The Council for Exceptional Children honored Dr. Mary Ruth Coleman for her contributions to the field of gifted and special education at its annual convention in San Antonio. The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Coleman, who was CEC president in 2007, is a senior scientist emerita at Frank Porter Graham.
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough has named Chris Holaday as its new marketing coordinator. Holaday brings 15 years of experience as a copywriter, content manager and photo editor. He has written and co-written eight books, including “Images of America: Hillsborough.” Holaday serves as a commissioner on the Historic Hillsborough Commission for the Burwell School and as a board member of the Friends of the Orange County Public Library.
The brightest mathematics students in the state gathered at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics to participate in the 35th annual high school state mathematics competition. Students competing in the contest are in the top 8 percent of those who participated in the regional mathematical contests earlier this year. The top 20 winners include: Zijing Gao of Chapel Hill, junior at NCSSM, who received a $300 gift certificate for Art of Problem Solving, a book and a plaque; Yu Wang of Chapel Hill, senior at NCSSM; and Sarah Wu of Chapel Hill, a freshman at Chapel Hill High. Additionally, Chapel Hill High received a team award for its participation in the statewide contest.
The top 20 winners will be invited to join the North Carolina American Regionals Mathematics League.