Kudos — week of May 28, 2015

Scholarships awarded •State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Emily Lynne Miller, a senior at Wakefield High School. Emily is the daughter of Scott and Karen Miller. This scholarship was awarded...

Youngsville Academy Charter School taking applications

School Briefs — week of May 28, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Today (Thursday), kindergarten orientation will be held in the media center from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. All parents of children entering kindergarten for the...

Wakefield Middle receives grant for technology

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle School teacher Tim Tharrington has won a $2,400 grant from CenturyLink for his school to help fund technology in the classroom. Tharrington read an article last year in The Wake Forest Weekly announcing CenturyLink’s Clarke M. Williams Foundation...

Kudos – Week of May 21, 2015

Scholarships awarded •Jennifer Bauduin and Esther Daniels, both of Louisburg; Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest; and Karl Davis of Youngsville received golden LEAF scholarships for the spring 2015 semester from Vance-Granville Com-munity College. Academics honored •Marissa Begin and...

Kids get smart about their financial futures

ROLESVILLE — More than 120 Rolesville Middle School students, along with their Family and Consumer Science teacher Chasity Johnson (second from left in picture below), were recognized May 7 for successfully completing the MassMutual FutureSmart Program. The FutureSmart program is...

School Briefs – May 21, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •May 18 – 22 will be EOG testing. Please make sure your child is well rested and arrives at school on time. •May 21, 4 – 8 p.m., enjoy Family Spirit Night at Goodberry’s. •May 28, kindergarten...

Franklin Academy senior wins art award

WAKE FOREST — Krista Gilbert received 1st place for the Wake County High Schools student art exhibit at Artsplosure. The award included a certificate and recognition as well as a cash prize. Gilbert is a senior at Franklin Academy High School. The chief judge, Lope Max Diaz, said...

Rolesville band performs at Disney World

ROLESVILLE — Members of Rolesville High School Concert Band became stars of their own Disney show May 8, when they entertained resort guests at Melody Gardens Theater in the Epcot Theme Park of Disney World. The group traveled from Rolesville to the Walt Disney World Resort in...

Heritage students win poetry contest

WAKE FOREST — Clayton Walker of Rolesville and Janelle Maffucci of Wake Forest have each had a poetry entry in the National High School Poetry Contest accepted for publication. Clayton’s poem, Would I Be, will appear in the summer edition of the American High School Poets...

Spring program at Heritage Elementary

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Elementary School spring program is today (Thursday) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the school gym, 3500 Rogers Road. The concert includes Bow Time students, kindergarteners, fourth-graders, All-County Chorus members and the Heritage Honors Choir. This will be...

Voorhis awarded FFA scholarship

Kudos - week of May 7, 2015 Scholarships awarded •Moriah Van Voohis of Wake Forest was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Future Farmers of America and East Coast Equipment. Academics honored •Samantha Calvery of Louisburg received the Malone Award and the Robert Butler Social...

Rolesville High School holds science fair May 21

School Briefs - week of May 7, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. VGCC carpentry open house set for May 12 •The carpentry program at Vance-Granville Community College is holding an open house Tuesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will take place in the...

Leaders on the way up

WAKE FOREST — The Walter E Cole American Legion Post No. 187 has endorsed five rising seniors from three area high schools to serve as delegates to 2015 Tar Heel Boys State youth program June 21-27 at Catawba College in Salisbury. The teens are, from second left Bailey Autry,...
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Rolesville Elementary School wins healthy schools award

Rolesville Elementary School was recently awarded an Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) Wellness Star in recognition of their ongoing walk/bike to, or at, school programs. The school was one of 14 2015 Brains and Bodies and Wellness Star Award recipeints in Wake County....
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Second annual Cow Patty Family Fun Day is May 9

School sports fundraiser includes new 5K run/walk, food, games, vendors, raffle and more. Register by May 3 for 5k. ROLESVILLE — The second annual Cow Patty 5K & Family Fun Day will take place Saturday, May 9 at the Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. This year...
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Seussical Jr. staged at Heritage Middle

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School theatre arts program will be performing Seussical Jr., today (Thursday) and tomorrow at 7 p.m each night. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased in advance at the school office from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the door the night of the...

Rolesville High has talent show Friday

School Briefs - April 30, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •The make-up day for Field Day is scheduled for May 4. If you would like to volunteer, contact PE teacher, Ms. Ficarro, at cficarro@wcpss.net. •FPDE PTA monthly board meeting...

Wakefield High School’s Darrow wins scholarship

Kudos - April 30, 2015 Scholarships awarded •The 2015 Alston-Pleasants Scholarship for undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded to Steven Weatherspoon of Franklin County. •Wake Electric announced Morgan Darrow of Wakefield High...
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Brothers play brothers in Arsenic and Old Lace

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School Theater program will present the 1941 classic, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In this wickedly delightful farce, the Brewster family brims with charming, eccentric — albeit homicidal —...
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Seussical Jr. coming to Heritage Middle

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School theatre arts program will perform Seussical Jr., Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased in advance at the school office from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the door the night of the performance. The...
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Trentini scholars named

Endowment must grow, president says. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There are some  students  around here who have achieved more in their first 18 years than some do their whole lives. But only one of them gets to grab the brass ring of scholarships — the 2015 Trentini Award. That...
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Franklin Academy team wins bridge-building competition

WAKE FOREST — For the third consecutive year, the Franklin Academy bridge building team won first place overall in the North Carolina Department of Transportation Statewide Model Bridge Building Competition held on Friday, April 17 at the Department of Transportation auditorium...
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Wakefield Elementary students ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

RALEIGH — Wakefield Elementary participated in Jump Rope for Heart for the 15th consecutive year to help support the American Heart Association. The students raised $4,440.53 this year. The top fundraisers were Alex Numbers and Hunter Hardy. All students took part in a three-week...