Dancers bring home honors
Hannah Monroe, 17, and Lauren Monroe, 15, both of City Ballet, competed in the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals in Indianapolis, Ind. in February.
The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition that awards over $250,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide. The competition is held annually around the world and is open to dance students of all nationalities 9-19 years old. Regional semi-finals are held across the U.S. and other countries with the top dancers advancing to the finals in New York City.
Hannah placed in the top 12 classical dancers of her age group (16-19 years old).
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Hannah has also received another dance honor and has been accepted to compete in the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) competition in Richmond, Virginia this summer. The CICB is an international organization that unites the different Cecchetti organizations around the world.
Raleigh native named to clergy
Calvary Baptist Church in Waco has named Raleigh native and Meredith College graduate Ali Chappell as its new minister of youth. Chappell is a first-year student at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.
Nancy Scallion-Wood has retired from St. Raphael Preschool after 22 years of service. She started in 1992 as an assistant teacher and eventually ended as administrative assistant to director Carrie Griffith. The staff held a “Fancy Nancy” luncheon to send her off.