Class Notes

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Githens to participate in Gravity Games
A team of Durham students will be among more than 30 from throughout the state to compete April 5 in downtown Lenoir as part of the fourth annual NC Gravity Games, a STEM-education racing extravaganza sponsored by Google and Appalachian State University.
Students from Githens Middle School will compete against teams from Mount Airy, Murphy, High Point, Fayetteville, Goldsboro and Rockingham, among others.
The Gravity Games is a real-world experience in which students from across the state use STEM lessons (science, technology, engineering and math) to build and race their own gravity-powered cars in downtown Lenoir, home to Google’s data center.

DSA honored at Middle School Play Festival
Durham School of the Arts’ Theatre Department brought home honors from the 2014 NCTC Middle School Play Festival held at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines on March 15.
The theatre program, led by Douglas J. Graves, presented “The Romancers,” by Edmond Rostand, and was presented with the following award(s): Excellence in Live Music (Sabinne Charles), Excellence in Production Design, Excellence in Ensemble Acting, Excellence in Student Design & Production/Stage Management (Chace Ogle), Excellence in Acting (Katherine Gerondelis), Excellence in Acting (Sam Henry), Excellence in Directing (Douglas Graves) and overall Superior rating.
Each spring, the North Carolina Theatre Conference presents the Middle School Play Festival at two regional sites across the state. In 2014, more than 300 students from 13 schools participated in the statewide event, presenting 15 plays.

CE Electric to award camp scholarships
The deadline is approaching for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Central Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities. 
Central EMC is awarding two Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships to local students from Chatham, Harnett, Lee, Moore or Randolph counties this year. 
A boy will be selected to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp June 21-25 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and a girl will win a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 23-26 at N.C. State University in Raleigh.
Applications and information on the scholarships can be found at or by contacting Janet Jackson at (919) 708-1638.
Applicants will be judged on academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay. Winners are expected to be announced May 1.
To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received or postmarked by March 31.

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