Chapel Hill: Community

Notables: Jan. 21

Bruce Gillooly (right), a volunteer with Communities in Schools of Chatham County, works with Noah, who took home a Gold Medal in the Special Olympics. Gillolly has worked with Noah for over two years, and he and Noah were recently honored by CISCC as an Outstanding Match. For details on CISCC, go to CISChatham.org.
Bruce Gillooly (right), a volunteer with Communities in Schools of Chatham County, works with Noah, who took home a Gold Medal in the Special Olympics. Gillolly has worked with Noah for over two years, and he and Noah were recently honored by CISCC as an Outstanding Match. For details on CISCC, go to CISChatham.org. COURTESY OF COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CHATHAM COUNTY

• Speculative fiction author

James Maxey

of Hillsborough has been named the region’s 2015 Piedmont Laureate. As Piedmont Laureate, Maxey will receive an honorarium and serve until Dec. 31. His duties include presenting public readings and workshops, participating in select public functions and creating at least one original activity to expand appreciation of speculative fiction.



• Ten fifth-graders at St. Thomas More Catholic School submitted winning essays in the 2014 Sallie Markham Michie Trust Essay Contest.

Lauren Fama, Dylan Hickey

and

Abby Malloy

came in first place;

Nate Remmy, Garett Beggs

and

Justin Saenz

placed second; and

Samantha Carew, Emily Spang, Sebastian Hammill

and

Declan Davis

came in third place. The Sallie Markham Michie Essay Contest, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Magna Carta Dames, is an annual competition in which participants compose essays on historical, governmental, or constitutional topics.



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Helen Anne Lo

of Chapel Hill and

Amon Khalid Williams

of Carrboro have been awarded the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship at Duke University. The award covers full tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for eight semesters at Duke. Lo is a graduate of East Chapel Hill High and daughter of Martha Schutz and Donald Lo. Williams is a graduate of Carrboro High and son of Kathryn H. Williams.



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