Heritage High School teacher is Teacher of the Year

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School English/Global Studies teacher Miles Macleod is the 2016-17 Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Teacher of the Year. Macleod received this honor at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet held Wednesday, May 11 at the Raleigh Convention...

School Briefs – week of May 19, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •May 24 is volunteer recognition night. •No school Memorial Day, May 30. Franklinton Middle School •Seventh and eighth grade band and chorus concert is May 22, 7 p.m. Wake Forest Middle Scho...

Kudos – week of May 19, 2016

Scholarship awarded Anna Margaret Slayton of Rolesville, has received a National Merit Scholarship of $2,500. Academics honored •Marsissa Begin of Raleigh, made the dean’s list at Belmont University. •Kayla Joyner was named to the president’s list at Bob Jones Universit...

Heritage High School continues Beauty and the Beast tonight

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School theater invites everyone to come be their guest as they present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, today through Saturday. Enjoy a tale as old as time with favorite characters and songs brought to life on stage. The production is family friendly and...

Mikayla Medley serves as page

ROLESVILLE — Mikayla Medley, a sophomore at Rolesville High School, served as a page for the North Carolina Senate last week. She was sponsored by Senator Chad Barefoot (R-Wake). While serving as a page, Medley was able to assist members of the Senate during committee meetings,...

Kudos – Week of May 12, 2016

Scholarships awarded •Wake Electric awarded 19 college scholarships equaling a total of $24,500.  The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to Hannah Jordan of Wake Forest High School. The Touchstone Energy Scholarship local winners are: Jacob Faulkner and...

Devin Hoffman awarded $7,500 scholarship

FRANKLINTON — The Excellence in Education Foundation has awarded Appalachian State University junior geology major Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Hoffman, a Franklinton High School graduate, is one of only 252 undergraduate sophomores and...

Catch a groove at Wake Forest High dance concert

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School dance department will present its spring concert Friday, May 13 in the Wake Forest High School Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale at 6:15 p.m. at the theater box office, and the show starts at 7 p.m. The concert features works...

School Briefs – Week of May 12, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •May 24 is volunteer recognition night. •No School Memorial Day, May 30. North Forest Pines Elementary •PTA board meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. •Falcon Fest is tomorrow (Friday), 5:30-8:30 p.m....

Winners named in conservation contest

LOUISBURG — Work from talented Franklin County third through sixth graders was on display during the 20th annual Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Awards program held April 21, at Terrell Lane Middle School. Each student was recognized on stage and received a cash...

Boys State delegates named

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Fourteen rising seniors from area high schools will be delegates to the 2016 Tar Heel Boys’ State program, after being thoroughly vetted and endorsed by the Walter E. Cole American Legion Post #187 in Wake Forest. Selected to attend the 77th annual...

Wakefield junior named Young Marine of Year

— Cooer Johnston, a junior at Wakefield High School and sergeant major in the Capital City Young Marines, has been named the Division 3 Young Marine of the Year. Johnston, age 16, joined the Young Marines at 8 years old. He credits the national youth organization for teaching him...

School Briefs- Week of May 5, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •Tomorrow (Friday) is field day. •May 24 is volunteer recognition night. •No School Memorial Day, May 30. North Forest Pines Elementary •Tomorrow (Friday) is field day for tracks 2 and ...

Mayor takes on legal matters

WAKE FOREST — Cast members from Heritage Middle School’s Legally Blonde Jr. had the opportunity to meet Mayor Vivian Jones at town hall. They wanted to personally invite her to the show, which is scheduled for tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow at 6 p.m. each night, and Saturday,...

Heritage Middle takes 31st in Science Olympiad

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Middle School Science Olympiad team finished 31st out of the top 50 teams in North Carolina. This was the first time Heritage Middle School ever competed at states, and three events received medals. Medal winners were Kavan McLaughlin and Ryan Thompson...

Winter guard and percussion ensemble receive high acclaim

by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School and Cedar Creek Middle School concluded a successful season with their winter guard programs. The sport of Winter guard is the same as color guard, but indoors. Color guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock...

Kudos – Week of May 5, 2016

Scholarship rewarded Nicholas Anderson, of Wake Forest High School, is one of five high school students selected to receive a Pope Eagle Scout Scholarship, an award of $20,000 toward post-secondary education. "We are very proud of these great young men as representatives of the...

‘Legally Blond’ hits stage May 4

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School theatre arts program will present , May 4-7. With a cast of 40 students under the direction of Austin Royal, Legally Blonde, Jr., The Musical is about believing in one’s self and talents. Tickets for the show go on sale today (Thursday) and...

Kudos – Week of April 28, 2016

Scholarships awarded •Emily Coats of Wake Forest, a nursing major, received a scholarship from the East Carolina Alumni Association. •Delshown Young of Wake Forest, received a $2,704 scholarship from Wells Fargo for the current academic year. The scholarship was one of 25 awarded...

School briefs – Week of April 28, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •Spring Fling is Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. •May 6 is field day. •May 24 is volunteer recognition night. Franklinton Middle School •Sixth grade band and chorus concert, May 13, 7 p.m. •Seventh and...

School Briefs – Week of April 21, 2016

Send school news and photos to [email protected] Wakefield Elementary School •April 25 is a snow make-up day. •Spring Fling is April 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. •May 6 is field day. •May 24 is volunteer recognition night. Cedar Creek Middle School •Book Fair is April 26-May ...

Teacher of the year finalists announced

WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Public School System is one step closer to naming the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Jim Merrill and members of the WCPSS human resources team surprised each of the 13 finalists for the title at their respective schools April 7 and 8....

Senior fulfills a dream

by Nick Fekaris WAKE FOREST — Music is his passion, the jazz upright bass is his instrument and he plans to bring beautiful sounds to the world. Wake Forest High School senior Philip Norris is quite the music aficionado. He’s been playing music ever since the age of four, and he...