend, but some parents are upset after the dance sold out. Myers Park has ...

LOOK: Gamecocks freshmen gather for Pigskin Poets  247Sports

Pigskin Poets is an annual rite of passage for members of the South Carolina Gamecocks football team.

Myers Park HS athlete heads to USA Women's basketball trials  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Its not everyday that you get to try out for a USA athletic team in front of the USA Olympic committee, but a Myers Park high school ...

He came to CMS still learning English. By graduation he’d written a book on it.  Charlotte Observer

Amirsaman Zahabioun, a native of Iran, entered Myers Park High School among students learning English as their second language (ALS). Now nearing ...

Committed to Va. Tech, this Myers Park receiver in ‘a race to be great’  The Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High School wide receiver Elijah Bowick wants to eat. On the way to his favorite fast-food spot, Bowick, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, talked about ...

Four Charlotte Area Students Named National Merit Scholars  Charlotte, NC Patch

Charlotte Students Named National Merit Scholars - Charlotte, NC - Four Charlotte area students were named in the third round of selection for National Merit ...

10 Charlotte Students Chosen For 2019 National Merit Scholarships  Charlotte, NC Patch

Charlotte Students Chosen For National Merit Award - Charlotte, NC - The 2019 National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners were announced this week. Here are ...

All-conference running back from Charlotte Country Day transferring to Myers Park  The Charlotte Observer

High school football: Charlotte Country Day all-conference running back Tim Newman Jr. is transferring to Myers Par, his father told the Observer.

Everyday Hero: High Schooler Helps Younger Kids Read  Spectrum News

Today, Quarles and a few students from the club are tutors at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School in Charlotte.

Myers Park High students say they were suspended for walkout over gun violence  The Charlotte Observer

Students at Charlotte's Myers Park High School say they were suspended Friday for walking out of class as part of nationwide protests against gun violence.

Student Athlete of the Week: Andrea Shire

Shire is a senior at Myers Park High School and a member of the women's basketball team.

Students, parents sound off on new CMS safety plans  WBTV

Security guards waved down each and every student and parent that entered the Myers Park Mustangs' stadium Friday night. The wands are nothing new at the ...

Student leads charge to improve school safety

The student superintendent of Myers Park High School says enough is enough. She wants the district to make some real changes before it's too late.

Myers Park grad Ravi Patel gets high-profile screen time in ‘Long Shot’ with Charlize Theron  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High grad Ravi Patel plays an adviser to presidential candidate Charlize Theron in the movie “Long Shot.' He's working on a CNN travel series and a ...

Myers Park: Tradition and Beauty, Minutes from Downtown Charlotte  Mansion Global

Located minutes from the city's bustling center city area, Myers Park is one of most sought-after neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been so for ...

RANKED: The Charlotte area's top 20 public high schools  Charlotte Business Journal

As CBJ continues its review of top-ranked schools in the Charlotte region, it's time to focus our attention on public high schools.

Eleven recruits to keep an eye on  247Sports

These 11 recruits who attended a session off the Will Muschamp Football Camp in June could be names to know for South Carolina Gamecocks fans.

Community rallies around Charlotte teen after JROTC ball dress stolen by 'porch pirate'  WSOC Charlotte

A Charlotte teen will look like a princess Saturday night for her Military Ball, but it almost did not happen after someone stole her dress off her porch.

What will ex-Panthers QB Josh McCown do now that he’s retired after 16 NFL seasons?  Charlotte Observer

Quarterback Josh McCown announces his retirement after 16 NFL seasons, which included two years with the Carolina Panthers. He will coach his sons, both ...

Community Mourns After Mysterious Death of 16 Year Old  Spectrum News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Team mates and friends are mourning the loss of a teen who passed away in his sleep over the weekend. Benjamin Hager, age 16, died ...

Dre’ Bly and the Bly Boys  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's football features nine players on the roster whose fathers have NFL ties, including former Carolina Panthers Muhsin Muhammad and Shaw King.

9-student brawl breaks out at Myers Park HS

Nine students at Myers Park High School in Charlotte were involved in a brawl Monday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Mother and son from Charlotte hit 31 million views with quirky Facebook dance video  The Charlotte Observer

A Myers Park High staff member and her son have become an online sensation with a “history of dance” video created during a talent show to benefit the Susan ...

Community mourns sudden death of teenager

The local swimming community is mourning the sudden death of a 16-year-old Myers Park High School student, Benjamin Hager.

Myers Park High School has 7-way-tie for valedictorian  WBTV

The students have spent their entire high school career in many of the same classes and all consider themselves friends.

Former NC high school student sues school district over handling of rape report

A former Myers Park High School student who reported being sexually assaulted by a fellow student in the woods behind the school has filed a lawsuit over the ...

Saturday’s high school basketball capsules 12.08.18  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Saturday's boys and girls high school basketball capsules for Dec. 8, 2018.

Student charged with bringing gun onto Myers Park High campus  Charlotte Observer

A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he brought a gun onto the campus of Myers Park High School.

