Class Notes

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

JHS student wins scholarship to study Russian
Ryan Rowe, a senior at Jordan High School, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015.
Ryan will study Russian in Moldova for the summer.
The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.
The State Department offers about 625 students per year the chance to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas through NSLI-Y.
Launched in 2006, NSLI-Y seeks to increase the number of Americans who can engage with native speakers of critical
languages by providing formal instruction and informal language practice in an immersion environment.

Early release day ends school year
Durham Public Schools’ classes will dismiss two hours early on the last day of school: June 12 for schools on the traditional calendar, and June 13 for year-round schools. DPS after-school programming will not operate on the last day of school.

ADF offers discount to public school teachers
The American Dance Festival is offering public school teachers a 20 percent discount on single tickets to this season’s performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center and Reynolds Industries Theatre on the Duke campus.
Teachers may purchase the tickets online, by telephone or in person using the code 14EDUADF.
The discount is not available for Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor at the Nasher Museum of Art, or Ishmael Houston-Jones and Emily Wexler at The PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council.

CHHS students receive awards for National Latin Exam
Sixty-five students of Latin at Chapel Hill High School participated in the 2014 National Latin Exam.
Fifty-two -- 80 percent of the students -- received awards for scoring above the national average.
The National Latin Exam is sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League.
The annual exam tests students’ skills in grammar, translation and comprehension. There is an exam for each level of student, first through sixth year.
Four levels of awards are granted to those students who scored above the national
Here are the names of the students who took the NLE and their awards:
Latin 6
Gold: Yujia Sun
Latin 5
Gold: Cole Peterson, Sarah Wu, Timothy Li, Everett Dang, Jeffrey Williams, Roy Huang
Silver: Adam Catrambone
Magna cum laude: Samuel Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, Katherine Westover.
Cum laude: Anna Tsui, Tyne Tyson
Latin 4
Gold: Na’im Kalantar, Rebecca Harless, Avery Acierno, Sanjana Vasudevan, Shreyas Pyati.
Silver: Joyce Yao, William Berner, Anabelle Durham, Claire Deselm, Jonathan Phillips
Latin 3
Gold: Taylor Cox, Olivia Wander, Abigail Stern, Eunsol Han, Emma Baldwin
Silver: Edgar Woodhouse, May Burgard, Juyeon Park, Hansac Ho, Maeve
Magna cum laude: Alexis Tammi, Rohan Dash, Emma Kunkel
Cum laude: Bowen Zhu, Bram Raets
Latin 2
Gold: Steven Heine, Eli Zachary, Jessica Alvarado-Navarro, Hagan Connell
Silver: Danielle Reviere, Isabella Srikhirisawan, Madison Rexrode
Magna cum laude: Clement Li, Courtney Cash, Victoria Gant
Cum laude: Jaylyn Forrest, Kris Chellani, Jada Foster

DPS needs proctors
Durham Public Schools needs test proctors to help administer state testing for high school students.
State policies now require proctors to be present to ensure accountability and test security during final exams and all end-of-grade and end-of-course exams.
Dates to volunteer are May 5- June 10.
Anyone interested in being a proctor can sign up directly through your school’s testing coordinator (a list will be available soon) or by going to
Be sure to select TEST PROCTOR
Volunteers are required to attend a one-hour training session at school of choice and a background check will be completed during the application process
Contact Regina Nickson, the school districts community engagement liaison, at (919) 560-2082 with questions or concerns.