Local students earn scholarships
Aneri Shah of Apex High School and Philip Giorgino of Middle Creek High School each won $10,000 scholarships from the SECU Foundation.
Emma Shirley of Cary earned the East Carolina Alumni Association Scholarship.
Local students named to dean’s lists
From Apex: Lauren Bergenbush, Caroline Crowley, Katherina Dubiansky, Brooke Eichenlaub, Matthew Elsner, Nicholas O’Leary, Alec Pierzga, Quentin Reynolds and Stephanie Rogers were named to the Dean’s List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Kelsey Shamblin was named to the Chancellor’s List.
From Cary: Ethan Coeytaux was named to the Dean’s List at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Sam Feick was named to the Dean’s List at Lehigh University. Clara Leonard and Nathan Ura were named to the Dean’s List at Belmont University. Katie Wight was named to the Dean’s List at Bridgewater College.
From Holly Springs: Brianna Bonacum, Vanessa Fanzo and Susana Zigante were named to the Dean’s List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Karen Girton, Sarah Twigg and Stephen Twigg were named to the President’s List at Bob Jones University. Cameron Martin was named to the president’s list at James Madison University. Cameron Theobald was named to the Dean’s List at Belmont University.
From Fuquay-Varina: Sophie Berry was named to the Dean’s List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Kilian Giannini and Cole Schwietering were named to the Chancellor’s List. Darnell Dean was named to the Dean’s List at Lasell College.
From Morrisville: Masoom Jain was named to the Chancellor’s List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Apex student named Goldwater Scholar
Larry Han, from Apex, was one of three UNC-Chapel Hill students to be named a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Cary student studies abroad
Danae Shipp of Cary, a student in the Global Field Program of Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will study abroad in Baja this summer.
Cary students compete in handwriting contest
Peyton Posadas of Cary, a third-grader at Grace Christian School in Raleigh, was named North Carolina state grade level winner and Grand National Third Grade Handwriting Champion in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Competition, winning a medallion, trophy and $1,000 prize. Second-grader Hannah Taylor, also of Cary, was named state grade level champion, and won a medallion.
Weatherstone students compete
Isabel Westerlund of Cary, a student at Weatherstone Elementary School, won second place in the shuttle run in the First in Fitness competition of Wake County public schools.
Jonas Westerlund and Ethan Steinhoff of Cary competed as a Division A team in the North Carolina Science Olympiad and won second place.
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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