- Eric Richard Dodson, Christopher James Hastings, Hannah Grace Jones, Hannah Seddon Lee, Joshua Lucas Purdy, Edward Kendall Scoville and Michael Nolan Swikehardt, all of Chapel Hill, have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Western Carolina University. To make the list, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.5 and maintain a course load of 12 credit hours.
- Twenty-six students from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schoolswere selected for the 2007 Governor's School of North Carolina.From Chapel Hill High School, the students and their subjects are: Camilo R. Cabrera, natural science; Michael H. Lo, instrumental music; Diane M. Metzger, choral music; Margaret E. Neville, instrumental music; Scott M. O'Toole, instrumental music; Sara L. Outing, instrumental music; Rosemary L. Shay, instrumental music; Aaron B. Simpson, choral music; and Xuefei Wang, natural science.From East Chapel Hill High School: Isabel L. Blue, instrumental music; Annie Y. Chen, French; Yixin Chen, social science; Maya E. Coleman, choral music; Lydie V. Costes, choral music; Valerie A. Davidson, choral music; Michelle E. Janzen, French; Theodore T. Lee, instrumental music; Linda W. Lou, natural science; Charles W. Moore, choral music; Mai Nakamura, natural science; Emily P. Oglesby, choral music; Hyun-Joon Park, instrumental music; Jean C. Rheem, instrumental music; Siyuan P. Sheng, social science; Jessica A. Sun, instrumental music; and Limin Xu, instrumental music.The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, open to rising seniors only (with some exceptions made for rising juniors in the performing/visual arts area) is located on two college campuses, Salem College in Winston-Salem and Meredith College in Raleigh. The sessions will run June 17 to July 28.
- Grace Wright, a health promotions assistant at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC, was among the 25 people from across the country honored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Self magazine as a 2007 Yoplait Champion. Champions, selected in a nationwide search last fall, are ordinary women and men doing extraordinary things in their local communities to help in the fight against breast cancer, according to Yoplait.Wright has taken a lead role in developing Women Be Healthy, a program that teaches women with disabilities about reproductive health, breast cancer screenings and active participation in their healthcare.Wright also has volunteered for the past 12 years at Save Our Sisters of Rex, a local lay health advisory group, which focuses on educating and encouraging black women to get breast cancer screening. In addition, she works with I WILL (Incarcerated Women Interested in Living/Learning) at the North Carolina Correctional Center for Women in Raleigh.Yoplait will donate $1,000 to Wright's charity of choice focused on the breast cancer cause and she will receive a Simon Pearce award during a ceremony in April in New York City.
- Feenie Leo Vereen of Hillsborough received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Western Carolina University during commencement ceremonies in December.
- Lisa M. Carroll of Chapel Hill has been named to the merit list at Kenyon College for the first semester of the 2006-07 academic year. To be eligible for the list, a student must receive a grade-point average of 3.45 or better. She is the daughter of James and Regina Carroll and is a graduate of East Chapel Hill High.
- Andrew Sears Hoover of Chapel Hill received a bachelor's degree in business administration entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University during commencement ceremonies in December.
- William Clay Goodson of Hillsborough received a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management from Western Carolina University during commencement ceremonies in December.
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