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UNC Greensboro names iSchool scholars

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 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has announced that 179 high school seniors from 44 counties, including four students from Brunswick County, have been named UNCG iSchool Scholars for their outstanding performance in online early college classes.

Among those honored from Brunswick County were Danielle Carozza, Shanae Frink and Haley Enzor from West Brunswick High School and Meagan Barnes from South Brunswick High School. Each has earned a special silver and gold honor cord to wear at their high school graduation and a certificate of merit from the university.

The Brunswick County students are among more than 3,400 students statewide enrolled in UNCG iSchool. The program is funded by the N.C. General Assembly to give high school juniors and seniors a head start on their college education. They receive a UNCG transcript and can transfer the credit hours they earn to the college or university of their choice.

To become a UNCG iSchool Scholar, students must complete four or more online courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. They select from a growing portfolio of online courses recognized for excellence by state, regional and national organizations.

Course designers build in case studies, games and other highly interactive features so students can experience information and apply what they’ve learned–not memorize rote facts that they quickly forget.

“UNCG iSchool features the same top-quality courses we offer to students enrolled at UNCG,” says Robert Brown, dean of the UNCG Division of Continual Learning. “As a result, this year’s UNCG iSchool Scholars are off to a great start. They are poised to make a seamless transition from high school to college and are building important skills they need to compete successfully in today’s job market.”

UNCG iSchool is broadly available across the state in schools where Internet access and computer labs are available. A complete list of participating institutions is posted at http://ischool.uncg.edu. For more information on the program, e-mail the UNCG Division of Continual Learning at ischool@uncg.edu or call (866) 940-6247.