Published: Jun 30, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Jun 26, 2012 05:40 PM
Cary resident selected to represent N.C. at youth science camp Greeshma Somashekar
of Cary was selected to represent North Carolina as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp. Somashekar will join 119 other top high school graduates representing the United States as well as students from other countries at the prestigious four-week program located in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.
Each year, scientists from various disciplines travel to the camp to present lectures and lead directed studies. This year’s lecture topics will include: global warming, genomic medicine, radio astronomy and energy sustainability. Delegates will have the opportunity to dissect a human hand, discuss bioethics, explore forensic science techniques and search through the DNA sequence of a genetic disease.
Somashekar is a recent graduate of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.Morrisville Community Fund awards grants to local nonprofits
The Board of Directors of the Morrisville Community Fund awarded three grants to area nonprofits during a Morrisville Chamber of Commerce breakfast event. The following non-profits received funding for their projects:
• Morrisville CERT, $500 for emergency preparedness equipment
• Kramden Institute, $500 for refurbished computers for Morrisville youth
• Cary YMCA, $500 for scholarships to summer day camps for Morrisville youth.CORRAL seeking volunteers to share a meal
The CORRAL girls will be at the farm every day during the month of July for CORRAL programming which includes horseback riding, tutoring, mentorship, therapy and vocational training.
CORRAL is asking if the community would like to participate by sharing a meal. You can bring lunch or make lunch with the girls. Lunch will be every day from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. To sign up to provide lunch, call 919-355-2090 or email email@example.com.Two local high school students serve as House pages
Two local high school students recently served as pages for the N.C. House of Representatives. Pages help deliver bills and amendments for representatives during daily House sessions and committee meetings, offer assistance in individual representatives’ offices and run errands around the legislature. • Jessica Cotton
is the daughter of Melvin Cotten and Christiane O’Day of Angier. She is a student at Panther Creek High School. • Andrew Hescock
is the son of Brian and Manuela Hescock of Raleigh. He is a student at Athens Drive High School.Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak
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