Published: Sep 16, 2008 12:58 PM
Modified: Sep 16, 2008 12:58 PM
AIR GUITAR -- Carrboro sculptor Mike Roig, right, was awarded the $5,000 grand prize in the 2008 Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition held by Cary Visual Art, Inc. Roig's sculpture, 'Air Guitar,' was selected by as the winner of the event, sponsored by CVA with the support of the Town of Cary. The 17-foot-tall, crescent-shaped steel guitar includes strings designed to be played by a gust of wind or plucked by visitors. It is on display at the Cary Town Hall Campus along with the other nine finalists in the CVA show. Roig lives in Carrboro with his wife, author and illustrator Clay Carmichael.
'Air Guitar engages the viewer not only through its visuals but through its obvious need and desire to be touched...indeed played,' said competition juror Hank Foreman. 'The craftspersonship is impeccable with superb construction and finish.' Foreman is director and chief curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC.
The show will remain at Cary Town Hall Campus on 316 N. Academy Street through June 18, 2009.
Jeffrey Marishaw, a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for receiving a gold medal on the 2008 Level III, IV, V or VI National Latin Exam.He was a student of Betsy Dawson and plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis.Scholarship applicants must be seniors who plan to continue their study of Latin or Greek at the college level for at least one year. They are judged on their overall academic standing and an original essay.
- Mark Cusick of Chapel Hill was selected for the Institute on Business and Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., this summer.IBGA is an educational program offered by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University. Cusick arrived in Washington in June and gained professional experience interning at the AT&T, networking with professionals and taking classes at Georgetown. In addition, IBGA students have attended panels and discussions with experts on topics such as lobbying. Exclusive briefings at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, State Department, CIA, Federal Reserve and various embassies rounded out this unique internship opportunity.The Institute on Business and Government Affairs is a summer program that prepares undergraduate students for careers in business and lobbying. Cusick is a student at Appalachian State University with a major in computer science.
- Tetyana McCain of Chapel Hill was named to the dean's list at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., for the 2008 spring semester. She is a sophomore studying biology. She is the daughter of Grover McCain Jr. and Elena McCain.To qualify for the dean's list, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or better for the semester.
- Bowen Kelley of Chapel Hill was named to the dean's list at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., for the 2008 spring term. He is the son Thomas Kelley and Alexandra Lightfoot of Chapel Hill.
- Jason Y. Li of Chapel Hill graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in spring 2008.
- Erin D. Snyder of Hillsborough graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in spring 2008.
- Tabitha D. Webb of Hillsborough graduated from North Carolina A& T State University in spring 2008.
- Trevor Nace of Chapel Hill was named to the 2008 President's Honor Roll at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Students named to the President's Honor Roll received all A grades and completed six or more hours with a grade point average of 4.00.
- Nicole Hastings of Chapel Hill earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia on Aug. 13. She is the daughter of Michael and Sandra Dinola of Chapel Hill and is a 2000 graduate from Chapel Hill High School. She is continuing to research cardiovascular disease in Charlottesville, Va.
- Meghan Elizabeth Wilt of Chapel Hill participated in the Governor's Page Program in Raleigh. She spent a week gaining valuable life experience and providing administrative support as a page for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources for the week of Aug. 18-22.The Governor's Page Program provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the roles and functions of state government. Pages have a chance to attend press conferences, observe commission meetings and participate in a discussion with Gov. Mike Easley on current issues and events. Pages also assist in day-to-day office operations. Wilt is the daughter of Dean and Carol Wilt and is a junior at Chapel Hill High School.
- Lauren E. Kearns of Chapel Hill was one of the five recipients of the Eunice M. Smith Scholarship for 2008, presented by the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing.The scholarship fund, established in 1995, helps nursing students dedicated to pursuing additional education. Recipients must be enrolled in a North Carolina nursing program and have resided in the state for at least one year prior to application. Kearns works as clinical director for the Comprehensive Transplant Center at UNC Hospitals. She is also the database manager for the transplant clinical application and is involved in performance improvement and outcomes management.She received a master's degree in nursing, healthcare systems and informatics from the University of North Carolina in 2001, a post-master's certificate in nursing education in 2006 and is currently pursuing a doctorate in information science from the University of North Carolina School of Information & Library Science.
- Several area educators recently attended seminars held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Participating educators were: James M. Gillan and Hollie T. Novak of Chapel Hill High School; Aaron Acome, Robert A. Brogden, Amanda Galvin and Marjorie Lancaster of East Chapel Hill High School; Kathleen M. White of Elizabeth Seawell Elementary School; Kelly S. Reilly of Ephesus Road Elementary School; Ana Bernad-Calhoun of Mary Scroggs Elementary School; Margaret A. Moseley of R.D. and Euzelle Smith Middle School; and Amy E. McMullen of A.L. Stanback Middle School.NCCAT provides residential seminars in the arts, sciences, humanities and technology for pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade public school teachers. They are designed to renew teachers' vitality for teaching and to equip them with new knowledge for the classroom.
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