Team enters finals
A team of students from East Chapel Hill High is in the running for a $5,000 prize based on their innovative idea for helping students. Daniel Stratton, Sunjeev Guruangan and their mentor, Fletcher Kieckbusch, beat out teams from schools across the state for a chance to win the fourth annual Institute for Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation.
The challenge was sent out for students to develop a process, environment, or tool to increase student engagement in K-12 classrooms. East Chapel Hill High Schools team developed "MacroClubs" which is a suite of online tools for students and school officials to use to manage school clubs. As a finalist, the team will receive $1,000.
YoungArts violinist recognized
Yong-hun Kim of Chapel Hill, from Deerfield Academy, is a National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Winner in Music (Violin). Out of approximately 11,000 applications from students in ten disciplines across the literary, performing, visual and design arts fields, Kim has been recognized for his outstanding work and accomplishments.