Tammy Matthews

P.E. O. Grant

Tammy Matthews, of Robbins, recently received a continuing education grant in the amount of $1,100 from P.E.O.Chapter BY. Presenting the check at a luncheon were Paula Youngblood and Marjorie Ludwig, committee members of the Program for Continuing Educatio.

Matthews is working toward a degree in digital media at Sandhills Community College.

P.E.O. is an international philanthropic educational organization that assists women pursuing educational goals.

Space Camp

Anne Davis, of Seagrove, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

This program is specifically designed for trainees who have a passion for space exploration. Davis spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Davis and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Ala., and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.

 More than 900,000 trainees have graduated from a Space Camp® program since its inception in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1982, including European Space Agency astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dr. Kate Rubins, Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Christina Koch, who is serving onboard the International Space Station. Children and teachers from all 50 states and almost 150 international locations have attended a Space Camp program.

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LPN Pinning

The Central Carolina Community College Louise L. Tuller School of Nursing Practical Nursing program held a pinning and candle lighting ceremony for the Class of 2019 Wednesday, July 17, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center in Sanford.

Moore County graduates include Andrea Castellanos, Dana Griffin and Tamara Suggs, all of Cameron.

Dental Assisting Pinning

Sixteen graduates were recognized during the Central Carolina Community College Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony on July 24 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center in Sanford.

Moore County graduates include Holly Carthen, of Pinehurst, Shannon Ireland and Bree Potter, both of Cameron.

Student speaker was Lacey Marshburn, Class Secretary.


Jordan Blake, of Jackson Springs, was inducted into Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.

Blake is majoring in biology and health promotions.

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