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11-25-19 Weekly Message

11-25-19 Weekly Message:


  • Congratulations to Mrs. Joy Nsubuga-Mogbo for winning the title of 2020 Cary High Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Mogbo is a Special Education teacher at Cary High School. She will now move on to compete at the county level for Wake County’s Teacher of the Year. 
  • Congratulations to Mr. Ed Yasick on being named the North Carolina Music Educators’ Choral Director of the Year for North Carolina.  Mr. Yasick was honored during the NCMEA Conference on November 10th. Read more about this at The Page ( in an article written by our very own Sarah Govert.
  • Congratulations to the Cary High NJROTC Drill Team for placing 3rd at the November 16th Area 6 Drill Meet.  
  • Also, congratulations to Commander Erickson, Chief Heath, and the NJROTC program for earning the title of Distinguished Unit during last month’s Annual Military Inspection.  This make 20 consecutive years that our program has earned this recognition and it is why our unit is considered one of the best in the country.  
  • There is still time to do your part to support those in need by contributing to the CHS Student Council Food Drive.  Non-perishable items should be dropped off with your 1st period teacher by no later than December 5th. The 1st period class who brings in the most donations will receive catered breakfast, courtesy of the Student Council.  All donations will be given to the Food Bank of North Carolina.
  • Now that we have hired our new assistant principals, there have been a few changes to the Alphabet Caseload assignments.  Please consult the chart below to ensure that you know who your assigned administrator will be for the remainder of the school year. 
  • Upcoming Event Reminders:
    • Cary High Swim Meet - Monday, November 25th at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
    • Home Men’s Basketball vs. SE Raleigh on Tuesday, November 26th (5 & 6:30 pm)
    • CHS Wrestling Team will travel Hoke High School for a Dual Tournament on Wednesday, November 27th.
    • School Closed for Thanksgiving November 27th - November 29th.
    • PTSA Board Meeting - December 4th at 5:30 pm at Cary HIgh in the BOP.


  • Seniors, check out these scholarship opportunities from around the Triangle.   

Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2020

Apply Here:


Achievement Scholarship for Refugees & Immigrants of Wake County, Up to $16,000 

First-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants, residents of Wake County, North Carolina who have completed at least one academic year at a high school in Wake County. High school seniors at the time of the application with a GPA of 2.5 or greater, planning to pursue a degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university in NC, and able to demonstrate family financial need. 


Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, $10,000 

Graduating high school seniors in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham counties planning to attend a 4-year public or private college or university in North Carolina. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated commitment to community service and family financial need.


Citrix Scholarship, Up to $20,000

Students planning to attend or currently attending NC Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine's University and pursuing a major in computer and/or information science. 


Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship, $8,000

Graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts. Must be accepted into any public state university or college in NC, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College and have a minimum grade of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated family financial need. 


Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship, Up to $80,000

This scholarship's purpose is to create a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. It will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill –Carrboro City Schools district high school. 


GSK Opportunity Scholarship, Up to $20,000

Be a U.S. Citizen for a minimum of one year; reside in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties for a minimum of one year; be eligible to receive NC resident tuition costs; attend a public state university or community college in NC and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity as well as an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training.


Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Scholarship, $4,000

Be graduating high school seniors at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, plan to pursue a 4-year degree as a full-time student at any accredited public or private college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated family financial need.


Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship, $8,000

Be graduating high school seniors or alumni of Jordan-Matthews High School or Chatham Charter High School in Siler City, NC, and plan to continue an undergraduate or graduate education at an accredited public, private, or community college. Exhibit strong character through a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others through service. Be a Christian, demonstrate family financial need and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity.


Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship, Up to $16,000

Students in Orange, Wake, Durham, Chatham or Alamance counties who are working at least part-time while in school and have demonstrated financial need.


Juanita McNeil West End Scholarship, $2,000

Be a graduating high school senior in Durham County with a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. Residents of the West End Community (zip codes 27701 and 27707) are encouraged to apply and will be given preference.


NC American Indian Fund Scholarship, $1,000

Be enrolled in a state- or federally-recognized tribe (with documentation), demonstrate sustained involvement in the American Indian Community and commitment to American Indian concerns and initiatives, have family residency in the state. Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in NC, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to pursue a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university.


Richard Whitted Scholarship, $1,000

Graduating seniors at Cedar Ridge High School, Orange High School, Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill High School or East Chapel Hill High School planning to enroll full-time at a 4-year college or university. Must demonstrate commitment to community service and academic excellence.


Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship, $2,500

Seniors at one of the following high schools in Durham, NC: Hillside High School, Northern High School, Riverside High School, Southern High School, Jordan High School, Durham School of the Arts, or City of Medicine Academy. Graduating with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and planning to attend a 2- or 4-year technical school, college, or university. Able to demonstrate financial need.


Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship, $1,000

Graduating high school senior from Jordan Matthews High School, Siler City, NC who have motivation for educational success but are not receiving financial aid from other sources.


William L. Wall Family Scholarship, $4,000

Graduating high school seniors or alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School or Sage Academy in Siler City, NC who will be first-time college students at a public college or university in North Carolina in the coming fall.