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Education briefs: AAUW offers scholarships for College Women Student Leaders conference

Scholarships available
The Salisbury branch of the American Association of University Women will again offer scholarships to two female students from this area to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

The conference, which will be held May 31-June 3 at the University of Maryland in College Park, brings college women together to address important and contemporary leadership issues. The conference is a fast-paced, two-and-a-half day event that addresses the needs of current and aspiring women student leaders. The conference provides a transformative experience for attendees. Students return home ready to improve their campuses and their communities.

Applicants must be either from Rowan County or attending college in Rowan County, enrolled in college as a sophomore or junior and have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Awardees may be required to attend a scholarship meeting, presentation and/or an association meeting. The scholarships will cover registration, room and board. The deadline is Feb. 15.

To learn more about the conference or to apply for a national scholarship, visit the conference website (http://www.nccwsl.org/). The local application can be downloaded from the Salisbury branch websit — http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net/scholarships/ — or obtained from Kathy Puliam, kathy@mkpulliam.com. Submit application and questions to Kathy Puliam.

Cannon School announces campaign

Cannon’s Head of School Matt Gossage announced Jan. 19 the launch of the public phase of the “Imagine Tomorrow” campaign. The campaign aims to raise $3.7 million towards a middle school addition and a new, state-of-the-art technology studio.

“Imagine Tomorrow” was initiated in August 2016 by a group of current Cannon parents. To date, fifty-five Cannon families have raised $3,050,000 in the quiet phase of the campaign. The next phase will raise the additional $650,000.

“At Cannon, we believe the best way to predict the future is to invent it. Therefore, the ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ campaign will fund campus improvements to help today’s students become tomorrow’s thought leaders. It will elevate our already outstanding middle school program with the construction of a new, 23,000 square-foot building for the seventh and eighth grades,” said Todd Hartung, director of advancement.

“In addition, we will lay the foundation for creativity, collaboration, and problem solving by renovating an existing building to become a technology studio space dedicated to the infusion of innovative ideas and techniques,” he continued.

Cannon will break ground this summer, with a grand opening and dedication in fall 2018.

Empty Bowls

Rowan Helping Ministries will hold its Empty Bowls fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hellen Kelley Smith Gymnasium at North Hills Christian School.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family of four. Tickets are available at Rowan Helping Ministries, North Hills Christian School and online at Eventbrite.

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