Special Tab: Congratulations graduates!

Pick up a copy of the paper for the special graduation tab! (Featured Photo: Wakefield graduates Yaritza Cervantes, Antoine Miller and Laura Ramos Fernandez strike a pose before the ceremony Saturday night. See special section inside for all area graduation coverage.)

Kudos

Academics honored •Rebecca Tenbuuren of Wake Forest, has been named to the dean's list at the University of New Haven. •Jessica Lauren Harris, of Franklinton, Katharine Grace Davis, of Wake Forest and April Mae Moore, of Youngsville, were named to the dean's list at Anderson...

Area students have super skills

RALEIGH — Who doesn’t love a good challenge? For the past two years, North Forest Pines Elementary School (NFPES) has been using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) strategies, activities, and challenges to boost 21st Century skills while motivating students to...

Familiar face to be at Rolesville High

Wake school board names principals, eliminates traditional superlatives. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — After weeks of speculation as to who would take the reins at Wake County’s newest and largest high school, the Wake County School Board announced Tuesday that Dhedra Lassiter,...

Kudos – week of June 9, 2016

Scholarships awarded •Payton Elizabeth Baker, a senior at Wake Forest High School, received a $10,000 scholarship from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. •Vanessa Rose Parslow, a senior at Wakefield High School, received a $10,000 scholarship from the State Employees’...

Franklin County announces teacher of year

RALEIGH — Characterized as an innovative, exciting, and passionate teacher, Franklin County Schools named Claire Roehl, a second grade teacher at Edward Best Elementary School (EBES), as their 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. Roehl received a check for $1,500 at the district’s annual...

Y Achievers celebrate personal growth, achievement

RALEIGH — The Kerr Family YMCA and YMCA of the Triangle honored their teen leaders during a special ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center May 16. The keynote speaker for the banquet was Alicia Quarles, an actress and entertainment and news correspondent, known especially for...

School Briefs – week of June 9, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •Register now for after-school care for the 2016-2017 school year at ymcatriangle.org/programs-services/childcare/after-school. Bunn High School •Register now for the summer soccer youth camp, June...

Local student selected for honors band

WAKE FOREST — Nick D’Erasmo, an eighth-grader at Heritage Middle School, was selected to be the only baritone saxophone player in the N.C. All State Honors Band. Nick was eligible to audition after being named first chair in the N.C. Central District Honors Band and the Wake...

Franklin County schools to stream 2016 graduations

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools will live stream graduation for all three traditional high schools in Franklin County, allowing individuals to share in the day’s special events with nothing more than a device and an internet connection. According to Patrick Glace, the...

Groundbreaking celebration Friday

WAKE FOREST — Envision Science Academy invites the community to attend a groundbreaking celebration for their new facility, tomorrow (Friday), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1100 Oak Grove Church Road. Streetside parking will be available. For directions and to confirm attendance, see...

Graduation day approaching

High school graduations are here, following is a list of ceremonies: Franklin Academy Commencement is Saturday, June 4, 9:30 a.m., Binkley Chapel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 120 S. Wingate St. Franklinton High School graduation is Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m.,...

Kudos – week of June 2, 2016

Academics honored •Cheyenne Peterson, a public relations major from Franklinton, was named to the Culver-Stockton College dean’s list. •Gabbi Ingram, a junior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer...

Rolesville honors student athletes

By Marty Simpkin ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School gave out their athletic awards for the 2015-16 season May 26. The athletic awards were given out to the most outstanding players for each sports team. Starting with fall sports, Caitlyn Bell won for girls cross country and...

Kiwanis club presents scholarships

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Kiwanis Club presented one-time scholarships of $2,000 to Brandon Panameno, Hannah Jordan and Austin Panameno, shown at right with Kiwanian Lloyd Stone. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and...

Fake tax collectors target students

RALEIGH — The phony tax collector scam has a new twist — targeting college students. North Carolina college students are reporting calls from imposters posing as IRS agents. They’re demanding that students pay a federal student tax immediately, a tax that doesn’t actually exist....

Franklin Academy partners with Brookdale

WAKE FOREST — Brian Fouts' eighth grade industrial arts class at Franklin Academy, partnered with Brookdale Wake Forest to create a sign for Brookdale’s Community Garden. “Brookdale would like to thank Mr. Fouts’ class for the time and creativity they put into this beautiful...

Red Rams Awards Night in photos

Franklinton Athletes Shine Bright by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School celebrated their athletic awards May 19. The Red Rams produced 340 athletes with an average GPA of 3.2. Hannah Styers and Jacob Coates won the female and male sportsmanship awards,...

Heritage football team raising money through golf

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School is hosting its first golf fundraiser to help support the school’s football program. The Heritage Golf Classic will be held June 20 at the Heritage Golf Course. Tee time is 1 p.m. Participants will have a chance to play with former NFL football...

Kudos – week of May 26, 2016

Academics honored •The following students from Wake Forest were named to the UNC Asheville spring dean’s list: Olivia Louise Allen, Marissa Anne Banks, Jack Preston Huber, Shauna Louise Moran and Enrique Tomas Paramo. •David Murphy of Raleigh, a Northeastern University student...

Heritage Middle produces softball dynasty

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School’s softball team won their fourth conference championship in a row this season, increasing their record to 52-2-1 after four years. Heritage has now won nine conference championships since 2006. The Patriots had a 38-game win...

Students recite poetry at Wakefield Middle

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle School set up a small stage in the library for student presentations.  Tim Tharrington’s 6th grade English students used it to recite poems they had memorized, from Blake's Tiger, Tiger to Hughes' Mother to Son to stanzas from Poe's The Raven. Other...

Benefits to studying abroad

Few academic experiences are as unique as studying abroad. As society becomes increasingly global, young men and women can benefit greatly from experiencing other cultures. The cultural savvy needed to traverse new terrains and interact with various people can give graduates an...

College saving suggestions that won’t break the bank

The cost of college tuition concerns parents from all walks of life. While college continues to get more expensive, it remains a worthy investment. In its 2015-16 “College Planning Essentials” report, J.P. Morgan Asset Management dispelled the growing notion that a college...