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Education: Bring a Bike Day Trike-a-thon is May 8 at RCCC Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will hold its 20th annual “Bring a Bike Day Trike-a-thon” to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The center’s pre-schoolers will hop on their tricycles and other riding toys to help kids at St. Jude on May 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The trike-a-thon is a special program developed for early childhood educators and childcare centers to teach children safe riding skills, while supporting St. Jude’s efforts to eradicate childhood catastrophic diseases.
The program is a week-long activity involving young children, their parents and teachers. The trike-a-thon introduces key concepts of riding safety and concludes with an event where the participants bring their riding toys from home and show off the skills they have learned.
The children of the RCCC Early Childhood Center will ride their tricycles on a course near the center’s entrance and then join their families and friends for a celebration picnic. The center has raised more than $23,000 for St. Jude, equaling the amount needed for four children to spend a week in the hospital.
For more information call 704-216-3730.
Woodleaf Good Citizens
The following students were recently selected as April Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Fatima Lemus, Kelley Walton, Mallory Freeman, Junior Bautista, Felipe Serrano-Gainey.
First grade: Jessica Arteaga, Joey Rackett, Casey Rogers, Megan Daniels, Keegan Hill, Madison Smith, Beau Heald and Sean Ketchie.
Second grade: Caroline Monroe, Ben Suggs, Payton Massey, Holden Mesimer, Armani Becerra and Katelyn Foster.
Third grade: Madison Jones, Ayanna Kerns, Sierra Thomas, Sean Turner, Cody Hamm and Logan Sproul.
Fourth grade: Meghan Fleming, Lindsey Hicks, Savannah McNeill, Nicholas Abraham and Destiny Williamson
Fifth grade: Christian Uribe, Dagan Williams, Jairo Aguilar, Tiffany Dunning, Holly Cross and Mark Robbins.
Pre-K: Alexia Athey, McKenzie Graham, Corbin Smith and BreAnna Taylor.
Music in Italy
Dan Ryan, a Catawba College senior from Westborough, Mass., majoring in music education, has been accepted to participate this summer in the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy.
Ryan will participate in the workshop as a conducting auditor.
Ryan will have the opportunity to work with Simon Carrington, director of the Yale Schola Cantorum and professor of choral conducting at Yale University, and Brian O’Connell, Boston University and Boston Conservatory professor. Ryan will receive credit from Boston Conservatory.

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