I heard about the Global Gap Year in one of the many emails you receive after being accepted to college about things to apply for. Amongst all the emails, this one stood out to me because it advertised spending time abroad. The GGYF plan for the year is entirely self-designed so each of the recipients will be doing different things in different parts of the world.
Physics students saw theory put into practice at Busch Gardens' Launch into Physics program. Rollercoasters with attached accelerometers defied gravity, and Sean "floated" in a tiny gravity-free zone on stage.
Woods Charter shuts out Kestrel Heights for the third time this year
Junior captain Isabel Pearce scored five times to add to her state-leading total
Woods Charter advances to NCHSAA soccer’s 1A second round
BY JOHN BAUMAN
The 1A classification of the N.C. High School Athletics Association comprises the state’s smallest schools. Wednesday evening, Woods Charter’s play in the NCHSAA girls soccer 1A playoffs belied the program’s size.
Led by junior captain Isabel Pearce, Woods Charter dominated Durham’s Kestrel Heights School in a 9-0 win for the Wolves against their NCAC rival. Woods Charter led 7-0 at halftime of the truncated game and scored two more goals in the second half to end the game quickly.
Pearce scored 42 goals during the 2016 regular season, tops in the state, according to Coach Graeme Stewart. Pearce added five more Wednesday.
Coach Stewart raved about his star striker.
“She’s going to be playing in college somewhere,” Stewart said. “She does a great job for us and she works hard up top.”
Anjali Gupta scored two goals, while Julianna Puccio and Mackenzie Abbott each chipped in one goal.
Sophomore Emma Lanford took the stage in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world. Fifteen finalist bands are selected to perform at Lincoln Center, including the Triangle Youth Ensemble, which finished in 2nd place!
Former Woods music teacher Gregg Gelb led the impressive rendition of St. Louis Blues featuring Emma as vocalist.
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First place in the NC Envirothon Competition, heading to North American Championships in Ontario this summer, the PhiloSlothicals and coaches Catherine Deininger and David Lindbo pose with their medals and award. (Left to right: Catherine Deininger, Tesia Bobrowski, Rachel Deininger, Henry Lindbo, Caroline Blythe, Mattison Francis, David Lindbo)
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