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Staples Foundation: Northridge Middle School has been named a winner in the Staples Urban Environment Foundation, created to recognize youths addressing environmental issues in urban communities. Northridge Middle School was selected one of five regional winners after its students created a Go Green group to address waste management and recycling in Charlotte. The school will receive a customized $1,000 "Classroom of the Future" kit, which will include video cameras, LCD projectors and computer software.
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Alpha Phi Alpha: Eleven Charlotte-area students will receive scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship Beautillion program, sponsored by the Beta Nu Lambda Foundation Inc. to promote community service, leadership development and educational opportunities for at-risk youths and adults. This year's recipients are: Lester Arnold Jr., Cox Mill High School; Ryan Bull, Marvin Ridge High School; Marcus Kirkman Jr., Harding University High School; Aaron Long, Jay M. Robinson High School; Reshard McElrath, Harding University High School; Dane McMillan, Marvin Ridge High School; Daundre Murphy, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology; Gabriel Robinson, Myers Park High School; Charles Roseboro, Myers Park High School; Brandon Santiago, Country Day School; and Ricky Stevenson Jr., Olympic High School.
David Erdman: Providence High School student Clarissa Liu and North Mecklenburg High School student Charlotte Lawrence are among five North Carolina high school seniors that will receive $1,000 scholarships payable toward their tuition at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. The scholarships are funded by Charlotte attorney David Erdman, who graduated in 1971 from Duke with a degree in biomedical engineering.
In London: Three Charlotte-area students will spend two weeks in and around London between June 20 and July 2 as part of the 2011 ACS International Schools' British Summer Studies Program. Students were given this opportunity after writing essays about the British person (past or present) they would most like to meet. Kelsey Carothers of Amos Hough High School wrote about Dame Julie Andrews; Matthew Johnson of West Charlotte High School wrote about Yinka Shonibare, a British Nigerian artist; and Shauna Rust of Myers Park High School wrote about Sir Sebastian Coe, Olympian and chairman of the 2012 London Olympic Committee.
Betty Feezor scholarship
Appalachian State University: Brittany Boggs of Cornelius, a senior family and consumer sciences education major at Appalachian State University, has received a Betty Feezor Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. In addition to the $3,500 scholarship, Boggs will receive lifelong mentoring as a member of the Feezor family of professionals in the family and consumer sciences field. Boggs is actively involved with several university organizations including the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, in which she serves as treasurer. She is also secretary of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, as well as a member of Gamma Beta Phi and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies.