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TEDx comes to Cary Academy

Cary Academy hosted its first-ever TEDx event on Nov. 4, to a sold-out crowd in the new Discovery Studio. Both students and school alumni gave presentations on a variety of topics.

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Cary High grad will train as Marine pilot

United States Naval Academy midshipman 1st class Daniel A. Lowry was officially accepted into the Marine Pilot warfare community on Nov. 17. After graduation in May, he will receive his commission as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Once he completes The Basic School in Quantico, Va., Daniel will begin his flight training at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

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Merit badge goal leads to Eagle

When 15-year-old Bram Lovelace was in the fourth grade, a program at a Lowe’s store caught his eye. Kids could earn patches by building things. This is fun, he said. I want to do more of this.

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East Chapel Hill student to play Carnegie Hall

Cecilia (Chae Hyun) Lee, a student at East Chapel Hill High School, has been selected to play flute for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers.

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Student starts drive to help flood victims

To give their 9-year-old daughter, Cadence Adamson, some sense of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, Bill and Kim Adamson showed the Durham Academy fourth-grader photos of streets that looked like rivers, vehicles submerged in the floodwater, and emergency workers rescuing residents caught off guard by rising rivers days after the storm hit.

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3 NCSSM students are Siemens finalists

N.C. School of Science & Mathematics students Charles Goodman, Nikhil Reddy and Nimisha Pant are among more than 96 regional finalists named nationwide in this year’s prestigious Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. They were selected from more than 1,600 students who submitted innovative individual and team research projects. Charles and Nikhil were mentored by Cheryl Gann.

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Blue ribbon wins run in the family

Heidi and Keira Segars of Raleigh were both Blue Ribbon winners at the North Carolina State Fair. Heidi, 11, won a Blue Ribbon and Best in Show for a sewing project and Keira, 9, won two Blue Ribbons and two Best in Shows for jewelry projects. The sisters have entered fair competitions since 2011, with Heidi winning seven Blue Ribbons, two Best in Shows, Honorable Mention in the essay contest, an EGA award, one second place and two third places, and Keira winning seven Blue Ribbons, four Best in Shows, one EGA award and one second place. Their other interests are violin, indoor climbing, piano and ballet.

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Teen publishes book to promote good health

Brianna Weeks, a junior at Wakefield High School, has published a story to encourage young children to eat healthy fruit. Her book, “Fruit Candy Island,” is available on Amazon.com and on Kindle. Brianna is the daughter of Samuel and Leslie Weeks. In addition to writing, Brianna enjoys traveling, roller skating and listening to music.

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ECU scholarships go to Wake students

More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received scholarship support for this academic year. The awards range from $250 to $20,000. Recipients from Wake County are:

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Knightdale Boy Scout earns Eagle Award

William Evan Murray of Knightdale earned his Eagle Award, the highest advancement award in Boy Scouting. For his Eagle project, he led a team to refurbish mailboxes for indigent neighbors and veterans living in the Summer Place subdivision off of Rogers Lane. He is the son of Chris and Shannon Murray and attends Knightdale High School, where he is a member of FFA. He is a member of Troop 365.

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Energy awards go to Enloe student, school

Enloe High School student Alton Gayton was one of two students to be presented with the 2016 Youth Energy Leadership Award at the 36th annual NEED Youth Awards for Energy Achievement in Washington, D.C. The award includes a $1,500 college scholarship and recognizes students who go above and beyond in their pursuit of energy knowledge and in the teaching of others. Alton plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill to pursue a degree in chemistry and explore its role in renewable energy.

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