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Spectaculathon at WFHS Friday

WAKE FOREST — Four Odyssey of the Mind (OM) division III teams from Wake Forest High School present Spectaculathon, which showcases thinking and performing arts skills, Friday at 7 p.m. at the school. Odyssey of the Mind was founded in 1979 by Dr. Sam Micklus. It has developed...

Kindle winners announced from What Makes Christmas Special

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Weekly published letters from area children in its annual What Makes Christmas Special editions. More than 200 letters, poems and pieces of art were submitted and three were picked at random to receive an Amazon Kindle e-reader. These students will...

Hosts sought for students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected nonprofit public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...
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Former Wolverine Slay passes on life lessons

RALEIGH — The Neuse Christian Academy varsity and JV girls basketball teams recently hosted Katie Slay, two-time national champion and three-time Penn State All-American volleyball player  for a session on women’s empowerment through sports. Slay spoke about the valuable life...

Knowles named MVP female swimmer

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Heritage High School swimmer Caroline Knowles was named Female MVP after the Cap 8 Conference Championship swim meet, held this past Saturday at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center. Knowles, a sophomore, was a dual winner and took home the...
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Patriots send five to regional swim meet

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Five Franklin Academy swimmers will be competing this Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A/2A East Regional Meet. The event will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 3 p.m. Freshmen...
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Charter school draws crowd

Town approves plan; construction on fast-track. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — As the first snowflakes began to fall Tuesday evening, few people showed up for the town board meeting, including all but one representative of a new charter school seeking approval. But they weren’t put...
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Cheerful sight for little patients

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy Elementary School and Thales Academy Junior High recently donated hand-painted ceiling tiles to the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. The students’ decorated tiles will be placed on the ceiling of the minor procedure room at the hospital. This ceiling...

Franklin County Schools ready for kindergarten registration

Franklin County Schools is gearing up for kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year. Here is a list of registration dates and times for each elementary school: Bunn Elementary, March 26, 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Edward Best Elementary, April 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Franklinton...
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Franklinton High student competes in oratory

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School sophomore Karla Rebollar, pictured above with Oratorical Chairman Neil Weintraub, will represent American Legion Post 52 in the District 5 Oratorical Contest Saturday. The contest is sponsored annually by the American Legion in which high...

Wake schools superintendent to hear from public

Cary — Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Superintendent James Merrill is inviting WCPSS employees, parents, and the public to share their thoughts, concerns, and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent’s Direct Line. The first...
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Heritage fourth grader wins spelling bee

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Elementary School held their annual spelling bee Jan. 13, with fourth grader Brandon Major out-spelling all the others and winning with the word, ventriloquy. Prior to the great spell-off, each classroom held a spelling bee to be able to advance one speller...
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Gymnastics: a growing sport in high schools

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — The gymnastics scene in local high schools has evolved over the last few years. More gymnasts are seeing that the competition in high school can be fun despite the long practices and performances the sport entails. The gymnastic programs at...
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Wakefield volleyball player Benda signs with Marquette

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Gabby Benda will leave Wakefield High School as one of the top volleyball players in school history. And the Wolverine standout setter made her college commitment official, signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball...
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Lady Cougar Delane Smith signs with Catawba College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wanting to both pursue a degree in medical technology and continue playing softball, Wake Forest Cougar’s starting second baseman, Delane Smith, will attend Catawba College, fall 2014. Located in Salisbury, Catawba is a Division II-South...

Golden LEAF scholarships available

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...

Smart Start to host county Pre-K application session

WAKE FOREST — Smart Start at the Northern Regional Center hosts a Wake County Pre-K application session for for the 2014-15 school year Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 350 E. Holding Ave., Room 163. Eligible children will be four years old by Aug. 31, 2014.  Applicants must bring a...

School Briefs

Let us know what’s happening in your school at schools@wakeweekly.com . -Elementary Schools- Heritage Elementary •Jan. 16 — PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. in the media center. Childcare provided. •Jan. 17 — early release, 12:20 p.m. • Jan. 20 — MLK Day, no school. • Jan. 23 — Welcome back,...

Rolesville High student named athlete of month

ROLESVILLE — Jared Hendren, a sophomore at Rolesville High School, was recognized Jan. 3 as the  Radio 96.1/Penn Station East Coast Subs Athlete of the Month. The program honors high school students who are not only outstanding performers in their chosen sports, but also excel in...
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Heritage High presents Aladdin Jr

Heritage High School theater (above) presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Jan. 30-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8. Showtimes are 7 p.m. with a special matinee performance on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Set in the city of Agrabah as seen through the eyes of the beggar boy, Aladdin, the production is...
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JOOI spreads joy this season

WAKEFIELD — The newly founded Junior Octa-gon Optimist International, or JOOI, club at Wakefield High serves area youth by spreading optimism through community service. Founded in October by Gillian Shulman, the President, the JOOI Club has already made a difference in our...
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4-H members place in national Avian competition

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Four Franklin County 4-H members competed in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Avian Bowl held in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20-21.   The competition, including team members Taylor Farley, Joey Moore, Kenny Richardson and Joseph Adams, was held in...