Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2017-2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE WINTER 2017-2018 59 Feature Charlotte Catholic High School Lizzy Fiepke Daughter of Julie and Thomas Fiepke, Lizzy Fiepke is an Advanced Placement Scholar hoping to pursue a career in medicine at Northwestern University or UNC-Chapel Hill . Her athletic excellence is centered on tennis. Although her favorite subject is English, she has tutored science at various Ballantyne elementary schools. She credits her academic success to self- discipline, noting "you have to manage your time well and not get distracted when doing homework." Connor Ruff Connor Ruff is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinal- ist, Advanced Placement Scholar, debate champion and school nominee for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. His academic strong suits are chemistry and physics. "The frontiers of science have to do with them," he says. Son of Jenifer and Mike Ruff, Connor won The President's Volunteer Service Award (bronze) for volunteer- ing at the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department. At present, he is considering a career in chemical engineering.

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