Cary News

School Notes: May 28.

Valedictorian Lee Dickinson spoke at Cary Christian School’s graduation ceremony on May 8.
Valedictorian Lee Dickinson spoke at Cary Christian School’s graduation ceremony on May 8. COURTESY OF CARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. Details: 919-431-7593 or

Athens Drive High School

• SMART Technology in the Classroom Level 1: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-12, $125.

• Medical Coding I: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 2-July 9, $135.

• Electrical Contractor’s Exam Preparation: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, June 2-July 28, $290.

• Beginner Latin Dance: 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 2-July 14, $100.

• Basic Conversational Spanish I: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 2-July 14, $100.

• Medical Terminology: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 3-July 10, $135.

• Ballroom Dancing: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-Aug. 4, $100.

• Esperanto Language and Culture Part 1: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-July 29, $40.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-24, $200.

Green Hope PTSA

The Green Hope High School PTSA in Cary is looking for officers, committee chairs and volunteers for the 2014-15 school year. For details, email Dee Deanhardt at

Classroom Technology Awards

Wake Electric will accept applications from teachers for the Classroom Technology Awards grant program through Monday, Sept. 15. Grants of up to $3,000 are available. For details or to apply, call 919-863-6312, 1-800-474-6300, email or go to

Cary student earns honorable mention

Sangeetha Kumar, the daughter of Kumar Mani and Usha Gopalaswamy of Cary, earned an honorable mention from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for this year’s Udall Scholarship.

REALTOR Foundation scholarship

Harrison Ballard, a student at Panther Creek High School in Cary, earned a $1,500 scholarship from the REALTOR Foundation of the Triangle Community Service Committee. He plans to study biology at Duke University to prepare for dental school.

Pretty in Pink Fashion Show

Green Hope High School’s fifth annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show has been rescheduled. The event will begin with a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and the fashion show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the school auditorium at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. The event will raise money for the 1in9 foundation. Admission is $5. For information about 1in9, go to

Senior Awards Ceremony

Green Hope High School’s Senior Awards Ceremony will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

The Drammies

The Drammies, Green Hope High School’s drama and choral awards night, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

Cary Homeschoolers Showcase

Homeschool students’ work will be on display from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. Displays will cover many subjects, including robotics demonstrations. For details, go to

Baccalaureate service

Green Hope High School’s Baccalaureate service for the class of 2014 will be from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the school auditorium, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Mike Hall will speak. RSVP by Sunday, May 25, to

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy of Apex will host tours of the junior high and high school programs from 8-9 a.m. and the kindergarten to fifth grade program from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at 1177 Ambergate Station. For information about the school, go to