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Kanagy named 2015 Wrestler of the Year photo

Kanagy named 2015 Wrestler of the Year

Ethan Kanagy carries himself with a quiet confidence. However, he reached a crossroads at the Holy Angels Tournament at Charlotte Catholic in January after losing two matches in a row which came as a shock.

The 220-pound Weddington senior wrestler couldn’t handle coming up short. Instead of bowing to the pressure, Kanagy responded by beating his inner demons, bound and determined to win his next match. He proceeded to defeat South Caldwell’s Preston Huffman to take fifth place at the event, which set the tone for the rest of his season.

“That was probably the first time I’ve ever faced any real competition – somebody on my level or as good as me,” Kanagy said.

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Discover China Day gets thumbs up from UCPS students photo

Discover China Day gets thumbs up from UCPS students

When offered hot tea in China, there is a right way and a wrong way to serve and drink the tea. About 180 Union County Public Schools middle and high school students had the opportunity to learn the proper etiquette of this long-standing Chinese tradition, as well as other things about China’s culture and its people during Discover China Day. This annual event, which featured presenters from the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University, is an effort to increase awareness of China through exposure to its culture, language, history and people. Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University professor Weihong Yan, the institute’s director, said this year’s event, held at Marvin Ridge High School, marks the sixth year it has been presented to UCPS students. At left, Landi Radiner, a 12-year-old Parkwood Middle School seventh grader, cuts paper into shapes.

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