Notables, May 28

May 27, 2014 

During Orange County Girl Scouts’ annual adult recognitions banquet May 14, Sierra Richmond (right) of Mebane received the Mainstay Award from last year's award winner, Barbara Putney. The Mainstay Award is the highest award given at the county level. The recipient has shown significant achievement toward council goals and objectives in a county/area for at least five years.

COURTESY OF BARBARA L. PUTNEY

• Julian Wilson, a student studying comparative religion at Chapel Hill High, has been awarded first place in this year’s Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill’s Holocaust essay contest for young people.

• Four Phillips Middle School students have earned placement in the N.C. Middle School Honors Band. Students earning placement are Lisa Shin, 10th chair flute, Jiyoung Park, fourth chair clarinet, Justin Takamiya, 10th chair clarinet and Laura Meshnick, second chair bass clarinet.

• The Mu Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will honor three female African-American entrepreneurs in its sixth entrepreneurial program. Marilyn Chapman, Sophia Chavis and Beverly Yarborough will be recognized at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill. For more information visit Program@ChapelHillAKA.org.

•  Charlie Tyson, a Chapel Hill native, graduated from the University of Virginia May 18, receiving degrees in political and social thought and in English, and will continue his education in England as Rhodes Scholar. He will pursue two one-year master’s programs, one in Victorian literature and another in history of science, after which he plans to return come back to the U.S. for a Ph.D. in English literature.

•  Jack Linker of Chapel hill made the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Dean’s List students have attained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the previous semester.

•  Chase Lewis, 14, of Chapel Hill has been awarded a patent application for the second time in two years. He has invented a smoke mask delivery system to help firefighters get masks into hard-to-reach areas to allow victims to breathe until help can arrive.

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