Cary teacher attends NCCAT
Laura Werner of Cary Academy took part in a professional development program at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Werner was named the NCCAT Robert E. Bridges Honored Educator Scholar.
Local students earn UNC-Chapel Hill awards
Diana Dayal of Apex earned the Jane Craige Gray Memorial Award as a student at UNC-Chapel Hill. From Cary, Claire Vita Clement earned the Class of ‘56 Lives Award, Sarah Dong Chen earned the Edward McGowen Hedgpeth Award and Jessica Leigh Maldonado earned the Sterling A. Stoudemire Award for Excellence in Spanish.
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Teacher of the Year finalists
Several local teachers are finalists for Wake County Public School System’s Teacher of the Year award. They are Susan Holland of Reedy Creek Middle School, Ruth McCoy of Fuquay-Varina High School, Karla Nantz of Cary High School, Matthew Scialdone of Middle Creek High School and Alison VanKerckhove of Willow Springs Elementary. The winner will be named May 14.
Cary student earns scholarship
Michelle McGoogan of Cary, a graduate of William G. Enloe High School, earned the North Carolina Textiles Foundation Centennial Scholarship to study textiles at N.C. State University.
Holly Springs students sing
Maggie Lewis and Sarah Rasey of Holly Springs High School performed in the 9-10 All Carolina Select Choir.
Colla Voce, Holly Springs High School’s Honors Chorus, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in March.
Fuquay-Varina student earns scholarship
Trey Russell of Fuquay-Varina earned the John and Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship at North Carolina Wesleyan College and entrance to the school’s Honors College this fall. Russell, a senior at Wake Christian Academy, is the son of Jay and Dawn Russell of Fuquay-Varina.
Local students honored at Youth Legislative Assembly
At the Youth Legislative Assembly, Jonathan Avery of Durham, a senior at Cary Academy, earned the Outstanding Committee Chairman Award. Avery and Martin Kendrick of Sanford, a senior at Cary Academy, earned Outstanding Service Awards. Tafui Leggard of Cary, a student at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, earned an Outstanding Delegate Award.
Panther Creek students compete
Panther Creek High School Indoor Percussion won the group’s second consecutive gold medal at the Atlantic Indoor Association Championships in March.
‘A Hero’s Work’
The Cary High School Drama Club will present “A Hero’s Work” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the school’s drama studio at 638 Walnut St. Admission costs $5 for adults and $2 for students and kids.
Spring Choral Concert
The Cary High School Performing Arts Department’s Spring Choral Concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the school’s auditorium at 638 Walnut St. Admission costs $5 for adults and $2 for students and kids, up to $15 per family.
Cary High School students will present “IMProv” shows monthly through May. Shows start at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 638 Walnut St., Cary. A show will be on Friday, May 15. Admission costs $2. For details, go to caryhsperformingarts.com.
Leaders Save Lives
High school and college students, ages 16-24, who host blood drives between the first day of June and the last day of August and meet their blood drive collection goal may apply for scholarships through the American Red Cross’ Leaders Save Lives program. Students can win one of 10 scholarships of up to $2,500. For details, go to www.redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.
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