Class notes

Sep. 30, 2013 @ 12:34 PM

Paul named Commended Scholar

DURHAM – Durham native David Paul has been named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The son of Mitchell and Amy Paul of Durham, Paul is one of 16 students at McCallie School recognized by the NMSC for their exceptional academic promise. Their scores on the 2012 PSAT placed them in the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who took the exam nationwide.

McCallie is a college preparatory boarding and day school for boys in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jump rope for new gym equipment

DURHAM – Several Durham elementary schools are working with McDonald’s to see who can jump rope the most and win $1,000 for new gym equipment.

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 25 area schools will track student jump rope time during physical education class and recess as part of the Skipping 4 School program through McDonald’s.

At the end of the month, the schools will be scored and the three schools who have spent the most time jumping rope will receive $1,000 for new gym equipment.

The participating Durham elementary schools are Club Boulevard Magnet, Holt, Farmington Woods, Alston Ridge, Estes Hills, Southwest, Central, Hillandale, Merrick-Moore, Pearsontown, George Watts, Hope Valley, Spring Valley and W.G. Pearson.