Notables, Jan. 26

January 24, 2014 

• Chapel Hill student Samuel A. Blank, a junior at Phillips Exeter Academy, has been recognized with honors for the fall 2013 term. Samuel is the son of Daniel Blank.

• Chapel Hill High graduate Elle Weeks has been named to the Dean’s List of Macalester College for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-14 school year. Elle is the daughter of Cynthia and Kevin Weeks of Carrboro.

• Former state senator Howard N. Lee of Chapel Hill has been elected to the board of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The trail stretches 1,000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Each year thousands of people hike sections of the trail. Friends of the MST is a non-profit organization whose volunteers promote, build and maintain the trial.

• The following Phillips Exeter Academy students have earned honors for the 2013 term: Samuel A. Blank, grade 12, father Daniel Blank; Nicolas L. Coleman (high honors), grade 10, parents Mr. and Mrs. James E. Coleman, Jr.; Samuel T. Williams (high honors), grade 10, parents Mr. and Mrs. John W. Williams; and Charles D. Lynn, grade 10, parents Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lynn.

• The following N.C. Arts Council recipients will be in show at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Raleigh: Travis Donovan of Chapel Hill, installation artist; Amanda Small of Chapel Hill, ceramist; Jeff Whetstone of Durham, film maker; and Leigh Suggs of Carrboro, fiber artist.

• Chatham County Schools held its annual science fair in the Jordan-Matthews High School autitorium in December. Christopher Esther, of Margaret Pollard Middle School, was chosen as the overall winner from all the division winners. Esther’s project was “Light Color and Plant Growth.” Esther will proceed with the rest of the first place division winners to the Regional Science Fair.

• Three Northwood High band students have been honored by selection to the All District Band. Tommy Lorhacher, grade 10, trumpet, made the 9/10 Wind Ensemble; Kelsey O’Daniel, grade 12, clarinet, made the 11/12 Wind Ensemble; and Hudson Moore, grade 10, flute, made the 9/10 Wind Ensemble. Moore also qualified to try out for All state Band due to her high placement in scoring. The students had to play a series of scales, a solo and a sight-reading piece for a panel of six judges.

• Seven Chatham County educators were recently recognized as Nationally Board Certified teachers. The teachers are: Stacie Perry and Sherry Thurman from Bonlee; Eric Patin from Chatham Central; Alicia Shoup and Carrie Smith from Chatham Middle; and Jessica Sandel and Justin Tillett from Jordan-Matthews. There are only 20,000 teachers statewide who have met the requirements for certification. Chatham County school district has ninety-eight Nationally Certified teachers.

Chapel Hill News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service