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Dr. Brenda Cart wright receives
Pioneer and Leadership Award
Dr. Brenda Y. Cartwright, Professor in the
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston
Salem State University, received the Vernon E.
Hawkins Pioneer & Leadership
Award at the National
Association of Multicultural
Rehabilitation Concerns
(NAMRC) 22nd Annual
Training Conference on July 25
in Charlotte. Cartwright was
recognized for her exemplary
leadership, pioneering efforts,
and advocacy on behalf of mul
ticultural issues in rehabilita
tion, which have made an his
torical impact on rehabilitation
professionals, the clients they
serve, students, and the larger rehabilitation communi
The award was established and named in 2007 for
Vernon Hawkins who served as a long-time advocate
for multicultural issues in rehabilitation.
Cartwright has demonstrated courage and visibility
in "going against the grain," and has distinguished her
self through her research, presentations, and publica
tions related to multiculturalism, diversity, and under
served populations. She is a long-term member of
NRA arid its NAMRC division.
She credited Hawkins for igniting her passion to
advocate for equity and social justice. Cartwright
acknowledged Drs. Bobbie Atkins, Bob McConnell,
and Tennyson Wright as pioneers and personal men
tors who paved the way for her. She also recognized
Dr. Jorge Garcia who fust introduced her to the
NAMRC. She thanked her countless mentees includ
ing beloved Dr. Cozetta Shannon, and her support sys
tem for enabling her to make a difference, especially in
the lives of People of Color in the field of rehabilita
Eight WS/FCS seniors are
National Merit Scholarship
Eight students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
high schools have been named National Merit
Scholarship Semifinalists for 2015-16.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation
announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in
the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
These academically talented high school seniors have
an opportunity to continue in the competition for some
7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32
million that will be offered next spring. Scholarships
are underwritten both by the program and by about 440
business organizations and higher education institu
tions. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County semifinal
ists and their home schools are: Atkins Academic and
Technology, Jonathan GrubbS, Vinish Kumar, Early
College of Forsyth, Jake Gigliotti; Mount Tabor,
Patrick piuard;
Reagan, Vignesh Gopalan; Reynolds, Benjamin Shafer
and West Fbrsyth, Omsai Meka
The semifinalists from Atkins, Mount Tabor,
Reagan and West Forsyth also anend Career Center.
DCCC announces
scholarship opportunities
Davidson County Community College is pleased
to announce scholarships are available for the fall,
spring and summer terms through a grant made by the
Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina
Community College System. Curriculum students may
apply for up to $750 per semester and occupational
education students are eligible for up to $250 per term.
Golden LEAF Scholarships can be used to assist
with tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and
childcare expenses related to attending classes during
the 2015-16 academic year and industry-recognized
credential testing expenses that address skill gaps,
upon course completion. Eligible students must
demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties
that are tobacco dependent and/or economically dis
tressed. Scholarships for both occupationaland cur
riculum students are available during the fall, spring
and summer semesters.
The deadline for applications for the fall term is
Sept. 25. Please contact the financial aid office at 336
249-8186, extension 6393, to receive information
about the scholarship program and an application.
Arts Council creates Student
Artist of the Month Award
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth
County has created a "Student Artist of the Month
Award" that will recognize a student from each high
school in the county. The award is the result of con
versations in the Arts Council Engagement Society
(ACES) and a specific recommendation by Danny
Green, a semi-retired music teacher in the Winston
Salem/Forsyth County School System. Green has vol
unteered to be the coordinator of the program and
serve as liaison between the schools and The Arts
"This is a way to recognize and demonstrate to
young artists the importance The Arts Council - and
through The Arts Council, the greater arts community
- places on their work. They are our future artists and
our future arts patrons. They are a key building block
of our City of Arts and Innovation," said Jim Sparrow,
president and CEO of The Arts Council.
The Arts Council will announce the award winners
in its email newsletters, at its monthly board meetings,
and will post them on The Arts Council's website.
Each student honored will also receive a certificate.
Twenty-one high schools (private, public and char
ter) in Forsyth County have arts programming includ
ing visual arts and performing arts. Selection commit
tees in each of the schools will choose one student
each month for recognition. The Arts Council has
asked that all disciplines be recognized over the course
of the school year. Each arts educator will submit one
name from their student roster along with a recommen
dation based on "academic rigor and artistic merit."
The final choice in each school will be made by the
curriculum coordinator or an administrative commit
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Parent Power
"Parent Power: Building the
Bridge to Success," part of the
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
Schools K-12 Education Series for
Parents, will be today (Sept. 17)
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Career Center at Kennedy High
School on 910 Highland Court.
Free childcare and children's activ
ities will be provided. The event is
free to the public. For more infor
mation contact, Sharon Frazier at
336-748-4GOO, extension 34225, or
Constitution Day
Wake Forest University will
celebrate Constitution Day today
(Sept. 17) with the lecture "Does
Constitution Deserve our Fidelity:
Lessons on Equality and Liberty"
presented by Law Professor
Shannon Gilreath at noon in the
Worrell Professional Center, Room
1302 on Wake Forest University's
campus. The presentation is free
and open to the public and the
Wake Forest community. For more
information, contact Lisa Snedeker
at 336-758-5719.
