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 Fish and Seafood, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, $45
• Elementary Conversational Spanish II, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 27-May 1, $100
Reedy Creek Middle School
• Preparing Your Child for the EOG, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, free
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 7383 of Cary is hosting 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 the top prize a $10,000 scholarship. Entry deadline is Sunday, March 31.
To enter the contest, visit www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html.
Athletic Hall of Fame dinner
The Middle Creek High School Athletic Hall Of Fame induction dinner will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University.
Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Middle Creek High School front office, through the Middle Creek High School Stampede Club website or from any Stampede Club member.
N.C. State University Chi Omega Eleusinian Brunch
The Chi Omega Chapter at N.C. State University invites all alumnae to an Eleusinian brunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at 3412 Greek Way, Raleigh. For details, call Lillian Smith 919-612-0018 or email@example.com.
Holly Ridge Middle School 5K Race
The Holly Ridge Middle School PTA will hold a 5K race through Holly Springs titled “Run for the Ridge” at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, beginning at the middle school football field. Sign in begins at 8 a.m. There will be a chipped, competitive race and a non-competitive fun race/walk. Timed fee is $30 and non-competitive fee is $25 per person. Proceeds will cover improvements to the Holly Ridge Middle School football/soccer/track stadium. To register, email info@RunfortheRidge2013.com or visit www.RunfortheRidge2013.com.
Reedy Creek Middle School students selected for All-State bands
Charlie Sothcott, trombone, and Chris Inhulsen, trumpet, auditioned and were selected on March 9 to participate in the N.C. All-State Jazz Band to be held in April at N.C. Central University. Sothcott was also selected to participate in the 2013 N.C. All-State Honors Band in May at UNC-Greensboro.
Their accomplishments include participation in County Band, District Band and Regional Jazz Band this academic year.
Resurrection Lutheran School holds dinner auction
Resurrection Lutheran School PSO held a live dinner auction titled, “Dinner en Blanc” on March 3 at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh. Guests were invited to donate a place setting for their dinner that was given to Interact of Wake County after the event. Proceeds will benefit educational enhancements and scholarship at Resurrection Lutheran School.
Holly Springs High School student receives special honors at annual Youth Legislative Assembly
Jayme King of Apex was recognized with special honors during the 43rd annual Youth Legislative Assembly held March 15-17 in Raleigh. Over 200 students from across the state participated in this event presented by the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the N.C. Department of Administration.
King was a recipient of the Jimmy Gibbs Award, named for a 1980 YLA Tri-speaker, and is given each year to the delegate from each committee who contributed the most to the discussion by asking questions, rewriting bills, showing creativity and inspiring others. King is a member of the Youth Affairs Committee and attends Holly Springs High School.
Apex Elementary participates in Siemens Science Day
The fifth grade students of Apex Elementary attended Siemens Science Day from the Siemens Corporation on March 15. The students were given a special presentation about 21st century careers in math and science. Jennifer Schultz with Siemens Service Vendor Management brought her science team to present lessons and experiments involving DNA and microorganisms. Students from the classrooms of Mrs. Bolebruch, Mrs. Hoffert, Mrs. Monroe and Mrs. Hilgers presented Schultz and her coworkers with Apex Elementary cups filled with snacks, candies, pens and drinks which were donated by parent volunteers.
Every student was awarded a printed official certificate for their participation in Siemens Science Day and a gift bag. Each teacher received a Siemens canvas book bag filled with an array of office supplies.