BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of Dougherty Administration Building.
Lt. Col. Gerald F. Harper Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (retired), will deliver the remarks.
Harper is the senior Marine instructor at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Watauga High School. A native of Georgia, he attended the University of Georgia in Athens and was commissioned a Marine Corps second lieutenant in 1986.
Harper served 21 years on active duty as an artillery officer. He completed multiple training and operational deployments, including service in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005-06.
ELON—Shady Kimzey, a senior at Appalachian State University, has received a 2013 Community Impact Student Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement, the award recognizes one outstanding student on each campus for making a difference in the community. Nineteen students across the state are being honored this year.
ELON—Appalachian State University senior Amanda Moore is the recipient of the 2013 John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award. Given annually by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide association of colleges and universities committed to community engagement, the Barnhill Award recognizes one college senior in the state who has created and led innovative projects that address community needs.
BOONE—The 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registration and submissions through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at www.appmtnphotocomp.org. The competition offers numerous categories that will be chosen as winners with more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.