Anthony DeLucia, an Elon Law student preparing to graduate in December, won â€śbest oralistâ€ť in the 18th annual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Regent University School of Law.
DeLuciaâ€™s honor in Virginia Beach, Va., represented the first time an Elon Law student has received the overall best oralist award at a moot court competition.
DeLucia and teammate Catherine Bryant competed against 20 other teams from 14 other law schools across the United States on a fictional appellate case involving prayer at government meetings.
High Point Universityâ€™s Student Council for Exceptional Children recently hosted a Special Populations Halloween Dance at Morehead Recreation Center.
High Point Parks and Recreation co-hosted the event with the council. Individuals with disabilities and their family members enjoyed games, dancing, crafts and food in numerous Halloween-themed rooms.
The council is also planning Christmas and Valentineâ€™s Day celebrations for the coming months, which will include similar activities and invite community members to come together.
High Point Universityâ€™s Counseling Services and students partnered with Active Minds for the Send Silence Packing event Oct. 24.
More than 1,000 bags were spread across Cottrell Amphitheatre with stories of individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Send Silence Packing is organized by Active Minds, a nonprofit that visits colleges and universities. Active Minds helps raise mental health awareness and inspire action for suicide prevention. This event also connected participants to mental health resources to jump-start action.
â€śI saw all these backpacks, and I was taken back by all these bags and stories,â€ť said Tobi Oladipo, an HPU junior. â€śIt makes it seem more real because there are pictures of people lost to suicide.â€ť
High Point Christian Academy recently held a Fun Run and Color Run as its annual schoolwide fundraiser. With a goal to raise $50,000, HPCA families and friends rallied together and raised more than $104,000.
More than 500 students participated in the event.
Fundraising incentives included movies, ice cream, the sliming of several staff members and the head shaving of Head of School Keith Curlee and Principal Willie Guida.
High Point University Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy students are in the community helping Medicare recipients save money on their plans through the Medicare Open Enrollment period.
Julie Cooper, HPU associate professor of clinical sciences, created a certificate elective course for students to become counselors through North Carolina Department of Insuranceâ€™s SHIIP, Seniorsâ€™ Health Insurance Information Program. The students review the beneficiaryâ€™s Medicare Part D plan to find the best prescription drug coverage for the lowest cost.
Medicare Open Enrollment runs through Dec. 7. To make an appointment with a SHIIP counselor, call 336-841-9547.
The annual High Point University â€śAcatoberfestâ€ť was held Oct. 26.
The universityâ€™s three a cappella vocal groups joined together to benefit the Greater High Point Food Alliance by hosting the concert and collecting nonperishable food items.
Hosted by the Petal Points, HPUâ€™s all-female group, the concert also featured performances by HPUâ€™s Offbeats and Toccatatones, as well as Elon Universityâ€™s Rip Chords.
More than 120 people attended the Halloween-themed show.
Disney and Cameron Mackintoshâ€™s â€śMary Poppins Jr.â€ť is playing at Westchester Country Day School at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rives Hall on the WCDS campus at 2045 N. Old Greensboro Road in Greensboro.
The cast includes more than 90 students in kindergarten through 12th-grade.
Canterbury School will hold a pre-K through eighth-grade Open House from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road in Greensboro.
The school will offer a presentation and a tour.
Penn-Griffin School for the Arts will hold a fall festival from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Burford Auditorium, 825 Washington St. in High Point.
There will be music, food, crafts and shopping.
Admission is free.
For information, call 336-819-2870.
The Piedmont Race Series and the family of former Wesleyan Christian Academy teacher and alum Lee Rickman, will offer Leeâ€™s Legacy Run on Saturday , Nov. 10at the Piedmont Triad Farmerâ€™s Market in Colfax.
The event will feature a 5K road race, a 5K relay for teams of four and a kids dash.
Leeâ€™s Legacy Run was started after the death of Rickman, who died while chaperoning a Wesleyan mission trip in Jamaica.
For information, visit LeesLegacyRun.itsyourrace.com. Online registration will close Tuesday, Nov. 6 and race packets may be picked up at Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods on Nov. 8-9.
High Point Universityâ€™s annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center on campus.
Veterans and the general public are invited to attend. To register, visit www.highpoint.edu/VeteransDay or call the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636.
The program will include a complimentary breakfast and a patriotic salute. The university will continue its patriotic promise of pledging American flags to nonprofits, schools and government buildings and will recognize students leading initiatives to support veterans.
Ryan Manion, who is president of the Travis Manion Foundation and who has dedicated her life to supporting the military and veterans, will speak at this yearâ€™s celebration.
All veterans and guests are encouraged to park at Oak Hollow Mall, 921 Eastchester Drive. Shuttles will begin running from the parking lot at 7:30 a.m.
HPU is also hosting a documentary exhibit, â€śServing Soldiers, Honoring Heroes,â€ť in partnership with Patriot Rovers. On display Nov. 6-30 in the Norton Hall Gallery, the exhibit features photography by students from the School of Art and Design who worked with Patriot Rovers, a High Point nonprofit that trains service dogs for military veterans across the U.S. who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
The Guilford Green Foundation has created a new scholarship fund in honor of the late Pearl Berlin.
This scholarship honors Berlin and her lifetime of work as an advocate for equality and same-sex marriage. The inaugural scholarships will be awarded in the spring 2019 to graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership in the LGBT community.