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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, September 22, 2016, Page B4, Image 14

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Community Briefs Bob Brown among seven to receive the North Carolina Award RALEIGH - The state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to seven distin guished North Carolinians Thursday, Sept. 22, by Governor Pat McCrory. Established by the General Assembly in 1961, the first medals for the North Carolina Award were given in 1964. Since then, more than 250 notable men and women have been honored by the state of North Carolina, including William Friday, Romare Bearden, James Taylor, Gertrude Elion, Dean Smith, David Brinkley, Maya Angelou, Billy Graham and Branford Marsalis. The 2016 honorees are: foseph Bathanti of Vilas for Literature; Dr. Linda S. Bimbaum of Chapel Hill for Science; Robert J. Brown of High Point for Public Service; James C. Gardner of Rocky Mount for Public Service; Dr. Assad Meymandi of Raleigh for Fine Arts; and Dr. Paul L. Modrich and Dr. Aziz Sancar, both of Chapel Hill for Science. The awards will be presented during a banquet and ceremo ny at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Outstanding Winston-Salem Volunteer Recognized Each year, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, a New England cheese and dairy product producer, awards "community celebrities," or community volunteers from all over the United States with a yearly cruise for their serv ice. The goal is to honor the achieve ments and contributions of volunteers who are making a significant difference in their communities. This year, local Points of Light affiliate, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, nominated a local volunteer Karl Yena, a past-member Df HandsOn NWNC's board, as Winston-Salem's Community Celebrity?and he won! The five chosen winners will be rewarded with a trip of a lifetime on an Alaskan cruise. - When Karl Yena retired he took the skills he had noned in the private sector for 33 years and began vol unteering his time helping nonprofit organizations in his community. Karl now works annually with more than 100 nonprofits across North Carolina to provide ongo ing mentoring/coaching to executive directors and pro vides assistance to nonprofits in education, health, municipalities, human services, churches, foundations, and civic organizations & associations in the areas of strategic planning; board development, staff develop ment training; mediator/facilitator; and human resources & governance policies. His impact is both deep and wide, and he approaches work with the atti tude of a servant and with an intent on helping people increase their capacity to serve effectively. Schools get new principals 'ecialto he chrqniri f Winston-Salem/Forsyth ounty Schools has named ie principals for six of its -hools. Debra Gladstone is rincipal at Mineral prings Middle School; am Helms is principal at ifferson Middle School; isa Duggins is principal at ernersville Middle chool; Robin Willard is rincipal at Hanes Magnet chool; Colin Tribby is rincipal at Easton lementary School; and eisha Gabriel will be rincipal at Kennedy High chool. Gladstone has served as rincipal of Mineral prings Elementary since 311 and will now lead oth schools. She was an ssistant principal at >raham Elementary chool for three years, ladstone replaces 'anyelle Parker, who now :rves as program manager >r recruitment for Career id Technical Education. Gladstone received a achelor's degree from 'niversity of North arolina-Chapel Hill, a taster's degree from alem College, and a mas t s degree and education Jecialist degree from ppalachian State niversity. She is also a octoral candidate at ppalachian State. Helms has been princi al of Kernersville Middle chool since 2013. Prior to tat, she served as a princi al in Hickory City chools for six years. She :places Brad Royal, who principal at Reagan High chool. Helms earned her achelor's degree from ppalachian State, and a taster s and doctoral 'gree from Gardner-Webb niversity. Duggins served as prin ipal of Hanes Magnet chool during the 2015-16 school year. Before that, she was as an assistant principal at East Forsyth High School for 10 years. She replaces Helms, who became principal at Jefferson Middle. Duggins received a bachelor's degree, a mas ter's degree and education specialist degree from Appalachian State. Willard was an assistant principal at Atkins High School for two years. She was also an assistant prin cipal at Carver High School for three years. She replaces Duggins, who became principal at Kernersville Middle. Willard earned a bache lor's degree from the University of Toledo (Ohio) and a master's degree in school adminis tration from North Carolina A & T University. Tribby served as an assistant principal at Reynolds High School and the Downtown School. He taught at Paisley IB Magnet School and Easton. Tribby replaces Bea Veto, who retired. Tribby received a bachelor s degree from North Carolina School of the Arts, a master's degree from Eastman School of Music (New York), and a post-master's certificate in school administration from UNC-Greensboro. Gabriel was an assistant principal at East Forsyth High during the 2015-16 school year. Prior to that, she was an assistant princi pal at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy for three years. She replaces Sean Gaillard, who is leaving the district for the private sector. Gabriel earned a bache lor's degree from Guilford College, a master's degree from Walden University, and a post-master's certifi cate from UNC Greensboro; and she is a doctoral candidate at Gardner-Webb. ktkThTVThhu mrmTrfl nVuiTTiH ? kij 11 n 11 Now through Oct. 1 - Winston Lake Road Closed for Construction The portion of Winston Lake Road off