Blue Ribbon Run

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Wright Heart Chosen for Airlie Exhibit

Sloan Wright was one of 13 artists (and the only child) selected to complete a heart for display in Airlie Gardens’ seventh annual HeART of the Gardens exhibit. After working on the project for months, Sloan’s “Recycled Rainbow Heart” is currently on display in the Butterfly House. The hearts go up for auction starting Nov. 1 as a fundraiser for Airlie Gardens.

Seventh Grader McDonald Speaks to Congress about Juvenile Diabetes

Cape Fear Academy seventh grader Catchie McDonald is working toward a future free from juvenile diabetes, which included recruiting members of the U.S. Congress to the cause. “I’m real excited to kind of talk to them about type 1 diabetes, and how they can help us,” she said. The Wilmington teen was one of 150 kids – ages 4 to 17 – in Washington DC the week of July 8-12 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 2019 Children’s Congress. Like McDonald, the kids in attendance are all living with the disease and shared their stories in an effort to convince lawmakers to invest another $150 million into research and treatment. “With the money that they could put in, it could lead to new upgrades and eventually a cure,” said McDonald."

Two Seventh Graders Recognized at Duke TIP

Grant Sutherland and Cooper Herrett (both Class of 2024) joined 644 students from 33 states to attend Duke University's national Grand Recognition Ceremony at Cameron Stadium for the Duke TIP program. The ceremony recognized those 7th grade students scoring in the top 5 percent of all 7th grade Duke TIP test takers across the country on either the SAT or ACT. As of April 1, 46,544 students tested as part of the Duke tip 7th grade talent search. These 7th grade honorees' SAT or ACT scores exceeded 90 percent of college-bound high school juniors and seniors."
Intensity Fundamental Basketball Camp
Join your basketball playing friends of all levels and take advantage of the experience and passion for young people, the game and competition as exhibited by Coach Tony Martin. Coach has over 30 years' experience working with every level of player, from beginners through professional athletes. Skill development ranges from games such as red light green light, teaching triple threat jump stops and listening skills to beginners through teaching multiple ways to defend and attack off of ball screen action to players aspiring to take their game to the next level.  Come join us where the TEACHING and FUN never ends! Register HERE  or contact Coach Martin at coachMartin@intensityfundamentalbasketball.com; or 443-744-0925.
Technology Mindfulness

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Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Pittsburgh Tragedy
UNCW Hillel will be hosting a Monday Night Vigil in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy with both student and faculty speakers. Monday, November 5th at 7PM UNCW Campus, Amphitheater (in front of the Fisher Student Center) For more information please visit the event page.

National Charity League Seeking Members
The National Charity League, Sea Turtle Chapter, is a philanthropy group of mothers and daughters serving together in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas. Our 3 Pillars: community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences The membership process for 2019 starts on November 1st for rising 7th through 12 grade girls. For more information please visit our NCL Website. To contact our local Sea Turtle Chapter nclseaturtles@gmail.com

Cape Fear Academy junior, Katie Meehl, pursues leadership opportunities
Junior Katie Meehl attended two leadership and academic programs this past summer. First, she was selected by Cape Fear Academy to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) in June held at NC State University. It’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. Katie also applied and was accepted into the highly selective Summer Ventures for Science and Mathematics (SVSM) run by the NC School of Math and Science. There was a 28% acceptance rate. Katie was assigned to the ECU campus where she studied DNA extraction and Neuroscience over a 4 week period. Her final project and presentation was “The Use of Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomal Short Tandem Repeats to Analyze the DNA of a Human Femur”.

US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program
Congratulations to seventh grader Lydia Wilson, who has been named a
US Equestrian Athlete! This program was developed to provide recognition for the accomplishments of young equestrians and encourage their future involvement in equestrian sport. Students who participate in the program need to record 100 hours of riding or training and three competitions of any level or type to complete the requirements for that year.

50/50 Raffle Ticket
The CFA Family Partnership is currently selling 50/50 Cash Raffle tickets. Tickets are $100 each, and the winner will receive 50% of the proceeds, up to a maximum of $10,000! Buy your ticket online now by clicking here, or stop by the Advancement Office in the Athletic Center to make your purchase. The drawing will be held Thursday, April 26, and all proceed will benefit the CFA Family Partnership.

