Achievers

The Summit Rotary Club recently recognized Student Improvement Awards winners for September: Jahara Yahaya, a sophomore at Early Middle College at Bennett; and Dustin Edmondson, a Southern Guilford High School senior.

Students are nominated based on positive progress in academics, attendance and attitude. At the end of the school year, two monthly winners are chosen as Students of the Year and will receive up to $1,000 in cash and prizes.

The Student of the Month program is a partnership between Summit and Southern Guilford Rotary Clubs, Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Guilford Education Alliance and Awards of Excellence.

Announcements

The High Point Newcomers Club’s next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Community Bible Church, 4125 Johnson St. in High Point.

The event will feature a teacup auction. Also, members will be collecting unwrapped gifts to give to needy children during the holidays. The Salvation Army will distribute the donations.

The club recently visited the Martin Marietta Quarry in Greensboro.

To learn more about the club, visit www.hpnewcomers.com.

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Ted Jacobson will present a program at the next Greensboro Stamp Club meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Lindley Park Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Drive in Greensboro.

For information, contact Hank Gutman at 336-294-0326 or hgutman@att.net.

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The eighth annual Stick it to Hunger Charity Lacrosse Classic will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at Cash-Bagley Athletic Complex, 4700 Old Hollow Road in Kernersville.

The annual event, organized and hosted by the Triad Blackhawks Lacrosse Club, features an adult and high school team competition and a youth event, collects non-perishable food from each participant and donates all net revenues to local charities.

Each registered player in the event will donate a grocery bag of non-perishable food, which will be distributed to families in need through First Christian Food Pantry in Kernersville.

In addition, this year’s event will feature the The Table Food Truck, a part of First Christian’s FeedUFeed2 ministry, as the food concession.

The event is also open to youth competition in short-field “lightning lax” games.

The day’s festivities will include a raffle, vendors and concessions.

Admission to the event is free for spectators.

For information, visit www.triadblackhawks.com.

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The Friends of Green Hill Cemetery recently installed five bluebird and nuthatch nest boxes, thanks to a grant from the Piedmont Bird Club.

The organization also ordered perennial bulbs and supplies, thanks to a grant from The Lazy Daisies Garden Club.

Visitors may ride bicycles and walk dogs on leashes through Green Hill’s roadways, thanks to a new city policy.

Hundreds of trees and shrubs have been professionally identified and labeled — and can be explored at http://arcg.is/1qbv48 — thanks to more than 500 hours volunteered by USDA botanist Doug Goldman, aided by city IT Geographical Information Systems staff and Friends of Green Hill Cemetery.

For information about the organization, visit www.FriendsOfGreen HillCemetery.org.

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The Piedmont Bird Club is planning a trip to the Outer Banks and Mattamuskeet area on Nov. 23-26.

This trip offers an “outstanding” sampling of birding opportunities on the N.C. Coastal Plain. Members will cruise territories in cars with short walks where necessary.

A detailed itinerary and information on accommodations will be sent to those who sign up.

For information, contact Emily Tyler at 336-375-5770 or ettyler@triad.rr.com or Julien McCarthy at 336-676-6171 or jbm@triad.rr.com.

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The English-Speaking Union Greensboro Branch will hold a meeting and performance Nov. 28 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St. in Greensboro.

Wine will be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. with supper following from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Meredith Stephens, Shakespeare Competition chairperson; Roxanne Cowett, Shakespeare competition winner; and Ashley Honaker, Oxford University scholarship winner, will offer presentations following the meal.

Reservations are required; call 336-294-9177.

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This year’s Uptowne High Point Holiday Stroll will feature locally made Christmas stockings now on sale at 10 Uptowne locations.

The stockings were made by French Laundry Home. Proceeds ($10 per stocking) will be donated to Kiwanis Club of High Point’s Christmas Cheer Fund. During the Holiday Stroll on Dec. 2, everyone with an Uptowne Stroll Stocking will receive a surprise stocking stuffer donated by participating merchants.

Uptowne Stockings may be purchased at Authentic NC Goods, CornerStone Interiors, High Point Jewelers & Fine Gifts, Jollay Home Store, Just Priceless, The Market, Old Station No. 4 Salon & Barber, Public House, Simon Jewelers and Sunrise Books.

An additional 15 or more merchants will join these retailers in distributing donated stocking stuffers on Dec. 2.

For information, visit www.uptownehighpoint.org.

Awards

The Lambda-Lambda Alumni Association of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Elon University named Jason A. Knight, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jamestown, as recipient of the Admiral William E. Gortney Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Knight, a 1996 graduate of Elon University, earned a law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1999 and a master of divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School in May 2016.

The award recognizes brothers who bring great honor to Kappa Sigma Fraternity, through service to his community, outstanding career work or other achievements.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont awarded its “Little of the Year” award to Little Sister Shacora Collier of Greensboro at the annual Little Moments fall luncheon Oct. 25 at the Revolution Mill Events Center in Greensboro. Shacora’s Big Sister, Alyce Berryman, nominated her for this award.

Brad N. Barlow, a High Point University assistant professor of astrophysics, was the guest speaker.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont is a donor-based volunteer supported network that relies on funding to recruit, match, monitor and support volunteers, children and their parents. The program helps children reach their full potential through professionally supported one-on-one relationships with measurable impact.

For information, call Krista Johnston at 336-378-9100.

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