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Franklin Academy builds bridge to state

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy High School’s bridge-building team used their math, science and critical-thinking skills to take first place in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Region 2 bridge-building competition  recently. With an overall score of 72.4, a perfect...

School briefs — April 3, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Middle orientation Wakefield Middle School’s orientation for sixth graders will take place April 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parents and students may tour the school, meet staff...
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New 4-H group gathers

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Organizers had to bring in more chairs to accommodate the number of potential members and their parents for the start up of a new chapter of 4-H specifically for companion pets at the Wake County Northern Regional Center Tuesday. The leader, Renee...
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Honors choir hits all the right notes

The Heritage Elementary honors choir, under the direction of Barina Bailey, performed in the Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration March 19 at Meymandi Hall. Along with Path to the Moon in unison and Walk in Jerusalem in three parts, they performed several other numbers with the...
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Cougars beat the tracks

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Indoor Percussion team travelled to Powhatan High School in Virginia to compete in the Atlantic Indoor Association Powhatan Percussion Competition March 22. The group performed the show, Tidal Wave. With an amazing musical and marching...

Washing cars for drama

WAKE FOREST — Who doesn’t need a car wash after all this crazy weather? If you’d rather someone else do the dirty work, bring your ride to Advance Auto Parts in Rolesville, 530 S. Main Street, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Wake Forest High School drama...
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North Forest Pines students celebrate in March

North Forest Pines Elementary students decided to spend their third quarter Positive Behavior Intervention Support Falcon Tickets on an 80s-theme dance. The Totally Far Out 80s Falcon Jam was a hit with students and teachers, many donning their best 80s outfits complete with...
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School Briefs – March 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Saturday makeup day canceled After reviewing instructional hours required for students, WCCPS is canceling the Track 1, 4 and single-track year-round makeup day scheduled for Saturday, March 29. Instead,...

Optimists sponsor speech contest

WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club of Wake Forest invites students under 19 who haven’t yet graduated, to write and deliver a four- to five-minute speech — How my Passions Impact the World. The local club-level contest is scheduled April 12. Winners will advance to the district...
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Wake Forest High does it for the Vine

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Arts Productions presents “Do it for the Vine!” The variety entertainment show is one of two performed annually by Wake Forest High students. Students will act out popular Vine videos, showcasing the entertainment value of the six-second-long...

School Briefs – March 20, 2014

—Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High events •The World Languages department hosts an induction ceremony into the French, Latin and Spanish National Honor Societies tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. At...

Canes host DARE nights

RALEIGH — Enjoy N.C. Hurricanes hockey and support Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) at the March 29 and April 10 home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals. Tickets for the games are specially priced, and proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit...

Join the 4-H fun

LOUISBURG — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin  County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H regulations....
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Real world geometry

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High Common Core 2 teachers have joined with the Heritage Swim and Golf Club to design artwork for their recreation center. “We are connecting common core math to the real world,” said Alison Stachowicz, a math teacher at...

Deadline for Basketball camp scholarship nears

WAKE FOREST — The deadline for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Wake Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities is March 31. Wake Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy sports camp scholarships...

Senior softball league looking for players

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — If you are 50 years or older and interested in playing senior softball and want to know more about the sport, there is a senior softball tournament at Heritage High School field this Saturday. Players ages 50 to 65 will be...
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WHS alum Lenox named to All-Freshman team

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Brevard College’s Madison Lenox, a Wakefield High graduate and Raleigh native, was selected to the South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman basketball team, the league office announced. Lenox was named to the All-Freshman team after leading the Tornados in scoring...
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Rolesville High softball team young and struggling

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The young Rolesville High School Rams softball team has struggled thus far in its inaugural season and remains winless in their first five games. Throughout those games, the Rams have been outscored 50-16, and Rolesville coach...

Rams take fifth in match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — The Rolesville High School golf team achieved one of its team goals during the March 11 Greater Neuse River Conference match. The Rams, with a score of 195, moved up in the league by finishing in fifth place at the Wendell Country...
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For the love of music

Band experiences in high school can be costly, but the results are worth it. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Cost of a sousaphone — $5,000; participation in one season of marching band — $500; learning lessons of responsibility, hard work and dedication? Priceless. Spend just five...
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Songsters hit the right note

Students in Barina Bailey’s music class at Heritage Elementary School participated in the Wake All-County Elementary Chorus Feb. 22 at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. They were required to audition and learn pieces in Hebrew, German, Latin and English. Dr. Fran Page, head of...

School Briefs – Mar. 13, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake, Franklin makeup days Wake County schools made up for the Feb. 12-14 snow days by canceling the early release March 7 and using banked instructional time. Remaining makeup days are: •Traditional...

Scholarship deadlines approaching

Who doesn’t need help paying for college? Check out these scholarship opportunities available to qualified applicants. Kohl’s cares Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2014 Kohl’s Cares scholarship program. Nominations for...