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Education

  • Students invited to attend Teen Court training

    “Justice for Youth by Youth” is the theme of this year’s Teen Court training.

    “Our volunteers are the most important component of the Teen Court Program,” said Teen Court Director Glenda Ansley, “and this year the student volunteers will be focusing on service learning.”

    As students are giving back to their community by volunteering in Teen Court, they will receive hands-on training in the justice system.

  • Brunswick 4-H'ers go to state congress in Raleigh

    Brunswick County 4-H’ers were among 800 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina cooperative extension agents who attended the state 4-H Congress in Raleigh July 21-25.

    Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for a week of activities.

    Competitions include: talent, sewing, horticulture, poultry judging, speeches and more. Brunswick County 4-Her’s competed in three of the state-level competitions: horticulture judging, poultry judging and presentations.

  • 'Are you smarter than a Village schooler?'

    Students in Jane Skubic’s fifth and sixth grade class at The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School are preparing for “Are You Smarter Than a Village Schooler?”

    The event will pair students with community figures as they answer questions taken from elementary school grade textbooks. Based on the popular television show, the students will assist the community members in answering questions.

  • BCC awarded two biotechnology grants

    Brunswick Community College has been awarded two grants totaling $222,502 from the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork.

    The money will help the college continue the Aqua-Biotech Initiative, which will provide Brunswick County with a skilled workforce and new business opportunities in the fields of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biofuels and 21st century aquaculture.

  • Brunswick County high schools show growth in SAT scores

    Brunswick County Schools recently received SAT scores for students testing in the 2007-2008 school year.

    The SAT assesses critical thinking, mathematical reasoning and writing abilities. The national assessment has been administered for almost 80 years to primarily college-bound seniors. Colleges and universities have used SAT scores in addition to high school transcripts and other student information to serve as a uniform and objective measure for making decisions about students’ abilities and achievements.

  • Commissioner will see if he's 'Smarter Than a Village Schooler'

    “I don’t think I’m smarter than a fifth grader, but I’ll do my best,” Marty Cooke, county commissioner, said.

    Cooke is one of the 12 community members who will participate in “Are You Smarter Than a Village Schooler?” Based on the popular television show, community leaders will test their smarts while answering elementary school level questions in a fundraiser event for The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School.

  • Home schools see increased enrollment in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County students are back in school but not all of them study in a classroom.

    Brunswick County has 428 home schools and 714 students registered with the N.C. Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education for the 2007-2008 school year. While the amount of schools decreased by 10 schools from the 2006-2007 school year, student enrollment increased 12 students.

    The division is responsible for inspecting and monitoring home schools.

  • West Brunswick dance team fundraises for Macy's Parade

    SHALLOTTE—This Thanksgiving, some familiar local faces will be seen among those marching in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Five West Brunswick High School dance team members will perform a routine at Herald Square during this year’s parade.

    The dance team attended a Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp this past summer at Wake Forest University. The captain of each school team, as well as other members who demonstrate leadership at camp and at school, are invited to participate in the annual parade.

  • High school SAT scores show improvement across Brunswick County

    Results released Tuesday show a record number of students took the SAT this year, according to The College Board.

    There were more than 1.5 million SAT test takers this year, an 8 percent increase from last year. In Brunswick County, 284 students—43 percent—took the test, and each school improved its average scores.

    North Brunswick High School students scored a 944 average, with 464 in critical reading, 480 in math, and 458 in writing.

  • Board approves Floyd as West Brunswick's AD

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved John Floyd as athletic director at West Brunswick High School Tuesday night.

    Confusion began after Floyd’s name was not on the approved personnel list released after the board’s monthly meeting several weeks ago.

    Terry Chestnutt, assistant superintendent of human resources for Brunswick County Schools, said the board did not approve Floyd’s contract that meeting. Floyd had already begun working in the AD position.