Education briefs: Communities In Schools accepting scholarship applications

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2020

Communities In Schools of Rowan County will accept scholarship applications through April 1.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from a Rowan-Salisbury School System high school who is or has been enrolled in a CIS Rowan school site for at least one school year during their school career.

The recipient will demonstrate how the mission of Communities In Schools, “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life” helped them to reach Graduation Day.

This scholarship, sponsored by CIS of Rowan County is awarded to honor Executive Director Vicky Slusser for her many years of service to the students served by Communities in Schools. At least one scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a 2020 graduate.

Applications and details can be obtained at or in Guidance Offices at all Rowan Salisbury High Schools.  Deadline for submission is April 1.

Contact Dr. Ron Turbyfill, CIS Executive Director (704)797-0210 for details.

West Rowan High School Advances to 2020 National ProStart Invitational

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, the voice of North Carolina’s $23 billion restaurant, foodservice and lodging industry, has announced Smithfield-Selma High School and West Rowan High School secured first place finishes in the 2020 North Carolina ProStart Invitational presented by Golden Corral. NCPI is a high-stakes culinary arts and restaurant management competition organized by the association’s philanthropic arm, the North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation.

The 2020 NCPI took place Feb. 21, at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. High school students from across the state put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, family and friends with the hopes to earn more than $730,000 in scholarships — awarded to first, second and third place teams — to top culinary schools across the country. More than 80 ProStart students made up of 14 teams from across the state demonstrated their mastery of skills in the fast-paced, high level competition.