Class Notes

Jun. 10, 2013 @ 07:55 PM

East Chapel Hill High student heading to Germany

CHAPEL HILL -- East Chapel Hill High School Freshman Adriana Lorenzini is going to spend the next school year in Germany, thanks to a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship.

One of 50 students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to receive this scholarship, Lorenzini will live with a host family in Germany while taking classes at a local high school. Lorenzini will spend three weeks participating in a language and cultural immersion camp where she will learn firsthand about the German culture, language and everyday life.

She will also have the chance to visit the German Bundestag, the nation’s parliament, where Lorenizini will meet with both American and German government officials along with having the opportunity to go on various excursions to points of interest, including historical sites and nearby cities.

Ashley receives Dr. Jay Robinson Leadership Award

RALEIGH -- Patricia Ashley of Durham has been awarded the Jay Robinson Leadership Award for Exemplary Educator for making a statewide impact in K-12 education.

Ashley is the district director and school transformation division of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and worked for Dr. Jay Robinson during his tenure as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Ashley is described as someone who “routinely exhibits her skills as an educational leader through skillful negotiation with district leaders, long-term planning with her staff and recognition of excellence” and as having created a legacy of “positive growth of historically low-achieving schools, which continues to foster the academic success of students in North Carolina.”

Ashley was honored at a Celebration of Leadership luncheon June 3.

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