Wake Electric scholarships available

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is currently accepting applications for 2015 scholarships for college students — the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and a total of 16 Touchstone Energy Scholarships of up to $1,250. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship will be...
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School briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held...
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Self walks free

RALEIGH — The Wake Forest man accused of taking indecent liberties with little girls while working as a substitute teacher at Jones Dairy Elementary School in August, 2013 was found not guilty in court this week on two of the three charges, according to a media report broadcast...
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Tech board appointee is only 17

Haleigh Tucker wants school technology offerings expanded. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This modern world is catching up to local government, which is why nine gurus have been selected by town commissioners to serve on their first ever technology advisory board. One of them,...

Kudos

Louisburg College announces fall honors, dean’s lists The following students were named to the fall honors list at Louisburg College. From Louisburg, Nadia Wrenn, Kaleb Calamaco, Richard Patton and Clay Hackney; from Wake Forest, Shaylah Hopson; and from Raleigh, Christopher...
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School Briefs – week of Dec. 25, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School •The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Wake Forest High School Looking for somewhere...
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Students cook up thanks for college staff

LOUISBURG — As the faculty and staff at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus rushed to finalize grades and wrap up their work before the holiday break, they received a welcome gift. Two students in the VGCC Entrepreneurship degree program, Laura Hurley and...

Annual Optimists essay contest underway

Note: This is updated information from the previous week. WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club in Wake Forest is holding an essay contest and the topic is Optimism should be a priority. The contest is open to students under age 19 who have not graduated from high school as of Dec. 31....
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Students blanket children in need

FRANKLINTON — Inspired by the idea of connecting students with projects that impact the local community, Blake Taylor and students at Franklinton Elementary School are making blankets for those in need — one knot at a time. Taylor teaches fourth grade at Franklinton Elementary...

Teacher grants available

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Community Foundation announces the availability of small grants from its education fun to teachers in Franklin County. The mini-grants program was established to encourage creativity in effective teaching throughout the Franklin County School...
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Gift-wrapped with love

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School girls lacrosse team has adopted a family through the Holiday Cheer program at Wake County Social Services. Shown with their wrapped gifts above are, standing from left, Ariel Gold, Haley Cissel, Hannah Anderson, Savannah Boyd and Camryn...
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What’s better than pancakes for breakfast?

Pancakes with Santa! At right, Santa (a friend of Mike Reeve) helps a youngster choose his gift, as some 240 children and parents attended the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club’s annual Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6. Along with breakfast, the children enjoyed face painting,...
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History essay winners lauded

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual Christmas social Dec. 14 at the Villas of Wake Forest clubhouse. Members enjoyed fellowship and a variety of snacks provided by attendees. The chapter regent also gave away door...
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FHS raises money for Miracle League

FRANKLINTON — During the past five weeks, it’s been war at Franklinton High School. Penny war, that is. More than $1,200 in pennies was collected by students in the annual event, and the cash will be donated to the Miracle League of Franklin County. A pizza party Tuesday,...

Optimist essay contest under way

WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club in Wake Forest is holding an essay contest. The contest is open to students under age 19 who have not graduated from high school as of Dec. 31. Cash awards will be given to first-, second- and third-place winners. Due Feb. 20, the essay topic ...
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School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held for prospective students and their parents Jan. 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Jan. 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. E-mail krbrown@wcpss.net to reserve a spot. •Kindergarten...
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What does Christmas mean to you? We want to know

It’s our favorite time of year — and hopefully yours, too. The Wake Weekly will publish the musings of area children in the next two papers, as they answer the question, What does Christmas mean to me? Submissions may include poems, stories, and drawings. The more colorful, the...
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Texas Roadhouse helps Rolesville teen after transplant

WAKE FOREST — Rolesville teen Brooke Parrish is recovering in a Ronald McDonald House next to the Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital where she underwent lifesaving liver transplant surgery Oct. 7. Meanwhile, here at home, a fundraising campaign to help pay for the expensive surgery and...

An example of excellence

Heritage Middle School girls soccer program records third perfect season in row. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Middle School girls soccer team just finished their third undefeated season in a row. Not only that, they also went the whole season without allowing a...
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Franklin Academy Middle School Chorus wins radio competition

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy Middle School chorus won $5,000 last week in the MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition with their rendition of Jinglin’ Bells. Schools from the area were invited to submit recordings of their songs the week before Thanksgiving....

Work with exchange students

RALEIGH — ASSE International Student Exchange Program (ASSE) is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in the community. ASSE is a nonprofit organization providing academic year and semester exchange programs in the United...
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Apply to be Senate page

WAKE FOREST — Each legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly opens its doors to high school students from across the state to participate in the House and Senate page programs. Senator Chad Barefoot invites students to e-mail his office at barefootla@ncleg.net for...