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Wakefield athletic director honored

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The N.C. Athletic Education Association named Wakefield High athletic director Dexter Cooley the N.C. High School Athletic Director of the Year at its convention in Raleigh. Cooley is a teacher, coach and athletic director at Wakefield High. While a...
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Wake school board to vote on assignment plan

CARY — The Wake County Board of Education is scheduled to vote at its Dec. 3 meeting on a student assignment plan for the 2014-15 academic year. Student assignment staff has recommended that the board continue the current base assignment plan next year. Under the proposal, there...
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Franklin’s Martha Mobley named educator of year

 WAKE FOREST — The N.C. SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Extension Educator of the Year Award was presented to Martha Mobley of Franklin County, at the 2013 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Nov. 16, 2013. Mobley was...
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Contest could win a school new supplies, computers and books

WAKE FOREST — Twoifbytea.com is giving away new school supplies, brand new computers and a large stash of books including American literature classics and Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. To enter the contest, tell twoifbytea.com in 500 words or less why a particular school...
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Wake Forest’s Amanda Levy will play at UNC-Pembroke

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKE FOREST — Amanda Levy will continue her golf career in the fall at UNC-Pembroke. The Wake Forest High School senior made it official Nov. 18 when she signed a national letter of intent to play Division II golf for the Braves. “I decided on...
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More than beginner’s luck

In their first year of play together, the Franklinton Middle School Red Rams football team went undefeated during the regular season. They took second in their conference tournament, Nov. 6.
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Teens bring BB guns to WHS

WAKEFIELD — Two Wakefield High School students are in trouble after they were found on campus with BB guns in separate incidents on the same day. Da’quail Trevonne Alexander, 16, 2801 Crystal Oaks Lane, Raleigh, and Justin Lawshan Bland, 18, 2510 Garden Hill Drive, Raleigh, are...
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Footballers Show Their Spirit

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Rolesville Soccer Association had it’s inaugural Spirit day at Smithcreek Park Nov. 2. More than 300 people came to the event with multiple events set up for the players to showcase their skills and have lots of fun. WF Soccer thanked the Raleigh...

Rolesville Middle Honor Roll

Kudos to these Rolesville Middle School Rams   Rolesville Middle School principal Dhedra Lassiter has announced the A and A/B honor roll for 1st quarter.   A Honor Roll for Tracks 1, 3   6th grade: Susan Battle, Logan Beaumont , Alexsis Byfield, Connor Bonham...

Heritage program expands

WAKE FOREST— Heritage High advanced language students were visited recently by Chinese professors from overseas. The travelers were Professors YangYang and XiaoZhong Tang, both of Nanjing Normal University and visiting Chinese professors from the Confucius Institute at N.C. State...

Schadenfreude for the win

WAKE FOREST—The combined team from Wakefield Middle and High schools took top honors at the 19th annual Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee, helping to raise $5,000 for community school teacher grants. The Wakefield teachers may have enjoyed the other teams’...

Wake Forest United Blue on winning roll

  WAKE FOREST — The U16 Wake Forest United Blue girls soccer team were finalists at Challengefest in Winston-Salem in October. The team pulled together their best performances of the season and solidly won their first three matches of the tournament. During the championship...
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Favorite children’s book comes alive on stage

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Area Community Theatre is bringing to life a much beloved children’s book, Dr. Dolittle, this Friday and Saturday. Dr. Dolittle Jr. will be performed Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Franklinton High School auditorium, 910 Cedar Creek...
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Wake Forest High chorus performs with N.C. Symphony

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School’s advance chorus participated in the all-county performance under the direction of Dr. Alfred Sturgis, Oct. 27. Along with three other schools, Wake Forest perfromed with the North Carolina Master Chorale and North Carolina Symphony at...
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Football star shares faith with students

WAKE FOREST — Former American and Canadian football punter and quarterback Johnny Evans (center), who played for N.C. State and the Cleveland Browns, spoke at Wake Forest High School Tuesday evening. Evans is now the Eastern N.C. director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...

Help Franklin County schools develop strategic plan

LOUISBURG — A strategic plan for the Franklin County School System is beginning with a survey for internal and external customers during the month of November. The information collected fro the survey will serve as the foundation for the plan to be developed. Without a current...

Bridge contest deadline nears

RALEIGH — Always nerve wracking and always fun, the annual N.C. Department of Transportation’s model bridge building competition is a time for student’s engineering potential to shine. All middle and high school students are invited to participate, but the deadline to register is...

School briefs — Nov. 14, 2013

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. -Elementary Schools- Harris Creek Elementary •Fall picture retakes for Tracks 1 & 3 are Nov. 15. Heritage Elementary •Nov. 15: Boosterthon Fun Run, Tracks 1, 3 & 4 •Nov. 18, Food drive collection...
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Six-girl team earns first place in competition

RALEIGH — The Legoettes, the Girl Scout robotics team from Wake Forest, participated in First Lego League’s 2013 Nature’s Fury Challenge at Fayetteville Academy, Nov. 2. The Legoettes six-girl team, from Girl Scout Troop 398, earned first place in the category of “Core Values” at...

Teachers receive tech grants from Wake Electric

WAKE FOREST — Tommy Kemp of Franklinton High received $3,000 for iAgribusiness, a virtual global agriculture for the classroom, and Kirsten Oshinsky of Wakefield High received $3,000 for Project SPARK from Wake Electric. The funds were part of $19,437 in classroom technology...
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High school senior takes top livestock prize at fair

WAKE FOREST — Victoria Pender has been showing animals with her sister Kaylie at the State Fair for seven years, now. This year, Victoria won the Grand Champion Turkey award, that came with a meaty $4,500 prize which she is putting toward college, says mom Shari. It’s the second...
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Fundraising mattress sale Saturday

  FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School band is holding a mattress sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the school, 910 Cedar Creek Road. Name brand mattresses will be offered at a discount in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of new instruments. For more information...