Eastern Wake: Community

Notables: Nov. 2

Michaela Price
Michaela Price

Price earns Gold Award

Michaela Price, of Knightdale, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

For her Gold Award project, Price created the Celebrating Abilities booklet and website to educate the public about the special needs community and to recruit new volunteers. Her project was inspired by her work with Miracle League of the Triangle, a baseball league for special needs athletes.

Price is the daughter of Jeff and Angela Price and is a senior at Millbrook High School. She has been in Girl Scouts since 2004 and is in Girl Scout Troop 295 led by Angela Price. Her project adviser was Annie Thomas. In addition to Girl Scouting, she plays in the orchestra and is a member of the Key Club.

NHS inductees

Students from Knightdale High School were inducted into the National Honor Society Oct. 28. The students were: Diana Betancourt, Giselle Betancourt, Keidra Burris, Wendy Espinosa, Erin Giunco, Malak Harb, Brenna Hardy, Michelle Huang, Heather Johnson, Mia Jones, Megan Kroffe, Brandon Le, Jessica Mai, Cristina Martinez, Rhianna Marusek, Robert McCue, Sanura McGill, David Nguyen, Jordan Nichols, Braylla Strayhorn, Kailee Wheeland, Joshua Whitley and Andre Willis.

Shore takes the lead

Zachary Shore, a senior at Knightdale High, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. Nov. 15-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Shore was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

Harris receives petroleum award

Knightdale native Gary F. Harris was recently presented the 2014 William A. Parker Memorial Award by the N.C. Petroleum & Convenience Marketers. The award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the industry in North Carolina and is named for the first executive vice president of the association. Harris is a 1984 graduate of N.C. State University and has been with NCPCM for 26 years.