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DPS Good News for October 10, 2019

GoodNews

  • Congratulations to Lou Keeton, an eighth-grade student at Githens Middle School, who spoke in front of local, state, national, and international leaders at the "Talent Delayed/Talent Denied II: Transforming Education for North Carolina's Low Income or Minority Gifted Students" Conference Sept. 28 at Duke University! Read or listen to the story from NPR affiliate WFAE 90.7!
  • Congratulations to Steve Jones, a psychology teacher at City of Medicine Academy, who has won this year's Jim Matiya-Dale Kinney Scholarship from the National Council for Social Studies Psychology Community toward this year's NCSS Conference. NCSS Psychology Community chair Daria Schaffeld writes, "We are thrilled that Steve is this year's winner. He has been a dedicated Community member and is known nationwide by psychology teachers! They look to him for advice, support, and guidance daily and he always steps up to help."
  • Congratulations to the DPS Hub Farm, which has won a $20,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation supporting its pond revitalization plan! “North Carolina’s natural resources are a state treasure, and by collaborating with our trusted nonprofit partners we accomplish more to protect and preserve species, habitats and water sources,” said Stephen De May, NC president, Duke Energy. “Both in Duke Energy’s business practices and in Duke Energy Foundation’s grantmaking we’re working to ensure that future generations enjoy and benefit from all that North Carolina’s natural landscapes have to offer.”
  • Congratulations to School Nutrition Services for receiving the inaugural Farm to School Gold Award from the NC Farm to School Coalition! DPS was one of only 11 districts to receive awards and one of only two to achieve the Gold!
  • Congratulations to DSA senior violinists Kate O'Loughlin and Sophia Johnson, whose auditions garnered them seats in the North Carolina Honors Orchestra! They will perform at the NCMEA convention on Nov. 10.