Students serve as pages in N.C. House
Sarah Ford and Felix Allen V of Raleigh recently served as pages for a week in the N.C. House of Representatives.
Pages deliver bills and other documents for lawmakers and help with clerical work and errands around the legislature.
Sarah, a student at Sanderson High School and the daughter of Rodrick Ford and Alisha Gibb, was sponsored by Rep. Rosa Gill.
Felix, a student at Enloe High School and the son of Felix and Willa Allen, was sponsored by Rep. Becky Carney.
Students spend week in N.C. Senate
Charles Michael Keen Jr., Madison A. Jones, Katie Faith Honaker, Sarah Marie Blau, and Jacob Ramsey Kaylor, all of Raleigh, recently served as pages in the N.C. Senate.
Pages serve for one week, attending Senate sessions and committee meetings and assisting staff members with clerical duties.
Charles, a student at St. David’s School, is the son of C. Matthew and Ruth M. Keen.
Madison, a student at The Ravenscroft School, is the son of Michael and Tammy Jones.
Katie, a student at Grace Christian School, is the daughter of William and Celeste Honaker.
Sarah, a student at Enloe High School, is the daughter of Eric and Michelle Blau.
Jacob, a student at Trinity Academy of Raleigh, is the son of Ronald and Susan Kaylor.
Each was sponsored by Sen. Phil Berger.
Church offers college prep workshop
St. Paul AME Church will present its annual college prep workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Lunch will be included.
The free workshop will teach parents and students how to navigate the college application and financial aid process. Other topics will include time management, study skills, NCAA eligibility, credit card debt.
Registration is required; to register, call 919-832-2709.
School system offers parent workshops
Wake County is offering the following parent workshops:
• Navigating the WCPSS system, Tuesday, Sept. 25
• Supporting Literacy and Math at Home for Elementary Students, Tuesday, Oct. 2
• College is Possible, Tuesday, Oct. 24
• Understanding Special Education, Tuesday, Oct. 30
• Understanding the U.S. Educational System, Tuesday, Nov. 6
All workshops run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Millbrook Magnet High, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh.
Child care is available for children 4-13 years old.
All sessions are free, but parents must register to attend.
To register or for more information, go to www.wcpss.net/parent-academy or call 919-431-7411.
Athens Drive High band to sell barbecue
Athens Drive High School marching band is holding a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Swift Creek Community Center, Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Plates include barbecue pork, fried chicken, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw and sweet tea for $8. Desserts will be $1 each.
Free delivery to local businesses within 10 miles of Yates Mill Pond Road with an order of six or more plates. To order or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifelong Learning Program
The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For more information, call 919-431-7593 or visit www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.
Marching band invitational at Wakefield
The Wakefield High School Band Boosters will hold the 10th annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. Performances begin at 5.
The event will feature performances by high school bands from throughout North Carolina. Cost is $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children 10 and younger.
For more information, visit www.wakefieldhsband.org.
Cape Fear River Watch scholarship contest
Cape Fear River Watch is offering a scholarship essay contest for high school seniors.
The contest, meant to promote interest in environmental conservation, was created to engage students pursing college majors in environmental sciences, biology and wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as to give financial aid for tuition.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 toward education expenses at an accredited North Carolina university. The contest opens Oct. 1, and essays must be submitted by Jan. 15.