Achievers

Rockingham Community College’s Ambassadors for 2017-2018 are Tyler Bruins, Taeja Pass and Rachel Jones, all of Eden; and Daniel Jordan of Pelham.

Ambassadors help lead student orientation seminars, assist with student recruitment events and lead campus tours.

Activities

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School seniors have embarked on a partnership with UBS wealth management representatives John Aderholdt and Mark Aderholdt.

During the school year, the senior class will research, analyze and develop a fictional portfolio of stocks under the guidance of wealth-management professionals from UBS. Using the Investopedia website, the students will engage in the portfolio challenge, and at the end April the students will be rewarded based on their success managing their portfolio.

In August, Bishop McGuinness launched a one-to-one laptop program by giving every student and faculty member a new Mac Book Air.

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Halloween came one week early for those who took part in the annual Special Populations Halloween Dance on Oct. 24 at the Morehead Recreation Center. High Point University’s Student Council for Exceptional Children organized the event, which included costumes and a community dance.

High Point Parks and Recreation co-hosted the event with the council. Participants and their family members enjoyed games, dancing, crafts and food in numerous Halloween-themed rooms.

The council is also planning Christmas and Valentine’s Day celebrations, which will include similar activities and invite community members to come together.

Announcements

As October is National Bullying Prevention Month, the Guilford Parent Academy is partnering with Keith Davis, a former NFL linebacker and motivational speaker, to help parents keep their children safe.

Davis will lead three sessions on anti-bullying and cyberspace safety on Oct. 30 at Deep River Event Center, 606 Millwood School Road in Greensboro. The sessions will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

To register for one of the sessions, visit www.gcsnc.com.

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Rockingham Community College will hold a College Transfer Fair from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Science Building. Numerous colleges and universities, both public and private, will have representatives on hand to meet with students.

For information, call 336-342-4261.

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Greensboro Day School will offer performances of the musical, “Pippin,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 in the Linda Sloan Theatre on the campus of Greensboro Day School.

To purchase tickets, visit greensboroday.org/tickets.

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Greensboro Day School will launch a new early childhood enrichment program for children ages 18 months to 3 years this November.

The first classes will be held on Nov. 8, Nov. 13, Dec. 6 and Dec. 11. More information and registration are available online at greensboroday.org/BengalTots.

During the theme-based classes, children will rotate between stations led by GDS teachers, participate in an interactive story and leave with information on how to incorporate similar activities at home.

Grants

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awarded a research grant to Joseph Mwangi, a PhD student at UNC-Greensboro. The fund’s mission is to advance the biomedical sciences and support a diverse scientific workforce to advance research, innovation, academic discovery and public service.

Mwangi has been working on the development of a new method for measuring changes in ribonucleic acids (RNA).

Scholarships

Elon Law and the Peace Corps have partnered to offer a scholarship program to returned Peace Corps volunteers who want to serve their communities as lawyers.

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, announced Oct. 16 at a special signing ceremony at Elon Law in Greensboro, will each year offer two returned Peace Corps volunteers a scholarship in the amount of $31,500 toward Elon Law’s total program tuition of $110,000.

Fellows also will receive top placements in public interest law firms or organizations during their second year of study through Elon Law’s nationally recognized Residency-in-Practice Program. Such placements might include Legal Aid of North Carolina, the Family Justice Centers of Guilford and Alamance counties, or law school clinics that serve underserved populations.

Elon Law becomes only the fifth law school in the country — and the first law school in the South — with Coverdell Fellows.

Thirteen Elon University alumni are currently volunteering in the Peace Corps.

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Thirty Hendrix College sophomores, including Carlee Shepard of Greensboro, were recently named to the newest class of Murphy Scholars in Literature and Language.

Murphy Scholars explore literature and language at a more intensive level by participating in designated study, travel, research and service experiences in literature and language.

Shepard is studying biology and environmental studies.

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