School notes: May 1

April 30, 2013 

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy will hold tours of their K-5 and junior high programs for prospective students and families interested in 2013-14 school year enrollment at their K-9 school, 1177 Ambergate Station, Apex.

The tour for the K-5 program will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the junior high program 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. For details, visit

Green Hope student recognized in national top artists and writers

Amanda Buaron, a student at Green Hope High School, has earned national recognition in the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards.

Buaron has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, 230,000 works of art and writing were submitted and only the top 1 percent were recognized at the national level.

Buaron will attend a ceremony on May 31 at Carnegie Hall. Her artwork will go on a two-year tour representing Green Hope High School nationally.

Green Hope student receives AIA scholarship

Matt Sokol, a student at Green Hope High School, has received the Atlantic Indoor Association scholarship at the Atlantic Indoor Association Championships held April 6-7 in Raleigh.

The Green Hope High School Band winter groups placed at the AIA Championships:

• Middle School Winter Guard: Fourth place, Scholastic Junior class

• Junior Varsity Winter Guard: Second place, Scholastic Regional A1 class

• Varsity Winter Guard, Fifth place, Scholastic A1 class

• Indoor Percussion: Sixth place, Scholastic Open class.

Athens Drive Wind Ensemble to perform at Carnegie Hall

The Athens Drive High School Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform on March 24, 2014 in Carnegie Hall for the National Band & Orchestra Festival. The band was chosen based on their past superior performance records, honorary appearances at the N.C. Music Educators Conference and “Music for All” National Concert Band Festival, and upon recommendations by music educators.

The 60-member concert ensemble, comprising the most advanced instrumental music students, will perform a 30-minute concert for a panel of internationally-known wind band conductors and composers.

Resurrection Lutheran School teacher is HIS Radio Teacher of the Month

Mackenzi Sottini, a fifth grade teacher at Resurrection Lutheran School, has been recognized for her hard work and dedication by HIS Radio. Brian Scott, community outreach coordinator, presented Sottini with the April 2013 Teacher of the Month Award in an all school assembly.

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