Big Four ticket sale
The Big Four will be selling
tickets today (Sept. 17) and every
Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at
the American Legion Post #128 on
4617 Old Rural Hall Road. These
tickets are for the Big Four Annual
Reunion Oct. 14-17. For more
information, contact Linda Rogers
at 336-331-3261, Judy Brown at
336-767-1487 or Robert Noble at
Romance after baby
Novant Health is offering a date
night class on how to rekindle the
romance between partners with
new babies today (Sept. 17) at 6
p.m. at the Novant Health
Conference Center on 3333 Silas
Creek Parkway. This will feature
discussions about changing roles,
shifting hormones, communication
and more. Event is free but regis
tration is required. Dinner will be
included for this event. For more
information and to register, call
Harvest Moon Festival
The Reynolda House Museum
of American Art. 2250 Reynolda
Road, will be having its annual
Harvest Moon Festival today
(Sept. 17) from 6 to 9 p.m. on the
Reynolda lawn. In case of rain, the
festival will be in the museum.
There will be food trucks, lawn
games and live music by The
Genuine. Tickets are $15 for
adults, $10 for students and mem
bers of the museum. For more
information and to purchase a tick
et, go to
Entrepreneurship mixer
The Forsyth Tech Innovation
Quarter in partnership with entre
preneurial ecosystem partners in
Forsyth County will have an inno
vation event today (Sept. 17) from
2 to 8 p.m. on 525 Vine St. This
event is free and open to the pub
lic. For more information call 336
Children's Law Center
10th anniversary
The Children's Law Center of
Central North Carolina will have
its 10th anniversary celebration
with two events today (Sept. 17).
There will be a free lecture by
Brian F. Martin at 1 p.m. at the Old
Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old
Salem Road. At 6:30 p.m., there
will be an awards ceremony and
reception at Rooftop Terrace, on
751 W. Fourth St. Tickets are $50
per person. For more information
and to purchase a ticket, go to
Smart Device training
The Winston-Salem Urban
League in partnership with AT&T
will provide a "Smart Device"
training on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10
a.m. at the Urban League on 201
W. Fifth St. Residents are invited
to bring their smart phones or
tablets for a presentation which is
designed to help smart device own
ers learn more about their devices.
Training will be done by Paul
Harper, Area Retail Manager.
Refreshments will be served. For
more information contact Patricia
Sadler at 336-725-5614. i
Applicants for Public Assembly
Mayor Allen Joines is accepting <
applications from city residents i
interested in serving on the Public !
Assembly Facilities Commission, i
The commission oversees the ]
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, the (
Benton Convention Center, ]
Bowman Gray Stadium and BB&T '
Ballpark. There are seven vacan- <
cies. Applications received by |
Sept. 18 will be on the agenda for '
the City Council's meeting on Oct.
5. The application is available at or by
calling 336-727-2058 for more
'Angels With Out Wings'
AWOW Enterprises presents
"Angels With Out Wings", a two
act stage play on Friday, Sept. 18 at
7:30 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Art
Center Hanes Brands Theatre on
209 N. Spruce St. Doors open at 7
p.m. For more information, go to, call
336-283-1851 or email angelswith
outwingsads @ gmail .com.
United States Marine Band
"The President's Own" United
States Marine Band will perform at
Winston-Salem State University on
Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium
on the campus of WSSU. Free and
open to the public. Tickets may be
picked up at the University Ticket
Office, located in the lobby of the
Albert H. Anderson Conference
Center on the WSSU campus
weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30p.m. The WSSU ticket office
can be reached at 336-750
3220. Tickets are limited to four
per request. Seating is on a first
come, first-served basis.
Fish fry/BBQ fundraiser
The Atkins Senior High School
Class of 1968 is sponsoring a fish
fry and BBQ fundraiser on
Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the corner of New
Walkertown and Carver roads.
Dinners are $7 and sandwiches are
$5. The class members are spon
soring several local elementary
schools and the Simon G. Atkins
School of Technology through
donations of school supplies and
services. For more information,
contact Larnettra Banner
Richardson at 336-499-3847 or
Home Maze/Pumpkin Patch
The Farm at the Children's
Home, 1001 Reynolda Road, is
hosting "The Home Maze and
Pumpkin Patch" festival that will
be held every weekend from Sept.
19 through Nov. 1. The Home
Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be
held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to
6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults
and kids 12 and older; $7 for sen
iors and kids ages 4-11, and free
for kids 3 and under. For more
information, go to www.children
Recruitment Fair
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County Schools will host a recruit
ment fair on Saturday, Sept. 19
from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Education Building on 4801
Bethania Station Road.
