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Education

  • Brunswick County names teacher of the year

    Brunswick County has a new teacher of the year for 2012.

    On Friday afternoon, South Brunswick High School social studies teacher Laura Hunter was named the teacher of year by the Brunswick County Association of Educators during a luncheon at the Isles restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach.

    More than 100 teachers, educators and members of the community joined together to recognize 19 teachers named teacher of the year for their respective schools. Hunter was selected as the teacher of the year representing the county.

  • Waccamaw students join ROCAME jamboree

    The Waccamaw School ROCAME team competed in the local jamboree at North Brunswick High School on Saturday, March 24. ROCAME students earned the following awards:
    First place, PowerPoint Presentaton: Tatyanna Bellamy.
    First place, Metric Mastery: Cesar Ramos and Monty Stanley.
    Second place, Oratorical Contest: Monty Stanley.
    Third place, Write It/Do It: Cheyenne Marlowe and Aaliya Gore.
    Third place, Pentathion: Nydasia Miller, Bernesha Daniels, Tashayla Daniels and Harvey Bolanos.

  • ATMC grant helps students find their way

    Have you ever wondered where on Earth you are? What is your absolute location? What are your coordinates?
    Jada Fimbel, a fourth-grade teacher at Union Elementary School, wanted her students to learn about it and also apply the information to the world around them.
    With the help of a Smart Connections Grant from ATMC, they are now on the map and can tell you exactly where on Earth they are.

  • Education briefs

    Brunswick Arts Council plans art camps
    The Brunswick Arts Council, in conjunction with several arts groups in Brunswick County, will conduct a series of art camps this summer. Four summer art camps will be offered from June 20-23.
    The camps will allow middle school students to work with local professional artists to create an art project in three days that will be shown to parents and friends on the fourth day, a Saturday. A fifth art camp will be offered from June 28-July 1.

  • BCC students take part in hair design contest

    Each semester, the Department of Cosmetology at Brunswick Community College hosts a hair design contest where currently enrolled students compete.
    The theme for the spring 2012 semester was bridal, where students were to design their style of choice. Students were given one hour on the day of the competition to completely make over a mannequin, which was then judged by a panel composed of local stylists and estheticians.
    Winning first place was Olivia Chapman; second place was Misty Vining; and third place went to Simone Taylor.

  • Millstone 4-H camp offers Camp Corral

    This summer, Millstone 4-H Camp will host three weeks (sessions) of camping. North Carolina 4-H has piloted Camp Corral at Millstone last summer for Golden Corral Corporation. It was so well-received franchise owners and company stores are taking Camp Corral nationwide.

  • Education briefs

    Roger Baker founder will attend seminar
    Baker Mitchell, founder of The Roger Bacon Academy, has been invited to join 50-60 other attendees from across the country to participate in Hillsdale College’s Charter School seminar, “What Makes Classical Education Different?”
    The conference for charter school leaders will be June 24-27 at Hillsdale’s Dow Conference Center in Michigan and all expenses will be borne by The Barney Charter School Initiative, a new project funded by the Barney Family Foundation and other national donors.

  • County, CIS team up for summer camps

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities in Schools (CIS) are teaming up to offer a summer full of fun and educational activities at an affordable cost. Activities will be action-packed and will include two field trips per week to area attractions, such as Jungle Rapids and Alligator Adventure. On-site activities include: sportacular fun, tennis adventure, art from the heart, popcorn toss, fast-crafts, geo-caching, trivia, and yes...quiet reading.

  • Pre-K registration is still open for 2012-2013

    If you missed Brunswick County’s N.C. Pre-K countywide registration, you can still apply for the 2012-2013 school year.
    N.C. Pre-Kindergarten applications are available at Smart Start of Brunswick County, 5140 Sellers St. in Shallotte, or at the following NCPK sites: Brunswick Community College Early Childhood Education Center, Earth Angels Educational Center, For Kids Only, Kids Connection, Kids World Learning Center, Kids World Academy, Little Sandpipers Learning Center I, Long Beach Academy, Longwood Head Start, Piney Grove Head Start, Specnine and Tiny Tots.

  • Rabon family makes BCC endowment for scholarship funds

    William Ernest Rabon and Mary Gore Rabon recently made a $50,000 gift to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College to establish two endowed scholarships.
    The William Ernest Rabon Endowed Scholarship, in the amount of $20,000, has been designated to the associate’s degree program in horticulture technology. The program includes instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles. Also included are courses in plant production, soils, landscaping and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.