Four locals named teacher of year semi-finalists

WAKE FOREST — Four local teachers have been named as semi-finalists for the 2015-16 Wake County Schools teacher of the year: •Jean Hockenyos, Wakefield Elementary School, •Shannon Lowry, Rolesville Middle School, •Clinton McCaskill, Heritage High School, and •Laura Stiles,...

Applications for Wake Electric scholarship available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Electric Scholarships program is now accepting applications for the following 2015 scholarships: Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship — Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake...

Don’t miss upcoming performances at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s  Advanced Theater students, known as Troupers, will showcase their solution performances for Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competition in their annual OM Spectaculathon Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  Admission is free....

Heritage art students create silk banners

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage High School PTSA has officially unveiled five beautiful silk banners made by Heritage High School art students. The banners are located in the school lobby. Art students participated in an artist-in-residency program with award-winning artist Leni...

Heritage High student accepted to West Point

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Congressman George Holding announced that a Heritage student has been accepted to West Point. “It’s an honor to announce that Blake Robert Walters, of Wake Forest, has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy,” Holding said in a...

Heritage Elementary hold winter program

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Elementary held its winter program Jan. 22. The performance included the Track 1 and 2 fifth graders playing hand chimes on both treble clef and bass clef. The third grade show, entitled Sno Biz, and three fifth-graders, who represented Heritage in the N.C....

Youngsville Elementary principal named

LOUISBURG — A specially called Franklin County Board of Education meeting was held Monday and Marylin Newkirk was named Principal of Youngsville Elementary School. Newkirk comes to FCS with experience as an assistant principal and director of curriculum and instruction in Durham...

Grant funds robotic equipment for mechatronics training

CREEDMOOR — The Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus continues to gain state-of-the-art equipment, purchased with grant funds. The newest addition is the MAS-200 Modular Assembly System produced by SMC International Training, a company based in...

Kudos – Feb. 26, 2015

Academics honored •Sage Anderson of Wake Forest and Bonnie Smith and Therius Styles, both of Raleigh, were named to the fall dean’s list for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. •Joseph Baglio and Megan Foster, both of Wake Forest and both majoring in business...

School Briefs – Feb. 26, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Tonight, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., along with the Book Fair, will be Family Literacy Night. •The Scholastic Book Fair is this week in the school’s media center. •Donuts for Dad is tomorrow, Friday,...

Exploring a future in medicine

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber WAKEFIELD — Some kids go off to college with little more than a rough idea of what they would like to do after college. Others don’t have a clue and hope they will find their passion during their four years at a university. This is not the case with...

Forgivable education loans for service

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) Program provides financial assistance to qualified North Carolinians who are committed to working in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas in North Carolina. A FELS loan for one academic year generally will be...

Town fetes Wake Forest football team

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougar football team was feted by the town and residents following Saturday’s Mardi Gras street festival in downtown Wake Forest. A contingent of the marching band led the parade as well as provided familiar music from football games in  front of...

TA charged in sex offense

Anthony Harris taught special-ed at WHS. by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A former Wakefield High School teacher’s assistant was arrested Tuesday by Raleigh police and charged with three felony counts of committing a sex offense with a student. Anthony Mondale Harris, 27, 106 Bon...

Student receives Voice of Democracy award

WAKE FOREST — The award for Voice of Democracy 2014-15 was presented by essay committee member Dave Martin, Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, to Christopher Vaughn at Wake Forest High School recently. The theme for the 2014-15 contest was Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s...

Local school report cards

Here are the grades of schools in our area, released as part of the school progress reports. Franklin County: Bunn Elementary, C; Edward Best Elementary, B; Franklinton Elementary, D; Laurel Mill Elementary, D; Long Mill Elementary, C; Louisburg Elementary, D; Royal Elementary,...

Shop holds essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The Storytellers Book Store of Wake Forest, 158 S. White St., invites youths to be a part of Black History Month by entering their writing contest. In 400 words or less, write what freedom means to you. Use your own experience, knowledge of history, or an example of...

Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...

Cougars capture third straight title

Wake Forest 34, Rolesville 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Whether it’s high school or middle school, winning three straight conference championships is a tremendous task to achieve and the Wake Forest Middle school girls basketball team can celebrate that accomplishment. The...

Vote for Heritage Elementary in Jan Brett contest

School Briefs - week of Feb. 12, 2015 Send any school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Kindergarten registration began Jan 15 for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must register their child at their base school. If FPDE is your base, you can come to...

Students, school staff honored

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Schools Board of Education recognized six individuals for their achievements, including two students. Diana Potter and Kristen House, pictured at right, both students at Terrell Lane Middle School, were honored for their exemplary character. Two...

Town to show Cougars team love on Feb. 14

WAKE FOREST — The town is hosting a special community celebration Valentine’s Day to honor the 2014 Wake Forest High School football team. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., right as the downtown Mardi Gras activities end. Last season the Cougars advanced to the 4AA state...

How do you spell congratulations?

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary School held its schoolwide spelling bee Jan. 22 and crowned Camryn Hennings as the spelling bee champion. Camryn is a fifth grader in Ms. DiGiovanni’s class and will advance to represent Rolesville Elementary at the Regional Spelling Bee to be...

Student missing for six days located

WAKE FOREST — Less than 24 hours after alerting the public that Summer Jefferson was missing, Raleigh police were able to say that she had been “located and is okay.” At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Raleigh police requested the public’s help to locate Jefferson, 15. In a written...