Representatives from departments
and schools with vacancies will be
on hand to receive resumes, dis
cuss job opportunities and inter
view candidates. Those interested
should bring copies of their resume .
or email it to or call
Alexandra Hoskins at 336-727
2696 for additional information.
Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Celeste Burgess Gold
Scholarship Tournament will be on
Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Winston
Lake Golf Course on 3535 Winston
Lake Road. For more information
contact the CB O.N.E. Foundation
or contact Donna Burgess at 336
Looking at Art Cinema
A/Perture Cinema will have
film seminars beginning Sept. 19,
which will feature Alfred
Hitchcock's "Rear Window," from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the A/Perture
Cinema, 311 W. Fourth St. The
Oct. 24 feature film will be "Being
There" by Hal Ashby, and "Old
Joy" by Kelly Reichardt on Nov.
21. Admission is $25, which
includes film screenings, lecture
and popcorn. For more information
and to register, go to www.aper
turecinema .com/education .html.
20th anniversary fundraiser
Riverwood is celebrating 20
years of "Walking On" with back
to-back fundraisers. "Boots and
Brews" will take place on Friday,
Sept. 18 at the BB&T Ballpark in
downtown Winston-Salem from
5:30 to 9:30 pm. On Saturday,
Sept. 19 a family friendly celebra
tion of "Riverwood's 20th
Birthday" will take place from 3 to
5 p.m. at Riverwood's farm, 6825
Rolling View Drive in
Iobaccoville. All proceeds will
directly benefit Riverwood's thera
Jeutic equine assisted programs.
Tickets to "Boots and Brews" are
$35/person, and the Riverwood
birthday tickets are $10/person
Reserve tickets for one or both
events online now at:
http://www.ri verwoodtrc .org/20th
Anniversary.aspx. For directions or
more information, contact
Riverwood at 336-922-6426 or
rtrc@ windstream .net.
Container vegetable gardening
The Forsyth County Extension
will have its container fall veg
etable gardening session on
Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Rural Hall Public Library, 7125
Broad St. in Rural Hall. The speak
er will be Wallace Williamson.
This session will be about garden
ing options for people with limited
garden space and/or limited time
and physical activity. This session
is free but registration is required.
For more information and to regis
ter, call the library at 336-703
2970 or 336-331-2564.
Historic Marker unveiled
A historic marker featuring the
origins of the Pfafftown communi
ty will be unveiled on Sunday,
Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. at the intersec
tion of Transou and Yadkinville
roads. Speakers at the event will be
Mayor Allen Jofnes, Council mem
bers Vivian H. Burke and Jeff
Macintosh, Chairman Michael
Ryden of the Historic Resources
Commission and residents Mike
Made and Lewis Sapp. For more
information contact Michelle
McCullough at 336-747-7063 or
Art sale meet and greet
Novant Health Kernersville
Medical Center will host an art sale
on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. at 1750 Kernersville
Medical Parkway in Kernersville,
showcasing works by local artist
Elaine Dowdell, who passed away
in 2014. This is also an opportunity
to meet Chad Setliff, new president
and chief operating officer of
Kernersville Medical Center. For
more information contact Patti
Friend at 336-287-4203 or email
UNC Asheville Art Gallery
University of North Carolina in
Asheville presents "With a Mighty
Hand: Torah Paintings and
Abstraction from Daniel Nevins"
from Monday, Sept. 21 through
Friday, Oct. 30 at the S. Tucker
Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall on the
campus. The gallery hours are
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The opening
reception with artist Nevins will be
on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. There will be a Jay
Jacoby Lecture on Wednesday,
Sept. 30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in
the Manheimer Room at the Reuter
Center. The topic is "Riffing on
Scripture: Artistic License and the
Bible." On Thursday, Oct. 22 there
will be a lecture at 6 p.m. at the
Humanities Lecture Hall. All
events are free and open to the
public. For more information call
Arts Council meeting
The Arts Council of Forsyth
County and Winston-Salem will
have its annual meeting on
Monday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at
the Milton Rhodes Center for the
Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. The event
will begin with a reception cele
brating The Arts Council's 65th
anniversary. The event is free and
the public in invited. For more
information contact Carroll
Leggett at 336-831-5788.
Community Enrichment
The Arts Council of Winston
Salem and Forsyth County is con
tinuing the Community
Enrichment Mini-Grant and is
seeking applicants for a second
year. This initiative provides com
munity groups and individuals
access to small-project grant funds
up to $500 that promotes creativity
and use art as a means to bring
people together. The deadline is
Monday, Sept. 21, for projects tak
ing place Oct. 1, 2015, through
Jan. 30, 2016. For more informa
tion about Community Enrichment
Mini-Grants contact Dara Silver,
Director of Member Services and
Grant Programs at 336-747-1426
or An
application can be downloaded at
Open mic night
Winston-Salem Writers' Open
Mic Night will be on Wednesday,
Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the
conference room of the Milton
Rhodes Center on 251 N. Spruce
St. Open mic is a free event and
open to the public for writers to
read up to five minutes of their
material. For more information go

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