Class Notes

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 10:36 AM

Chapel Hill High community carnival Saturday

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill High School will hold its 2nd Annual Tiger CHill Community Carnival from 3-7 p.m. Saturday.

The family friendly event will feature carnival games, entertainment, shopping and food. Admission is free but tickets for games, food and other activities will be sold at the carnival’s entrance. Free parking will be available at the high school.

The soundstage has a full roster including Chapel Hill High’s Chamber Choir and jazz band, McDougle Middle School’s band, The Beau Brummels, Luck 13, The Necks, Tim Rinehart Trio and Ladies and Gents.

Kim’s White Tiger Tae Kwon Do and Skipsations will be on hand to demonstrate their skills. Seventeen vendors will be on hand with a variety of items for sale ranging from pottery to several styles of jewelry.

Chapel Hill High School is located at 1709 High School Road in Chapel Hill. Additional parking will be available at Smith Middle School and a free shuttle will be running continuously from the middle school parking lot to Chapel Hill High School.

Kiwanis to help teachers

CHAPEL HILL – The Tarheel Golden K Kiwanis will use DonorsChoose.org to help local teachers equip their classrooms for the year.

DonorsChoose.org is an organization that helps fund teachers nationally and is well known among educators as a source of funds to support program that are often not included on a school’s budget.

Teachers complete and send a formal grant request to Donors Choose. The requests are reviewed and upon approval, they are posted on the DonorsChoose.org website. Once posted the Kiwanis committee will review the approved requests to determine which requests to support.

The teacher and school principal are notified following Kiwanis approval. All purchases are done by Donors Choose and shipped to the requesting educator. Tarheel Golden K Kiwanis has been providing this support to teachers since 2008-09.

St. Thomas More celebrates 50 years

CHAPEL HILL – St. Thomas More Catholic School will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and is inviting all alumni as well as former parents and staff to participate in the 2014 event.

The school is asking graduates, those who attended the school for any period of time and former school parents and staff members to visit http://school.st-thomasmore.org/alumni to enter current contact information to update the school’s database.

St. Thomas More Catholic School is a pre-K to eighth-grade school whose mission is to provide an education to each child in a God-centered environment.

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

DURHAM – Local semifinalists have been named in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

The semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships valued at $35 million to be offered next spring.

The National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are: Abraham S. Eichner and Kyle L. McConaughey of Carolina Friends School; Kyle M. Bushick, David J. Pierce, Rasika R. Ramanan, Rahul Sharma, Ambika Viswanathan, and Catherine D.Yang of Durham Academy’s Upper School,; Alana N. Harris, Andrew C. Kelly, Benjamin D. Krupa and William R. Morgenlander, all of Charles E. Jordan High School; Hannah E. Glisson of Riverside High School; Elena R. Kovalik of Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill; Jackson H. Allen, John H. Bell, Adam N. Beyer, Katrina L. Bootes, Jacob A. Bringewatt, Lin Cao, Mallory L. Carnes, Ciera E. Cipriani, Samuel P. DeHority, Karia Dibert, Mengmeng T. Fang, Catherine M. Farmer, Anne Y. Feng, Zijing Gao, Laura H. Goodman, Shouri V. Gottiparthi, Charles M. Hicks, Matias H. Horst, Brooke R. Huang, Kavirath Jain, Tian-Shun A. Jiang, Saurin A. Kantesaria, Bradley J. King, Matthew A. Kornberg, Nguyen P. Le, Jessica B. Lee, Yvonne Y. Lei, Alexander Letica, Mengyao Li, Steven Liao, Hong-Sheng Lu, Sammy Y. Luo, Jonathan C. Marquardt, Hannah L. McShea, Margaret Z. Pan, Niraja N. Pancholy, Elisabeth E. Parker, Vivek A. Pisharody, Zachary T. Polizzi, Sahana  Raghunathan, Jenna E. Reynolds, Kanan Shah, Nirmala K. Shivakumar, Urvi Sinha, Holly E. Slang, Hannah B. Sloan, Abigail M. Smith, Lucy C. Su, Anshul V. Subramanya, Jessica G. Sullivan, Parth C. Thakker, Margaret M. Tian, Maxwell R. Tucker, Evelyn A. Webb, Stuart A. Wells, Simon N. Wolf, Teddy Wong, Caroline E. Wright, Jennifer B. Wu, Wanlin Xie, Muhan Xu, Stephen C. Yang, Julia Yu, Christopher Q. Yuan, Yi Zeng, Jeffery M. Zhang, Michelle Z. Zhao, Christopher H. Zhen, and Xinyi Zhu, from the North Carolina School of Science and Math; Natalie H. Bulik-Sullivan, Yuqing Chen, Marlow M. Durbin, Anna Li, Katherine A. Mimmack, Nina E. Muller, Juno Park, Stephanie A. Peres-da-Silva, Jeffrey R. Perkins, Evan N. Rose, Stefan N.  Steiner, Shyam Vasudevan, Xiao-Song Wang, Samuel B.Williams and Julian R. Wilson, all of Chapel Hill High School; Laura M. Bevington, Jerry Chang, William E. Collins, Kathy Z. Dai, Sara M. Edelman-Munoz, Sarah C. Fordham, Riley B. Foster, Benjamin R.  Goldstein, Avishai S. Halev, George J. Hito, Cole D. Jenson, Alexander M. LaBranche, Vincent H. Lai, Zachary J. Lee, Sicong Liu, Helen A. Lo, Jason Mao, Hongqian Niu, Ballard Robinett, Leigha H.Vilen, Sarah J. Wright, Emily Wu, Michelle Xia and Michael Zhou, all of East Chapel Hill High School; Oliver A. Child-Lanning of Emerson Waldorf High School; Claire K. Day and Sarah V. Tracy, both of Woods Charter School; Nathanael C. Brown, Sean B. Freemerman and Erik M. Lutz of Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough; and Anna L. Broome, Eleanor K. Costley, Maura L. Jones and Thurgood Lynn, all of Carrboro High School.

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