Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

Sacred Heart students raise money with ‘I Love Zoo’

The Sacred Heart Catholic School student government raised $300 through its “I Love Zoo” Valentine’s Day fundraiser. The money was given to the Family Crisis Council of Rowan County, with council representative Icela Trujillo accepting the check from student officers during a recent morning assembly.

Community action meeting addresses school discipline

SALISBURY — Actions in Faith and Justice will host “Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Park Avenue Recreation Center, 632 Park Ave.

The program will include guest speakers Peggy Nicholson of the Youth Justice Project of Durham and Letha Muhammed of the Education Justice Alliance of Wake County. Local speakers and a panel discussion will follow.

Davidson County Community College to hold job fair

LEXINGTON — Davidson County Community College will host its spring job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in Rittling Conference Center on the Davidson campus.

The job fair is free and open to the public. It will feature more than 40 regional employers from the areas of health care, advanced manufacturing, business, internet technology, education and more.

Employers include Mohawk Industries, Bayada Home Health, XLC Services LLC, A.M. Haire Manufacturing & Service Corp., Ashley Furniture, Bradley Personnel, Mutual of Omaha, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

The fair will also include representatives from the college admissions office and continuing education, allowing participants to discuss academic and career paths offered at the college, explore short-term programs and upcoming continuing education courses, and ask questions about the admission and enrollment process.

For more information on the job fair, including a full list of scheduled employers, visit

Last call to apply for EnergyUnited scholarship

STATESVILLE — The deadline for high school students to apply for a $5,000 “Empowering the Future” scholarship from EnergyUnited is Friday.

EnergyUnited is offering two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled in their senior year of high school and who plan to attend a college, university or technical school. The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have exemplified academic success as well as demonstrated a commitment to bettering their community.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must either live in a home or attend a school served by EnergyUnited, submit two letters of recommendation, respond to two essay questions, and complete an application, which can be found on the utility’s website.

Applicants must have plans to attend an accredited college, university or a technical school.

For more information on eligibility or to download an application, visit Contact Maureen Moore at 704-924-2159 or for more information.

Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship scholarship deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship Treasure Feamster Scholarship is April 5.

Applications must be postmarked by that date.

The scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship-affiliated church, regardless of their chosen field of study.

High school seniors can check with their guidance office or affiliated churches for applications or information.

For more information, call 704-639-1894 or 704-433-3277.

Salisbury STEM Showcase scheduled

Free “STEM fun” at Horizons Unlimited will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6.

The program is free.

Students and staff from Isenberg Elementary, Overton Elementary, Knox Middle, and Salisbury High school wills provide hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math to encourage exploration of the world.

STEM includes tinkering, makerspaces, robotics, coding, and circuitry.

Snacks will be provided, alongside N.C. Science Festival activities, planetarium shows and nature walks.