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 — 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...