Notables, April 28

April 27, 2013 

• Christopher S. Pearman and Alexa F. Yeames of Chapel Hill have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester at Boston University. To achieve Dean’s List recognition, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the semester.

• The Orange County Human Relations Commission has named the winners of its 23rd annual Pauli Murray Awards and student essay contest. Emma Morris received the Pauli Murray Youth Award and Crystal Fisher received the Individual Award. The winners of the student essay contest in the middle school division include first place, Hunter Hall of C.W. Stanford; second place, Hsar Wei of Smith; and third place, Emma Morris of C.W. Stanford. High school winners include first place, Anna Dallara of East Chapel Hill; second place, Daniel Jorgenson of Orange; and third place, Evonna Sampredo of Orange. The Pauli Murray Awards are given to Orange County residents who serve the community with distinction in the pursuit of equality, justice and human rights for all residents.

• Alex Wilson of Carrboro was recently honored at the 29th annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the Wilshire Ebel Theatre in Hollywood, Cal. The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest recognizes up and coming amateur and aspiring writers in the speculative fiction and fantasy genre.

• Eric Taylor and Louis Vaught of Chapel Hill have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 winter quarter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. To achieve Dean’s List recognition, a students must earn a grade point average of 3.3 or better during the semester.

• The Orange County Board of Commissioners recently appointed Lorenzo Mejia to the county’s Advisory Board on Aging. Mejia is a the co-founder of Acorn Home Care Services and is a qualified dementia care specialist sanctioned by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The Orange County Advisory Board on Aging acts as a liaison between the older citizens of the county and the county government and promotes needed services, programs and funding that impact older citizens.

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