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Grace Lutheran in science program

The first, second and third grade students at Grace Lutheran Day School recently participated in a science program presented by N.C. A&T State University professor Toni Lambeth.

Lambeth, also president of the school's Parent Teacher Association, presented workshops about scientific measurement and offered students hands-on experience with measurment instruments. Students were introduced to devices such as a triple beam balance, graduated cylinders, funnels and beakers.Students ended the program by creating drawings portraying their concepts of science and measurements. The drawings will be exhibited in the Benbow Library Branch throughout March as part of the ``What Science Means To Me' display.

District art winners Several local students were district award winners in the arts and literature contest sponsored by the Minority Affairs Commission of the N.C. Association of Educators. The contest is open to students and teachers in grades kindergarten through 12.

District winners were Simone Tsu, Michael Gibson and Alana Baker, all from Southwest Elementary, teacher Jennifer Nance; and John Kogutkiewicz, Heather Lowenstein, Terri Saunders and Kamal Chauhan, all of whom are now students at Western Guilford but at the time of entry were enrolled in Guilford Middle School, teacher Betsy Asheworth.

Billy Griffith, a second grader at Southwest Elementary, took state honors in the K-4 Arts category. Amy Pulliam, a ninth grader at Northeast Senior High School, earned first place in the state for her essay.

The creative works of students must be original and relate to minority awareness and the American ideals of equality and freedom for all people.

Conducts workshops In late fall, Greensboro Day School third-grade teacher Beverly Edwards conducted a workshop on the Hopi Indian culture for fifth-grade students at Wiley School.

Edwards drew on research gathered during her two summer trips to the Southwest that were sponsored by GDS Parents' Council as Teacher Educational Endowment Grants. Also receiving the same grants were the other two third grade teachers at GDS, Bette Dunker and Beverly Turner, who accompanied Edwards on the trips.

Edwards showed slides of Pueblo culture to the Wiley students and talked specifically about the Hopi tribe and their customs. She showed the children artwork, pottery, jewelry, Kachina dolls and books about the Hopi and Pueblo culture.

Teachers attend conference Greensboro Day School upper school English teacher Tricia Fish and middle school English teacher Marilyn Jones attended the North Carolina English Teachers' Conference in Winston-Salem recently.

Drum and bugle corps The new Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, based in Charlotte, recently completed its first rehearsal camps in January and February.

Charter members of the corps are Northwest Guilford High School students Clay T. Monroe and Jason H. Honeycutt.

The 92 charter members come from 36 hometowns throughout the Carolinas representing the music programs of dozens of high schools and colleges.

For membership applications or more information, call Kevin Smith at (704) 542-0912.

Merit Awards N.C. State University has selected 160 outstanding high school seniors as semifinalists in its 1989-90 Merit Awards Program scholarship competition. These students have been invited to the NCSU campus to participate in February scholarship interviews.

From the 160, 80 finalists will be chosen to receive scholarships for their 1990-91 freshman year at NCSU.

Semifinalists from Guilford County are:

FROM GIBSONVILLE - Vann Howard Walke, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walke, Northeast Guilford High School.

FROM GREENSBORO - Charles Edward Benton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Benton Sr., Dudley High School; Johns Thekkekandam Cherian, son of Mr. and Andrews T. Thekkekandam, Smith High School; Keith Fredric Ganz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Ganz, Grimsley High School; Nicola Jane Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Mills, Western Guilford High School; and Wendy Aliceson Reed, daughter of Mary Jane Reed of Greensboro and James A. Reed of Morganton, Page High School.

FROM SUMMERFIELD - Christopher Shawn Spradlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Spradlin Jr., Northwest Guilford High School.

More than 850 seniors from 21 states applied for university merit awards, according to Patricia J. Lee, coordinator of the Merit Awards Program.

The finalists will compete for university awards that range from a $1,000 scholarship for the freshman and sophomore years to the prestigious John Tyler Caldwell Alumni Scholarship, which is valued at $3,500 for in-state students and $5,500 for out-of-state students and is renewable for up to four years.

Finalists also will be eligible for a number of other scholarships awarded by individual colleges and schools at NCSU.

Recipients are chosen on the basis of their outstanding academic record, active participation in school and community activities and potential for academic success at the university.

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