UNC-Wilmington alumni spring mixer
The UNC-Wilmington Triangle Area Alumni Chapter will hold its annual spring mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Sparians Bowling Boutique and Bistro, 141 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh. There will be complimentary appetizers, a private cash bar, access to four private bowling lanes, free shoe rentals, cornhole and ping pong. RSVP is required by Sunday, April 7. To RSVP, call 910-962-2684 or visit www.uncw.edu/alumnitix.
Cary High School baseball team vs. cancer event
The Cary High School baseball team has partnered with the VS. Cancer Foundation to hold a head shaving event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Cary High School. The event is to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Childrens Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Holly Ridge Middle School 5K Race
The Holly Ridge Middle School PTA will host Run for the Ridge, a 5K race through Holly Springs 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 the non-competitive fee is $25 per person. Proceeds will help pay for improvements to the Holly Ridge Middle School football/soccer/track stadium. To register, email info@RunfortheRidge2013.com or visit www.RunfortheRidge2013.com.
Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel scholarship
The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel are offering their 2013 history scholarship to a high school senior who is a Cary resident. 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 recipients 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.
Teen Poetry Contest
Wake County Public Libraries will host the annual Teen Poetry Contest through Tuesday, April 30. Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to submit up to three original poems for the contest. A winner will be announced in early May in each of four categories: sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade, ninth-10th grade and 11th-12th grade. Winners will be honored with a reception and a trophy and will be invited to read their winning poems. For online submissions and entry guidelines, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/kids.
Athens Drive band members participate in All-State Honors bands
Athens Drive High School band members Matt Baker (tuba), Corinne Crowley (bassoon), Rachel Knierim (French horn) and Joshua Scarborough (clarinet) were selected by audition to participate in the N.C. Bandmasters 2013 All-State Honors Bands.
To be given an opportunity to compete for All-State selection, a student must first compete for a position in the All-District Honors Band and be selected for a top chair position. All four students earned top positions at All-District auditions and proceeded to All-State. At All-State, Baker earned First Chair Tuba in the 9-10 All-State Honor Band, Crowley earned First Chair Bassoon in the 11-12 All-State Honor Band, Knierim earned First Chair French Horn in the 11-12 All-State Honor Band and Scarborough earned Eighth Chair Clarinet in the 9-10 All-State Honor Band.
The N.C. All-State Honors Bands clinics will be held May 3-5 at UNC-Greensboro.
Cary student awarded Meredith Legacy scholarship
Imani William of Cary has been awarded the Meredith Legacy scholarship. William is a senior at Cary High School.
The recipient of the Meredith Legacy scholarship, a full, four-year scholarship, is selected based on merit, including superior standardized test scores, academic achievement, high school and community leadership ability, and strong communication skills. The scholarship is the highest honor available to entering freshmen at Meredith College.
Ashle Mills-Page and Meagan Rosenberg, both of Cary, were finalists for the Meredith Legacy scholarship. Mills-Page attends Cary Christian Academy and Rosenberg attends Cary High School. Sarah Spencer of Holly Springs was a semi-finalist for the scholarship. She attends Holly Springs High School.