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Cary SuperSkippers compete in regional tournament; qualify for world championships

The Cary YMCA SuperSkippers competed in the USA Jump Rope Regional tournament on April 28 in Raleigh, earning 32 first-place finishes out of 34 speed events and 26 first-place finishes out of 28 freestyle events. All of the team members who competed qualified for the national competition to be held in June in Long Beach, Calif.

A select group of team members qualified for the FISAC-IRSF World Championships to be held this summer in Florida. The following 10 team members qualified and are a part of Team USA: Morgan Adams, Graham Booth, Hannah Butler, Alex Davis-Isaac, Ellen Emmerson, Nicole Enright, Nick Higgins, Becca Purser, Matthew Russell and Catherine Shaw.

Cary student awarded volunteer scholarship

Katie LaWall, a student at Green Hope High School, has earned the Priscilla D. Bevin Scholarship by the committee of the UNC Health Care Volunteer Association.

In order to apply, a Junior Volunteer had to be a graduating high school senior with a minimum of 100 hours of service. The scholarship is given to a Junior Volunteer who has an exceptional record of service and has shown a selfless commitment to others in the community.

LaWall is one of 10 high school students to receive the scholarship this year and will attend the Honors College at the University of South Carolina, majoring in public health with a focus on pre-med studies.

Cary student earns Presidential Scholarship to Greensboro College

Jason Scott Curfman of Cary has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to Greensboro College. Presidential Scholarships cover the complete cost of tuition and are valued at $25,300.

Curfman, who attends Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, is maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average in a curriculum that has included AP Calculus and AP Psychology.

As a Presidential Scholar, he is automatically admitted to the college’s George Center for Honors Studies, an interdisciplinary academic and co-curricular program for outstanding student leaders.

Cary Academy graduate receives Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship

James Jefferson Thomas of Cary was one of fifteen high school seniors to win an Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship, which are undergraduate merit awards to attend Duke University.

The awards cover full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for four years, as well as a six-week summer study program at the University of Oxford in England.

Thomas is a graduate of Cary Academy and son of Dr. Melissa E. DeRosier and Dr. James M. Thomas.

98 Carolina Select win Beat the Heat Tournament

Carolina Soccer Club’s U13 Classic Girls went undefeated at the Triad Elite Beat the Heat Tournament on April 28-29 in Winston-Salem. The team is comprised of players from the Holly Springs, Garner and Raleigh area.

98 Carolina Select won in the tournament’s Fire Division at 3-0-1 (W-L-T) for the weekend with two shutouts and only two goals scored against them.

More than 100 challenge and classic level teams competed during the tournament.

Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak