June 10, 2007

Student Notebookthe Latest From Your Schools


Gov. Mike Easley recently announced that 98 N.C. college, graduate and law students have been selected for 10-week summer internships with state agencies.

Internships began on May 29 and continue through Aug. 3. Students are paid $8.25 an hour for their jobs, which take them across North Carolina to perform a wide range of important tasks.

Local students are:

Neil Oakley of Burlington, a first-year law student at Elon University School of Law, has accepted the Court of Appeals internship with Judge Ann Marie Calabria's chambers in Raleigh.

Olivia Fisher of Greensboro, a junior psychology student at UNC- Asheville, has accepted the Correctional Case Management Specialist internship from the Department of Correction's Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington.

Zafiirah Khodabukus of High Point, a junior biology student at Salem College, has accepted the Improving Treatment Outcomes of Diabetic Patients internship at the Department of Health & Human Services' Caswell Center in Kinston.

Leslie Price of Greensboro, a first-year law student at Elon University School of Law, has accepted the Court of Appeals internship at Judge Linda Stephens' chambers in Raleigh.

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At Our Lady of Grace School, Mrs. Brumbeloe's third-grade class participated in Krispy Kreme's "Stick With It Kids!" program. The class goal was to memorize the times tables by April 20; they did so and earned free donuts.

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News from Penn-Griffin School for the Arts

Emily Albert recently placed in the top 10 poetry entries of the 2007 Amy Charles Writing Contest. This annual contest, sponsored by the N.C. English Teachers Association, is open to all high school students across the state. Her poem, "Lab Rat," will be published in the NCETA Journal and The Pen Gryphon, the school literary magazine.

Penn-Griffin seventh- and eighth-graders recently participated in the N.C. Middle School All-State Chorus at the Greensboro Coliseum with choral director Catherine Butler. Adam Howell, Ashlyn Rhodes, Sara Raisner, Muffy Underwood, Michael McGill, Megan Raisner and Katie Wiggins participated in the clinics and performed at the final concert May 19 at War Memorial Auditorium.

Alora Pendrak and Sydney Gephart participated in the state storytelling festival recently held in Greensboro. They attended with their teacher, Charles Ward.

The following students have been selected to attend Camp Carolina Scholars 2007 at UNC-Chapel Hill June 10-12: Jaishree Appadu, Harpreet Johal, Kaela Stubbs, Jorge Vargas and Brandi Wayman.

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Marissa Phillips, the daughter of John and Gayle Phillips of Greensboro, won the N.C. Miss Sunburst Pageant, held May 12-13 in Charlotte. She also won the Overall Talent Crown for ages 5-27 in North Carolina, making her the only person to be "double-crowned" in the history of the 20-year pageant.

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Madeline Jaekle, the daughter of Howard III and Beth Jaekle of Greensboro, recently served as a page in the N.C. Senate.

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A group of eighth-grade students from Greensboro Academy met with U.S. Rep. Howard Coble May 11. Group leader was Kris Myles.

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These local residents recently passed the Uniform CPA Examination: Ryan James Rate of Elon, Ivan A. Lujan of Jamestown, Kristen Louise Weichel of Jamestown, and of Greensboro, Jonathan Alan Bethel, Debra Shaw Brower, Amber Short Watson and Charles Michael Willett.

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Greensboro College students and staff have continued to offer aid and assistance to many of the families affected by the flooding in the Gulf Coast region.

During the 2006-07 academic year, 21 students, faculty and staff made three trips to the Gulf and have served for more than 200 hours in Mississippi and Louisiana. This was made possible through Village 401, an initiative of Greensboro College to connect the college with its neighbors through outreach programs.

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Julie Ann Tesh, the daughter of Laurie and Billy Tesh of Summerfield, has completed an internship in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Rep. Howard Coble. She is a rising senior at UNCG.


Camp Weaver YMCA will host Camp Flat World for rising seventh- through 10th-graders Aug. 19-24. The weeklong, overnight camp costs $450, and partial and whole scholarships are available to teens who can demonstrate proof of financial need. The camp fees include all curriculum costs, lodging, food and activities.

The camp is inspired by Thomas Friedman's book "The World Is Flat." Information: 697-0525 or www.campweaver.org.

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Third- through sixth-grade students will have the opportunity to sharpen their language skills June 18-22 by attending foreign language immersion camp in Winston-Salem.

Students will take a "South of the Border" trip as they learn about the world's most populated Spanish speaking country, Mexico.

They will also celebrate "Le Carnaval de Quebec," where they will learn about French-Canadian culture of Quebec.

Information: 370-3273.

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Theatre Art Galleries is accepting registration applications for the summer scholarship program "Together Art Grows: Connecting Threads" for middle and high school age students.

This program is limited to 12 participants, and registration is required. Information: 887-2137.

Together Art Grows will meet July 30-Aug. 3 at the Macedonia Family Resource Center, 401 Lake Ave., High Point.


Several graduates have won recognition from UNCG's School of Nursing. Awards went to:

Sigma Theta Tau BSN Excellence Award: Melanie A. Andes and Lori Del Vecchio, Greensboro; Alumni Association Award to a Master's Student, Anne Brown, Greensboro; Alumni Association Award to a BSN Student, Crystal Jeffers, Burlington; Dean's Recognition Award to a Graduate Student, Kimberly Gordon, Greensboro; Dean's Recognition Award to an Undergraduate Student, Sarah Atkinson, Greensboro; Community of Nursing Award, Angela Syphaseut, Greensboro; Faculty Award for Excellence in Nursing: Melanie A. Andes, Greensboro.

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Greensboro Day School sophomore Kristin Rush was named the 2007 recipient of the Davis-Richmond Coaches Award for her leadership on and off the basketball court. This award is given to a member of the GDS varsity girls basketball team who exemplifies hard work and dedication to her sport and demonstrates a positive attitude.

Cathy Wilson, mother to GDS senior Jay Wilson, received the 2007 Honorary Bengal Fan Award during the school's sports awards on May 24. Wilson's enthusiasm for all Greensboro Day School teams earned her this special honor. The Honorary Bengal Fan Award is presented each year to a person, other than a student, for the outstanding support of the GDS athletics program.

Also, GDS honored Marty Buxton's '08 contributions to the field hockey program and Claire Brennan's '09 support for the baseball program by awarding them the 2007 Jon Woods Award. This award is given to the student who volunteers to help the athletics department through managing, being a statistician or even a videographer.

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Greensboro native and recent Limestone College honor graduate Miranda Schenkel received several awards over the past month.

Schenkel received the Senior Woman Award from the Gaffney chapter of the American Association of University Women, the Excellence in English Award as the department's top major, the Candelabra Service Award for her contributions as the editor of Limestone's literary anthology, and the Writing Center Award for her service as a tutor.

Schenkel also received the General Excellence Award at the May 3 commencement, presented to the graduating senior in the top 15 percent of the class who has made significant contributions to the cultural and social environment of the college.

Schenkel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Schenkel.

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Kelly Wolfe, a Page High School junior, was presented with a 2007 Prudential Community of Spirit Award Bronze Medallion at the American Red Cross Awards Banquet May 8. Wolfe was a Distinguished Finalist in the nationwide program, which honors middle and high school students for volunteer service.

Wolfe, a volunteer with the Greensboro Chapter of the American Red Cross, was recognized for helping raise more than $10,000 to support victims of Hurricane Katrina by organizing a "24-Hour Swim for Relief."

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Gateway Piano Studio students Caitlyn Carmean, Jeremy Chang, Joey Graves and Wanlin Xie, and their teacher, Carol Fifield of Gateway Piano Studio, placed in the 2007 North Carolina Music Teachers Association State Contest-Festival. Caitlyn, Jeremy and Wanlin received superior ratings at the Junior B level, and Joey received a superior rating at the Senior A level.

The students received certificates and will be performing in an honors recital at the NCMTA state convention this fall at East Carolina University.

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Kernodle Middle School students Taylor Meredith, Landri Peirce and Geeti Alizada will be recognized by President Bush and will receive the President's Volunteer Service Award. Taylor, a sixth- grade student, earned a Bronze award for 50-plus hours of service, while Landri and Geeta, both eighth-graders, earned Gold awards for 100-plus hours.


Three local high school graduates are this year's winners of the Trinity Scholarship, an undergraduate merit award at Duke University.

The scholarship, valued at more than $180,000, covers the full cost of attending Duke, including tuition, room, board and stipends for travel or study-abroad programs.

Winners: Nathan Thomas Holst of Greensboro, a graduate of Northwest Guilford High School and the son of Lynn and Paul Holst; Hannah Elizabeth Hunt of High Point, a graduate of Westchester Country Day School and the daughter of Cynthia Darden and David Hunt, and Kathryn Elizabeth Hutchins of Jamestown, a graduate of Southwest Guilford High School and the daughter of Cathy and Terry Hutchins.

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Peter Attayek, a senior at Western Guilford High School, received the 2007 Student Ethics Scholarship Award presented by the Better Business Bureau Serving Central North Carolina. The award is valued at $1,000. Attayek plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Three graduate students from UNCG's School of Music have been awarded $19,000 from the Las Vegas-based Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts.

The award will be used to pay tuition for Julianne Odahowski, a violinist; Anne Berry, a cellist, and Radha Mundkur, a pianist. The students are members of the Liberace Trio, which was established at UNCG in 2004 under a grant from the Liberace Foundation.

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Greensboro resident Randall Brookshire has been named the recipient of the 2007 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, Chick-fil-A's highest scholarship. From among last year's 1,200 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipients, which included Brookshire, only 25 students nationwide were selected to receive a second $1,000 scholarship, the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.

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Jamie Renald Carter, son of James Ronnie and Janice Carter of Greensboro, will attend Duke University as a recipient of the Academic J. Welch Harriss Scholarship. He recently received The Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence presented by the United States Marines Youth Foundation & Marine Corps League in recognition of diligence, dedication and musical excellence as a performing high school bandsman and soloist. He was awarded The Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award for Outstanding Musicianship and Distinguished Musical Excellence as well as the "Most Outstanding Senior Contributor."

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Joshua Espinoza, a senior at the Early College at Guilford and the son of Miguel Espinoza and Angelia Espinoza of Greensboro, has been awarded the James B. Duke Scholarship from Furman University. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition at the university.

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These five area high school seniors have been awarded scholarships by the Summit Rotary Foundation: Nicolas Barnes of Page High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Barnes, recipient of the McKnight Scholarship; Gogo Lomo-David of Page High School, son of Mr. Ewuuk Lomo-David, recipient of the Alex and Catherine Campbell Harrill Scholarship; Christopher Gaddy of Eastern Guilford High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gaddy, winner of the Thelma Mae Lloyd Scholarship; Calyste Corrington of Northwest Guilford High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kip Corrington, winner of the Anne Murr Scholarship; and Samuel Crump of Northeast Guilford High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Crump, recipient of the Glenn "Buck" Campbell Scholarship.

The scholarships, administered by the Summit Rotary Club of Greensboro, award a $1,000 stipend to each winner.

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These local first-year students in GTCC's dental hygiene program have been awarded scholarships: Joy Mustian of Greensboro, Guilford County Dental Society Scholarship, $200; Ayana Brady-Perkins of High Point, Thomas and Lucille Williams Memorial Scholarship, $400; Rachael Birn of Jamestown, Forsyth Dental Hygiene Society Scholarship, $150, and Mary Sain Wade Carlson Memorial Scholarship, $250; Laura Garrett of High Point, Friends of Margaret Cain Scholarship, $250 and Joy Hall of High Point, High Point Dental Society Scholarship, $200.

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Chick-fil-A has awarded its national Leadership Scholarship to Jenny Schrank of Greensboro and Lauren Wright of Kernersville. Schrank is pursuing studio art at Western Carolina University and Wright is pursuing business at High Point University.

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Alexandra Cupito, a Western High School student, and Cory McIntyre, a Bishop McGuinness Catholic School student, have been awarded a college scholarship as part of the P&G Fund Scholarship Competition.

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Jassmin McIver-Jones and Brittany Walker have been awarded a $1,000 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship for academic and community achievement. McIver-Jones is a 2007 Dudley High graduate, and Walker is a Southern Guilford High graduate.

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Guilford County Schools students secured 10 of the College- Sponsored Merit Scholarships, worth $500 to $2,000 annually:

Furman University: Anna Diemer, Northwest; Joshua Espinoza, The Early College at Guilford.

UNC-Chapel Hill: Jackson Barber, Grimsley; William Bayliss, Grimsley; Graham Billings, The Early College at Guilford; Kyle Brown, Northwest; Gavin Cobb, Northwest; Justin Crowder, Northwest; Katherine Key, Northwest; Caroline Phillips, Grimsley.

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UNC-Chapel Hill has awarded the following scholarships to local students to study abroad this summer and fall: Lindsay Eanes of Greensboro, the Leonard G. and Rozelia S. Herring Study Abroad Award, to study this fall in the School for International Training's Pacific Islands Studies Program in Upolu, Samoa; Jennifer Melton of Kernersville, Michael L. and Matthew L. Boyatt Award, to study this fall in South Africa as part of the Honors Semester in Cape Town, and Lindsay Wall of Kernersville, the Charles Garland Johnson Sr. Scholarship. Wall is enrolled in the Denmark International Study summer program in Copenhagen.

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Westchester Country Day School junior Sarai Pegram will participate in the Research Experience in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics program this summer. RECAP is a three-year collaborative effort between the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics and the departments of chemistry and physics/astronomy at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Tess McEnery, 20, will graduate in June from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a master's in public administration and a certificate in advanced security studies from the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism.

This spring, McEnery earned a Presidential Management Fellowship, a two-year paid government fellowship.

McEnery is the daughter of John and Ann McEnery of Greensboro.


Haynes Hicks, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Hicks of Greensboro, has been named counselor at the Virginia Episcopal School for the 2007-08 school year.

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Sarah Elizabeth Faircloth of Greensboro was recently recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Erin Goodman, the daughter of Jill and Jim Goodman of Greensboro, has been named an academic honor student at Applalachian State University. She was recognized during the university's Spring Academic Honors Convocation in April.

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Ryan Coryell of Greensboro, a student at Gardner-Webb University, was included in the 2007 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

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