Waterworks Road that leads to Winston Lake has been closed to facilitate construction of the new Winston Lake Aquatic Park. The clo sure will remain in place for up to 60 days. Access to picnic shelters 2, 3, and 4 at Winston Lake Park is avail able via the park entrance on Old Greensboro Road. Through Oct. 12 - Small Business "Pathway to Success" Series The Forsyth County Public Library Southside Branch will hold the "Pathway to Success" series in the library auditorium, 3185 Buchanan St., for those thinking about starting their own business. Join us for one session, or all, as your schedule allows. Sessions run Wednesdays through Oct. 12 from 6 - 8 pm. These programs are part of the Small Business Series at Forsyth County Public Library, in partnership with Forsyth Tech Small Business Center. Call 336-703-2980 for direc tions to Southside. For more infor mation, call 336-703-3023 cm- email You may also register for each session at Forsyth Tech Small Business Center by call ing 336-757-3810. All programs are free and open to the public. Today, Sept. 22 - Oct. 2 - Theatre Production of "Chicago" Theatre Alliance will present "Chicago" on weekends from Sept. 22 - Oct. 2 at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd. Tickets to Chicago are priced at $18 for Adults and $16 for students/seniors. There is also a $2 per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office (Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m.), online at www.wsthe or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Please call Theatre Alliance at 336 723-7777 with any questions about this or future shows. Today, Sept. 22 - Student Race Relations Forum On Thursday, Sept. 22, Winston Salem/Forsyth County administra tors will welcome participants and audience members to the annual Student Race Relations Forum, to be held from 6:30 to 8 pjn. in the RJ. Reynolds High School auditori um, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Students from Winston Salem/Forsyth County high schools will discuss their perspectives on the state of race relations. For more information about Cultural Awareness Month, call City Link 311. Today, Sept. 22 - Venture Innovation Cafe Forsyth Tech's Small Business Center at Innovation Quarter is spon soring the second annual Venture Innovation Cafe? Entrepreneurship Mixer on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 4 pjn. at 525 Vine Street in the Innovation Quarter.The Cafe is designed to showcase the broad range of community resources avail able to area small businesses in an effort to accelerate development of entrepreneurship and innovation in Forsyth and Stokes counties. The event is free, and the public is invited to stop by anytime during the event, which features opportunities to meet and interact with the 21 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners of Forsyth County. More informa tion, email or call 336-757-3802. Today, Sept. 22 - Candidates "Meet and Greet" Forum The African-American Caucus of the Forsyth County Democratic Party will host a candidates Meet and Greet forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Mazie Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive. Come and meet Josh Brannon, N.C. 5th Congressional District (http://josh and Walter Smith, N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services (http://votewal This important event will allow residents and voters of Forsyth County who are unfamiliar with the candidates of the newly drawn 5th Congressional District, formerly the 12th Congressional District, to not only meet but also publicly address the candidates run ning for representation in this new district. For additional information, please contact Mrs. Sophia Kennedy at Sept. 23 - Deadline to apply for Community Appearance Commission Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling a vacan- ( cy on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission. The vacancy must be filled by a person who has demon strated special experience or educa tion in a design field, such as archi tecture, landscape architecture, horti culture, land use planning, historic preservation, or a closely related field. The Community Appearance Commission seeks to enhance and improve the visual quality and aes thetic character of Forsyth County and the city of Winston-Salem for the education, pleasure and enrichment of city and county residents; and to improve the community's visual quality of life for generations to come. Interested candidates should contact the City Secretary's office at 336-727-2224 or send an email to The applica tion deadline is Sept. 23. Sept. 23 - Opening Reception for Arts Exhibit The Gallery at The Enrichment Center will host an opening reception for "Pieces and Patchwork" on Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 pan. Food will be provided by the Enrichment Center's Culinary Arts students and entertainment by The Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble. A highlight of the exhibit will be a mixed-media piece that is a collaboration between The Enrichment Center art students and Arts for Life, another local non-profit/ organization. The exhibit will also feature work by guest artist Dr. Renee Tegeler, who uses fibers and fabrics to create "healing art." Prints and posters of her vibrant pieces will be available at the exhibit, which will be on display through Nov. 4. The Gateway Gallery is at 1006 S. Marshall St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by appointment. For more information, call 336.837.6826. Sept. 23-24 - Annual Plant Sale The Forsyth County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale Sept. 23-24 from 9 am. until 2 pm. indoors at the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension See Com. Cat. on B8

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