ECU awards full scholarship

GREENVILLE — Ashley Wilford of Wake Forest is among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars Program at Eastern Carolina University. Wilford, a senior at Franklin Academy, plans to major in biomedical engineering. An assistant dance teacher who has been performing for 15...

School Briefs – June 5th, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Host families needed World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks host families for students from Eurasia who have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored Future Leaders...

Kudos – June 5th, 2014

Scholarships •Taylor Erin Williams, of Youngsville, has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Williams is the daughter of Susan D. Beasley in Youngsville. She plans to use the grant to...

Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...

Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....

Cicotte will play for Chowan University

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Chowan University will be getting a new player this coming season with Heritage High’s catcher Cullen Cicotte signing to play baseball. Chowan is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Baptist State...

School Briefs – May 29, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •Kindergarten orientation is tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Wake Forest High news •John Vanness is the winner of the gas grill...

School Briefs – May 22, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •The last PTA general meeting of the year is scheduled Tuesday. The volunteer of the year will be announced, along with the incoming 2014-15 board. Refreshments will be provide...
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Record leap makes history

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — It’s not every day you get to see a school’s history being made, even rarer to be a part of making it. But for Franklinton High School high jumper Charity Snelling, she got to do just that.. Charity leapt to both a new personal and new...
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Student inducted into Cum Laude Society

WAKE FOREST — Myles Alexander Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alad Troy Brown of Wake Forest, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., during a ceremony held April 21. He is a member of the Class of 2014. The Cum Laude Society was...

Wake School Board mulls expansion of justice project

CARY — Education leaders discussed expanding the Juvenile Justice Project during their Tuesday work session. Designed to provide teachers and administrators with an alternative response to student misbehavior in school, the Juvenile Justice Project is conducted in collaboration...
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Richland Creek Elementary wins statewide award

By Clellie Allen Editor  WAKE FOREST — The school isn’t scheduled to open until August, but it’s already winning awards. Richland Creek Elementary’s construction management firm was singled out Tuesday as the first public school in the state to earn SHARP recognition by N.C....
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Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes winners

LOUISBURG — Forty-one Franklin County students in grades 3-9 were recognized, some receiving cash awards, at the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District’s 18th Annual Awards presentation April 28 at Terrell Lane Middle School. The students submitted posters or essays,...

Local teams qualify for state finals

APEX — The North Carolina track and field mideast regionals tournament was held this Saturday. Heritage, Wake Forest and Wakefield High Schools all participated with athletes in multiple events. Wakefield scored 95 total points to come in second in girls sports, and 32 in boys to...

School board passes budget

By Juliet McDonald WAKE COUNTY — Superintendent Jim Merrill wasted little time addressing the data released a week ago regarding the alarming number of teacher resignations so far this school year. “I don’t mind being a broken record on a subject like this — the huge jump in loss...
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Basketball Hall of Fame coach encourages readers

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — On April 15, ten Wake County schools met at Rolesville Middle school for the third annual Ticket To Reading Rewards rally. General Parts International/CARQUEST funds the local efforts of of the organization. Thanks to their support, schools were able...
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Scholarship awarded

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Kristina Sammartino is the recipient of the 2014 People Helping People scholarship, which recognizes leadership, integrity and community involvement, along with academic achievement. Members of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)...

Statewide public school forum May 3

RALEIGH — Public Schools First NC will host its first statewide forum May 3 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The focus of the forum is an exploration of issues, innovations and solutions that can help strengthen North Carolina’s public schools. The...

Student loan myths busted

PHOENIX — While a college degree typically leads to higher wages and improved job security, the dream of a higher education can be quickly dampened with concerns about how to repay student loans. “A college education is a major investment, and most people today must borrow money...
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Thales Academy opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — More than 100 guests attended the Thales Academy Rolesville ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at their new junior high and high school campus located at 1201 Granite Falls Boulevard. Speakers at the event included Melissa Edwards, school administrator, Bob Luddy,...
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Hairspray playing at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Art Productions presents Tony award-winning musical, Hairspray, tonight and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Wake Forest High School. The play, performed by Wake Forest High School students, is based on the 1988 John Waters...

School Briefs – April 24, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •The Spring Fling and Food Truck Rodeo is tomorrow (Friday), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with games, raffles, a silent auction and more. Volunteers and donors are welcomed.  The...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...