Graduations for specialty high schools
The Durham Public Schools kicks off its commencement season Friday with graduations set for its three specialty high schools in McDougald Gymnasium on the N.C. Central University campus.
DURHAM – At first glance, Va’Shon Bowden hardly looks the part of high school senior.
The Southern School of Energy and Sustainability student is only a thimbleful north of five feet, has a slight build and wears a perpetual smile.
DURHAM -- Durham Public Schools (DPS) children’s academic achievement, like health, is influenced by our entire eco-system: homes, neighborhoods, schools, medical care, early childhood education, nutrition and physical activity.
Q: My child is graduating next month. What are the plans for graduation ceremonies?
A: We’re thrilled that you will be able to share in your child’s triumph as a guest in our graduation ceremonies. You can find all of the details on our website at dpsnc.net—just check out the “Quick Links” sidebar on our front page—but here’s the big picture.
Five Duke freshmen awarded Howard Scholarships
DURHAM -- Five incoming freshmen at Duke University have been awarded the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship.
CHAPEL HILL – Fifty-nine incoming freshmen to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received Morehead-Cain Scholarships.
Leah Wuebbens, a student at Riverside High School, is one of only two North Carolina students selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp held in West Virginia this summer.
DURHAM –Hillside High School seniors Jolil Smoke and Kiara Thorpe have a lot in common.
DURHAM -- North Carolina Central University, in collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has opened a Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab. The Fab Lab was established in November 2014.
Public school teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties can apply for Bright Ideas education grants of up to $3,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.
DURHAM -- During spring break, 12 Hillside High School drama students, accompanied by eight adults and chaperons, including drama teacher Wendell Tabb, took a trip half way around the world to Beijing, China, to perform a mix of dialogue and song.
CHAPEL HILL – UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers played leading roles in a cross-cancer genomic study that has been selected as one of the nation’s top 10 research achievements of the year.
HENDERSON -- Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry. The program is the first of its kind in North Carolina.
Conference focuses on N.C. food
CHAPEL HILL -- The history, geography, and culture of North Carolina food will be the focus of a two-day conference May 29 and 30 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.
The adage is true: time flies.
The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.