▪ Dean’s lists: Ariela Burk of Chapel Hill was included in the fall Dean’s List at the University of Vermont. Gina Nicole Duronio, a graduate of Chapel Hill High School, was named to the Dean’s List at Northeastern University in Boston. Gordon Fields of Chapel Hill was named to the Dean’s List at Mercy College of Ohio. Kyle McGrady and Tasha Wilhelmsen of Chapel Hill were included in the Dean’s List at Champlain College. Genevieve Servoss of Chapel Hill was named to the fall Dean’s List at Belmont University.
▪ The Chatham Central FFA Chapter competed in the 88th National FFA Convention, placing third nationally in the Floriculture Career Development Event. The team’s members are advisor Chris Hart, Rebecca Elixson, Katherine Miller, Nick Oldham and Lauren Webster. Miller was the third-highest-scoring person in the nation and Oldham was ninth.
▪ Chatham County Schools’ Board Members were recognized during an award ceremony at the 46th Annual Conference of the North Carolina School Boards Association. Melissa Hlavac and Jane Allen Wilson earned Certificates of Recognition. Gary Leonard and Del Turner earned Certificates of Advanced Achievement. David Hamm earned the Diploma of Honor and Sheila Tally earned the Graduate Certification for 500 cumulative training hours.
▪ Jacequeline Mitchell, director of Certificate and Career Training for Corporate and Continuing Education at Durham Technical Community College, earned the Patriot Award from the U.S. Army Reserve for her support of military veterans working at the college.
▪ Chapel Hill High School’s Sherry Norris was chosen by the National Federation of State High School Associations as 2015 North Carolina Coach of the Year for Girls Basketball.
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