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Compiled by Anne Tate and Sterling Roberts

PHOTO BY JENNIFER DYKES

PHOTO BY TERRA HODGE

In Our Schools

In February, Culbreth Middle School put on a production of “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by theater teacher Terra Hodge. In preparation for their three performances, the student cast rehearsed three days a week, starting in December. Alice was played by seventh grader Olivia Corliss, eighth grader EJ Britt was the Mad Hatter, and seventh grader Ladionna Gaskin played the Red Queen.

A group of Ephesus Elementary School first and second grade students, including (from left to right) Eric Lin, Owen Harris, Caroline Gall, Valentina Chedaille, Saada Lon and Caroline West, had lunch with Kelly Starling Lyons, author of “Sing a Song: How ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Inspired Generations.” To celebrate their Black History Month theme of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” students at Ephesus read the book, and music teacher Amanda Phan taught the song to each class. Kelly presented to kindergarten through fifth grade about her craft and the books she has written, and the students performed the historic song.

Nine Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) elementary schools celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 5 with the third annual Read Like a Champion celebration. Frank Porter Graham Elementary School was among those that commemorated the day with a visit from athletes, including UNC Women’s Soccer player Rachel Jones and UNC Track & Field sprinter Cameron Douglas. Even UNC’s mascot, Rameses, made an appearance at Seawell Elementary School. CHCCS organizes the event in collaboration with UNC Student-Athlete Development and Duke Energy. Photography by Janet Peterson 18

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