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Scholarship awarded

Eric Michael Banks, a student at East Garner Magnet Middle School in Garner, is a recipient of the Victor E. Bell Jr. Scholarship awarded by the College Foundation Inc.

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Bible knowledge pays off for Wake Forest teen

Noah McKay, a 17-year-old high school student and member of Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association in Wake Forest, as well as the president of Wake Forest Christian Honor Society, recently competed in the National Bible Bee in San Antonio, Texas.

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Library project earns Girl Scout Silver Award

Two Raleigh Girl Scouts, Alexis Byfield and Kennedy Cooper, earned their Silver Award by creating a library at the Salvation Army Center of Hope. They collected books, games and other items for children of all ages and built a large book house so children could easily access the books. They also made bookmarks and created a log to keep track of the books. Alexis is the daughter of Noel and Freda Byfield and has been a Girl Scout since 2008. She is active in National Honor Society, FCCLA, Wake County Public Library Teen Leadership Corp., Photography Club and swimming. Kennedy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cory E. Cooper and has been a Girl Scout since 2008. She is active in Jack and Jill of America, Spanish Club, Step Team, track, swimming and Wake County Public Library Teen Leadership Corp. Both girls are members of Troop 338. The Silver Award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

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Hester earns Silver Palm

Ford Worthy Hester, a senior at Broughton High School, was recognized at the BSA Troop 395 Court of Honor for earning his Eagle Scout Silver Palm Award. Ford was awarded his Eagle rank in 2014 but remained active in the troop and earned the Bronze, Gold and Silver Palm awards for his continued achievement, leadership and service to his troop.

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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.

Videos

Much Ado About Nothing Summer Trailer

OneSong Productions presents William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Grace Siplon.
OneSong Productions
Much Ado About Nothing Summer Trailer 2:19

Much Ado About Nothing Summer Trailer

Cary Academy students show of their stacking robot 1:12

Cary Academy students show of their stacking robot

Medicine is Micah's calling 1:36

Medicine is Micah's calling

Emily Liu and Sara Zangi - A sticky situation 1:15

Emily Liu and Sara Zangi - A sticky situation