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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

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

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

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...
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Wakefield sprinter signs with Virginia tech

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield High School track and field athlete committed to attending Virginia Tech with a formal letter of intent signing Feb. 5 at Wakefield High School. Ama-Selina Tchume, a senior, made her decision to join the Hokies as a...
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Lovin’ art is in the air Friday

WAKE FOREST — What better way to spend a chilly Valentine’s evening than cuddled up with your love in a horse-drawn carriage downtown? February’s Art After Hours Friday night will overflow with everything you “heart.” The Cotton Company Art Gallery’s featured artist this month is...
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Love, love, love

ROLESVILLE — Red Art Gallery, nearly completely run by the National Arts Honors Society of Rolesville High School, is opening its second show Friday, Valentines Day, at 7 p.m. Appropriately titled Love, the show will feature works of art from high school students across Wake...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Neuse Christian Academy open house Interested families are invited to attend an open house at the school Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Neuse Christian...

Point, counterpoint: Common Core

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards Point/Counterpoint, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Geography bee challenges HMS students

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Middle School held its 10th annual geographic bee competition in January. Some tough questions were answered, culminating in an exciting finish with the final two students going seven rounds before the tie was broken. Ryan Wimmer took home top honors and...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due March 1

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...

Wake Electric sponsors scholarship, trip to D.C.

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric seeks applicants for a $1,000 scholarship for college, plus a free, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the June 14-20 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored...