Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2016

Empty bowls event

Students at North Hills Christian School are immersed in hunger awareness projects this week as they help prepare for the Empty Bowls event to be held at the school on Thursday, March 10.

Kindergarteners and elementary school students are busy in art classes making pottery bowls to be given to those who attend the event. The empty pottery bowls will serve as a reminder of all those who don’t have enough to eat.

Empty Bowls is an event created at the national level but adapted by local communities to educate citizens about the seriousness of hunger and how they can help those in need.

The local Empty Bowls event will be held at the school from 5:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. as a fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries’ food programs. Participants can enjoy a soup and bread supper and dessert donated by local restaurants, including Sweet Meadow, Livingstone College Culinary Program, Olive Garden, Jeannie’s Kitchen at Rowan Helping Ministries, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cracker Barrel, Sidewalk Deli, Outback, O’Charley’s, Marlow’s Bar-B-Q, Chef Santos by Goodfellas, College Barbecue, Palm’s Café, Hendrix Barbecue, and Bimbo Bakery.

Pottery bowls also are being made by artists at Pottery 101 and by art students at Carson High School. Tickets can be purchased online on Eventbrite at and at North Hills Christian School, 2970 W. Innes St., Salisbury, and Rowan Helping Ministries, 226 N. Long St., Salisbury.

Scholarship available. 

Salisbury/Rowan PFLAG has announced it will be offering seven $1,000 scholarships to Rowan County gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and straight allies students for academic year 2016-2017. In the eight years since its inception in 2007, the Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG Scholarship Foundation has awarded 33 $1,000 scholarships to deserving Rowan County students.

“Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG will once again be selecting a winner of the Anne Stanback-Charlotte Kinlock Scholarship, the PFLAG Founder’s Equality Scholarship, the Linda Ketner Community Service Scholarship, the Bob Page-Dale Frederiksen Business Scholarship, the Salisbury Pride-Scotty Ray Gilbert Scholarship, the Roger and Linda Hull Scholarship, and the Russell E. Hellekson, Jr. Scholarship,” said Mike Clawson, president of the local chapter. “The seven scholarships are offered to all Rowan County public, private and home-schooled seniors as well as RCCC Early College students.”

Scholarship applications are available at all seven local high schools’ guidance offices or can be downloaded from the Salisbury Pride website at The deadline to submit application is April 20, and all candidates will be notified of the outcome by May 15.

For more information, contact scholarships administrator Merry Overholser at 704-550-7385 or