School Notes, Oct. 9

October 7, 2013 

Scholarship available

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened a new college scholarship for high-achieving, lower-income high school seniors seeking to attend the country’s best four-year colleges and universities. The scholarship will provide up to $30,000 for tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.

For more information or to apply, visit

Vocational and college fair

The Oak City Classic Vocational and College Fair will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the John P. Top Greene Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. Students and parents can interact with admission representatives from post-secondary institutions and discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life and other information. For more information, call 919-831-6527.

Service learning summit

The second annual N.C. Service Learning Summit will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. More than a dozen high-quality sessions will be offered by students, teachers and community leaders to highlight volunteerism, education and community building. The event is free and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit

Barbecue fundraiser

Athens Drive High will hold a band program barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Swift Creek Community Center, 6221 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Plates cost $8 and include barbecue pork and fried chicken, hush puppies, potatoes, slaw and sweet tea. Delivery is available to local businesses with six or more plates. All proceeds will benefit the Athens Drive High band program. For more information, visit

STEM Career Showcase

The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Students with developmental and/or physical disabilities, grades 3-12, will interact with college students and professionals with a variety of disabilities that have successful careers in STEM fields. Kathleen Martinez, assistant secretary for disability employment policy in the U.S. Department of Labor, will deliver a keynote presentation. Attendance is free but registration is required at

Sculpture workshop

Sculpture Workshop: Studio Techniques for the Non-Art Teacher is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Learn foundational skills in sculpture and explore how they can be used in any subject area. The workshop is worth 0.5 continuing education credits. Registration costs $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact Camille Tewell at 919-664-6771 or visit

MBA information session

An MBA Information Session will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Room 2405 of Nelson Hall at N.C. State University, 2801 Founders Drive, Raleigh. Program staff will discuss the curriculum and admissions process and alumni will share personal experiences. The event is free and registration is required at

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