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Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Memorial Day ceremony held May 25 on campus

BOONE—Lt. Col. David Cox from Appalachian State University’s ROTC program will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony on campus.

The event begins Monday, May 25, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located adjacent to the Dougherty Administration Building.

University members help with earthquake relief in Nepal

BOONE—A faculty member and graduate student from Appalachian State University in partnership with the Boone-based, non-profit agency Wine To Water are helping provide clean water to earthquake victims in Nepal.

Delta Zeta chapter raises more than $4,700 for Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian

BOONE—Delta Zeta Sorority’s Lambda Phi chapter recently sponsored its 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K, The even drew more than 300 runners and raised $4,738.40 to support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University.

Robertson named a Boone Optimist Club officer of the year

BOONE—The Boone Optimist Club has awarded its Police Officer of the Year Award to senior police officer James H. Robertson from the Appalachian State University Police Department. This year, the club honored one officer from each of the law enforcement agencies within the Town of Boone.

Appalachian’s ROTC program commissions 19 new officers

BOONE—Nineteen Appalachian State University graduates were commissioned as second lieutenants during a ceremony held May 8 in Valborg Theatre on campus.

Appalachian to help people of Nepal

BOONE—Offices and programs at Appalachian State University are partnering with the local non-profit agency Wine to Water to help provide clean water and additional emergency supplies to earthquake victims in Nepal.

Girls on the Run takes registration for May 3 event; international organization reaches 1 million girls served

BOONE—The nonprofit organization Girls on the Run International – a physical-activity based, positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that empowers girls in the 3rd – 8th grade – has announced it will serve its one-millionth girl in 2015. Girls on the Run of the High Country is part of that milestone, having served more than 800 girls since its launch in 2009.

Community Music School holding an Open House on April 26

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) will hold an open house on Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at its facility at 134 Doctor’s Drive in Boone. Interim director Laura Chu Stokes and CMS instructors will be on hand to answer questions about CMS’ instrumental offerings, in addition information registration for both summer and fall lessons. Tours will be offered by current students.