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School Notes

Homeschooling information meeting

Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association, a 260-family home school support group is holding an “Introduction to Homeschooling” session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest.

Homeschooling parents will share information and answer questions about topics such as the legal requirements for homeschooling in North Carolina, the benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling, how to get started, choosing and finding curriculum and creating a plan. Handouts will be provided. RSVP by emailing Beth Herbert at lighthousehomeschool@yahoo.com.

Carnage student to compete in China

Carnage Magnet Middle student Angela Deng is one of four students chosen by Math Talent Quest to represent the U.S. in the Hua Lug Geng Golden Cup Youth Invitational Competition.

Deng represented Carnage and the state at the National MATHCOUNTS competition May 11 in Orlando, Fla. As the highest scoring female in grade 7 or lower on the MATHCOUNTS Nationals written test, she was granted a full scholarship to attend MathPath 2012 from June 24 to July 22 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.

She was selected to be on the first U.S. team at the Hua Luo Geng Golden Cup Youth Invitational Competition, an international mathematics contest Aug. 13-16 in Macau, China.

Top German student named

Brendan McBennett, who recently graduated from Enloe High School in Raleigh, has been awarded the Philip Watts Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding senior student of German in Wake County schools.

Brendan, who was nominated by his AP German teacher, Nabeel Kandah, scored in the 95th percentile on the American Association of Teachers of German Level IV examination and took part in the German American Partnership Program. The scholarship is worth $1,500.

Brendan plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and study business and international relations.