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Scholarship awarded

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School senior Kristina Sammartino is the recipient of the 2014 People Helping People scholarship, which recognizes leadership, integrity and community involvement, along with academic achievement. Members of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU)...

Statewide public school forum May 3

RALEIGH — Public Schools First NC will host its first statewide forum May 3 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The focus of the forum is an exploration of issues, innovations and solutions that can help strengthen North Carolina’s public schools. The...

Student loan myths busted

PHOENIX — While a college degree typically leads to higher wages and improved job security, the dream of a higher education can be quickly dampened with concerns about how to repay student loans. “A college education is a major investment, and most people today must borrow money...
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Thales Academy opens in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — More than 100 guests attended the Thales Academy Rolesville ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at their new junior high and high school campus located at 1201 Granite Falls Boulevard. Speakers at the event included Melissa Edwards, school administrator, Bob Luddy,...
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Hairspray playing at Wake Forest High

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Renaissance Art Productions presents Tony award-winning musical, Hairspray, tonight and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Wake Forest High School. The play, performed by Wake Forest High School students, is based on the 1988 John Waters...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •The Spring Fling and Food Truck Rodeo is tomorrow (Friday), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with games, raffles, a silent auction and more. Volunteers and donors are welcomed.  The...

Youths wanted for board

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest is accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and at wakeforestnc.gov/youth-advisory-board.aspx....

Scholars continue Tony Trentini’s legacy

Foundation awards $41,000 to Wake Forest seniors. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Philip Thomas Graham of Wake Forest High and Mary Katharine Valchar of Heritage High, were named the 2014 Trentini Scholars Saturday and were awarded $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. Both praised the...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...
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Singing praises for the Heritage Choral Festival

WAKE FOREST — The second annual Heritage Choral Festival was held March 26 at Heritage High School. Choirs from Heritage Elementary, Middle and High schools provided an evening of musical excellence for the Wake Forest community. The Heritage Elementary Honors chorus is directed...
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Spring Ag Fest Saturday

A plant sale with flowering plants and vegetables available. ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Future Farmers of America (FFA) is sponsoring a Spring Ag Fest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young Street. The free community event will feature live farm...

Boys & Girls Club needs supplies

LOUISBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of North Central N.C. in Louisburg has put together a list of supplies they would like. The wish list includes: •Board games •Cards and card games •Jump ropes •Kickballs •Electric and manual pencil sharpeners •CPU for front desk (for signing...
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Enter the dragon

Siblings love the dragon ride at the carnival for the Kids set up at the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot. The fun continues through the weekend.

Trentini dinner April 12

WAKE FOREST — The 34th annual Trentini Foundation scholarship banquet is scheduled April 12 at 6 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. On tap to speak at the event is Wake Forest High standout basketball player, Graham Bunn. After graduating in 1997, Bunn played...
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DARE Carnival starts Tuesday

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual Carnival for the Kids begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday, April 13. It will be held in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Drive. The seventh annual carnival promises fun and...

Youngsville High reunion plans come together

YOUNGSVILLE — Plans are being finalized for Youngsville’s High School Reunion picnic May 3. The Museum Committee is predicting 200 by the second week of April. Alumni are asked to please respond by the first week of April if possible as the memory book has to be compiled and...

Chamber to host education summit April 8

WAKE FOREST — Dr. June Atkinson, the state superintendent of public schools, will be the keynote speaker for the April 8 Education Summit being hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 a.m. until 10 at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. The purpose of the Education...
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Wake Forest High students tops in essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The two top winners of the recent Wake Forest Optimist Club essay contest (holding certificates) are from left, Tierra Marsh, first place winner of $150, and Madison Pontrelli, second place winner of $100. Anli Zhang (not pictured) was third place winner of $50....
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Students make the shot at N. Forest Pines

WAKE FOREST — Under the guidance of Wake County schools’ adapted physical educational specialists, students from North Forest Pines, Brassfield and Lead Mine elementary schools participated in March Madness with a Make the Shot competition March 21. Competitors pictured with...
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Laughs add up

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Rotary Club, represented here by Jim Robertson, hands the Wake Forest High School band boosters a check for $7,250, their half of the proceeds from Comedy Night 2014. From left are Drum Major Zackary Lorenzo with Cheryl Vann, band boosters president,...
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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

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...