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Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships

Winners of the 2019 Volunteer Scholarship Awards were presented July 18 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center’s Auxiliary board of directors meeting.

Those receiving honors are Ava Sangster, daughter of Daniel and Whitney Sangster; Arsha and Rohan Sharma, daughter and son of Rajnish and Arti Sharma; and Ada Yun-Yee Wong, daughter of Tommy and Lori Wong.

The scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors who serve as junior volunteers at Novant Health Rowan.

The auxiliary president is Jane Creech. Scholarship committee members are Georgia McCorkle, Libby Fowler, Carolyn Glasgow and Karen Wenker.

Students attend Camp Challenge through Communities in Schools

Six Rowan-Salisbury Schools students recently attended Camp Challenge, a six-day camp experience at YMCA Camp Weaver in Guilford County.

Sponsored by Communities in Schools and the N.C. Bankers Association Foundation, the camp gives students in grades six, seven and eight experience in an outdoor setting. Activities include swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and canoeing.

Students are also included in a financial literacy clinic to help them understand personal finance and budgeting.

Students from Rowan Salisbury Schools included Xavier Burch, Janian Finger, Madalinn Griffin, Margaret Leach, Andrew Manus and Tristan Saunders.

Goodwill to offer back-to-school sale on jeans

WINSTON-SALEM — The average cost of blue jeans is about $56.

Compounding the problem for parents is that the average middle school student may change his clothing size two or three times a year.

But according to representatives of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, help is on the way.

This summer, Goodwill stores are offering a deal on jeans. On Aug. 2-11, Goodwill stores in the Northwest region will offer a buy-one, get-one deal on jeans.

“We wanted to run this special sale in order to help parents save money as they get their kids ready for school to start back in the fall,” said Pam Anglin, vice president of communications for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. “But we aren’t forgetting the parents. All jeans are buy one get one free.”

Kids’ blue jeans will be priced at $2.29. Adult sizes will be $4.99.

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