Class notes

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Junior League recruiting students
Junior Leadership Durham is recruiting for its 2014-2015 class.
Ninth-grade students attending Durham public, private, charter or home schools are encouraged to submit an application.
Student applications are due March 24 and can be downloaded at www.juniorleadershipdurham.org. 
Junior Leadership Durham is a community-wide program designed to shape the future of high school students by developing leadership skills and promoting teamwork through fostering self-confidence and personal growth.
Students will interact with business, community and government leaders to gain an in-depth knowledge of Durham and will explore ways to contribute to their community. 
The Junior League’s Class #12 will begin in September with about 25 selected students.
There is no charge to the students but as a non-profit organization, Junior Leadership Durham, Inc. appreciates donations from individuals and community businesses. 
Questions can be directed to Robin Odom at (919) 477-4913.

Voyager Academy Elementary joins Ashoka
Voyager Academy Elementary School has been selected to join Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools Network.
By joining the network, Voyager will have opportunities to access like-minded schools across the country.
The school will also have the ability to access partners in the Ashoka network like universities, social entrepreneurs and companies.
Ashoka launched the network in 2012 to identify and recognize and collaborate with influential elementary schools that are rethinking education.
 
JHS to present ‘Footloose’
Jordan High School Theatre Department will present the musical “Footloose” April 3-5 at 7:30 p.m., in the Jordan High School Auditorium. 
The show on April 4 will be an ASL night, meaning we will have sign language interpreters this night.
The ticket prices are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Tickets available for ‘Evening of Entertainment’
Tickets are on sale for “An Evening of Entertainment,” the DPS Scholarship Foundation and DPS annual fundraiser and musical workshop to showcase student talent and to raise money for scholarships.
The event will be held March 1 at 7 p.m., at the Durham Performance Art Center downtown.
Performances will feature choral students from Durham Public Schools performing a wide genre of music.
Tickets can be found by calling (919) 680.2787, Ticketmaster or the DPAC Ticket Center.

USGA and Chevron offer scholarship
In a demonstration of their ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron announced a new scholarship program for qualified high school seniors who are pursuing college careers in STEM disciplines.
The scholarships are available to students who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student with a focus in STEM-related courses. Applicants must also possess a demonstrated interest in golf, which may include: school team and tournament participation, involvement in a First Tee chapter and family or other golf-related extracurricular activities.
Accepted students will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, which may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned.
The scholarships are part of a multiyear partnership to develop programs that encourage students to pursue STEM education and careers.
Full details and an application for the United States Golf Association and Chevron STEM Scholarship Program can be found at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/usga-chevron/.