Cooking with Grace

HMS student needs votes for national contest. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Grace Boudah, a multitalented sixth-grader at Heritage Middle, could win her school a lot of money if she wins an online cooking contest requiring community voting. The youth has a video...

YMCA steps up its annual fundraising campaign

Every donated dollar helps Wake Forest area youths, adults By David Leone Associate Editor Heather Holding plays the percentages. Along with her husband, James, the stalwart Wake Forest community volunteer has thrown herself into the YMCA’s We Build People annual campaign,...

Miracle League fall festival Saturday

LOUISBURG — The Miracle League of Franklin County will host their annual Fall Festival for children and adults with special needs, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Louisburg High School. Donations of cupcakes and cakes are being sought for the festival, as well as goody-bag...

Art exhibit to benefit Langston

ROLESVILLE — RED Gallery, 101 N. Main St., will honor a Rolesville High School student with an exhibit of his favorite art style. Isaiah Langston, a football player and artist who died last month, loved cartoon art and superheroes. An opening celebration will be held at the...

School Briefs – Oct. 23, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High School •WFHS baseball team is hosting a 100-inning marathon game beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Anyone may play in the game. See Coach Kevin Lynch in the media center. Rolesville High...

Donate to Shop with a Cop

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 16th annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled Dec. 18. On that day about 30 children will be paired with their police officer “partners.” The kids and their partners will then be transported by bus to Walmart,...

All Saints students spell for the win

WAKE FOREST — Alden Warner, right, a sixth grader from All Saints Academy in Wake Forest, correctly spelled “Yankee” to become this year’s Arch Spelling Bee overall winner Saturday. Alden is now eligible to compete in the Wake County Spelling Bee. Also pictured is Jayla Durham,...

Parents: Student assignment splits neighborhood

Residents question school leaders over draft plan by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A change to the draft 2015-16 student assignment plan that was designed to keep neighborhood children together may now divide them. That was the complaint by some Bishop’s Grant subdivision parents to...

Principals of the Year

ROLESVILLE — The Wake County Public School System has named Rolesville Middle School Principal Dhedra Lassiter the 2014 Wake County Principal of the Year. Deputy Superintendent for School Performance Cathy Moore presented the award to Lassiter during a ceremony at Marbles Kids...

A star on and off the field

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Oftentimes in life you get to run into truly remarkable people. Among the talent pool that is Wake Forest High School, there is an individual who stands out. Senior Bryce Love is a top-ranked running back at 5 feet, 9-inches, 180 pounds, a track and...

Husband and wife coach the best two golf teams in the Cap 8 conference

by Marty Simpkins Coach Carolyn Reitz of Wakefield has won almost every single conference golf match this year. Her only loss was to her husband, Ron Reitz of Heritage. The couple has been married for 50 years and they have enjoyed every minute of it. Even when they play against...

School Briefs — Oct. 16, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

A rosary for peace

WAKE FOREST — A 75-foot balloon rosary floating over Wake Forest Oct. 3 was an uplifting sight to many onlookers. The rosary, made with biodegradable materials, was launched by the students of All Saints Academy to show their commitment to world peace. “We are a small school, but...

Fear the forest and raise funds

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High Booster Club sponsors its Fear the Forest fundraiser at Trentini Stadium Wednesday, Oct. 22, during the powderpuff football game from 5 to 8 p.m. Money will be raised as senior athletes volunteer to take a pie in the face, coaches are dunked in...

St. Catherine dedicates gym, cross country course

WAKE FOREST — School staff, students and their families, along with Mayor Vivian Jones, were on hand recently as St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School held ribbon-cutting ceremonies on campus. The new gymnasium will host practices and home games scheduled for varsity basketball,...

Apply for BBB scholarships

RALEIGH — Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarships, recognizing students who personify high ethics through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound...

Room to grow

WAKE FOREST — School officials, town and school system leaders joined parents and students to dedicate the newly constructed 96,000-square-foot Richland Creek Elementary building Monday at 840 Wallridge Drive, off Harris Road in Wake Forest. Tammie Sexton, above, principal for...

Organize a blood drive, win scholarship

RALEIGH — The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late — or too early — to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Many blood donors report making their first blood donation while in high school. High school and college students account for about 20...

United Way abuzz with spelling bee plans

FRANKLINTON — The United Way of Franklin County spelling bee is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, at Franklinton High School, with a reception starting at 6 p.m. and spelling starting at 7 p.m. Schools, community organizations, businesses and churches are invited to sponsor a team of...

CenturyLink offers teachers’ grants

YOUNGSVILLE — Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants, designed to help fund projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology. Full-time teachers in public or private...

School Briefs — Oct. 9, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Link your Harris Teeter and Target Red cards so the school may earn a percentage of your purchase. See harristeeter.com and use code 5683, or see target.com/tcoe, and use code...

Manufacturing matters in Franklin County schools

FRANKLINTON — Phillip Price and Cody Peace are both seniors at Franklinton High School and are both part of a new career and technical education program in Franklin County Schools: Advanced Manufacturing. With the help of The Golden LEAF Foundation, Novozymes and a consortium of...

Wake Forest High presents “Stuart Little”

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School theater students, under the direction of Marie Jones, have connected to the parable of Stuart Little and the characters in his world by playing multiple roles to create a wide array of characters both animal and human who interact with Stuart...