School Notes, Oct. 13

October 11, 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 www.jkcf.org/scholarships.

Academy awarded

St. Thomas More Academy in Raleigh has been named a Rensselaer Medal School by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. This honor provides a scholarship opportunity worth a minimum of $60,000 for select math and science students who apply, are accepted and enroll at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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 www.athensdriveband.com/fundraisers/bbq.

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 www.artnc.org/programs.

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.

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