Pet Day
Dear Fellow Students and CFA Families,
CFA's Lower School is celebrating Bring Your Pet to School Day on Friday, April 13. In coordination with this event, we have made it our mission to raise awareness about a local charity's cause to give all animals a chance at life and love.
Coastal Animal Rescue Efforts (CARE) is a local nonprofit organization established in 2011 to help homeless and unwanted animals in medical need. Thanks to the support of the Lower School SGA, there will be an official CFA school wide dress down day on Friday, April 13. In order to participate, students may bring $1 per clothing item they choose to wear that is out of dress code, such as jeans, t-shirts, flip flops, hats, gym shorts (lengths still apply). These proceeds will directly benefit CARE.
In addition to the dress down day, we will also place pink bins around the school where you can donate various new or used pet items, such as leashes, collars, toys, and beds. Thank you for your time and consideration in helping us help pets who are so deserving of good health and loving homes. We are grateful for your donation to this local worthwhile cause.
Caroline '19 and Cate '25 Broderick

Laser Texas High Performance Regatta
Congratulations to CFA Senior Chase Carraway for his win at the Texas High Performance Regatta and Youth Worlds Qualifier. Chase easily held his first place standing all three days with 8 bullets (1st place finishes) out of 10 races and finished the regatta with a 12 point lead. Chase will be representing the USA as the sole male sailor in the Laser radial fleet at the World Sailing Youth Worlds this summer in Corpus Christi, Texas. View the results from the Regatta here.

Blue Ribbon Run
The Blue Ribbon Run needs your help to kick colorectal cancer! Join us on March 31 to be a part of this event. Our very own Grace Murtha will be singing the National Anthem. We always appreciate the great support from our CFA community that walk, run, and cheer! Register here, and contact Amy Croom at amywcroom@gmail.com or 910-470-1755 for more information.
Chase Carraway Named Gary Jobson All Star
Chase Carraway was named a Gary Jobson All Star in Sailing World Magazine. Gary Jobson is a sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. The Vice President of the International Sailing Federation, Gary has authored 19 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. This annual list recognizes outstanding junior sailors from around the country. The previous sailors named are a stellar compilation of who’s who in the sailing community, and Chase is both honored and humbled for being selected this year. Read more here.

A Year with Frog and Toad Production
Fifth grader Rebecca Deese is performing in A Year With Frog and Toad with Thalian Association's Youth Theatre. The show opens this Friday, January 28 and runs through next Sunday, February 4. It is a terrific show with a great message of friendship, and I know Rebecca would be thrilled to see her friends in the audience! Show times are Friday and Saturday, January 26-27 at 7:30 and Sunday, January 28 at 3:00, with shows lasting 90 minutes. Performances will be at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center on the corner of Orange and 2nd streets. Information on tickets can be found on here. Click here for an interview Rebecca did with WECT about the play!
Interfaith Prayer Group - Anne Mathew, CFA Parent
Hello CFA parents! I am writing to let you know that we will be starting a prayer group at CFA on January 15th. We will meet on Mondays from 8:00 am-9:00 am in the school cafeteria. This is an inclusive group, open to all faiths. We will meet together to support and pray for each other, our children, and our school. If you have a prayer request but are unable to attend, please email me your request at annemathew@bellsouth.net. Students, faculty, and indeed anyone is invited to make prayer requests. I hope that you can join me in January! Best, Anne Mathew

Kittens in Need of a Home
Art teacher Lisa Rojek is fostering a rescue litter of four month old kittens, each in urgent need of a good home. They have been spayed, neutered, vaccinated. and lovingly socialized. If you are interested in adopting, please contact Lisa Rojek at (910) 508-5601. Click here for more information about the kittens.

HPI Shopping Day
Shop for all your athletes this weekend at Fleet Feet Sports, where 10% of all of Saturday's purchases will benefit Health Possible, Inc.!

Dyslexia Story Award
Earlier last year, our fourth grade teacher, Nicole Miller, along with her daughter, Everlee, were featured in a story on our local news that recently won First Place in its division! You can read more about Nicole and Everlee's story on their blog, Dyslexia Life.

