Published: Apr 09, 2008 08:34 PM
Modified: Apr 09, 2008 08:34 PM
Local ninth-grade students Nathalie Reilly (second from left) from Chapel Hill High School, Emer OReilly (center) from East Chapel Hill High and Helena Archer (second from right) from Chapel Hill High won first place in the Regional Euro Challenge, a competition for high school students that tests their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the euro. They will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City, where they will compete in the next round of the competition on April 29 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan. With the students are Smith Middle School French teacher Robin McMahon, left, and coach La Reine Reilly, right.
- Benjamin Russel Fixsen, a sophomore at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester. He is the son of Chris and Debbie Fixsen of Chapel Hill and a graduate of the Carolina Friends School. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above for the semester.
- Alison H. Kibbe of Carrboro has received a scholarship from the National Achievement Scholarship Program. She is a student at Carolina Friends School in Durham. The award is presented to outstanding black high school students and includes a $2,500 scholarship.
- The following students from Chapel Hill have been named to the chancellor's list for the fall semester at UNC-Greensboro: Trinity L. Carmichael, Kaitlin M. Clinnin, Cary C. Cotton, Brooke J. Dalsimer, Jesse S. Darden, Amanda K. Gedney, Brittney R. Gee, Taylor E. Hayes, Gloria J. Howerton, Rachael A. Kolenberg, Hannah A. Larter, Sophia J. Larter, Kaitlin E. Morelli and Rebecca A. Weeks. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.65 or higher.
- Carolina for Kibera Inc., based at UNC-Chapel Hill, has received the 2008 Reflections of Hope Award from the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Carolina for Kibera is an organization dedicated to fighting abject poverty and preventing violence through community-based development in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, and will receive the $25,000 honorarium in an April 19 ceremony in Oklahoma City.Founded in 2001 by then UNC undergraduate Rye Barcott, Carolina for Kibera was named a TIME Magazine and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "Hero of Global Health." Former ABC anchor Bob Woodward will present the award to Barcott, now a graduate student at Harvard University, and Salim Mohamed of Kenya, the organization's executive director, at the ceremony.
- Emily Jane Henkes, a sophomore at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Henkes of Chapel Hill and a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above for the semester.
- Donald Luse, director of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union at UNC, took office as president-elect of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) at the organization's 88th annual conference March 19. Luse, a member of ACUI's Education and Research Fund, began a three-year term as a member of the organization's board of trustees. He will serve as president-elect, president and then past-president of the nonprofit educational organization.
- Martin Doyle, associate professor in the geography department at UNC and the UNC Institute for the Environment, has been chosen as a 2008 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. The fellowship, based at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, is a competitive fellowship for mid-career academic environmental scientists. It recognizes rising stars working on environmental science issues who are taking on leadership positions in their fields and within their universities. Doyle will receive training to help him become a stronger leader and to deliver scientific information more effectively to audiences outside of academia, including journalists, policymakers, business leaders and the public.Doyle received a doctorate from Purdue University and has been at UNC since 2002.
- Anna K. Mullis of Carrboro has been named to the chancellor's list for the fall semester at UNC-Greensboro. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.65 or higher.
- The following Orange County residents have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro: Alexander C. Alston, Shantora D. Alston, Ashley I. August, Jeanette D. Barber, Laketta J. Boldin, Brittany C. Evans, Candace L. Hackney, Morgan A. Lashaw, Lisa R. Lloyd, Celeste M. Paylor, Erin D. Snyder, Shanel N. Wardsworth and Tabitha D. Webb.
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