Local students serve as House pages

RALEIGH — Three Wake Forest area students recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Victoria Penna, daughter of Steve and Lea Penna, was sponsored by Marilyn Avila (R-Wake); Kyra Hartsfield, daughter of Donald and Channel Hartsfield, was sponsored...

School Briefs – May 29, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •Kindergarten orientation is tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Wake Forest High news •John Vanness is the winner of the gas grill...

Summer fun at 4-H

LOUISBURG — Franklin County 4-H hosts an open house tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Annex at 103 S. Bicket Blvd. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for any of the 22 new programs offered over the summer months, including...
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Currin graduates with honors

ROLESVILLE — Andrew Currin, son of Rolesville Commissioner Ronnie and Beth Currin, was awarded the Clinical Research Award of Excellence in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research Program at Campbell University. Currin graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy and...

School Briefs – May 22, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •The last PTA general meeting of the year is scheduled Tuesday. The volunteer of the year will be announced, along with the incoming 2014-15 board. Refreshments will be provide...
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Making good decisions

Wake Forest High School football player Bryce Love, pictured with Wake Forest DARE Officer Scott Graham, spoke at the DARE graduation at Heritage Elementary School, encouraging the students to stay away from drugs and to make good decisions.
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Record leap makes history

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — It’s not every day you get to see a school’s history being made, even rarer to be a part of making it. But for Franklinton High School high jumper Charity Snelling, she got to do just that.. Charity leapt to both a new personal and new...

Tech awards grant program under way

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program for the 2014-15 school year is in progress.  Eligible teachers include public school K-12 and community college teachers working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties. Grants...
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Student inducted into Cum Laude Society

WAKE FOREST — Myles Alexander Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alad Troy Brown of Wake Forest, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., during a ceremony held April 21. He is a member of the Class of 2014. The Cum Laude Society was...

Get the 411 on the 529

YOUNGSVILLE — Seven out of 10 Americans do not know that a 529 plan is a college savings tool, according to the annual 529 Plan Awareness Survey from financial-services firm Edward Jones. In its third year monitoring college savings awareness, the survey found that only 30...

Wake School Board mulls expansion of justice project

CARY — Education leaders discussed expanding the Juvenile Justice Project during their Tuesday work session. Designed to provide teachers and administrators with an alternative response to student misbehavior in school, the Juvenile Justice Project is conducted in collaboration...
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Richland Creek Elementary wins statewide award

By Clellie Allen Editor  WAKE FOREST — The school isn’t scheduled to open until August, but it’s already winning awards. Richland Creek Elementary’s construction management firm was singled out Tuesday as the first public school in the state to earn SHARP recognition by N.C....
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Get a moo-ove on, Daisy!

Daisy the Cow evidently found centerfield not to her liking. She decidedly refused to participate in the Cow Patty Bingo held at Rolesville High School Saturday, repeatedly running through the yellow caution tape. Even after being coaxed with extra tasty feed and a couple of...
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Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes winners

LOUISBURG — Forty-one Franklin County students in grades 3-9 were recognized, some receiving cash awards, at the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District’s 18th Annual Awards presentation April 28 at Terrell Lane Middle School. The students submitted posters or essays,...

Local teams qualify for state finals

APEX — The North Carolina track and field mideast regionals tournament was held this Saturday. Heritage, Wake Forest and Wakefield High Schools all participated with athletes in multiple events. Wakefield scored 95 total points to come in second in girls sports, and 32 in boys to...
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Phantoms gather

Alumni from Youngsville High School, which closed its doors in 1978, kicked off their reunion with a basketball game Friday night. Phantoms participating in the hoops action included Johnny Conyers, Tony Bailey, Ralph Brown, Al Deporter (Referee), Charles Keith, E.J. Wilder, Mike...

Cow Patty Bingo is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Athletic Club fundraiser Cow Patty Bingo debuts Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rolesville High School. The event is free and features food, games, bands, booths, raffles and other family-oriented activities. Cow Patty bingo spaces will be sold for $5,...

Student cited for bringing knives to school

WAKEFIELD — A student was cited with a weapons violation April 29 for bringing knives onto campus at Wakefield High. Jake Landsberg, 16, is charged with having weapons on school property after three hunting knives were discovered in his vehicle that morning, which was in the...
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Cow Patty Bingo debuts May 10

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Athletic Club fundraiser Cow Patty Bingo debuts May 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rolesville High School. The event is free and features food, games, bands, booths, raffles and other family-oriented activities. Cow Patty bingo spaces will be sold for $5,...
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Senior class enthralled with inspirational speaker

By Juliet McDonald WAKEFIELD — It is not very often an auditorium filled with graduating seniors is quiet as they hang on every word a speaker has to say. But this was precisely what happened Thursday at Wakefield High School. Inspirational speaker Sarah Panzau told her story of...

Electric Youth Tour names winners

WAKE FOREST — High-school juniors Tyler Bendl of Wake Forest and Dillan Phillips of Louisburg were selected by Wake Electric to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June. Bendl 16, is a student at Heritage High School. Phillips, 17, attends Louisburg...
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Heritage students win marketing contest

WAKE FOREST — Joshua Harris and Zachary Lentini, eighth-graders at Heritage Middle School, placed second in the state level annual middle school county marketing contest sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE). The two teamed up in Akinyi Edmonds’...

School board passes budget

By Juliet McDonald WAKE COUNTY — Superintendent Jim Merrill wasted little time addressing the data released a week ago regarding the alarming number of teacher resignations so far this school year. “I don’t mind being a broken record on a subject like this — the huge jump in loss...