• Jacob A. Reed of Chapel Hill has been inducted into the 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which recognizes high school seniors for accomplishments in academics or the arts.
Reed is a senior at East Chapel Hill High and named Bradley Miller as his most influential teacher.
• Laurie Graham, programs director at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, was recognized at the Biannual N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault Conference. Graham was awarded the Peer Support Award in recognition of her dedication and devotion to ending sexual violence.
Graham has been working with Rob Powell, member services coordinator at NCCASA, to develop a training program for other rape crisis centers and nonprofits to create, improve and manage support programs.
• Forrest Shivers has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. An outdoor classroom was built and some trail refurbishment was completed at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill for his Eagle project.
Shivers, 17, has served as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, quartermaster, scribe, and den chief for Troop 820. He is currently serving as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. A Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Shivers has served as a troop representative at these honor society meetings. He has earned the rare Triple Crown award by participating in all three Boy Scout high-adventure trips – Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base. His honors also include the 100 Nights of Camping award and the 100 Hours of Service award.
A junior at Trinity School, he is the son of David and Molly Shivers of Chapel Hill.
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