School notes: June 19

June 18, 2013 

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

• Gluten-Free Baking, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, $45

• A Taste of the Yucatan, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, $45

• Cooking for the College Student, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, $45

Wake Electric offering grant programs

Teachers can apply for grants up to $3,000 in Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program and the Bright Ideas grant program until Sept. 12 for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible teachers are those who work in public schools in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.

• Classroom Technology Award grants will be given in any discipline for specific technology, such as computers, digital cameras, scanners and software. To apply, call 919-863-6312 or visit

• Bright Ideas grants will be awarded to teachers for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. To apply, teachers must include a budget, explain the creative elements, implementation, goals and evaluation of the project, and have approval from the school principal. Applications will be judged in a competitive evaluation process. For details, visit

Exchange program seeking host families

World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit organization, is seeking local host families in Wake County for high school-age boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, the former Soviet Republics, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and more.

Host families are asked to include the student as a member of their family. Couples, single parents and families with and without children in the home are all encouraged to host. Each World Heritage exchange student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to household responsibilities.

For details, contact Erin Kalbarczyk at 919-924-4679 or visit

Cary students attends summer science program

Campbell Lowman, son of Campbell and Brigid Lowman, and Samantha Murphy, daughter of Susan Murphy, received full scholarships to attend Summer Science Sleuths at Duke University.

Summer Science Sleuths is a two-week residential science camp running through June 30. Students participate in lab activities, field trips and recreation, and they see surprise guests and visit cutting-edge facilities.

Funded by the Hartwell Foundation, the camp is a collaboration between the Duke Center for Science Education and Duke Medicine.

Cary student wins Horatio Alger North Carolina scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans announced that Emelen Clemmons of Cary won the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship. Clemmons is a graduate of Cary Academy.

Horatio Alger scholarship winners receive $5,000 for college tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board.

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