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Rising seniors make up Boys State delegation

Seven students represented Raleigh Charter High School at the 77th session of Tar Heel Boys State, held at Catawba College, June 19-25. The boys and their roles are Jake Satisky, Secretary of Commerce; Benjamin Stroud, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources; Robert Metzger, Secretary of Corrections; Langdon Ogburn, Governor; Chris DiSerafino, State Senator; John Schuster, City Alderman; and Kevyn Smith, State Senator.

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Students serve as summer Senate Pages

High school students serve as pages when the General Assembly is in session, performing jobs such as office duties and attending daily Senate sessions and committee meetings. Some area students who have recently served as pages in the North Carolina Senate include:

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PATHSS helps smooth the way

To many high school students, graduation is an exciting time: they’re free, they’re finally free! Maybe college is next, maybe a trade, but they’ve crossed the customary threshold between childhood and adulthood.

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Wake students receive top scholarship to ASU

Two Wake County students are recipients of Appalachian State University’s Wilson Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship, which provides a full-ride education at Appalachian. They are Raleigh Charter High School senior Fahiima Mohamed of Raleigh, daughter of Saida Mohamed and Ali Omar, and Athens Drive High School senior William “Jake” Powell of Cary, son of Janet and Robert Powell.

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Students chosen for elite program

Kidznotes students Alan Cota-Leja (percussionist), Kiarra Truitt-Martin (violist), and Marcus Gee (cellist) have been selected to participate in the National Take A Stand Festival Orchestra at Bard College in New York, Aug. 16-20. All three are students in the Durham Public Schools. They will have the opportunity to perform with other El Sistema programs from all across the nation.

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Wake County students serve as Senate pages

High school students serve as pages when the General Assembly is in session, performing jobs such as office duties and attending daily Senate sessions and committee meetings. Some area students who have recently served as pages in the North Carolina Senate include:

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Joyner students are authors

Anna Young’s fifth grade AIG Language class at J.Y. Joynter Magnet Elementary School wrote a 30-page book called “Memories with Grandpa,” which was submitted to the Scholastic Book Fair “Kids are Authors” writing competition. The book tells the story of a grandson dealing with the progressive stages of his grandfather’s Alzheimer’s disease. It was selected from more than 930 entries nationwide as one of 25 honorable mentions. The AIG program received $500 to buy books from Scholastic and each student donated a book to the Joyner Media Center.

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Odyssey team performs in Finals

A team from Southbridge Fellowship Church in Raleigh was the top-performing local squad at the 2016 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The team received a third-place trophy in the middle-school division for the “Furs, Fins, Feathers & Friends” problem.

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Top graduates named at Neuse Christian Academy

Valedictorian and salutatorian were named for the Neuse Christian Academy graduating class of 2016. Regan Langston received the honor of Valedictorian. She is the daughter of Jeff and Elysia Langston and plans to major in Health Service Management at East Carolina University, then continue to dental school. Matt Kalaf received the honor of Salutatorian. He is the son of Abigail Kalaf and the late Bill Kalaf. Matt will be studying Accounting at Erskine College where he received a full scholarship to play basketball.

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Student takes state water science prize

Joshua Zhou, a student at The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, was named a state winner of the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, the most prestigious youth award for water-related research, and represented North Carolina at the national competition at UNC-Charlotte. He was selected for his project, “Low-Cost Heterostructure Semiconductor Uses Energy in Visible Light to Efficiently Breakdown Environmental Toxins Threatening Aquatic Life” worked to reassess a common water pollutant’s environmental disruption and develop a material to break it down under sunlight. He conducted his research at Duke University.

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Award recognizes community service

Breanna Barbosa of Clayton, a senior at Johnston County Early College Academy, received an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for North Carolina in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

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Local students serve as Senate pages

High school students serve as pages when the General Assembly is in session, performing jobs such as office duties and attending daily Senate sessions and committee meetings. Some area students who have recently served as pages in the North Carolina Senate include:

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