School Briefs – April 24, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •The Spring Fling and Food Truck Rodeo is tomorrow (Friday), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with games, raffles, a silent auction and more. Volunteers and donors are welcomed.  The...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...
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Singing praises for the Heritage Choral Festival

WAKE FOREST — The second annual Heritage Choral Festival was held March 26 at Heritage High School. Choirs from Heritage Elementary, Middle and High schools provided an evening of musical excellence for the Wake Forest community. The Heritage Elementary Honors chorus is directed...
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Spring Ag Fest Saturday

A plant sale with flowering plants and vegetables available. ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Future Farmers of America (FFA) is sponsoring a Spring Ag Fest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. The free community event will feature live farm...

Trentini dinner April 12

WAKE FOREST — The 34th annual Trentini Foundation scholarship banquet is scheduled April 12 at 6 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. On tap to speak at the event is Wake Forest High standout basketball player, Graham Bunn. After graduating in 1997, Bunn played...
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Wake Forest High students tops in essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The two top winners of the recent Wake Forest Optimist Club essay contest (holding certificates) are from left, Tierra Marsh, first place winner of $150, and Madison Pontrelli, second place winner of $100. Anli Zhang (not pictured) was third place winner of $50....
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Students make the shot at N. Forest Pines

WAKE FOREST — Under the guidance of Wake County schools’ adapted physical educational specialists, students from North Forest Pines, Brassfield and Lead Mine elementary schools participated in March Madness with a Make the Shot competition March 21. Competitors pictured with...
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Laughs add up

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Rotary Club, represented here by Jim Robertson, hands the Wake Forest High School band boosters a check for $7,250, their half of the proceeds from Comedy Night 2014. From left are Drum Major Zackary Lorenzo with Cheryl Vann, band boosters president,...
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Franklin Academy builds bridge to state

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy High School’s bridge-building team used their math, science and critical-thinking skills to take first place in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Region 2 bridge-building competition  recently. With an overall score of 72.4, a perfect...

School briefs — April 3, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Middle orientation Wakefield Middle School’s orientation for sixth graders will take place April 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parents and students may tour the school, meet staff...
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Honors choir hits all the right notes

The Heritage Elementary honors choir, under the direction of Barina Bailey, performed in the Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration March 19 at Meymandi Hall. Along with Path to the Moon in unison and Walk in Jerusalem in three parts, they performed several other numbers with the...
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Cougars beat the tracks

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Indoor Percussion team travelled to Powhatan High School in Virginia to compete in the Atlantic Indoor Association Powhatan Percussion Competition March 22. The group performed the show, Tidal Wave. With an amazing musical and marching...
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North Forest Pines students celebrate in March

North Forest Pines Elementary students decided to spend their third quarter Positive Behavior Intervention Support Falcon Tickets on an 80s-theme dance. The Totally Far Out 80s Falcon Jam was a hit with students and teachers, many donning their best 80s outfits complete with...
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School Briefs – March 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Saturday makeup day canceled After reviewing instructional hours required for students, WCCPS is canceling the Track 1, 4 and single-track year-round makeup day scheduled for Saturday, March 29. Instead,...
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Wake Forest High does it for the Vine

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Arts Productions presents “Do it for the Vine!” The variety entertainment show is one of two performed annually by Wake Forest High students. Students will act out popular Vine videos, showcasing the entertainment value of the six-second-long...

School Briefs – March 20, 2014

—Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High events •The World Languages department hosts an induction ceremony into the French, Latin and Spanish National Honor Societies tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. At...

Join the 4-H fun

LOUISBURG — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin  County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H regulations....
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Real world geometry

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High Common Core 2 teachers have joined with the Heritage Swim and Golf Club to design artwork for their recreation center. “We are connecting common core math to the real world,” said Alison Stachowicz, a math teacher at...

Deadline for Basketball camp scholarship nears

WAKE FOREST — The deadline for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Wake Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities is March 31. Wake Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy sports camp scholarships...

Senior softball league looking for players

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — If you are 50 years or older and interested in playing senior softball and want to know more about the sport, there is a senior softball tournament at Heritage High School field this Saturday. Players ages 50 to 65 will be...
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WHS alum Lenox named to All-Freshman team

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Brevard College’s Madison Lenox, a Wakefield High graduate and Raleigh native, was selected to the South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman basketball team, the league office announced. Lenox was named to the All-Freshman team after leading the Tornados in scoring...
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Rolesville High softball team young and struggling

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The young Rolesville High School Rams softball team has struggled thus far in its inaugural season and remains winless in their first five games. Throughout those games, the Rams have been outscored 50-16, and Rolesville coach...

Rams take fifth in match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — The Rolesville High School golf team achieved one of its team goals during the March 11 Greater Neuse River Conference match. The Rams, with a score of 195, moved up in the league by finishing in fifth place at the Wendell Country...