Garner: Community

School notes: March 12

Scholarships available

The Garner Optimist Club is offering academic scholarships in honor of Abe Wade, a 1966 charter member, whose dedication and commitment to the Garner community provided the framework to present the scholarships. Applications and rules can be found at Applications must be received by April 15.

Top quizzer

Cleveland Middle School eighth-grader and Battle of the Books team member Trinity Casey has claimed the Top Quizzer spot on the subscription-based website called

The Battle of the Books website is used by over 203 middle schools in North Carolina, all of which are preparing for the Battle of the Books competition.

Casey became the Top Quizzer on Feb. 21, surpassing 1,331 middle school students who quiz on the site. She has answered more than 5,000 questions correctly. All questions on the site are selected from the Middle School Battle of the Books' list which consists of 26 total books.