The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For details, call 919-431-7593 or visit www.wcpss.net/adult-edu
. Athens Drive High School
• You Had Me at Chocolate, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, $45
• Easy and Elegant Desserts, Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 20, $45
• SMART Board Technology in the Classroom, Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 21-28, $125
• Writing Popular Fiction (and Memoir), Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 26-March 19, $79
• Easy and Elegant Chicken Dinners, Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 27, $45Catholic school open house
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School will host an open house for parents interested in 3- and 4-year-old preschool or kindergarten through eighth grade from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at 625 Magdala Place, Apex. For details, call 919-657-4800, ext. 7296 or visit www.stmm.net/school/admissions
.Cary High students receive awards in Eastern/Central North Carolina Scholastic Art Exhibit
The following Cary High School students were awarded the Gold Key Award and will advance to the national exhibit in New York:
• Erica Holmsen
, a senior, for “Pixilated”
• Nisa Woodley-Foster
, a senior, for “Things I Want to Say.”
Silver Awards were awarded to:
• Malinda Dietrich
, a senior, for “V” in the Mixed Media category
• Erica Holmsen
, a senior, for “Say Cheese” in the Printmaking category
• Adrian Karcevski
, a junior, for “Subtle Man In Green” in the Drawing category.
An honorable mention was awarded to:
• Chloe Scattergood
, a freshman, for “Hi, My Name Is…” in the Drawing category.‘Kohl’s Cares’ scholarship program
Kohl’s department stores are accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers through Friday, March 15, for the 2013 Kohl’s Cares scholarship program. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted at kohlskids.com
. Nominators must be 21 or older.
Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card. More than 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.
Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 7383 of Cary is holding a Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest for local high school students. Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation and patriotism expressed. One entry per student; art teachers must sign entry forms. National scholarships will be awarded to the top eight entries, with top prize a $10,000 scholarship. Entry deadline is March 31.
To enter the contest, visit www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html
.Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel scholarship
The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel are offering their 2013 history scholarship to high school seniors who are Cary residents. The $750 scholarship recognizes a student who exhibits an aptitude and passion for the study of history that could result in a career as a history teacher, museum educator, historian or historic preservationist.
The scholarship recipient’s name will be displayed on a permanent plaque at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center.
To be eligible, students must submit a 600- 1,000-word essay on a local history topic, along with an application and letter of recommendation from their high school history instructor. The 2013 history scholarship essay topic is “The Role of Education in Making Cary What it is Today.” Applications are due by Monday, April 15.
For details, visit www.friendsofpagewalker.org/history_scholarship
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