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Wake Tech recognizes six top students

Six students are being honored with the highest college achievement award presented to any student at Wake Technical Community College. This year’s winners are: Henry Andrews, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; James Harrelson, Business Technologies Division; Tiana Hundley, Mathematics and Sciences Division; Bradford Ingersoll, Computer and Engineering Technologies Division; Michael Pearce, Applied Technologies Division; and Jaclyn Vecchione, Health Sciences Division.

The annual President’s Award for Excellence is presented to the single most outstanding student in each degree-awarding division. Winners are selected based on factors including achievement, attitude, motivation, participation inside and outside the classroom, contributions to benefit the program and involvement in student organizations.

Each student received an engraved plaque and their names are engraved on the college’s President’s Award for Excellence trophy, which is displayed in the college trophy case.

Millbrook High School FFA plant sale

The Millbrook High School Future Farmers of America chapter will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the school, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. All proceeds will benefit the FFA campus club and the school’s horticulture department.

Athens Drive bands honored

The Athens Drive High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band performed for the N.C. State Music Festival at Heritage High March 20-21. Both groups were awarded straight “superior” ratings by a panel of four adjudicators.

The festival, which has been in existence for more than 50 years, is the most rigorous evaluation tool that music educators have to evaluate the strength and quality of their programs. Results are communicated throughout the state and are often an important criterion for receiving honorary invitations and performances.

The Athens Drive program has earned superior ratings at state festivals for several decades and has recently performed at the national level. More than 180 students participate in the band program at Athens Drive.

Smith Elementary Walk for Hunger

Smith Magnet Elementary will have a Walk for Hunger on Friday, April 13. The event encourages students to be active and incorporates the school’s International Baccalaureate Organization World School theme.

All money collected will be donated to the Heifer International Organization to purchase animals and products for communities and countries that are in need of food and resources.

International conference

The English as a Second Language Office of Wake County schools will hold its second annual K-12 International Parent/Student Conference, “Developing Emerging Leaders,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Millbrook High School, 2100 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh.

The school system will offer K-12 workshops for parents and students.

The free conference is intended to provide parents with the educational tools to better help their children reach academic success, to graduate on time and to continue to pursue a higher education.

Students workshop will be offered in English, and parents workshops will be provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean and Spanish. Matty Lazo Chadderton from the Institutional Public Affairs Office at the Consulate General of Mexico and Jaime Zea, a news reporter from Univision TV will speak.

For more information, contact MariaRosa Rangel at mrangel1@wcpss.net or 919-431-7703.