Styers serves as Senate page

Kudos — Week of June 11 Send outstanding student news to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Styers serves as page Hannah Styers, a sophomore at Franklinton High School, served as a Senate Page, working with Senator Chad Barefoot (Wake, Franklin), May 18-21 (see photo at right). Outstanding...

Wheelbarrowful of fun!

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy third- through fifth-graders celebrated the end of the school year with a field day June 2. Students participated in a variety of backyard games such as tetherball, horseshoes and tug-o-war. While inclement weather shortened the event, students...

Eddie Haughey named director of secondary education

LOUISBURG — Following a special-called meeting, Eddie Haughey was hired as director of secondary education by the Franklin County Board of Education May 26. Haughey currently serves as the director of safety and security for Franklin County Schools and will continue to carry-out...

Graduation straight ahead

Say cheese! Jonathan Allen, left, and Caleb Allen, right, ham it up during a break in Wake Forest High School’s graduation practice May 29. Wake County Schools will hold graduation ceremonies beginning Saturday with Franklin County schools’ graduations on June 13. (Photo by...

Addo receives scholarship

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Sandra Addo is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). It was presented during the school’s Awards Day program on Friday, May 22. Presented annually by the...

School Briefs – Week of June 4, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Youngsville Academy Charter Youngsville Academy Charter School will open for the 2015-2016 school year in the Faith Baptist school facility at 249 Holden Road in Youngsville. The new charter school is enrolling students in...

Phinazee and Lundquist receive scholarships

Kudos — Week of June 4, 2015 Send academic achievements to kudos@wakeweekly.com. Scholarships awarded •Elise Phinazee of Wake Forest received a $1,000 Ray Kroc scholarship, and Heather Lundquist of Wake Forest received a $1,000 Ronald McDonald House charities scholarship from...
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Student talent on display

LOUISBURG — Viewing the artistic talent of students from around Franklin County, students and guests were entertained with exceptional creative talents at the awards for 2015 Franklin County K-11 Art Show at the Louisburg College auditorium Thursday, May 14. (click on any image...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....