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Christina Stone
Christina Stone

Cary student awarded Eagle Scout rank

Andrew Savage was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, during a Court of Honor on March 10.

For his Eagle Scout project, Savage and 13 Green Hope High School band members formed the Eagle Takes Flight Wind Ensemble and performed a concert at the Cary Senior Center.

Savage is the son of Edward and Teresa Savage. He is a sophomore at Green Hope High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 216.

Cary woman receives Salem College award

Salem College senior Cassandra Hardy received the 2013 Elisabeth Oesterlein Award at Salem’s Founders Day Convocation.

The winner must have attended Salem all four years of college; made a notable contribution to the quality of life at Salem and exemplified quality leadership; and must have earned at least a 3.0 overall grade point average.

Hardy attended Salem as the recipient of the Edith Willingham Womble Full Merit Scholarship. As a biology major with minors in chemistry and business administration, she earned membership in the Honors Program, the Lehman Scholars Program, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Beta Beta Beta. Last summer, she was one of only 12 students nationwide chosen to participate in the Summer Neuroscience Experience program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Hardy is the daughter of Randy and Sande Hardy of Cary.

Cary resident awarded entrepreneurship certificate

Matthew Siegel of Cary was awarded an entrepreneurship certificate as a graduating music major at UNC-Pembroke.

The entrepreneurship certificate and minor courses of study are open to students of any major. The certificate program consists of five courses and includes a capstone course where students develop a business plan for a start-up company.