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Homeschool band spring recital

Capital Christian Homeschool Bands will hold their spring recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Wakefield Baptist Church, 13029 Falls of Neuse Road, recently renamed Keith Store Road. All homeschool students, grades 4-12, interested in joining the band program next year will have the opportunity to hear the Jazz and Wind ensembles, as well as other advanced band students perform. Capital Christian Homeschool Bands include Beginner (no previous experience necessary) and Concert bands and Wind and Jazz ensembles. Information will be available regarding registration for next year’s program, which begins in September. For more information, go to www.capitalchristianhomeschoolbands.com.

Enloe senior earns scholarship

Enloe Magnet High senior Ivan Kuznetsov will receive the Science Mathematics and Technology Center’s Student Leadership Award in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at a reception in April.

The award comes with a $1,000 scholarship from the N.C. Science, Mathematics and Technology Center.

Kuznetsov has an extensive resume:

As an intern in the engineering research lab at N.C. State University, he created an “anti-septic” fabric that is self-decontaminating and can prevent infection. He is working with Dr. Alexei Saveliev to submit a patent.

Earlier he worked in the same lab with two other Enloe students on a project to increase the power output of silicon solar panels by coating them with transition metal oxide nanoparticles. The research earned the team several awards.

At Governor’s School, he led a four-member team that examined research on the latest breakthroughs in dark matter research.

At Enloe, he has been a part of the school’s Science Bowl and Science Olympiad teams while completing 12 AP courses through his junior year. He’s taking seven more as a senior. He has restarted the school’s Science Days, during which teams of Enloe students visit a nearby elementary school every three weeks to give 45-minute lessons and mini-labs.