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CIS plans upcoming events
KFC Fundraiser Dine Out for Kids
The Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Brunswick County are once again hosting a fundraising event to raise money for CIS on Tuesday, April 5. From 4-8:30 p.m., participating KFCs in Leland, Shallotte and Southport will donate 10 percent of sales plus any donations to CIS.
St. James Tennis Association Racquet Rally
CIS and the Southport/Oak Island Food Pantry are the beneficiaries from this year’s event from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the tennis courts behind the Founder’s Club at St. James Plantation. If interested in participating, this event is non-competitive. There is a minimum $10/hour/person contribution for doubles or $20/hour/person for singles play.
The LA Classic Golf Tournament presented by the Leland Area Rotary Club
CIS, the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Rotary International’s $200 Million Challenge to Eradicate Polio Worldwide are the beneficiaries from this golf tournament on Thursday, April 14, at Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Fees are $100 per player.
Big Toy Day
The third annual Big Toy Day is bigger than ever. The Brunswick County Airport Commission is once again partnering with CIS to provide a fun-filled educational experience for kids of all ages from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, formerly known as Brunswick County Airport.
Tickets will be sold at the gate for $5 per person (younger than 5 are admitted free).
From fire engines to helicopters, the big toys will be on display. Additions to this year’s event include a petting zoo (sheep, goats, llama, donkey, miniature horse and zebu), more inflatable rides, gem mining and a marsh master vehicle from Progress Energy.
Kids will get a chance to sit in the driver’s seat of 18-wheelers, meet commercial fishermen and learn what it takes to become a police officer. All 8 to 17-year-olds will also be given the opportunity to fly, free of charge, in single-engine planes provided by the airport as part of its Young Eagles Program.
Hankins finalist in program
Malaika Hankins, a senior at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, La., is a finalist in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
She is the daughter of Jonn Ethan and Lona Hankins of New Orleans, and the granddaughter of Irene B. Hankins and the late Jonathan Hankins of Southport. Her father attended public school in Brunswick County and was the county’s first Morehead Scholarship Winner in 1971.
The National Achievement Program is a privately financed competition for Black American high school students. Michelle Robbins, director of educational services for the National Merit Scholarship Corp., said that there were 1,300 finalists in the 2011 competition. Each will be offered a $2,500 scholarship to attend any U. S. college or university.
Hankins has been accepted to Stanford University in California, Xavier University of New Orleans and the University of Alabama. A member of the National Honor Society, drama club and the soccer team at her school, she hopes to pursue a degree in biology or human anatomy in preparation for a degree in medicine as a pediatrician.
Chamber has online training
Brunswick County Business Academy has now published a live webinar training schedule. Live webinars give participants the best of both worlds, allowing for training at their offices (no travel time or costs). However, they can still ask questions and get answers.
All the webinars are recorded. If all or part of a class is missed, they can be reviewed by replay or replayed for clarification.
Some of the topics covered are: Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, social media and revitalizing your business boot camp. There is a minimal charge for most classes. The charge and topics covered are fully explained on its website at http://brunswickcountychamberbusinessacademy.org/.
For more information on how companies can benefit, contact Reggie Smith at email@example.com.
Club to award scholarships
The St. James Service Club Scholarship Committee has requested applications from all Brunswick County high schools for college-bound students. Six scholarships will be awarded this spring.
The criteria for the scholarships include: academic achievement with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average; demonstration of some degree of financial need to further education; acceptance to an institution of higher learning; demonstration of involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteerism and/or employment; two letters of recommendations; and the quality and content of a typed essay.
Applications are due to the student’s counselor by March 21. Interested students should see their guidance counselors for more information. Scholarships will be presented at the school’s award program.
The funds for the scholarships are provided from the proceeds of the St. James flea market on April 30 at Brunswick Community College. The market will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The service club has donated more than $60,500 in scholarship funds to Brunswick County students through 2010.