School Notes, July 31

July 29, 2013 

Starnes is Shrine correspondent

Ashley Starnes, a senior at Millbrook High, has been named the 2013 North Carolina Student Correspondent for the 77th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Dec. 14-21 in Spartanburg, S.C.

As correspondent, Starnes will report, write, edit and publish the daily newsletter for the Shrine Bowl. The annual high school football all-star game will benefit the Greenville Unit Shriners Hospital for Children.

’73 reunion of Sanderson High

Sanderson High’s class of 1973 will celebrate its 40th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at North Hills Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $58 per person and includes food and two beverage tickets. For more information, email

Summer workshops set

Summer workshops for high school students will be offered at The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab, 714 St Mary’s St., Raleigh. The cost is $30 for the workshop and $25 for each additional workshop. Here is the schedule:

Aug. 5-8 – Algebra 1 Review and Organic Chemistry will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon. Algebra 2 review and a Study Right course will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 12-15 – Write Outside the Box and Interact: Teen Relationships and Dating will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon. College Application Quick Start and Common Core Math 1 Prep will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit

Haven House collecting donations

Haven House, a nonprofit providing services to at-risk youths and their families in Wake County, is seeking donations of school supplies for its youths ages 10-17. Drop off donations before Friday, Aug. 9 at Haven House Cabarrus Street Office, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. For more information, call Linda Battaglia at 919-833-3312 Ext. 125 or email

Thales Academy offers tour

Prospective students and families can tour Thales Academy from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at 3121 Heritage Trade Drive, Suite 104, Wake Forest. For more information, visit

School supply drive at Walmart

Communities In Schools of North Carolina will partner with Walmart for the third annual Build A Backpack back-to-school supply drive through Aug. 31. Supplies will be distributed to students in need across the state. Supplies can be donated at local WalMarts; donations will also accepted online at

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