Myers Park history: Mustangs girls soccer advances to first NCHSAA state final  The Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's nationally ranked girls soccer team made history Tuesday, beating Southern Pines Pincrest to reach the state finals for the first time. Myers Park will ...

Young Activist Stages Weekly Strike For Climate Action  WFAE

For the past seven Fridays, 14-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens of Charlotte has skipped classes at Trinity Episcopal School and staged what she calls a School.

Sexual assault reported near Myers Park HS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police confirm they received a report of a sexual assault Tuesday near the campus of Myers Park High School.

Muhsin Muhammad III, son of NFL WR, commits to Texas A&M  USA TODAY High School Sports

Muhsin Muhammad III, whose father was an NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver, made his college commitment to Texas A&M on Monday.

Myers Park HS senior charged in crash that killed teen  WSOC Charlotte

An athletic Myers Park High School senior was in the Mecklenburg County jail Monday night, charged in a weekend crash that killed a teen.

Charlotte-Oscars connection #1: This documentary producer also held a camera  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park/Duke grad Rebekah Fergusson helped produce 'End Game,' nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short. The Oscars are Feb. 24.

Drake Maye, Younger Brother of Luke, Earns 4-Star Rating in Early 2021 Rankings

Luke Maye might be leaving Chapel Hill, but younger brother Drake Maye is a quarterback recruit who has already been offered by UNC.

Warrant issued for woman in video of racially charged interaction in Charlotte

WARNING: The *content* of this video may be offensive for some and very hard to watch. Parts of the video are transcribed in this article.

Friday’s observations: Butler avoids Rocky River scare, emerges stronger  The Charlotte Observer

Butler coach Brian Hales believes a rally at Rocky River, and getting healthy, can position Butler for a state title run. Plus get complete Friday coverage and a ...

‘We’ll never know’: These are the stories of Charlotte’s 2018 homicide victims  The Herald

Charlotte's homicide rate declined in 2018 compared to 2017, when the city had 87 homicides, police said. Here is how family and friends remember the loved ...

Charlotte teens had been missing for 3 days. Police found them sleeping in a tent.  The Charlotte Observer

Two teenagers from Myers Park High School, missing for three days in Charlotte, were found Monday afternoon, according to their parents. The 17-year-olds ...

Wednesday’s spring sports roundup: Myers Park baseball stops Butler, moves to 5-0  Charlotte Observer

↑Myers Park baseball: beat Butler 9-6 at home Wednesday to improve to 5-0 on the season. Myers Park has outscored opponents 55-10 this season. ↑Forest ...

Hough takes advantage of Myers Park errors, wins 39-17  The Charlotte Observer

NCHSAAA 4AA playoffs | Hough took advantage of three big Myers Park mistakes and Jarrett Nagy's running for a 39-17 win, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Eight Myers Park theater students to take a national stage  Charlotte Observer

Eight Myers Park High thespians will take their acts to the next stage Monday, when they fly to Lincoln, Neb., to compete at the International Thespian Festival.

Text messages seized in Myers Park High sex case  WBTV

Search warrants released Thursday show that investigators seized two phones from a juvenile containing text messages between him and a Myers Park High ...

Breaking Through: Mustangs of 1965 reunite, reflect on the perfect season (Part 3)  Charlotte Observer

Third in a three-part series; originally published in February 2013. After he graduated from Myers Park High School in 1966, all Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick wanted to ...

Man pleads not guilty to drunken-driving crash that killed Uber driver  WSOC Charlotte

A man accused of driving drunk and killing an Uber driver in July pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Friday’s Roundup: Myers Park softball shuts out Garinger, #BIG5 Performers, results  Charlotte Observer

Friday's Charlotte-area spring sports roundup for March 24 includes Myers Park softball's 21-0 win over Garinger, plus Friday's top five performances around the ...

Two Students Hit By Vehicle While Crossing Street For School Bus

Two Myers Park High Students Hit By Truck - Myers Park-South End-Dilworth, NC - Two students from Myers Park High School were hit Thursday morning while ...

Charlotte Observer Seniors of the Year 2018  The Charlotte Observer

Each school in the Charlotte region nominated a Senior of the Year candidate to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship in the All-Star Scholars program.

‘I’m white and hot.’ And now she’s unemployed.  The Mercury News

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | Washington Post. The black women waiting for help from the American Automobile Association said they could smell the alcohol on ...

These Are The Top 100 Schools In NC for 2018: New Report

Top 100 Schools In NC for 2018: New List - Charlotte, NC - Niche has compiled what it says are the top 100 schools in North Carolina, which includes both ...

When it comes to AP classes, it's the haves and have nots in CMS  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some parents and students say there is an equity problem in Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District. What is offered at one ...

2019 Virginia Tech Scouting Report: Elijah Bowick

Considering his offer list, Elijah Bowick is criminally underrated. He was one of the top players on Virginia Tech's recruiting board.

