BRIEFS: Union Pines, North Moore Bands Take Prizes
The Union Pines High School Marching Vikings and the North Moore High School Marching Mustangs attended the 25th annual Showcase of Bands competition on Sept. 30 at Albemarle High School.The competition consisted of 25 bands in five divisions.
The Union Pines Marching Vikings were awarded first place in Marching and Maneuvering and third place overall in the 5-A division with their performance of "Spices." They are under the direction of Rob Hill, with Jessica Traversino, assistant director.
Drum majors are Skyler Winkler, Maggie Powers and Clint Fields. Captains are Mary Trout, Lauren Williams, Jewell Case and Danyell Dewitt.
North Moore Marching Mustangs garnered first place in Music and second place in General Effect in the 3-A division for their performance of "The Phantom of the Opera." Their band director is James Muccio, with assistant director Michael Callicutt.
Drum majors are Hannah Hill and Nicki Nall. Captains are Morgan Callicutt, Brett Hussey, Jasmine Covington, Sabdy Boles, Jerome Maness, Jessica Phillips, Amber Needham and Ashley Hunsucker.
The Union Pines Marching Vikings will host their 14th annual Vikings Classic band competition on Oct. 21 at the Wilhoit Stadium.
For the sixth year, Cindy Tucker, Coldwell Banker United Realty, coordinated a drive for school supplies for Moore County Schools with the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Board of Realtors. She delivered a van load of school supplies containing everything from crayons to notebooks and glue sticks.
The Board of Realtors also conducts a drive for stuffed animals, dolls and games at Christmas. Last year over 200 children received gifts from the Realtors.
"We are so appreciative and thankful for the partnership that Moore County Schools has with the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Board of Realtors," says Linda Hubbard.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, the N.C. Museum of History offers the online workshop, "American Indians in North Carolina, Past and Present." Tar Heel educators of all subjects and grade levels can earn continuing education credit (up to 40 contact hours), including technology and reading credit, by completing the course. The online workshop combines interactive Web-based technology with historical and cultural information. The self-paced course runs through Dec. 13.
Educators will participate in online sessions about the educational methods, governments, arts and languages of tribes in North Carolina. The course also explores present-day cultural issues about the eight state-recognized tribes: Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of Saponi, Sappony and Waccamaw-Siouan.
The professional development course includes tips on evaluating and using Web sites in the classroom, printable course handouts, student resources, maps, a timeline and links to other relevant Internet resources. Participants can discuss ideas and issues with museum staff members and other teachers via an online bulletin board.
More information, including an outline and sample page, is available at http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/edu/ProfDev.html. A registration form and $35 are required by Monday, Oct. 30. For more information call 919-807-7971 or e-mail jessica.humphries @ncmail.net.
Four additional workshops will be offered during the 2006-2007 school year: "Civil Rights in North Carolina," "North Carolina Geography," "Stories From the Civil War," and "North Carolina in Home and Battle During World War II."
Savannah Ashlyn McNeill, of Seven Lakes, has received the Presidential Scholarship from Campbell University in Buies Creek.
McNeill was a member of band and the Key Club. She also made the distinguished list of Honor Roll and was named to the National Honor Society. She was the co-captain of the cheerleading squad and played softball. Savannah is the daughter of Curtis and Lisa Skipper.
Founded in 1887, Campbell University is a private, coeducational institution of liberal arts, sciences and professions offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees.
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