▪ Ritam Chakraborty of Chapel Hill and Eliza Filene of Carrboro, undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill, were chosen as Phillips Ambassadors to study abroad through the UNC Entrepreneurship Summer in Shanghai program.
▪ Raymond Chen, a student at Chapel Hill High School, served as a page for the N.C. House of Representatives. Chen, who was sponsored by Rep. Verla Insko, is the son of Yuchen Chen and Ping Zhao of Chapel Hill.
▪ Sarah Falkovic, Jennifer Nelson and Amy Westerhoff of Chapel Hill earned Silver Awards, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting. They built a play space for children at the Community Church of Chapel Hill. Sarah is the daughter of Frank and Margaret Falkovic. Jennifer is the daughter of Bonnie and Jeff Nelson. Amy is the daughter of Wan Lan Liang and Jack Westerhoff.
▪ Sydney Green, Hannah Kankelfritz and Lillian Riddle earned Silver Awards. They worked with Paws4Ever to offer booklets for new pet owners, make treats and toys for the shelter’s animals and make booklets with recipes and instructions for pet owners to make treats and toys. Sydney is the daughter of Roger and Kristen Green of Hillsborough. Hannah is the daughter of Kristian and Tessa Kankelfritz of Hillsborough. Lillian is the daughter of Robert and Catherine Riddle of Durham.
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▪ Pam Hemminger and Kristen C. Smith joined the board of Strowd Roses in Chapel Hill.
▪ The Chatham County Board of Health recognized people who work to improve Chatham County residents’ health. Leigh Anne Garrard was awarded 2015 Supervisor of the Year as director of Animal Services. Roxana Lopez earned 2015 Employee of the Year for her work as an office assistant in the Environmental Health Division. Lyn Smith was named the 2015 Community Health Partnership Award as department chair of the Healthful Living and Physical Education Department at Northwood High School.
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