Cary student earns scholarship
Jonathan Toong, a student at Green Hope High School, earned a $1,000 scholarship from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.
Cary students volunteer
Students of Grace Christian Academy in Cary volunteered at Thrift 2 Gift, unpacking Christmas merchandise and getting it ready to be sold. More than 20 students participated.
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Holly Springs singers perform
Five Holly Springs High School students performed with the North Carolina Honors Chorus in Winston-Salem in November. The students are Lauren Ashbrook, Ethan Baker, Allen Botwick, Haley Patrick and Peyton Wood.
The Holly Springs High School advanced choir Colla Voce performed for music teachers from across the state in Winston-Salem in November, during the N.C. Music Educators Association Convention.
The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. Details: 919-431-7593 or www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.
Athens Drive High School
• Triangle Youth Symphony: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 12-April 20, $147.50.
• Digital Photos and Your Computer: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13-27, $85.
• Esperanto Language and Culture Part 1: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13-March 31, $60.
• Triangle Youth Philharmonic: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13-April 14, $150.
• Setting Up Your Digital Camera: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, $52.
• Time to Teach: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 13-15, $125.
• Adult Kicks: 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13-March 17, $65.
Reedy Creek Middle School
• Triangle Youth String Sinfonia: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8-April 30, $127.50.
• Wedding Planning 101: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 12-Feb. 23, $125.
• Elementary Conversational Spanish I: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13-March 3, $115.
Winter Choral Concert
Green Hope High School’s Winter Choral Concert will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the school auditorium at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. The Voices of Hope Choir and Mixed Chorus will sing, directed by Margaret Cook and accompanied by Carol Myers. Admission costs $5.
Cary High School students will present “IMProv” shows monthly through May. Shows start at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 638 Walnut St., Cary. Shows will be on Friday, Dec. 12; Friday, Dec. 23; Friday, Feb. 13; Thursday, March 19; Friday, April 17; and Friday, May 15. Admission costs $2. For details, go to caryhsperformingarts.com.
Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep offer a free, combined SAT and ACT practice test at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. An analysis of results and studying suggestions will be available in January. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Thales Academy of Apex will host tours of the junior high and high school program from 8-9 a.m. and the elementary school program from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 1177 Ambergate Station, Apex. For details, go to www.thalesacademy.org.
Winter Chorus Concert
The Holly Springs High School choral department’s Winter Chorus Concert will be at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the school auditorium, 5329 Cass Holt Road, Holly Springs. Tickets cost $2. To reserve a ticket, go to hshschorus.weebly.com.
The Wake County Public School System is conducting an online survey for students, parents, teachers and community members on learning and technology. The survey will close Friday, Dec. 19. For details or to participate, go to bit.ly/11jKVy6.
Photo essay competition
The Cary Photographic Artists will sponsor a photo essay competition for Wake County students in ninth through 12th grade. Cash prizes range from $50 to $150, and the competition will end with an exhibit. For details, go to bit.ly/1kTh4U4. To enter, choose one of four themes: “America to Me,” “Home Town Pride,” “Student Life” or “Our Natural World.” Send four images for your theme and a paragraph relating your photography to the theme to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 15.
Visual Arts Soup Bowl Supper
Green Hope High School’s Visual Arts Soup Bowl Supper will be Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $20. For details, go to www.greenhopefinearts.org.
Voice of Democracy Program
VFW’s Voice of Democracy Program, an audio-essay competition for scholarships, will accept submissions from students in grades nine through 12. The theme is “Why Veterans are Important to Our Nation’s History and Future.” For details, email email@example.com.