Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Nov. 7

Carroll students raise money for cancer fight

Carroll Middle students raised more than $450 in October for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The Junior Beta Club, under the leadership of Rachael Jorgensen, led the effort. Science teacher Anita Green also helped; Green’s sister, Robin Green, is a breast cancer survivor and teacher at Southeast Raleigh High. The club asked faculty and students to come to school on Oct. 10 dressed in pink and to bring a $1 donation. Ribbons honoring relatives and friends affected by cancer were also displayed throughout October. Participating students received an arm bracelet, and staff members received pink cupcakes.

Kittinger wins logo contest for HopeLine

Sanderson High School senior Allison Kittinger won the HopeLine Inc. Teen TalkLine logo design contest and was awarded a Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet by Executive Director Courtney Worthen.

HopeLine is a Triangle nonprofit providing free suicide prevention and crisis intervention through its crisis line and Teen TalkLine.

Her logo will be used to promote Teen TalkLine.

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.

Wakefield’s Mistletoe Market fundraiser

Wakefield High School PTSA will hold its annual fundraiser, Mistletoe Market, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh.

Vendors offering holiday decorations, jewelry and candles will be available. Proceeds will benefit the school’s PTSA and other school clubs such as Band Boosters, Wolverine Club, FFA and FCCLA.

Mistletoe Market is also partnering with Students Against Hunger, a program sponsored by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Shoppers can receive $1 off the $5 admission by donating a canned food item. Children 12 and younger are free.

A list of suggested food items for the food drive may be found at www.wakefieldhsconnect.org. The event will also include a basket raffle. For more information, email mistletoemarket@wcpss.net.

School supply drive for Sandy victims

Wakefield High School is holding a drive to collect school supplies for the students and teachers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donations will be accepted throughout the week at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh, and on Saturday, Nov. 10, during the school’s Mistletoe Market fundraiser. Items will be delivered next week in New Jersey and New York. For more information, go to www.wakefieldhsconnect.org.

Red Cross scholarships open

The American Red Cross is accepting applications for the 2013 High School Heroes philanthropic leadership and scholarship program. From January through March, students compete for scholarships by raising money and awareness for the Red Cross Triangle Chapter.

The top three fundraisers earn scholarships of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000. Four other fundraisers earn $500 scholarships. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 12. Scholarships are made possible by The Grainger Foundation with additional program support by Wells Fargo.

Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 7, and can be picked up from high school guidance counselors or downloaded online at www.TriangleRedCross.org. Completed applications should be returned to local Red Cross coordinator Mira Batchelor at mira.batchelor@redcross.org or 919-277-2802.

Cape Fear River Watch 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 opened 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.

Scholarships for children of veterans

The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs offers college scholarships to children of N.C. war veterans. The application deadline is March 1. Interested students should contact their local Veterans Service Office by visiting www.doa.nc.gov/vets/locations.