Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...
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Hey, check this out!

Sebastian Kavanaugh directs Rachel Mahoney to look at a large, pointy caterpillar (on the leaf) during a Wake County Extension Master Gardeners Green Thumb Camp at Flaherty Park Community Center Monday. The youths were learning about butterflies and moths, in all stages of...
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Riverside HS gathers after 50 years

LOUISBURG — Approximately 50 members of the Riverside High School class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion June 7 at the school on West River Road in Louisburg. The reunion included a tour of the building that housed the school in 1964, live entertainment and a meal. Former...

School Briefs

Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence (utility bill,...
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Franklinton student attends leadership seminar

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School student Joshua Bass recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at N.C. State University, along with 150 other young leaders representing high schools from Eastern and Central North Carolina. Bass is the son of Jerome...
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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...
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Student data privacy law passes

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory signed into law Senate bill 815, the Ensuring Privacy of Student Records Act July 1.,  The new law aims to ensure the privacy and security of student educational records. It also increases the transparency of student privacy concerns by requiring...
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Wake Forest student serves as page

RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School student Chandler Britt Byrd served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Chandler was sponsored by Senator Brent Jackson and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Students rewarded for As

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric recently awarded 40 $25 Visa gift cards to area students who received at least one A (or its equivalent) on their report cards through the co-op’s Give Us an A program. This program encourages academic achievement. These awards are part of a drawing...
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Wake Electric awards $22,000 in scholarships

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Catherine Elizabeth Keel of Franklin Academy. Additional scholarships of $1,250 were awarded. The awardees include: •Allie Kristin...

Register now for continuing education classes at VGCC

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is offering several continuing education classes at the main campus, 200 Community College Road, starting in August. Registration may be completed online at vgcc.edu/oex. For more information, call 252-738-3300. •Certified Production...

FHS announces class reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...
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A hometown role model

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — First impressions are important, and Joel Schmidt strikes you immediately as a man with a sound head on his shoulders. Joel, 18, graduated from Wake Forest High last year, and has attended his first semester at East Carolina University. But what is...

Heritage student serves as page

RALEIGH — Heritage High School student Megan Elizabeth Matula served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Megan was sponsored by Senator Jim Davis and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of John and...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage Elementary Tracks 1, 2 and 3 begin July 7 at Heritage Elementary School. Homeschool news Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association holds its annual used curriculum sale and homeschool resource...
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Williams recognized by American Legion

Franklinton American Legion Post 52 awarded the 2014 School Award Medal to Dominique Williams, a graduating senior of Franklinton High School. The School Award Medal Program recognizes graduating seniors who have exhibited exceptional attributes of courage, honor, leadership,...

Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Middle School recently added a new fixture to their front lawn – a giant rock that can be painted with various messages or just to pump up students. Amy Poovey Light, who will be the Interim Assistant...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...
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Pate’s great race

Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest youth orchestra summer camps In response to the shuttering of the orchestra program at Wake Forest Middle School, a group of parents and interested community members are organinzing two camps...