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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Patrick Henry High School graduate Erin Cao recently received the Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal’s Award.
Cao, who earned a $2,000 scholarship, was the only local winner of the honor that recognizes 50 student leaders across the country, according to a news release from Herff.
School principals are asked to nominate one high school senior who shows academic excellence and strong leadership skills. The program awards 47 scholarships of $2,000, a $5,000 scholarship to the competition’s third-place national winner, an $8,500 scholarship to the second-place national winner and a $12,000 scholarship to the national winner.
According to the news release, Patrick Henry Principal Connie Ratcliffe said Cao is “well-respected by the staff for her character and work ethic and well-respected among her peers for her dedication to excellence.”
Cao plans to study international relations at Georgetown University in the fall.
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Nine local students were selected to participate in a leadership seminar at James Madison University.
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar is a series of workshops about leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building, according to a news release from the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar organization.
The following students were selected to participate in the seminar, which was scheduled for May 31 through June 2: Cave Spring High School student Rabiya Asim, Faith Christian School student Caroline Byrd, Roanoke Catholic High School student Allison George, Glenvar High School student Katherine Grinnell, Salem High School student Logan Hall, Roanoke Valley Governor’s School student Gillian Horn, Auburn High School student Maia Huntington and Patrick Henry High School student Hannah Land.
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Windy Gap Elementary School students raised almost $800 for the two Oklahoma schools devastated by recent tornadoes in Moore, Okla., according to information from the school.
The school’s fifth-graders organized a schoolwide fundraiser to raise money for the schools, which were severely damaged by violent weather May 20.
Students held a “Pie in the Face Penny Drive.” A jar for each teacher at the school was set up and during the week students placed change in the jar of their choice. The teachers whose jars had the most change got a pie to the face.
The school raised $776.51
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William Byrd High School graduates Morgan Lea Jackson and Samuel Christopher Nicely are the 2013 recipients of the Dr. Charlie J. Lovelace III Memorial College Scholarship.
Jackson and Nicely were awarded their scholarships during a June 2 worship service at Vinton Baptist Church. The scholarship is given annually to graduating seniors who are members of the church and “distinguished themselves in academics” as well as service to school, community, church and family.
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