Students make Wake Forest University dean’s list

Kudos — week of June 25, 2015 Send your student's great news to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Academics honored •The following students have been named to the Wake Forest University dean’s list: Megan Carley, Katherine Dickens, Taylor Dickens, Eui Kim and Matthew Stevens, all of Raleigh,...

RAM Camp for rising Rolesville freshman July 28

School briefs — week of June 25, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Wakefield Elementary School •Students and families will be able to meet teachers for the new school year Aug. 19 and walk through the school to help children learn where their new classroom...

Benita Arrington named Teacher of the Year

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools celebrated the school year’s end on Friday, June 12, with their annual Honors Day program, this year hosted at Louisburg High School. The event included various recognition awards for departments and individuals across the school district. The...

Nathaniel Lerner receives scholarship of excellence

WAKE FOREST — Nathaniel Lerner, of Wake Forest, was awarded the Everett and Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence in the amount of $2,500 from the Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC). He plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and pursue a degree in...

Sports camps registering now at Franklinton High School

School briefs — week of June 18, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Wakefield Elementary School Students and families will be able to meet teachers for the new school year Aug. 19 and walk through the school to help children learn where their new classroom...

Achievements, scholarships and graduations

Kudos — for week of June 18, 2015 Send outstanding student news to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Outstanding achievements •Mona Lisa Derenoncourt, of Wake Forest, and Christian Sledge, of Louisburg, made the dean’s list at Chowan University. •Cheyenne Peterson, sophomore public relations...

Medlin awarded scholarship

WAKE FOREST — The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority recently selected Matthew Medlin as a recipient of up to a $12,000 Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship. Medlin is a senior at Franklin Academy High School and plans to attend Appalachian State University. Medlin...

Automotive students complete work-based learning program

LOUISBURG — The Automotive Systems Technology department at Vance-Granville Community College recently recognized its first students to participate in the work-based learning (WBL) program since the college expanded automotive training to a two-year degree program. WBL allows a...

Why do musicians use both sides of their brains? — Ask Dr. Universe

(Editor’s note: Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is the mascot of a team of experts at Washington State University who use the voice of Dr. Universe to answer kids’ questions. We’ll include these columns this summer as something fun for kids to learn.) Dear Dr. Universe, Why do musicians...

Rolesville High School’s first and only 2015 graduate

by Marty Simpkins It’s not every day that a high school graduates only one person. Rolesville High School’s lone is De’Nique Pickering, the school’s first-ever. Rolesville High School has only been around for two years and are not expecting a full senior class until next year....

Viele named PTA volunteer of year

School Briefs — Week of June 11, 2015 Send school news, photos to schools@wakeweekly.com. Wakefield Elementary School •Amanda Viele has been named PTA volunteer of the year. She was thanked with a gift card to Lily Mae’s, the Volunteer-of-the-Year parking spot and her name etched...

Styers serves as Senate page

Kudos — Week of June 11 Send outstanding student news to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Styers serves as page Hannah Styers, a sophomore at Franklinton High School, served as a Senate Page, working with Senator Chad Barefoot (Wake, Franklin), May 18-21 (see photo at right). Outstanding...

Wheelbarrowful of fun!

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy third- through fifth-graders celebrated the end of the school year with a field day June 2. Students participated in a variety of backyard games such as tetherball, horseshoes and tug-o-war. While inclement weather shortened the event, students...

Eddie Haughey named director of secondary education

LOUISBURG — Following a special-called meeting, Eddie Haughey was hired as director of secondary education by the Franklin County Board of Education May 26. Haughey currently serves as the director of safety and security for Franklin County Schools and will continue to carry-out...

Graduation straight ahead

Say cheese! Jonathan Allen, left, and Caleb Allen, right, ham it up during a break in Wake Forest High School’s graduation practice May 29. Wake County Schools will hold graduation ceremonies beginning Saturday with Franklin County schools’ graduations on June 13. (Photo by...

Addo receives scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Sandra Addo is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). It was presented during the school’s Awards Day program on Friday, May 22. Presented annually by the...

School Briefs – Week of June 4, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Youngsville Academy Charter Youngsville Academy Charter School will open for the 2015-2016 school year in the Faith Baptist school facility at 249 Holden Road in Youngsville. The new charter school is enrolling students in...

Phinazee and Lundquist receive scholarships

Kudos — Week of June 4, 2015 Send academic achievements to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Scholarships awarded •Elise Phinazee of Wake Forest received a $1,000 Ray Kroc scholarship, and Heather Lundquist of Wake Forest received a $1,000 Ronald McDonald House charities scholarship from...

Student talent on display

LOUISBURG — Viewing the artistic talent of students from around Franklin County, students and guests were entertained with exceptional creative talents at the awards for 2015 Franklin County K-11 Art Show at the Louisburg College auditorium Thursday, May 14. (click on any image...

Kudos — week of May 28, 2015

Scholarships awarded •State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Emily Lynne Miller, a senior at Wakefield High School. Emily is the daughter of Scott and Karen Miller. This scholarship was awarded...

Youngsville Academy Charter School taking applications

School Briefs — week of May 28, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Today (Thursday), kindergarten orientation will be held in the media center from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. All parents of children entering kindergarten for the...

Wakefield Middle receives grant for technology

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle School teacher Tim Tharrington has won a $2,400 grant from CenturyLink for his school to help fund technology in the classroom. Tharrington read an article last year in The Wake Forest Weekly announcing CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams Foundation...

Kudos – Week of May 21, 2015

Scholarships awarded •Jennifer Bauduin and Esther Daniels, both of Louisburg; Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest; and Karl Davis of Youngsville received golden LEAF scholarships for the spring 2015 semester from Vance-Granville Com-munity College. Academics honored •Marissa Begin and...