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Education

  • Supply Elementary School wins President's Volunteer Service Award

    Supply Elementary School has teamed with the White House to become a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service.

    The award was created by President George W. Bush in 2003 to give presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed during 12 months.

  • Board can't agree on lunch prices for next year

    It’s no surprise the cost of milk and bread are escalating, but the Brunswick County Board of Education can’t agree on how to handle the inflation.

    Earlier this month, the board tabled a request to raise school lunch prices after Tina Ward, director of child nutrition services, said the department was operating with a deficit of $107,919.49 as of Jan. 1. Ward suggested the increase to try and balance the budget and retain a three-month operating balance. The increase would also help offset grocery costs, which will rise to 8 percent next school year, Ward said.

  • New school name still undecided

    The Brunswick County Board of Education is still playing the name game.

    Board members discussed naming the district’s new middle school David R. Sandifer Middle School after the late county commissioner at last month’s committee meetings. While all seemed in favor of the name, opinions changed at the board’s monthly meeting May 6.

    Board member Ray Gilbert said he had received numerous calls from Cedar Grove community members and thought the board ought to get more community input before naming the school.

  • Community colleges to no longer admit illegal immigrants

    Based on advice from the Office of the Attorney General, the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) will no longer admit undocumented or illegal immigrants into curriculum degree programs.

    The NCCCS sought the help of the attorney general only a few months after a memorandum was issued in December 2007 mandating the 58 community colleges in the state to admit all undocumented individuals at an out-of-state tuition rate.

  • Education news

    Kefalas graduates

    Ashleigh Kefalas, daughter of John and Carolyn Kefalas of Ash, was one of 170 members of the class of 2008 at St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

    Kefalas received a bachelor of arts in biology with a specialized program of study in equine science during commencement exercises on May 3 on the college campus in Laurinburg.

    St. Andrews Presbyterian College is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college situated on 600 acres around a 70-acre lake in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.

  • BCC honors outstanding students

    Brunswick Community College celebrated outstanding student accomplishments at its annual Celebration of Champions on Friday, May 2.

    The recognition program acknowledges the hard work of more than 100 students in various academic programs.

    BCC President Dr. Stephen Greiner began the program by welcoming everyone and recognizing the faculty for helping the students succeed.

    Sharon Thompson, vice president for academic services, introduced each department and the lead instructor of each department spoke about their nominated students.

  • BCC continuing education schedules

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the college.

  • Students are ROCAME champs

    Middle school and high school students from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender school systems competed in math and science events at the annual ROCAME Regional Jamboree on April 26 at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington.

    Brunswick County won the championship trophy (overall points) for the third consecutive year.

    The middle school event winners were:

    Write It Do It: second place, Hailey Winstead and Maranda Hansley (SBM)

    Egg Drop: first place, L. J. Webster and Alex Ray (Waccamaw)

  • Brunswick Community college honors graduates

    The following students have earned degrees and cerficicates from Brunswick Community College. Commencement exercises were celebrated Friday night.

    Adult High School Diploma

    Krystal D. Arnold

    Robert A. Austin

    John H. Bland

    Sherri M. Brooks

    Kerry L. Burney

    David M. Cantrell

    Natasha Chamberlain

    Jared M. Cox

    Brittany L. Edge

    Ashton B. Edwards

    Brandon L. Ford

    Crystal S. Hamilton

    Tara M. Hardee

    Palmer V. Johnson

    Teresa L. King

    Rachel J. Leonard

    Perry B. Mansfield

  • Brunswick County students first to receive Polaris awards

    Student mentors, leaders, and those who display extraordinary character are the first-ever recipients of the Polaris Awards.

    The Brunswick County Schools Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Commitment to Character Team (CTC) honored 15 students with the Polaris Awards, which were designed to recognize extraordinary character and achievements both in and outside the classroom.

    Sharon Amrol-Davis, district PAC president and CTC team chairperson, said these awards were a vision she wanted to make a reality.