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Green is Employee of the Month
For Kids Only C.D.C has named Amy Green as Employee of the Month for January. She has been employed at For Kids Only for 12 years and will graduate from UNC Pembroke in December with a bachelor’s degree in birth-kindergarten education. Her commitment, resourcefulness and enthusiasm in the classroom were a true asset to the center, coworkers said.

Hunter named to state social studies council
Laura Hunter, social studies teacher at South Brunswick High School, has been elected to serve on the executive board of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies. A leader among her peers and in her profession, she was named North Carolina High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year last year.
According to Hunter, she will serve a three-year term advocating for social studies education and educators in North Carolina with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina General Assembly.
“I am excited to put Brunswick County on the map and in the dialogue of social studies education in North Carolina,” she said.

Glee Club wins district competition
The West Brunswick High School Glee Club has finished first in the North Carolina Glee Club East District Competition, according to the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities.
For the district competition, schools submitted videos of their glee clubs during a performance. These videos were reviewed by judges who then completed adjudication forms. Their overall scores were averaged to rank the submissions.
All schools were invited to participate in the live May 5 state finals hosted by Atkins A&T High School of Winston-Salem. This will be the first-ever high school music competition in North Carolina to crown a true state champion.
The submitted videos, plus more information about the North Carolina Glee Club Competition, can be viewed at www.ncscholastic.org.
The Glee Club State Competition is the last of 12 scholastic competitions that will determine the winner of the NCASA Scholastic Cup, presented to the best high school in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit association of 77 North Carolina high schools. Its mission is to promote existing scholastic competitions; create innovative, enriching competitions; and reward individuals and schools for participation and excellence.