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Heritage Elementary HEStival is April 17

School briefs - March 5, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Drive Elementary •Remember to send in your Box Tops, Campbell and Tyson labels. Just have your child bring them to their classroom. This is a great way for our PTA to earn money to help...

Go shopping at annual JROTC bazaar Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The JROTC Battalion Bazaar is Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Support Wake Forest High School JRTOC cadets by shopping with local artisans, crafter and vendor for spring and Easter items, plus gifts for graduation and mother’s day.
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Franklin County teacher played for millions, won thousands

FRANKLINTON — Not many individuals pursue the teaching profession to get rich. Andrew Spatz is no different — but he may beat the odds. Spatz is a chemistry teacher at Franklinton High School and was recently a contestant on ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire. His spot aired...
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Franklin County lists initial makeup days

LOUISBURG — Makeup days for the winter weather closings have been announced by Franklin County Schools. The following days will be utilized as student make-up days. The teacher workday and early release days will become full instructional days. Additions or changes to the...

Four locals named teacher of year semi-finalists

WAKE FOREST — Four local teachers have been named as semi-finalists for the 2015-16 Wake County Schools teacher of the year: •Jean Hockenyos, Wakefield Elementary School, •Shannon Lowry, Rolesville Middle School, •Clinton McCaskill, Heritage High School, and •Laura Stiles,...

Applications for Wake Electric scholarship available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Electric Scholarships program is now accepting applications for the following 2015 scholarships: Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship — Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake...

Don’t miss upcoming performances at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s  Advanced Theater students, known as Troupers, will showcase their solution performances for Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competition in their annual OM Spectaculathon Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  Admission is free....
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Heritage art students create silk banners

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage High School PTSA has officially unveiled five beautiful silk banners made by Heritage High School art students. The banners are located in the school lobby. Art students participated in an artist-in-residency program with award-winning artist Leni...
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Heritage High student accepted to West Point

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Congressman George Holding announced that a Heritage student has been accepted to West Point. “It’s an honor to announce that Blake Robert Walters, of Wake Forest, has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy,” Holding said in a...

Heritage Elementary hold winter program

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Elementary held its winter program Jan. 22. The performance included the Track 1 and 2 fifth graders playing hand chimes on both treble clef and bass clef. The third grade show, entitled Sno Biz, and three fifth-graders, who represented Heritage in the N.C....

Youngsville Elementary principal named

LOUISBURG — A specially called Franklin County Board of Education meeting was held Monday and Marylin Newkirk was named Principal of Youngsville Elementary School. Newkirk comes to FCS with experience as an assistant principal and director of curriculum and instruction in Durham...
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Grant funds robotic equipment for mechatronics training

CREEDMOOR — The Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus continues to gain state-of-the-art equipment, purchased with grant funds. The newest addition is the MAS-200 Modular Assembly System produced by SMC International Training, a company based in...

Kudos – Feb. 26, 2015

Academics honored •Sage Anderson of Wake Forest and Bonnie Smith and Therius Styles, both of Raleigh, were named to the fall dean’s list for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. •Joseph Baglio and Megan Foster, both of Wake Forest and both majoring in business...

School Briefs – Feb. 26, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Tonight, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., along with the Book Fair, will be Family Literacy Night. •The Scholastic Book Fair is this week in the school’s media center. •Donuts for Dad is tomorrow, Friday,...
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Exploring a future in medicine

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber WAKEFIELD — Some kids go off to college with little more than a rough idea of what they would like to do after college. Others don’t have a clue and hope they will find their passion during their four years at a university. This is not the case with...

Forgivable education loans for service

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) Program provides financial assistance to qualified North Carolinians who are committed to working in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas in North Carolina. A FELS loan for one academic year generally will be...
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Town fetes Wake Forest football team

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougar football team was feted by the town and residents following Saturday’s Mardi Gras street festival in downtown Wake Forest. A contingent of the marching band led the parade as well as provided familiar music from football games in  front of...
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TA charged in sex offense

Anthony Harris taught special-ed at WHS. by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A former Wakefield High School teacher’s assistant was arrested Tuesday by Raleigh police and charged with three felony counts of committing a sex offense with a student. Anthony Mondale Harris, 27, 106 Bon...
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Student receives Voice of Democracy award

WAKE FOREST — The award for Voice of Democracy 2014-15 was presented by essay committee member Dave Martin, Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, to Christopher Vaughn at Wake Forest High School recently. The theme for the 2014-15 contest was Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s...
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Local school report cards

Here are the grades of schools in our area, released as part of the school progress reports. Franklin County: Bunn Elementary, C; Edward Best Elementary, B; Franklinton Elementary, D; Laurel Mill Elementary, D; Long Mill Elementary, C; Louisburg Elementary, D; Royal Elementary,...

Shop holds essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The Storytellers Book Store of Wake Forest, 158 S. White St., invites youths to be a part of Black History Month by entering their writing contest. In 400 words or less, write what freedom means to you. Use your own experience, knowledge of history, or an example of...
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Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...