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...

Cougar golfers finish 5th, 3rd in Cap 8 matches

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School golf coach Justin Richards said he cannot remember a year when the Cap 8 Conference has been so competitive. “Everyone has improved and there is some great golf being played,” Richards said. The Cougars...
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Heritage track star headed to Appalachian State

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent HERITAGE — When Heritage High School senior Grant Rodgers arrives at college this fall, there won’t be much of an offseason for him. The standout distance runner signed a National Letter of Intent on February 5 to attend Appalachian State...
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Wake Forest brothers ink with Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Standout Wake Forest High School football players Tyler and Samuel Newhouse have been playing organized football since the third grade. And now that their high school gridiron days are over, the seniors will remain together on...
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Sattler signs letter to play soccer at Queens

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School soccer player Matt Sattler will take his skills to the next level after signing a Letter of Intent February 5 to play at Queens University. The Royals, an NCAA Division II program, were the 2013 regular...
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Kindergartners spread cheer

As part of Franklin Academy’s character education program encouraging kindness and good citizenship, Weston Lane and others in Bonnie Henson’s kindergarten class visited the Carolina House for lunch recently and delivered handmade cards to the delight of the residents there.  

Join together with the band

VANCE COUNTY — The all-volunteer Vance-Granville Community Band is rehearsing for the 2014 year and invites musicians of all ages to join. Since it was first formed in 2008, the community band has included Vance-Granville Community College students, high school students,...
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WES jumps rope for heart

WAKEFIELD — For the 14th year in a row, Wakefield Elementary School students participated in Jump Rope for Heart sponsored by the American Heart Association. The event was held in conjunction with the jump rope unit in physical education class. Jordan McIntyre from Cin...

School Briefs – Mar. 6, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage High events •The HHS Talent Show is scheduled this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. •The next regularly scheduled meeting of the PTSA is Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center....
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Girl Scouts earn silver awards

WAKE FOREST — Kayla Resco and Abigail Nacional, both of Wake Forest, and Leanne Epstein, of Raleigh, have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines. The silver award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her project,...

Summer day camp registration starts Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is taking applications for Day Park Summer Camp Monday, March 3 through Friday, April 11. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, the Day Park Summer Camp is a full-day recreational summer camp program designed to...

School briefs. – Feb. 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...

Apply for page program starting Monday

RALEIGH — The office of State Representative Bobbie Richardson is accepting page applications beginning Monday, March 3, on a first-come, first-served basis for the N.C. General Assembly’s 2014 short session in May. To be eligible, pages must be age 14-18 and currently in the...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...
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Heritage Middle makes best ever placement in science olympiad

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School Science Olympiad team participated in the Feb. 8 regional competition and came away with their best placement ever — seventh out of 30 teams. The following students took home awards: •First place JV Bottle Rockets, Brennan McLaughlin and...

Schools facilities manager lands in hot seat

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Joe Desormeaux, facilities manager for Wake County Public School System, was in the hot seat more than once during the Wake County Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon. Commissioners tackled multiple agenda items concerning Wake Schools, all...

Friday deadline to enter Incredible Pageant

Student-organized event designed to embolden youths with disabilities. WAKE FOREST — Maha Rehman, a senior at Franklin Academy High School, has organized a pageant for youths and young adults, with a twist. “The Incredible Pageant is specifically organized to focus on children...

School Briefs Feb. 20, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233.   Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org.   Franklinton High happenings •Support Franklinton High School by linking your store card at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Target. A percentage...
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Heritage senior signs to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s Charles Clark will get a chance to play college football. Clark signed a letter of intent Feb. 5 during National Signing Day to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University, a NCAA division II school that competes in...