• Mamie Mixon turned 100 years old on Feb. 25. She was married for 63 years to Carl Mixon. She has three children, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She ran a day care in her home. In all her life, Mixon has never had a driver’s license. She is extremely loving and caring and her family loves her very much. Mixon currently lives at Trinity Glen assisted living home.


  • Rotary District 7690 held its annual Four Way Test high school speech contest at Guilford Technical Community College. Students presented speeches aimed at their fellow students using Rotary’s Four Way test as a guideline for a lifetime of ethical behavior. Rotary’s Four Way Test states:

Of the things we think, say or do is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The students were asked to make a speech addressed to their classmates on how the Four Way Test can be used to make ethical decisions in their lives. Fourteen students participated in the contest.

  • First Place: Evan Barnard of North Surry High School
  • Second Place: Jacques Johnson of Thomasville High School
  • Third Place: Caroline Mays of Pinecrest High School
  • Fourth Place: Eleanor Zinn of Chatham Charter School

Other participants were: Nick Abele of Guildford Early College; Teyanni Ashley of Page High School; Brooke Bolio of Stokes Early College; Suzy Brito of Lee Early College; Christopher Curtis of Wesleyan Christian Academy; Indya Douglas of East Montgomery High School; Jacinta Fernandes-Brough of Greensboro Day School; Ashley Hunsucker of North Surry High School; and Newton Wainscott of Weaver Academy.

  • Thomas Built Buses and its parent company Daimler Trucks North America donated $100,000 to support The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in High Point through the DaimlerCares program. The program serves non-profit organizations in local communities at each of its major business unit locations. The 2019 grant will fund STEM Summer Day Camp programming, facility upgrades and current youth sports initiatives.


  • Fleming El-Amin, a Forsyth County commissioner, completed the Advanced Leadership Corps training from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is a weeklong program designed by the School’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance to help elected officials understand the broader challenges of governing in today’s environment to enable them to build their personal leadership abilities, and to give them an opportunity to learn how to lead and act collaboratively.
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation has awarded five local non-profit organizations Community Grants totaling $113,002. This support is made possible by donors to the foundation’s unrestricted funds and other flexible funds.

The organizations were:

  • The Hispanic League received $22,202 for a full-time development director for a third year.
  • Lutheran Services Carolinas received $24,000 for a full-time family recruiter for a second year.
  • Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods received $15,000 to provide funds for neighborhood projects and programs.
  • Parenting PATH received $30,800 for a director of community outreach for a second year.
  • The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville received $21,000 for a volunteer service coordinator for a second year.


  • Margaret Chaves has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project Chaves built a bocce ball court at Crossnore Children’s School and Home in Winston-Salem as a way to help the children get outdoors, improve their relationship with others and have fun. Chaves is the daughter of Jeff and Robin Chaves of Winston-Salem and a member of Girl Scout Troop 41046.


  • The 2019 Crystal Ball fundraiser for Kaleideum was held Feb. 23. About 240 Forsyth County high school seniors took part. The Crystal Ball Student Ambassadors raised more than $5,500 for the museum. The Crystal Ball Student Ambassadors included seniors from four area high schools:
  • Forsyth Country Day School: Madeleine Bennett, Meredith Cavenaugh, Demetri Hodges, Oliver Jewell, Will Schomberg, Nick Strauch and John Woodard;
  • Mount Tabor High School: Jonathan Allen, Julia and Caroline Borchelt, Olivia Chaves, Max Curran and Ethan Williams;
  • Reagan High School: Gracie DeLong, Will Rice, Jack Stern and Mary Slade White;
  • Reynolds High School: Hattie and Sarah Altmann, Bennett Blanco, Alex Brooker, Eliza Carlton, Harry Capizzi, Maggie Collins, Will Crowley, Helen Foster, Harris Gregg, Caroline Harris, Emma Jones, Brad Knight, Robert Myers, Elizabeth Orr, Andrew Petersen, Warren Quadland, Zoe Spanos, Kennedy Vest and Wills Woodruff.

Compiled by Melissa Hall

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