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...
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Heritage Middle School students raise thousands for St. Baldricks

WAKE FOREST — Over the last five years, Heritage Middle School students, led by teacher Chad Barringer, have raised more than $111,600 for pediatric cancer research through the local St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave-a-thons. This year, the school’s Bald Patriots raised $15,146,...

Kudos – week of April 23, 2015

Scholarships awarded •Matthew Thomas Goodwin of Wake Forest received a national achievement $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Academics honored •Alexus Symone Hatchett of Wake Forest and Alicia Marie Helms of Franklinton both received the Howard...
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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...
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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...
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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;...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...