School Notes, June 2

June 1, 2013 

College of Textiles awards scholarships

The College of Textiles at N.C. State University has announced its top scholarships for incoming freshmen. Paul Burke, Kristin Freeman and Laila Knio of Raleigh have each received the N.C. Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarship. The award carries a four-year value of around $50,000, including tuition and enrichment activities.

Samuel Jasper, Samara Knuckley and Maddie McMillan of Raleigh were each awarded an N.C. Textile Foundation Distinguished Merit Scholarship, with a four-year value of $20,000.

Finally, Nathan Wintermute of Raleigh has earned an N.C. Textile Foundation Prestige Scholarship, valued at $10,000.

The students were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, service, character and high potential for continued success.

Thales Academy students take honors

Thales Academy Junior High and High School students competed in two classical competitions this spring, the Junior Classical League and the National Latin Exam.

The Thales Academy High School team won the Omni Award for Participation in JCL events and first place for Small High Schools for accumulated contest wins. The team also won the Intermediate Certamen Tournament, a quiz-bowl style competition.

The Thales Academy Junior High team placed second for its chariot design and individual high school students placed first and second in academic tests about Latin derivatives and Latin grammar.

SECU awards scholarship

The State Employee Credit Union has awarded Samantha Marie Zeitler a $10,000 four-year scholarship through the SECU Foundation’s People Helping People program. Zeitler, currently a senior at Wakefield High School, will use the scholarship for study at N.C. State University. The scholarship is awarded to students exhibiting community involvement, leadership skills, scholastic achievement, character and integrity.

Rising kindergartners at Marbles

Marbles Kids Museum will hold a Kickoff to Kindergarten event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at its location at 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The program is for rising year-round kindergartners and their families. Participants will learn what to expect on their first day of kindergarten. The event is free, and registration is required at 919-834-4040.

Harris Teeter donates to schools

Harris Teeter has donated $3,000 to three local schools, Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary, Millbrook High and St. David’s. The donations were made possible by the N.C. Education Lottery, which offers incentive payments to retailers that sell winning Carolina Cash 5 jackpot tickets. Harris Teeter donates incentive payments above $1,000 to schools participating in the Together in Education program.

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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