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A hometown role model

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — First impressions are important, and Joel Schmidt strikes you immediately as a man with a sound head on his shoulders. Joel, 18, graduated from Wake Forest High last year, and has attended his first semester at East Carolina University. But what is...

Heritage student serves as page

RALEIGH — Heritage High School student Megan Elizabeth Matula served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Megan was sponsored by Senator Jim Davis and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of John and...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage Elementary Tracks 1, 2 and 3 begin July 7 at Heritage Elementary School. Homeschool news Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association holds its annual used curriculum sale and homeschool resource...
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Williams recognized by American Legion

Franklinton American Legion Post 52 awarded the 2014 School Award Medal to Dominique Williams, a graduating senior of Franklinton High School. The School Award Medal Program recognizes graduating seniors who have exhibited exceptional attributes of courage, honor, leadership,...

Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Middle School recently added a new fixture to their front lawn – a giant rock that can be painted with various messages or just to pump up students. Amy Poovey Light, who will be the Interim Assistant...

School Briefs

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...
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Pate’s great race

Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest youth orchestra summer camps In response to the shuttering of the orchestra program at Wake Forest Middle School, a group of parents and interested community members are organinzing two camps...
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Franklinton High big grant winners

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School was recently awarded more than $16,000 in grants by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. Since 2008, the program has awarded grants to schools on behalf of teachers who have developed specific...
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Kudos – June 12, 2014

Scholarships •Shannon Stephens of Wake Forest has received the Sue Strickland Scholarship from Wake Forest United Methodist Church and will attend Appalachian State University. •Samantha Goodwin of Wake Forest has been awarded a $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award scholardhip...
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Youngsville elementary students deputized

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE – Youngsville Elementary school held its end of-the-year Junior Deputy Awards recognition ceremony last Wednesday. In a joint collaboration between the Wake Forest D.A.R.E program and Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Stephen Hyer, students...

Franklinton students learn valuable business skills

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — A new kind of honors class has been making waves at Franklionton High School since 2012 A Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, led by Lisa Davis, teaches students valuable skills through a virtual world of business. The company, Axis Enterprise, allows...
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Chicken dinner makes Miracle League big winner

Christian Sledge, a senior at Bunn High School, hosted a chicken plate sale April 19 at the school’s baseball field as part of his senior project. The project raised $1,365 for The Miracle League of Franklin County. Sledge is pictured (center, holding the check) surrounded by his...
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Student earns Duke TIP recognition

ROLESVILLE — Thales Academy Rolesville student Ivan Bachinsky was recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at a ceremony held May 19 at the Duke University campus in Durham.   The Duke TIP Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies students across...
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ECU awards full scholarship

GREENVILLE — Ashley Wilford of Wake Forest is among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars Program at Eastern Carolina University. Wilford, a senior at Franklin Academy, plans to major in biomedical engineering. An assistant dance teacher who has been performing for 15...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Host families needed World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks host families for students from Eurasia who have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored Future Leaders...

Kudos – June 5th, 2014

Scholarships •Taylor Erin Williams, of Youngsville, has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Williams is the daughter of Susan D. Beasley in Youngsville. She plans to use the grant to...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...
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Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....
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Cicotte will play for Chowan University

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Chowan University will be getting a new player this coming season with Heritage High’s catcher Cullen Cicotte signing to play baseball. Chowan is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Baptist State...

Local students serve as House pages

RALEIGH — Three Wake Forest area students recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Victoria Penna, daughter of Steve and Lea Penna, was sponsored by Marilyn Avila (R-Wake); Kyra Hartsfield, daughter of Donald and Channel Hartsfield, was sponsored...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •Kindergarten orientation is tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Wake Forest High news •John Vanness is the winner of the gas grill...