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

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

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...

Club helps Cougars keep marching

WAKE FOREST — Tony Gordon, right, of the North Raleigh Exchange Club, presents a check for $2,500 to Wake Forest High School band director Joel Tucker. Between donations to the band and scholarships for the school, the North Raleigh Exchange club has donated $20,000 over the last...

Long Mill Elementary teacher garners excellence award

YOUNGSVILLE — Charlene Shaffer, on right, from Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville, was named the 2014-15 Exceptional Children (EC) Teacher of Excellence Award from Franklin County Schools. Celebrating with Shaffer is Long Mill Principal, Dr. Monica Headen.

Learn about CTE and small business

FRANKLINTON — A lunch-and-learn session featuring speaker Laureen Jones, Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) director, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road. The session is an...

Community mourns student standouts

By Clellie Allen The collective Wake Forest and Rolesville communities are reeling this week from the sudden, tragic deaths of two students. Isaiah Langston, 17, a junior from Rolesville High School, and Braden Rock, 15, a Heritage High sophomore, both died Monday, prompting an...

Farm bureau awards scholars

RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School graduate Hunter Brown was one of the recipients as Wake County Farm Bureau presented four scholarships at the annual dinner Sept. 16. Brown, who attends North Carolina State University, joined other recipients Alexis English, Emma Sims, and...

Flapjacks for FHS foreign language trip

WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton High School foreign language department will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised will be used to provide financial support for students attending the school’s study-abroad trip,...

RED Gallery hosts exhibit closing

ROLESVILLE — The curtain will fall on an exhibit at RED Gallery Saturday night. A closing party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for acylic painter Judy Stines, whose exhibit features nature-themed works in the gallery at 101 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served and art will be...
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Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...