Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Nov. 21

Holly Days at Sanderson High

Sanderson High School will hold its annual Holly Days at Sanderson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the school, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh. More than 150 vendors will fill the lower level of the school, offering jewelry, food, holiday décor items and more. The Sanderson High vocal ensembles will perform on Saturday. The weekend also features silent auction baskets, a raffle and a bake sale. Admission is $2 per person, with proceeds benefiting the food bank.

Lifelong Learning classes

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For more information, contact 919-431-7593 or www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.

Sanderson High

Gluten Free Baking - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, $45

Guitar Made Fun and Easy - 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 3-10, $45

Next Level Guitar - 8 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 3-10, $45

Guitar Made Fun and Easy - 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 4-11, $45

Next Level Guitar - 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 4-11, $65

Guitar Made Fun and Easy - 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 6-13, $45

Next Level Guitar - 8 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6-12, $45

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. 14, 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. 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.