Student named semifinalist
Victoria Rogers, a senior at Neuse Christian Academy, is a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. As a semifinalist, Rogers has the opportunity to continue in the competition for about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered next spring.
Rock club championship
Fifteen-year-old Kai Lightner, a member of Triangle Rock Club’s Youth Climbing Team, claimed the title of World Champion in the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing World Youth Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia, France. Lightner also has seven National Youth Championship Climbing titles, two Panamerican Championship titles and 11 U.S. team designations.