Education: Eighth-grader named student ambassador to China
Eighth-grade Knox Middle School student Emalee Young has been accepted into the 2010 People To People Student Ambassador Program. She will travel and study for three weeks with peers from the Charlotte area in China.
Started in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, the program bases student acceptance on a demonstration of leadership, citizenship and a desire to learn about diverse cultures in an effort to promote global peace and understanding. While in Xi’an, China, Emalee will live with a family and attend the village school. In addition, Emalee will travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuzhen and Hong Kong where she will visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.
To raise money for her trip, Emalee has designed a fundraising Web page www.emaleetochina.moogo.com. Emalee is the daughter of Michael and Diane Young of Salisbury.
Honor society inductee at RCCC
Perry L. Harris will be inducted into the Alpha Sigma Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on Nov. 20.
Harris, from Spencer, majoring in biological sciences, is the son of Perry and Carolyn Harris of Salisbury and is married to Sara L. Harris of Spencer.
Established in 1918 by two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world. Students must rank in the top 20 percent of the class to be invited to membership.