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Education

  • Local students take part in AVID program

    Students in Brunswick County’s middle schools and high schools are gaining valuable skills and setting goals for college based on participation in the AVID program. 

  • Student wins essay contest

    Caleb Saunders, who attends the Academy of Coastal Carolina, is the winner of this year’s Brunswick County Republican Women’s Americanism essay contest and he will be honored at the club’s annual luncheon on June 11. The topic of his essay was “What the U.S. Flag Means to Me.”

  • Art provides creative outlet for Jessie Mae students

    ASH—Art class at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School is not segregated from other core subjects. In fact, it’s a culmination of various subjects that produces a variety of student work.

    “Our art program here at Jessie Mae is very integrated within all the other disciplines,” art teacher Theresa Reiter said.

  • Artist donates to local schools

    Nationally recognized local artist Ivey Hayes is “giving back to North Carolina” and all 19 schools in Brunswick County are the proud recipients. Through his vision and generosity, Hayes is donating one work of art to each school in the system.

  • Union Elementary students earn awards, honors

    Union Elementary School has recognized the following students for its third nine-week awards:
    Bus Riders of the Month
    Taylor Barbee, Maddox Ward, Bryan Ortigoza, Jorge Hernandez, Willow Moore, JaQuice Daniels, Heather Gore, Bailey Arena, Katie Friend, Austin Nguyen, Timothy Seward, Jason Dodge.
    Citizens of the Month
    Kindergarten: Brooke Holmes, Delaney Edwards, Roman Dellacona, Meredith Perrone, Fisher Gurganus, Brenda Gonzales, Emma Greene, Simon Starch, Andrew McLaurin, Grayson Russ.

  • WBHS students remember Holocaust in upcoming productions

    SHALLOTTE—The West Brunswick High School Theatre Department remembers the Holocaust through two upcoming dramas.

    Students will perform a stage version of “Night” by Elie Wiesel and “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom.

    The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the West Brunswick High School theater. Admission is $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

  • Lincoln students enjoy Kite Day

     Students at Lincoln Elementary School were flying high on Friday, March 25. The reading classes of Ms. Boone and Mrs. Petty have been working on their Bright Ideas Project for about three weeks, which culminated in flying kites on the school playground. The concepts for the lessons involved were “how change can effect an individual or community” and “how relationships interact with each other.”

  • BCC offers community enrichment courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

  • ROCAME has annual jamboree for students

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County Jamboree on March 12 at North Brunswick High School. Four middle schools and two high schools (approximately 125 students, teachers, parents and volunteers) participated in the math and science events. 

  • Students compete in Coastal Envirothon

    The Midnight Vox Populi team from the James C. School in Brunswick County competed in the Coastal Envirothon on March 22 at Weyhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County. Team members were Paden LeDoux, Kirsten Bohr, McKala Hanes, Rachel Conley and advisor Joene Conley.