Green Hope High School information sessions
• An information session for parents of rising ninth graders will be from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the auditorium. Parents will receive information on “Future Ready Core” graduation requirements, scheduling, rigors of high school and other opportunities. Only parents should attend the event; a freshman camp will be held in August for students.
• An information session for students and parents of rising 10th through 12th graders will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the auditorium. The information that will be covered includes graduation requirements, AP course information and the 2013-2014 course registration process.
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
• Easy and Elegant Desserts, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, $45
• SMART Board Technology in the Classroom, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21-28, $125
• Writing Popular Fiction (and Memoir), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26-March 19, $79
• Easy and Elegant Chicken Dinners, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, $45
Sunrise Preschool food drive
The Sunrise United Methodist Church Preschool will host food drives through the month of February to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. The school will collect canned meats, chicken or tuna through Friday, Feb. 22; and canned or powdered milk, packaged in individual packets, from Monday, Feb. 25, to Friday, March 1. For information, visit www.hsfoodcupboard.org.
Apex High to present musical
Apex High School’s Peak Players will present the musical, “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1; and Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9. A special “Raise the Curtain” fundraiser show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2. All proceeds will go to new theater curtains and hardware. For tickets, visit www.apexdrama.com.
Mills Park Middle to hold ‘Mills Madness Family Night’
Mills Park Middle School will hold its Mills Madness Family Night from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, March 1. There will be a students and faculty basketball competition; performances by the Lyric Ensemble, jazz band, Spotlight Theatre and the Leaping Leopards; an art show; games; raffle baskets; food and face painting.
Cary High art students display their best work
Cary High School’s Art Club hosted an art exhibit featuring the work of fall semester art students and presented awards for the best of the bunch.
At the entry level, the Superior Award was given to Lauren Blackwell for “Surreal Interior.” Honorable mentions went to Rayeh Sommer for “Value Mountains” and Chloe Scattergood for her self-portrait.
At the intermediate level, the Superior Award went to Emily Beazlie for “Owl Scratchboard.” Honorable mentions were awarded to Kishan Rana for his “Factory” collage and Christine Kerr for her “5 Hands, 1 Word” painting.
The upper level Superior Award went to Erica Holmsen for her collection of work for her AP class. Erica also won the Best in Show award. Honorable mentions were awarded to Nisa Woodley Foster and Jeramiah Isaac for their watercolor designs.
The exhibit was displayed at Cary High School in December and featured more than 200 pieces by students in classes taught by Jennifer French and Susan Silver. A panel of judges selected by the teachers selected the award winners.
Cary students to participate in Disney Dreams Academy
Three Cary students out of 100 students nationwide were selected by Walt Disney World Resort to participate in the next Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. The three Cary-area teens selected are Mathama Bility, Marcus Mobley and Austin Morrel. The participants, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Walt Disney World Resort on March 7-10 to participate in an outside-the-classroom educational and mentoring program.
Athens Drive graduate inducted into honor society
Guadalupe Fabiola Duran Maya was recently inducted into the Louisburg College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Maya is the daughter of Jose Maya and is a graduate of Athens Drive High School.