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Geography bee challenges HMS students

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School held its 10th annual geographic bee competition in January. Some tough questions were answered, culminating in an exciting finish with the final two students going seven rounds before the tie was broken. Ryan Wimmer took home top honors and...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due March 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...

Girl Scout earns highest honor

WAKE FOREST — Jessica Hale Vickery, of Wake Forest, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Fun and Safe in the Sun, Vickery constructed a shade shelter and picnic table at a local school and created a sun safety...

Wake Electric sponsors scholarship, trip to D.C.

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric seeks applicants for a $1,000 scholarship for college, plus a free, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the June 14-20 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored...

Free FAFSA day assistance

RALEIGH — On Feb. 22, college financial aid administrators and specialists will be available to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. The programs, sponsored by College Foundation of North...
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Wake Forest High receives construction grant

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High receives construction grant The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 community grant to the Wake Forest High School, Construction Technology Career Academy (CTCA) that will be used to help fund organization projects, field trips, and...
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Snow days payback

School systems announce makeup days for recent snow. While missing school for snow is fun while the sledding lasts, there’s always the school makeup to pay for on the other side when the days are sunny and warm. Here are the makeup days (in calendar order) that have been posted...

School Briefs – Feb. 6, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Richland Creek Elementary gets assistant principal Richland Creek Elementary, Wake Forest’s newest elementary school in the Wake system,  will get an assistant principal Friday. Lucille Glass was...
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Voucher opportunity is here

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was created last year by the North Carolina General Assembly for certain students attending nonpublic schools whose household income qualifies for free or reduced lunch in North Carolina public schools. Online...
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Spectaculathon at WFHS Friday

WAKE FOREST — Four Odyssey of the Mind (OM) division III teams from Wake Forest High School present Spectaculathon, which showcases thinking and performing arts skills, Friday at 7 p.m. at the school. Odyssey of the Mind was founded in 1979 by Dr. Sam Micklus. It has developed...

Kindle winners announced from What Makes Christmas Special

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Weekly published letters from area children in its annual What Makes Christmas Special editions. More than 200 letters, poems and pieces of art were submitted and three were picked at random to receive an Amazon Kindle e-reader. These students will...

Hosts sought for students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected nonprofit public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...
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Former Wolverine Slay passes on life lessons

RALEIGH — The Neuse Christian Academy varsity and JV girls basketball teams recently hosted Katie Slay, two-time national champion and three-time Penn State All-American volleyball player  for a session on women’s empowerment through sports. Slay spoke about the valuable life...

Knowles named MVP female swimmer

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Heritage High School swimmer Caroline Knowles was named Female MVP after the Cap 8 Conference Championship swim meet, held this past Saturday at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center. Knowles, a sophomore, was a dual winner and took home the...
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Patriots send five to regional swim meet

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Five Franklin Academy swimmers will be competing this Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A/2A East Regional Meet. The event will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 3 p.m. Freshmen...
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Charter school draws crowd

Town approves plan; construction on fast-track. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — As the first snowflakes began to fall Tuesday evening, few people showed up for the town board meeting, including all but one representative of a new charter school seeking approval. But they weren’t put...

Franklin County Schools ready for kindergarten registration

Franklin County Schools is gearing up for kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year. Here is a list of registration dates and times for each elementary school: Bunn Elementary, March 26, 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Edward Best Elementary, April 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Franklinton...
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Franklinton High student competes in oratory

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School sophomore Karla Rebollar, pictured above with Oratorical Chairman Neil Weintraub, will represent American Legion Post 52 in the District 5 Oratorical Contest Saturday. The contest is sponsored annually by the American Legion in which high...

Wake schools superintendent to hear from public

Cary — Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Superintendent James Merrill is inviting WCPSS employees, parents, and the public to share their thoughts, concerns, and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent’s Direct Line. The first...
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Heritage fourth grader wins spelling bee

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Elementary School held their annual spelling bee Jan. 13, with fourth grader Brandon Major out-spelling all the others and winning with the word, ventriloquy. Prior to the great spell-off, each classroom held a spelling bee to be able to advance one speller...
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Gymnastics: a growing sport in high schools

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — The gymnastics scene in local high schools has evolved over the last few years. More gymnasts are seeing that the competition in high school can be fun despite the long practices and performances the sport entails. The gymnastic programs at...
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Wakefield volleyball player Benda signs with Marquette

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Gabby Benda will leave Wakefield High School as one of the top volleyball players in school history. And the Wolverine standout setter made her college commitment official, signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball...
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Lady Cougar Delane Smith signs with Catawba College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wanting to both pursue a degree in medical technology and continue playing softball, Wake Forest Cougar’s starting second baseman, Delane Smith, will attend Catawba College, fall 2014. Located in Salisbury, Catawba is a Division II-South...