Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Jan. 6

Young author donates sales to Ravenscroft

Calley Mangum of Raleigh was a featured author at The Ravenscroft School’s book fair this fall.

She sold more than 40 copies of her most recent book, “The Chipped Trilogy,” and donated about $300 from the sales to the school’s endowment. “The Chipped Trilogy,” a collection of three novels set in the future, is one of five books that Calley, 18, has self-published. Her first novel was published when she was in middle school.

Calley, the daughter of Tal and Michael Mangum, is a senior at The Ravenscroft School.

Durant Middle groups help local homeless

The Durant Road Middle School Men of Distinction, a mentoring program, provided 140 homeless people with coats, toiletries, gloves, hats and other necessities at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh on Christmas Day.

The group also partnered with the Leading Ladies of Durant Road Middle school to adopt 10 families for Christmas. The two groups provided food, other items and gift cards for the families.

Thales Academy offers tour in Raleigh

Thales Academy, a college preparatory K-12 chain of schools, will hold a tour for prospective students and families at its K-5 school from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh.

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.

High schools open to prospective students

Wake County schools are starting to have their information sessions for prospective students and their parents.

Athens Drive High School

Athens Drive will hold an enrollment open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the school, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh.

Broughton High School

Broughton will hold parent registration meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 27, at the school, 723 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Registration meetings for parents of rising ninth-graders are set for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 28.

Sanderson High School

Sanderson will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the auditorium of the school, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh.

Millbrook High School

Millbrook will hold a magnet curriculum fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19, at the school, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Families and students will have a chance to speak with Millbrook staff, including administrators, teachers and magnet coordinators, and learn about subject-specific courses and pathways.

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.

Wake Electric accepting scholarship applications

Students can apply for Wake Electric scholarships through March 29.

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship, for $2,000, will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. Applicants must be high school graduating seniors who are children of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric. They must then pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina.

Wake Electric will also award 16 scholarships of $1,250 each, the Touchstone Energy Scholarships. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state’s community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college.

Applications are available at www.wemc.com/scholarships.aspx and must be received in the office by 5 p.m. March 29. For more information, contact communications@wemc.com or 919-863-6312.