Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Sept. 23

Local students win fiction contest

Two Broughton students have been named winners of the 2012 Wade Edwards Short Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Wade Edwards Foundation.

First-place winner Fiona Dunn, a student at Broughton High School in Raleigh, will receive $5,000 for “The Rot and the Rose.” Her teacher is Christine Molloy and her parents are Laura Woods and Dusty Dunn. The Broughton English Department will also receive $2,000.

Samantha Reid, also a Broughton student, earned third place and $1,000 for “The Pain of the Bullet.” Her parents are Scott and Kathy Reid and her teacher is Chelsey Saunders.

The award is given annually to three North Carolina high school juniors who submit the most outstanding original short fiction. The competition was administered and supported by the N.C. English Teachers Association and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and judged by Marianne Gingher, an author and professor at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Winners’ stories will be posted at wade.org/pages/shortfictionaward.html.

Leadership Academy student honored

The Girl Scouts will honor Young Women’s Leadership Academy student Taylor Lewis with a best project award at the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council Annual Luncheon. Lewis attended a Scout camp called Discover the Leader in You. Through the camp, girls identify an interest and develop a plan to have an impact on that cause. Lewis wanted to help animals. Over the course of the next year, she sheltered a pet waiting for adoption, identified donations needed by local pet agencies and sought those items by contacting pet food manufacturers and collecting coupons for supplies.

Aspiring nurse earns honor

Kalee Edwards of Creedmoor has received the 2012 Sam Perry Scholarship, awarded by the Granville Health System Foundation to support Granville County residents who wish to pursue a career in allied health care.

Kalee, the daughter of Steve and Kara Edwards, graduated last spring from South Granville High School and planned to attend UNC-Chapel Hill to prepare for a career as a nurse practitioner.

WF-R graduate earns scholarship

Jennifer Lantzer, a graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School currently attending Clemson University, was one of four students awarded scholarships by the Wake County Farm Bureau. Each recipient has shown a passion for agriculture in the past and will pursue an agriculture career.

Students serve as House pages

Catherine Carter and Luke Sasser of Raleigh recently served as pages for a week in the N.C. House of Representatives.

Pages deliver bills and other documents for lawmakers and help with clerical work and errands around the legislature.

Catherine, a student at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh and the daughter of Mark and Dawn Carter, was sponsored by Rep. Paul Stam.

Luke, a student at Broughton High School and the son of Jon and Debra Sasser, was sponsored by Rep. Deborah Ross.

Students help in N.C. Senate

Emily Grafflin Browning, Sofia Stein-Montalvo, Rachel Marie Styers and Jonathan Vaughn Williams, all of Raleigh, recently served as pages in the N.C. Senate.

Pages serve for one week, attending Senate sessions and committee meetings and assisting staff members with clerical duties.

Emily, the daughter of Chris and Margaret Browning, and Sofia, the daughter of Tony Montalvo and Gerda Stein, are students at Broughton High School.

Rachel is a student at Enloe High School and the daughter of Gray and Barbara M. Styers.

Jonathan is a student at Raleigh Charter High School and the son of Jon and Rose Vaughn Williams.

All were sponsored by Sen. Josh Stein.

School system offers parent workshops

Wake County is offering the following parent workshops:

• Navigating the WCPSS system, Tuesday, Sept. 25.

• Supporting Literacy and Math at Home for Elementary Students, Tuesday, Oct. 2.

• College is Possible, Tuesday, Oct. 24.

• Understanding Special Education, Tuesday, Oct. 30.

• Understanding the U.S. Educational System, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

All workshops run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Millbrook Magnet High, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh.

Child care is available for children 4-13 years old. All sessions are free, but parents must register to attend.

To register or for more information, go to www.wcpss.net/parent-academy or call 919-431-7411.

Wake Forest Elementary Family Fun Night

Wake Forest Elementary will hold a Family Fun Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. The event will include a book fair, which will be open until 8 p.m. at the school, 136 W. Sycamore Ave., Wake Forest.

Athens Drive band to sell barbecue

Athens Drive High School marching band is holding a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Swift Creek Community Center, Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Plates include barbecue pork, fried chicken, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw and sweet tea for $8. Desserts will be $1 each.

Free delivery to local businesses within 10 miles of Yates Mill Pond Road with an order of six or more plates. To order or for more information, email bbq@athensdrive.com.

Book celebrates Ravenscroft’s 150th

Award-winning photographer Billy Howard, a 1973 Ravenscroft graduate, will exhibit his photography and release the school’s 150th anniversary book at a reception from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, on campus. For more information about Howard, visit www.billyhoward.com. For more information about Ravenscroft’s year-long anniversary celebration, visit www.ravenscroft.org/150.

Workshops on choosing a college

Wake County Public Libraries is offering workshops on how to choose the right college. Discussions will help students and parents find a “good fit” school that matches the student’s academic, social and financial situation. Tips are offered on making the most of a campus visit and on being an informed college shopper. The sessions are free, but registration is required by calling the local library.

The following sessions are scheduled in the area:

North Regional Library – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-870-4000.

Cameron Village Library 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-6710.

Richard B. Harrison Library – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. To register, call 919-856-5720.

Athens Drive Library – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh. To register, call 919-233-4000.

Marching band event at Wakefield

The Wakefield High School Band Boosters will hold the 10th annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. Performances begin at 5.

The event will feature performances by high school bands from throughout North Carolina. Cost is $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children 10 and younger.

For more information, visit www.wakefieldhsband.org.

Cape Fear River Watch scholarship contest

Cape Fear River Watch is offering a scholarship essay contest for high school seniors.

The contest, meant to promote interest in environmental conservation, was created to engage students pursing college majors in environmental sciences, biology and wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as to give financial aid for tuition.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 toward education expenses at an accredited North Carolina university. The contest opens Oct. 1, and essays must be submitted by Jan. 15.

For more information, visit www.capefearriverwatch.org, call 910- 762-5606 or email Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez at kaylynn@cfrw.us.

SAT help at Athens Drive library

SAT 10-Question Challenge & Strategies is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Athens Drive Community Library, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh. Participants will complete sample test questions and experience test timing and pacing. Students will also learn score-raising strategies and how to be ready for the SAT. For more information, call 919-233-4000.

SAT and ACT practice test

Students can prepare for college exams by practicing on a real ACT/SAT combination test starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Richard B. Harrison Community Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Just like the real thing, this event is timed for 3 hours and 45 minutes. For more information, call 919-856-5720.

SAT help at Cameron Village library

SAT 10-Question Challenge & Strategies is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Participants will complete sample test questions and experience test timing and pacing. Students will also learn score-raising strategies and how to be ready for the SAT. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

SAT help at North Regional library

SAT 10-Question Challenge & Strategies is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Participants will complete sample test questions and experience test timing and pacing. Students will also learn score raising strategies and how to be ready for the SAT. For more information, call 919-870-4000.