School Notes, May 12

May 11, 2013 

Local seniors named Park Scholars

Three local high school seniors have been named Class of 2017 Park Scholars:

Lauren Isabel Frey of Enloe Magnet High School is student body president, founding president of the Diversity Club and leader of both the United Student Success Team and the annual Charity Ball. She was inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women as Teen Woman of the Year. Frey plans to major in environmental science.

Laila Imad Knio of Athens Drive High School is vice president of National Honor Society and co-president of the Psychology Club and French Club. She has been a tutor in her school and community, and is a volunteer with the Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center. Knio plans to double major in textile engineering and psychology.

Mikayla Elizabeth Raleigh of Athens Drive High School is president of the senior class, vice president of Key Club and co-captain of the varsity cross-country team. She is the creator of a fitness training business for young athletes and a member of a world-ranking, competitive cheerleading team. Raleigh plans to major in marketing.

The students earned scholarshipfor a four-year education at N.C. State University. Nearly 1,650 students applied, and 44 scholarships were awarded.

Raleigh Charter class competes in national contest

The Raleigh Charter High School Constitutional Issues class attended the We the People National Finals in Washington, D.C., April 26-30 and earned 24th place out of 56 teams competing. Students competed for two days at George Mason University, demonstrating their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and applying constitutional provisions and principles to current issues. They also toured the city, met with a legislative aide in Sen. Richard Burr’s office and spoke with a Democratic pollster.

To earn the trip, the class took first place at the We the People State Finals for NC at Duke Law School on March 15.

Members of the class, all juniors or seniors, are: Adonna Biel, Mia Bradley, Naya Coard, Jessica Gonyo, Sarah Hammond, Rachael Hatt, Anna Huck, Will Jackson, Brandon Jacobs, Jack Kesselman, Mary Lipetzky, Rachael Livingston, Dominic Minor, Raven Misra, Jamie Moore, Chase ReBarker, Summer Rezeli, Marleigh Self, Laura Shinn, Shobana Subramanian and Alexander Walters.

It was the second time RCHS has representated North Carolina at the We the People National Finals. The previous time was in 2010.

Sanderson Key Club

Two Sanderson High School students have been elected to district offices for the Carolinas District of Key Club International. Shivam Patel and Andrea Nolasco, both in 10th grade, have taken on the roles of lieutenant governors for divisions.

The two lieutenant governors will represent their club at the Key Club International Convention this summer in Washington, D.C.

The club is also holding a Stop Hunger Now packaging event for the second year in a row. Students raised money to package 11,000 bags, each containing 6 meals to be sent to places in need. The Sanderson Key Club is sponsored by the Highwoods Kiwanis Club.

Open house at Tutoring Center of Raleigh

An open house for an educational summer program will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Tutoring Center of Raleigh, 3739 National Drive, Suite 130, Raleigh. The program is designed to assist students who perform below grade level in math, algebra, geometry, reading and writing. Students will be tested to determine skill levels and given an individualized program. For more information, call 919-786-9685 or visit www.tutoringcenterofraleigh.com.

Lifelong Learning

The Wake school system will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For details, call 919-431-7593 or visit www.wcpss.net/adult-edu.

Millbrook High School

Citizenship Preparation, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, May 21-July 30, free

Introduction to Korean, 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 20-July 22, $150

Korean Conversation, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 30, $150

French Beginning Part 2, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $180

French Beginning Part 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22-July 24, $180

Spanish for Beginners, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22-July 24, $90

Sanderson High School

Cooking With Summer’s Bounty, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 20-July 15, $100

Easy & Elegant Chicken Dinners, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, $45

Dinner and a Movie, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 21-July 9, $100

Cook’s Tour of Latin America and the Caribbean, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 18, $100

Ballroom Dance Certification Rhythm Prep I, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, May 20-July 29, $600

Yoga & Flexibility, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 20, $50

Zumba with Candis, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 20, $40

Strength Training Basics – Fit to Be 50+, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 29-June 24, $65

French Beginning Part 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $180

Spanish for Beginners, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $90

Voice: A Community Singing Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 30, $90

Special Event Planning, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 2, $90

Introduction to Professional Acting and Auditioning, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 30-July 25, $90

Scholarship for students with disabilities

Students can apply for Mayor’s Committee scholarships through May 31. The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to students with disabilities.

Applicants must be residents of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post-secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning. The recipients will be chosen based on academic performance, financial need, character, school and community activities, honors or awards, and the ability to express themselves in an essay.

To download an application, visit www.raleighnc.gov and search “mayor’s committee.” For more information, contact Cathey Ector at 919-996-6100 or cathey.ector@raleighnc.gov.

Wake Electric offering grant programs

Teachers can apply for grants up to $3,000 in Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program and the Bright Ideas grant program for the 2013-14 school year until Sept. 12. Eligible teachers include public school K-12 working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.

• Classroom Technology Award grants will be awarded in any discipline for specific technology such as computers, digital cameras, scanners and software. The technology must benefit the students in the classroom. To apply, visit call 919-863-6312 or visit www.wemc.com/classawards.aspx.

• Bright Ideas grants will be awarded directly to teachers for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. To apply, teachers must include a budget, explain the creative elements, implementation, goals and evaluation of the project, and have approval from the school principal. Applications will be judged in a competitive evaluation process. For details, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.

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