North Forest Pines ‘goes to college’

WAKE FOREST — The North Forest Pines Elementary School Community Connections Committee held its second College-Bound Day for tracks 1 and 3 April 16th. The goal was to expose students to what college is by bringing a taste of college to them for a day. The day began with a...

Area teachers make final list

WAKE FOREST — Excellence in teaching abounds in the Wake County Public School System. The arduous task of narrowing the list of outstanding teachers to 13 finalists for the 2015-16 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year has been completed. The finalists were...

Erin Lemin awarded Sally Southall Cotten Scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Erin Lemin, above left, a senior at Wake Forest High School, was awarded the Wake Forest Junior Woman’s Club’s Sally Southall Cotten Scholarship of $2,000 for the fall 2015 semester. Melissa Yeazel, right,  presented the award and a generous gift basket filled with...

WF drama students headed to world competition

WAKE FOREST — A team of five seniors and two juniors from Wake Forest High School scored an invitation to the big dance of world competition for Odyssey of the Mind at Appalachian State University last week. And they need help to get there. Competing against teams from all over...

Kudos to Rolesville Middle School third-quarter honor roll students

Sixth grade Track 1, all As — Bullock, Kevin LaMar; Dudley, Lilly Ann; GalanLopez, Fabiola Nicole; GrahamWright, Trae; Grant, Winston; Harrison, Kianna Rachelle; Kamm, Abigail Grace; Kirkendoll, Josephine Ann; London, Morgan Angelina O’Connor Nguyen, Kelvin Dac; Otiocha, Onyinye;...

Kostenberger serves as N.C. House page

WAKE FOREST — David Kostenberger, a student at Trinity Christian Academy, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. He is the son of Andreas and Marny Kostenberger of Wake Forest and was sponsored by Representative Chris Malone (R-Wake). The state...

Celebrated author visits Wake Forest High School

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School got a lesson in the Jazz Age and the inside scoop on what it takes to be a writer when acclaimed author Therese Fowler visited March 31. Fowler has bachelors’ degrees in sociology and cultural anthropology and a Master of Fine...

Rolesville elementary students are top athletes

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary recently placed sixth out of 24 schools in the Northern Regional First in Fitness competition held March 10. Students competed in multiple fitness events, including the mile run, one-minute speed rope, standing long jump, pull-ups, shuttle run,...

Kudos – Week of April 9, 2015

Academics honored •Marie Leighton McCall of Wake Forest earned high honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter 2015 semester. •Ashley N. Brown of Wake Forest earned highest honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter 2015 semester. Degrees conferred •Alexander Mulnick...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — World Heritage International Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, nonprofit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, Scandinavia and the former...

Band holds mattress sale Saturday

School Briefs - Week of April 9, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage High •The Heritage High School band will be hosting a mattress sale, April 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the school. Name-brand mattress sets such as Beautyrest and Restonic will be on...

Combining passions, creating opportunities

Local Profiles by Carol Taber WAKEFIELD — Janet Dixon is both a Curriculum Assistant (CA) teacher at Wakefield High School’s 9th-Grade Center and a Carolina Hurricanes fan. She has combined these two passions to give her students a unique opportunity as they strive for excellence...

Carnival for Kids returns Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — The popular Carnival for Kids, put on annually by the Wake Forest Police Department, returns Tuesday to the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot, 11915 Retail Drive. Admission to the carnival is free, although the rides, games and food are for a cost. Unlimited ride...

VGCC offers biotech workshop for high school students

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled its third annual Biotech Workshop for local high school students, as one of a series of VGCC Arts & Sciences camps and workshops being held this year. All 10th - 12th graders who have taken, or are currently taking,...

North Forest Pines ‘goes to college’

WAKE FOREST — The North Forest Pines Elementary School Community Connections Committee held its first College-Bound Day for Tracks 2 and 4 March 19. The goal was to expose students to what college is by bringing a taste of college to them for a day. “Our hope was that this will...

Kudos – April 2, 2015

Academics honored •Taylor Carter of Raleigh made the dean’s list in the fall 2014 semester at Pratt Institute. •Stacy L. Weiss, Heather J. Floyd, Andrew P. Boyle, Loren M. McCuiston, Brandon T. Brown and Daniel E. Creager, all of Franklinton, Adam J. Gray, Elizabeth D. Cole,...

Heritage High student to attend leadership Congress

WAKE FOREST — Steven Falkl, a sophomore at Heritage High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston June 28-30. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who excel in science, technology, engineering...

Giving Tree awards $10,000 to Wake Forest schools

WAKE FOREST — The Giving Tree hosted its 2nd annual Donation for Education Awards reception recently, awarding 14 Wake Forest schools a total of $10,000. Donations, ranging from $100-1,500, will be used to support educational initiatives, field trip support, library enhancement...

Trentini dinner set

N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot is keynote speaker WAKE FOREST — N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot has been tapped as the speaker for the annual Trentini Foundation Scholarship Banquet slated for April 18. The winners of this year’s Trentini scholarships will also be named, including the...

Accident prevention focus of re-enactment

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest and Rolesville high schools, along with local emergency services, will present VIP for a VIP (Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person) programs during April. Wake Forest will hold their program April 2 with Rolesville’s April 23. The VIP...

Alderman receives scholarship

HENDERSON — Chelsea Alderman of Wake Forest (on right) was awarded the Anne Cooke Finch Academic Achievement Scholarship during the annual awards ceremony at Vance Granville Community College Feb. 25. The scholarship was established by Finch’s children, Stuart Allen Finch and...

Kudos – Week of March 26, 2015

Vance-Granville Community College Scholarships awarded Donna M. Beasley of Youngsville, Amy E. Downing of Franklinton and Hunter D. Meffert of Louisburg, all received the presidential scholar award. Keyona D. Bullock, Joseph D. Ahrens, Joshua W. Moody, Esther B. Daniels and Emily...