Southwest Wake News

April 14, 2014

School Notes: April 16.

School news from western Wake County.

Apex High student recognized

Santiago Suarez, a student at Apex High School, was chosen to join the National Society of High School Scholars. The honor is given to students for their leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Thales Academy students compete in math

Emma Carney, Sam Ferguson, Ronith Gonsalves, Jonathan Kelley and Neil Tharwani of the Thales Academy middle school math team in Apex competed in the N.C. State Mathematics Contest on March 31. The team placed 10th in the Level 2 Division. Carney received an honorable mention and Ferguson placed fourth in individual scores. For information about the school, go to

Morrisville student is Geography Bee Champion

Sravya Kuchibhotla, a seventh-grade student at Davis Drive Middle School in Cary, became the N.C. State 2014 Geography Bee Championship winner on April 4 at UNC-Charlotte. Sravya, who lives in Morrisville, is the daughter of Dr. Hari and Jyosthna Kuchibhotla.

The national competition will be in May in Washington, D.C., and winners will receive college scholarships worth $10,000 to $50,000. The first-place winner will also receive a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Spirit Night

The Green Hope High School band’s Spirit Night will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Five Guys, 1856 Boulderstone Way, Cary. For information about the band, go to

Garden grants

Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education will give two $1,000 grants to elementary schools’ gardens. Vote for finalists from Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 30, at the Triangle Moe’s Southwest Grill Facebook page at Winners will be announced Friday, May 2.

Fuquay-Varina internships

The town of Fuquay-Varina is offering three-week summer internships to high school students who are juniors or seniors. Interns will work in town departments. Apply for the unpaid internship program by Friday, April 25. For details, go to

Spring Vendor Fair and Bar-B-Q Sale

The Holly Springs High School Choral Boosters will host a Spring Vendor Fair and Bar-B-Q Sale on Saturday, April 26, at Holly Springs High School, 5329 Cass Holt Road. The vendor fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and barbecue sales will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Vendor spaces are available. The school’s Student Directed Play Festival will follow the fair at 7 p.m. For more information or to participate as a vendor, go to

Spring Carnival

The Middle Creek Elementary School Spring Carnival will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 110 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. There will be food, a video game truck, giant trike races, a Flow Circus performance and mini golf. Admission costs $10 for kids older than 5 and $6 for ages 5 and younger.

Green Hope PTSA scholarships

Green Hope High School seniors who join the PTSA by Friday, May 2, may apply to win one of three $500 scholarships toward vocational school, community college or a four-year college or university in the fall of 2014. For details, go to

Friday Night Lights

Green Hope High School’s Friday Night Lights dance for the classes of 2016 and 2017 will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at 2599 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Students must turn in permission forms to receive free tickets. Forms are online at and can be turned in during lunch on Tuesday, April 15, Wednesday, April 16, or Thursday, April 17.

The Green Hope High School PTSA is looking for parents to volunteer or bring dessert. If you are interested, sign up at

StreetSafe at Green Hope

StreetSafe, a driving program for teenagers, will be at Green Hope High School from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Registration will be open later in April at For more information, email Diana Bader at

IMProv at Cary High School

Students will perform in competitive IMProv shows at 7 p.m. one Friday a month through May in the drama studio at Cary High School, 638 Walnut St. The last show will be on May 16. Admission is $2.

Falcon Night

Green Hope High School’s PTSA is looking for volunteers for Falcon Night, an after-prom party on Saturday, May 17. If you would like to help, contact Jean Miller at

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