Ian Itzkowitz Sailing
Ian Itzkowitz was recently selected as a new member of the Carolina Yacht Club Race Team. He participated in his first regatta, the 2017 US Opti Sailing Atlantic Coast Championship at Camp Sea Gull the weekend of September 23. Check out a video here.
Chase Carraway Summer Sailing
CFA Senior Chase Carraway competed in the SAISA Cressy Singlehanded High School Qualifier at Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida on October 14-15. A steady East North East wind kicked in on Saturday ranging from 18-22 knots and Sunday produced 8-10 knots. Chase competed in the Radial fleet that was comprised of 39 sailors in the SAISA District with sailors from NC, SC, GA, FL & USVI. There were 10 races sailed on Saturday and 4 on Sunday; Chase sailed a consistent regatta and had 10 bullets (1st place finishes) to win decisively by 22 points! Results to the regatta can be found here. Chase now will represent Cape Fear Academy for the second concessive year at National Cressy Cup which will also be held at St Petersburg Yacht Club on October 27-29, 2017.

CFA Student Among "15 Under 15" Honorees
Again this year, a CFA student has been selected among thousands of local students for inclusion in the Star-News profiles of area youth who are notable among their peers for their academic, athletic, artistic, service, or leadership abilities. CFA congratulates Quaid Sutherland, grade 9, for his selection. The "15 Under 15" article highlights his study of, and work with, carnivorous plants and birds of prey, as well as his volunteer service to the Cape Fear Raptor Center. Quaid, the son of Mark and Laura Sutherland, also has passion and skill for tennis and is a member of CFA's varsity tennis team. Read more about this story here.

Superb Soccer
Join our friends Superb Soccer for the first ever Futsal Turkey Tournament in Wilmington sanctioned by US Youth Futsal!

Amir Shaheen's Eagle Scout Project
Amir refurbished existing garden beds and built two raised vegetable beds and a shed to be used by residents of Glover Plaza for his Eagle Scout project. Read more about his service project here.

Libby Moore commits to UNC
Libby has verbally committed to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the Official Women's DI Soccer team. She told CFA, “My coaches at CFA (Meade McFarlane and Chris Meehl) have been very supportive of me throughout the past few years as I went through the recruiting process. McFarlane helped me improve my technical ability as well as gain confidence in myself that I lacked. McFarlane's positivity and belief in me has inspired me to be a better person with everything that I do, in soccer and in life. I chose to commit to UNC because my dad was a tar heel and it has always been my dream to play for UNC!”

Adrian Jones Wins Dance Competition
On July 12, 2017, Adrian won the title of Teen Mr. Dance of America 2018 in New Orleans, LA. He has been dancing at South East Dance Academy here in Wilmington since he was 18 months old, and has been on the competitive dance team since the age of six. Adrian's favorite styles of dance are tap and hip hop. Adrian stated, "I encourage everyone that no matter what, never be afraid to bust a move!"

Mary Bellamy Koonce Qualifies for Horse Show
Bellamy qualified for the World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Bellamy competes year round in Saddle Seat Horse Back Riding Competition. Her horse is boarded and trained in Concord, North Carolina and Bellamy also trains in Raeford, North Carolina. Her family has traveled for four years with Bellamy competing in NC, SC, VA, and GA. As of June 2017, Bellamy was #1 in the United States in her division – 13 & Under Show Pleasures.
Chase Carraway Summer Sailing
https://sites.google.com/a/capefearacademy.org/www/home/unnamed-2.jpg Senior Chase Carraway participated in four major regattas over the summer. He competed in the 2017 US Sailing Youth Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas in the Laser Radial Fleet and was 5th overall in the 45th boat fleet.
In the 2017 Laser National regatta, Chase was 1st overall in the 55 boat fleet, and was named the U.S. Radial National Champion! The U.S. National Championship was hosted by Tahoe Yacht Club on beautiful Lake Tahoe in California July 19-23.
He also competed in the District 12 Grand Prix Championship at Wrightsville Beach the first weekend of August and was 1st overall in the 14 boat laser radial fleet.
In addition, Chase was selected to the U.S. Sailing ODP (Olympic Development Program) summer Youth Laser Radial Worlds Travel Team. Three male radial sailors and three female radial sailors comprise the team. These six radial laser sailors were coached by the ODP coaches at the Radial Youth Worlds Championship in Medemblik, Netherlands August 9-18 (practice days & racing). Chase was 27th out of 280 at this regatta where 46 countries were represented. 

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