Mother and son from Charlotte hit 26 million views with quirky Facebook dance video

A Myers Park High staff member and her son have become an online sensation with a “history of dance” video created during a talent show to benefit the Susan ...

Olympians' Records Tumble at 2019 North Carolina 4A State Championship  SwimSwam

Let by a monster performance from Cardinal Gibbons freshman Claire Curzan, 6 state records went down on Thursday at the North Carolina 4A (biggest ...

Four-Star Wide Receiver Includes Vols Among Top Teams | RTI  Rocky Top Insider

One of the Vols' top wide receiver targets in the 2020 class, four-star Muhsin Muhammad III, included Tennessee among his top teams in his recruitment.

Is a Top School Forcing Out Low-Performing Students?  TIME

Under pressure to keep its test scores high, a prestigious North Carolina school is accused of forcing kids to drop out.

'Enough is enough': Local students stage walkouts to protest gun violence  WCNC

Thousands of students across the Carolinas participated in National Walkout Day Wednesday, joining middle and high schoolers nationwide in an effort to put ...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tells principals to let transgender students use names, bathrooms and changing rooms of their choice, despite North Carolina's HB2.  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sent a message to all principals Monday: When school opens in August, transgender students will be called by the name and ...

No dodging CMS’ school zone dilemma  Charlotte Observer

When it comes to the hot-potato question of student assignment, the people of Charlotte-Mecklenburg have spoken.

Boys lacrosse playoff brackets set by NCHSAA  HighSchoolOT

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has released the brackets for the boys lacrosse state playoffs.

The Morehead-Cain Foundation welcomes 75 new Morehead-Cain Scholars - UNC News  UNC News

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 26, 2019) – The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the nation's ...

CMS students plan walkouts to bring attention to gun violence  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Students around the country will be participating in walkouts to bring attention to gun violence, including students in Charlotte.

Myers Park’s ‘Swim-Stangs’ ready for NC 4A Western Regionals Saturday  Charlotte Observer

After sweeping the Southwestern 4A swim championships, Myers Park readies for Saturday's western regionals.

The Observer’s 2017 Fall Sports Preview: On Myers Park’s hope for another dream tennis season  Charlotte Observer

Here is the Observer's 2017 Fall Sports high school preview with a Sweet 16 listing of players and teams to watch and a look at Myers Park's tennis team, hoping ...

Scott Taylor leaving Providence High to become boys basketball coach at Myers Park  Charlotte Observer

Boys basketball coach Scott Taylor won't have to go far for his new job.

Parents concerned over CMS boundary shake up plan  FOX 46 Charlotte

Parents of kids in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are learning more about proposed boundary changes slated to begin in the fall of 2018.

Cancer brought a clean slate and a new direction for this Charlotte director  Charlotte Observer

Cancer survivor Paige Johnston Thomas directs the Tony Award winning play, “Oslo,” at Spirit Square in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Oslo” also won the New York ...

Sharpe, McKoy among NCBCA district players of the year for boys basketball  HighSchoolOT

The N.C. Basketball Coaches Association released the all-district teams for boys basketball on Thursday.

Missing Charlotte Teen Found, Held Captive In Georgia

Missing Charlotte Teen Was Held Captive In Georgia - Charlotte, NC - A missing Charlotte teen held captive for more than a year has been found in an Atlanta ...

A Charlotte movie theater just started charging $23 for a ticket. Is it worth the price?  Charlotte Observer

Regal Stonecrest's 4DX-equipped movie theater debuted last Friday with “Captain Marvel” — and ticket prices of $23 apiece. Is all that jostling and a few sprays ...

How Vols targets, commit performed at Charlotte Opening Regional  247Sports

GoVols247 takes a look at the testing results from some of Tennessee's targets and one Vols commitment who participated in Sunday's The Opening Regional in ...

Women's Swimming & Diving Welcomes Nine for 2019-20

DURHAM, N.C.—The Duke swimming and diving program and head coach Dan Colella announced Friday the addition of nine new Blue Devils for the 2019 ...

Civil trial begins in police shooting of ex-Myers Park High teacher’s son  The News & Observer

“Go ahead and shoot me,” Spencer Mims III told police while he stood on his front porch holding a box-cutter to his own neck. “I've been putting up with this for ...

Wes Hepler resigns from Myers Park to coach boys’ basketball at North Gaston  Charlotte Observer

Longtime Mustangs coach Wes Hepler is resigning from Myers Park to take over the boys' basketball program at North Gaston.

Highly ranked WR target schedules first Tennessee visit  247Sports

A highly ranked wide receiver target who attended one of Tennessee's games last season now is planning to make his first trip to Knoxville soon.

Indy tops Myers Park on senior night to share regular season title  Mint Hill Times

Heading into the final game of the regular-season Butler, Independence and Myers Park all shared a portion of first place in the Southwestern 4A Conference ...

News headlines by Google News for Myers Park High School Charlotte NC

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Myers Park High . This site has been created to offer a place for MPHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Myers Park High alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.