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Inspirational stories on stage Feb. 7

WAKE FOREST - Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, will offer a free performance of George Washington Carver & Friends on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Showtime is 1 p.m...
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Student gives gift of music for Boy Scout Eagle project

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Music students at Franklin Academy Elementary School have a whole new way to make joyful noise thanks to enterprising Eagle Scout candidate Jonathan Wertz. Jonathan, 14, planned and helped build an outdoor musical garden for students, complete with...
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Wake cuts enrollment caps by half

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Jones Dairy and Forest Pines Elementary schools will not have their enrollment capped next year, following action by the Wake County School Board Tuesday to drop the number of capped schools from 20 to 10. Heritage High, however, was added to the...
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Kindergarten registration continues

School Briefs - Week of Jan. 22, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary • Kindergarten registration began Jan. 15 for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must register their child at their base school. If FPDE is your base, you can come to...
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One tuff teach

WAKE FOREST — Bill Wilkinson, left, hands Maureen Findley the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year certificate Tuesday at Heritage High. Findley, who is a former U.S. Marine and teaches history at Heritage, is also the district winner for the VFW.  
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Shrek — the Musical

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School Theater presents Shrek the Musical, which opens next week. Shows are Thursday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 5 through Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. There is one matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m....

Free FAFSA day is set for Feb. 28

RALEIGH — College financial aid officers and specialists will be available across North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 28 to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. Free FAFSA Day programs will be...
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Bee-ing smart

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Charter Academy recently hosted the Scripps School Spelling Bee and is happy to announce the top three finishers. Chelada Livingston placed first, Anisah Sison placed second and Hadley Ayers placed third. Livingston will advance to the state spelling bee...
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Hope Lutheran holds Night to Shine Feb. 13

WAKE FOREST — Hope Lutheran Church has been selected as one of 50 host sites for the upcoming nationwide Night to Shine prom for people with special needs. The event will happen in 50 different cities across the country simultaneously Friday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. The...
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Wake Fire show filmed locally

Living Arts students, grads dominate the crew. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Next month, when the old planning cottage near town hall goes up in smoke as part of a fire department training exercise, the crew of Wake Fire will be there to film it. Wake Fire is a yet-to-be-...
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Third graders at North Forest Pines get surprise visit

WAKE FOREST — Every week during football season, including when tracked out, students in Akemi Sadler’s third grade class posed for a picture holding up good luck signs and ‘Go Wake Forest’ signs for the Wake Forest High School’s varsity football team. Sadler talked with her...
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Franklinton student wins oratory contest

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 in Franklinton held its annual oratorical contest Jan. 10. The contest is open each year to high school students under 20 years old. Each student competes by speaking on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, emphasizing the duties of citizens...
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School briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •Today, Thursday, Heritage Elementary celebrates January birthdays (Tracks 1, 2, and 3). •Jan. 22 — Staff Good Day “Warm and Fuzzy.” Also, PTA meeting 7 p.m. in the media center. Free childcare provided by...

Wake Electric scholarships available

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is currently accepting applications for 2015 scholarships for college students — the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and a total of 16 Touchstone Energy Scholarships of up to $1,250. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship will be...
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School briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held...
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Self walks free

RALEIGH — The Wake Forest man accused of taking indecent liberties with little girls while working as a substitute teacher at Jones Dairy Elementary School in August, 2013 was found not guilty in court this week on two of the three charges, according to a media report broadcast...
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Tech board appointee is only 17

Haleigh Tucker wants school technology offerings expanded. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This modern world is catching up to local government, which is why nine gurus have been selected by town commissioners to serve on their first ever technology advisory board. One of them,...

Kudos

Louisburg College announces fall honors, dean’s lists The following students were named to the fall honors list at Louisburg College. From Louisburg, Nadia Wrenn, Kaleb Calamaco, Richard Patton and Clay Hackney; from Wake Forest, Shaylah Hopson; and from Raleigh, Christopher...
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School Briefs – week of Dec. 25, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School •The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Wake Forest High School Looking for somewhere...
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Students cook up thanks for college staff

LOUISBURG — As the faculty and staff at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus rushed to finalize grades and wrap up their work before the holiday break, they received a welcome gift. Two students in the VGCC Entrepreneurship degree program, Laura Hurley and...

Annual Optimists essay contest underway

Note: This is updated information from the previous week. WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club in Wake Forest is holding an essay contest and the topic is Optimism should be a priority. The contest is open to students under age 19 who have not graduated from high school as of Dec. 31....
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Students blanket children in need

FRANKLINTON — Inspired by the idea of connecting students with projects that impact the local community, Blake Taylor and students at Franklinton Elementary School are making blankets for those in need — one knot at a time. Taylor teaches fourth grade at Franklinton Elementary...