Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Nov. 11

Green Elementary supports the troops

During the month of October, Green Year Round Elementary School joined the Support the Troops campaign of the State Employees Credit Union by donating items for our members of the military. The Student Ambassadors led the community service activity by making posters, appearing on the Lily Pad Live Morning News and collecting and sorting donated items.

On Oct. 19, an assembly was held to promote leadership, patriotism, citizenship, and community service. The program featured the Serendipity dance troupe and “America the Beautiful” led by fourth-graders under the direction of music teacher June Williams. Guest speakers were William Stephenson, wing commander, Air Force ROTC, NCSU; and Melissa Johnson, cadet, Air Force ROTC, NCSU.

Three large shipping boxes were filled with toiletries, games, writing materials, snacks and letters for the troops. On Oct. 31, the boxes were delivered to the SECU on Six Forks Road. Items were to be packed into individualized boxes for distribution to troops all over the world.

WYWLA celebrates first ‘Pink Out’

Meagan Farrell, a seventh-grader at Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, led her school in its first successful “Pink Out” on Oct. 30 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students, teachers and staff turned pink for a day with pink shirts, socks, hats and more.

The day’s festivities included “crowning” the school’s first Pink Out prince and princess. Teachers James di Carlo and Sue Kelley agreed to have their hair sprayed pink if students raised at least $500. The students exceeded their goal, raising more than $1,000 in less than two weeks. Funds raised were donated to Pretty in Pink, a foundation that assists uninsured or under-insured individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Give Us an A program rewards student

Wake Electric’s Give Us an A program recently awarded 40 students with $25 Visa gift cards. The students received at least one A on their report cards.

The winners include: Caleb Abbott, Franklinton High School; Ronald Berrier, North Raleigh Christian Academy; Joshua Blalock, Franklin Academy; Savannah Blalock, Franklin Academy; Nathan Ciatti, Heritage Middle School; William Clement IV, East Wake School of Integrated Technology; Emily Deem, Heritage Middle School; Anna Evangelista, Franklin Academy; Theresa Evangelista, Franklin Academy; William Farrell, Franklin Academy; Devin Fussa, Heritage Middle School; Rita Furbert, Durant Road Middle School; Roxie Gilliam, Franklin County Early College; Alissa Heroux, Franklin Academy; Aimee Heroux, Franklin Academy; Cameron Hill, Cedar Creek Middle School; Devin Hoffman, Franklinton High School; Matthew Hoffman, Cedar Creek Middle School; Taryn Hoffman, Franklinton High School; Shelencia Holmes, Franklinton High School; Louis Isabella III, Franklinton High School; Zachary Landsberg, Wakefield Middle School; Kevin Martin, Franklinton High School; Rachael Maurais, Trinity Academy of Raleigh; Emily Roland, Franklin Academy; Michael Roland, Forest Pines Elementary; Kaetlyn Ryan, Durant Road Middle School; Andrew Sample, Franklinton High School; Elizabeth Sample, Franklinton High School; Emily Sandberg, Franklin Academy; Krista Smith, North Raleigh Christian Academy; Emma Taurance, St. Raphael Catholic Middle School; Morgan Wilder, East Wake School of Engineering Systems; Sterling Wilder, East Wake School of Engineering Systems; Tara Williams, Franklinton High School; Emily Willis, East Millbrook Middle School; Olivia Wilson, Youngsville Elementary; Megan Wimmer, Jones Dairy Elementary School; and Ryan Wimmer, Jones Dairy Elementary School.

The deadline for the next drawing is 5 p.m. Jan. 20. For more information, visit www.wemc.com/giveusana.aspx.

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.