School notes: May 22

May 21, 2013 

Substitute Teachers Association meeting

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet Thursday, May 23, at St. Timothy’s Church, 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. For details, visit

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. For details, call 919-431-7593 or visit

Athens Drive High School

• Spanish Advanced Conversation, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-July 25, $150

• Public Speaking for Everyday Use, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 23-June 27, $90

• Expressions in Oils, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-July 16, $90

• A Taste of the Caribbean, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, $45

• Easy and Elegant Chicken Dinners, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, $45

• Basic Conversational Spanish I, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 29-July 10, $100

• Elementary Conversational Spanish I, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays,, May 29-July 10, $100

• Sewing: Beginning II, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 30-July 25, $90 Reedy Creek Middle School

• Accent Reduction Training, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays,, May 23-July 18, $90

• Floral Design: Advanced, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 30-July 25,$90

Panther Creek golf tournament

The Panther Creek Athletic Booster Club will hold its fourth annual Catamount Classic Golf Outing 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club, 840 The Preserve Trail, Chapel Hill. The first 100 players to sign up will receive lunch, dinner and a complimentary round at the Preserve or Chapel Ridge at a later date. Sponsors and volunteers also are needed. To sign up, email or visit

Little Angels Preparatory School commencement

Little Angels Preparatory School will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2013 at 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at 724 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Jasmine A. Brown, a student at N.C. State University, will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served.

Cary Christian School students participate in Duke TIP

Fifteen seventh-graders at Cary Christian School were invited to participate in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Duke TIP is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with opportunities to support their development. To be invited to participate in the program, students had to test at or above the 95th percentile on grade-level achievement tests. The following students qualified: Alec Atteberry, Dane Bowker, Cameron Boyd, Elizabeth Crouse, Christy Dickman, Joshua Dixon, Seth Holloway, Matthias Kraehe, Brooke Lindsey, Keelin Posson, Elizabeth Salvini, Matthew Seagroves, Bennett Somer, Marie Thompson and Tobias Vestal.

As part of the program, the students took a college-entrance exam (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities. Seven students qualified for state recognition: Alec Atteberry, Cameron Boyd, Christy Dickman, Keelin Posson, Bennett Somer, Marie Thompson and Tobias Vestal.

Alec Atteberry, Christy Dickman, Marie Thompson and Tobias Vestal were invited to participate in Duke University’s Academy for Summer Studies.

Cary students recognized for top scores

Seventh-graders Alex DeWalle and Bhrij Patel were recognized at the Duke TIP ceremony on May 7 for scoring in the top percentile in North Carolina among seventh-graders who took the ACT and SAT tests. Both students are residents of Cary and attend the Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy in Raleigh.

White Plains awards scholarships

Students Rachel Redwine, Holly Moody and Matt Hall are recipients of the White Plains United Methodist Church High School Senior Scholarship.

Candidates were evaluated on scholastic achievement, school and community activities, church activities, essay questions and interviews by a committee.

Redwine is a senior at Apex High School. Moody is a senior at Cary High School. Hall is a senior at Panther Creek High School.

Chesterbrook Academy holds Trike-A-Thon

Chesterbrook Academy held a Trike-A-Thon on May 15 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students, ages 2 to 5, brought their tricycles and riding toys to school to practice bike safety rules they learned throughout the week. For each lap completed, the children earned donations.

Cary High School’s HOSA chapter attends leadership conference

Members of the Cary High School Health Occupations Students of America chapter recently attended N.C. HOSA’s annual Leadership Conference in Greensboro. The following students competed in a chosen event:

These students earned second place for Creative Problem Solving and will advance to Nationals in Nashville, Tenn., in June: Caroline Formale, Obed Mulenda, Hayley Monsees and Christina Orantes.

These students placing in the top 10 in their event:

•  Nicole Brewer, fourth place, Healthy Lifestyle

•  Manuel Martinez, eighth place, Medical Photography

•  Cassidy Holland, 10th place, Sports Medicine

Honorable Mentions:

• HOSA Bowl Team 1, which advanced to the second round in 12th place: Ryan McDowell, Arielle Patra, Brandon Ress and Arjuna Tellekeratne

• HOSA Bowl Team 2: Muhammad Ammar, Kyle Berry, George Mullowney and Caroline Shriver

•  Monica Fernandez, Medical Reading

•  Kayla Greene and Darly Ramirez, Voting Delegates.

Cary student awarded NSLI-Y scholarship

Sarah Levinson, a high school student in Cary, has been awarded one of approximately 625 National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarships for 2013-14. The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. NSLI-Y offers overseas study opportunities in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish.

Levinson will study in Russia over the summer.

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