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How do you spell congratulations?

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary School held its schoolwide spelling bee Jan. 22 and crowned Camryn Hennings as the spelling bee champion. Camryn is a fifth grader in Ms. DiGiovanni’s class and will advance to represent Rolesville Elementary at the Regional Spelling Bee to be...
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Student missing for six days located

WAKE FOREST — Less than 24 hours after alerting the public that Summer Jefferson was missing, Raleigh police were able to say that she had been “located and is okay.” At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Raleigh police requested the public’s help to locate Jefferson, 15. In a written...

Register now for Dream and Miracle leagues

Spring is around the corner and for children with special needs, it’s time to register for Wake Forest’s Dream League or Franklin County’s Miracle League. Wake Forest The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21....

Complete your high school diploma

HENDERSON — Through Feb. 28, local adults can save $5 on a High School Equivalency (HSE) practice test or $10 on their first official test at Vance-Granville Community College, due to special offers from the national GED Testing Service. Adults studying for the GED test can take...

Three students win Golden LEAF Scholarships

Kudos - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Scholarships awarded Esther Daniels of Louisburg, Karl Davis of Youngsville and Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest have been awarded scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the N.C. Community College System. The scholarship program,...

Winners announced in Woman’s Club art contest

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School art students are in the early stages of the state Woman’s Club art competition. They are sponsored by the Youngsville Woman’s Club. The first round was Jan. 17 at the Youngsville History Museum. The regional round is Saturday with the finals...

Franklinton students to visit N.C. State

School Briefs - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •Today, Thursday, is January Birthday Lunch for Track 4 and February Birthday Lunch for Tracks 2 and 3. •Please vote for HES in the Jan Brett contest at...
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Franklin Academy student wins Patriot’s Pen Award

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has presented Franklin Academy sixth grader Amy Xu their Patriot’s Pen Award. The VFW’s annual essay contest is designed to foster an awareness in the middle schools of the nation’s history and the part...

I have a dream!

by David Leone Each year, the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Wake Forest’s Friendship Chapel Baptist Church showcases student talent and an update of the the civil rights icon’s dream. For the 20th anniversary celebration Jan. 22, the 200 attendees also witnessed more....
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Students take honors at theater competition

RALEIGH — A group of 26 students from the Durant Road Musical Theatre (DRMT), ages 10-17, brought home national awards after  competing in the Atlanta, Ga., Junior Theater Festival Jan. 16-18. The troupe presented selections from Pirates of Penzance JR. The judges said of their...
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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...