Notable accomplishments for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, and Orange and Chatham counties.
▪ Jordan-Matthews High School students Jasmine Brower, Karmen Brown, Elizabeth Cheek, Corrine Collison, Alyssa Gaines, Makani McKenzie, Michael Vasquez and Konner Williams were named Summer Scholars by the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation. Each received a scholarship to attend a fine arts camp at an area college or university.
▪ Chapel Hill recently was ranked among the best college towns in America. A list from Niche.com ranks the town No. 11 in the nation.
▪ Catherine Moore, the treasurer/secretary at J.S. Waters School in Chatham County, was named Chatham County Schools Bookkeeper of the Year.
▪ The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators announced that Naomi P. Slifkin of Chapel Hill has renewed the Certified Diabetes Educator status by completing the continuing education renewal option process.
▪ Thomas Vitaglione received the national American Academy of Pediatrics Child Health Advocate Award at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Pediatric Society. Vitaglione is a senior fellow with N.C. Child and an adjunct professor with the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
▪ Michael Whitman of Pittsboro was named Chamber Ambassador of the Quarter by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.
▪ The White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, awarded Joshua Zhou of Chapel Hill the President’s Environmental Youth Award and the EPA’s Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. Zhou was recognized for his innovative approach to producing a safe, affordable and simple method for improving water quality and reducing pollution.
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