Notables, Aug. 4

August 3, 2013 

• Odom Emre Williford, a student at Woods Charter School, served as page at the N.C. Senate. He is the son of Demir Williford and Amy Odom of Chapel Hill.

Aja Sydney White, a student at Chapel Hill High School, also served as page at the N.C. Senate. She is the daughter of Eric and Charlotte White of Carrboro.

Pages attend Senate sessions, committee meetings and assist staff members.

• Jackson Richard Taylor received his doctorate in neuroscience from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. He is the son of Pat Lord of Chapel Hill and Richard Taylor of Orange County.

Taylor is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

He is a graduate of Chapel Hill High School and received his bachelor’s in biology from East Carolina University. Taylor will pursue further scientific research on aging during a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem.

• Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh has named the following students to the second semester honor roll: Lauren Taylor, daughter of Andrea Taylor and Serge Taylor of Chapel Hill; and Madeleine Wood, daughter of Wendy Wood of Chapel Hill and Michael E. Wood Jr. of Cary.

To qualify for the honor roll, students must maintain a weighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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