• Jill McLeod recently received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. McLeod attends Chapel Hill High, where she has been active in Student Government serving as senator, secretary and vice president. The Air Force Academy appointment is equivalent to being offered a full four-year scholarship to a top-tier university. The value of this appointment, based on the cost per graduate, is estimated to be more $415,000.
• Chapel Hill High School recently inducted 70 students into the National Honor Society. The students are: Connor Albrecht, David Archer, Melissa Bard, Allison Benedict, Nathaniel Bolon, John Carmichael, Matthew Carpenter, Bryanna Chazotte, Jeffrey Chen, Lydia Chitwood, David Clark, Parker Croswell, Everett Dang, Rajeshree Das, Matthew Dayton, Olivia Donahue, Gina Duronio, Francia Fang, Daniel Ferreira, Louisa Fine, Jonathan Finkel, Heather Fowler, Helen Gaynes, Andrew Gillespie, Corrinia Goode, Julia Haines, Emery Harwell, Emma Hayes, Clare Heine, Daniel Henao, Emily Himmelberg, Nina Hoffmeyer, Augusta Hollers, Roy Huang, Jack Jansen, Sophia Kahn, Emily Kaplan, Samuel Kennedy, Rosemary Kerwin, Nathan Klima, Alex Komada, Parker Larson, Elijah Long, Jade MacDonald, Morgan Mann, Daniel Margolis, Elliot Martin, Elise Matera, Robert Morton, Quinn Osmet, Jecori Owens-Shuler, Vatsal Parikh, Sophie Pudik, Drew Roeber, Kristin Shannon, Sarah Shelton, Blaire Sobolewski, Lauren Su, Wendi Su, Emilee Taxman, Elena Thorpe, Nicholas Tocci, Skye Tracey, Melissa Turner, Gena Weinberg, Nathaniel Wells, Jeremy Werden, Jeffery Williams, Landis Wipper and Naeim Zarei.
The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes academic achievement and community service among high school students through local NHS chapters.
• Lew Brown of Chapel Hill has been honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian award, as thanks for his service to the citizens of N.C. for 45 years. Brown, an associate professor of marketing in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, retired at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, following a 28-year teaching career. Brown has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, case research and professional work, including the Bryan School’s Outstanding Family Award and the UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award.