Apr. 15, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

National Achievement Scholarship winners announced
About 800 black American high school seniors last week learned that they had won scholarships through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The awards, totaling more than $2 million, are funded by grants from 34 corporations and professional associations, as well as the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Students recognized locally include:
Chapel Hill High School: Norman T. Archer.
East Chapel Hill High School: Bria S. Johnson and Diana F. Lamaute
Camelot Academy: Devan A. Chichester
Durham Academy Upper School: Anica Green
Smith Middle chess team placed in Tennessee competition
CHAPEL HILL – More than 5,000 students from elementary, middle and high schools across the United States gathered in Nashville earlier this month for the Super National chess competition.
The Smith Middle School team placed 18th in the nation, not so long after landing in second place in the state competition in Raleigh. Smith student Andrew Huan, who played one match that lasted nearly four hours during the three-day Tennessee tournament, placed 98th out of 400 in his division.
Chapel Hill High math team takes third in state contest
CHAPEL HILL – Math team members from Chapel Hill High School finished in third place during the recent State Mathematics Contest at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Chapel Hill’s team included Vincent Zhu, Jonathan Siekierski, Arun Ganesh, Veronica Kim and Sarah Wu. Only NCSSM and Raleigh’s Enloe placed higher.