High school students may enter up to three pieces of artwork in the annual Congressional Arts Competition between Monday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 20. price.house.gov/congressional-art-competition1.
A public comment session on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.
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Cary Christian School students earn awards
Drama students at Cary Christian School won awards in the Middle School Regional NCTC Festival in March. “Tomato Plant Girl” and “One Cold Afternoon” received “superior” ratings.
The school also earned Excellence in Overall Production Design for both shows; Excellence in Acting for Jack Shriver, Caroline Balan, and Brooke McDuffe; Outstanding Female Actress for Holly Ficken; Excellence in Ensemble Acting for “Tomato Plant Girl;” Outstanding Ensemble Acting for “One Cold Afternoon;” Excellence in Directing for Caroline Cearley and Laura Balan; Design and Production Awards for Elena Young, Holly Ficken and Sophie Hajek; and the Festival Spirit Award.
Cary students compete
Cary High School students won first and third place in the N.C. ProStart Invitational in culinary and management divisions. The school earned first place in the culinary competition, using two butane burners without running water or electricity to make a three-course meal in an hour.
Students placed third in the management competition by presenting a business proposal for a restaurant to a panel.
Cary teacher joins Hall of Fame
Mary Ruth Crook of Cary High School was inducted posthumously into the North Carolina Association of Educators’ Educational Hall of Fame. Crook, who taught for more than 21 years, was recognized as the Wake County Teacher of the Year in 1976.
Honor roll and dean’s lists
▪ From Apex: Michael Lisicki was named to the Dean’s List at East Carolina University. Alexander Mohr and Alex Moushegian were named to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dean’s Honor List. Ashton Rueda was named to the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Dean’s List. Angela Zhang was included in the University of Iowa’s Dean’s List.
▪ From Cary: Michael Fogg, Madeline Hren, Jarrod Moore and Sridevi Suresh were named to the Dean’s List at Boston University. Lindsey Hylwa and Michelle Ko were named to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dean’s Honor List. Tiffany Lynn was named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Nina Park was included in the President’s List at Pratt Institute. Anupama Warrier, a Cary High School graduate, was named to the Dean’s List at the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. Michael Wellnitz was in the Dean’s List at Lafayette College.
Apex robotics team competes
Students in Lufkin Road Middle School’s Robotics Team were chosen as one of four teams in the state to compete in the VEX Worlds Tournament. The team qualified by winning an Excellence Award at the N.C. State Championship Tournament, the highest award in the competition.
Alternative spring break
▪ Erica Luna of Apex, who is studying occupational therapy at Alvernia University, participated in alternative spring break at Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia’s Interfaith Encounters program.
▪ Cameron Martin of Holly Springs, a student at James Madison University, volunteered with Vacamas Program for Youth in New Jersey. Martin and other students worked with inner-city youth on development programs, camps and retreats.
Aviation Art Contest
Green Hope High School students won first and third place in the senior category of the 2016 Aviation Art Contest.
Lauren McLaughlin won first place and Joann Jackson won third. They and the second place winner will compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. to advance to an international competition.
Apex students compete
Apex High School students Alyssa Killingsworth, Claire Garner and Megan Hirst finished in first place in the NC FCCLA State Culinary Competition at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. They will represent North Carolina in the national competition this summer.
Lucy Daniels School extends hours
The Lucy Daniels School in Cary has extended its half-day program for kindergarten students to a full day, beginning in August. lucydanielscenter.org.
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