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Education

  • Three new members join BCC Foundation Board

    Matt Elvington of Leland, Mike Forte of Boiling Spring Lakes, and Mike Reaves of Caswell Beach, have been elected to the Brunswick Community College Foundation Board.
    Elvington, a mortgage banker for Wells Fargo in Wilmington, has been in the financial services arena for more than eight years, providing service and economic strategies for his clients.

  • Education briefs

    Local schools get grants from Lowe’s
    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 32 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in North Carolina, including two in Brunswick County.
    These schools received grants during the fall 2011 grants cycle, which encompassed more than 585 schools and parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

  • Education briefs

    PTO auction is March 22
    The Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) Parent Teacher Organization will host a silent auction and student talent showcase from 6-8:30 p.m. March 22 at Odell Williamson Auditorium. For more information or donating to the auction, contact BCECHS at 754-8565.

  • Early College student named National Merit finalist

    Alice White’s dreams of studying pharmacology at a major state university are a step closer to reality.

    White, a student at Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS), was recently named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

    As a finalist, White will compete against 15,000 students nationwide for a chance to win one of 8,300 National Merit Scholarships. There are more than $34 million worth of scholarships available for National Merit finalists.

  • Education briefs

    Bolivia students make honor roll
    Bolivia Elementary has announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.
    Second grade
    A Honor Roll: Daniel Champion, Jaylend Clemmons, Chloe Esakov, Leila Giacoman, Kristen Johnson, Maggie Knox, Makayla Lapps, John Lee, Andrea Martinez, Thomas Morgan, Luke Shelton, Madison Summers, DeLayne Taylor, Cameron Troscianiec.

  • Elementary students take part in science fair

    Have you ever wondered if ants prefer cheese or sugar or ever wanted to know more about intestinal gases? Inquisitive elementary students in Brunswick County surely did and through participation in the district science fair discovered the answers to these and many more questions.
    The annual science fair, a highly anticipated event at Odell Williamson Auditorium, takes place during a two-day period.

  • Middle, high school students win at science fair

    Brunswick County middle and high school students competed in a science fair on Feb. 1. Winners include:
    Biological A
    First place: Katy Rollings, South Brunswick Middle, for Eat your iron.
    Second place: Lilah Foster, South Brunswick Middle, for Baldhead Island deer population estimation.
    Third place: Christian Smith, Cedar Grove Middle, for The mighty egg.
    Biological B
    First place: Maddie Winchester, Leland Middle, for Burning up.
    Second place: Alexandra Szalkiewicz, NBHS, for You can run, but you can’t stop making CO2.

  • Communities in Schools to offer scholarships

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) will award 25 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from the county’s high schools.
    This brings the total amount of scholarships awarded by CIS to more than $100,000. Last year, 22 students received help with tuition; nine were the first in their families to attend college.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers adult classes for spring
    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. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Smart Start gets grant for garden

    Smart Start of Brunswick County received a $2,500 grant donation from the St. James Service Club for its project, Just Watch It Grow! It will teach children to grow, taste and learn to enjoy a variety of vegetables and promote outdoor physical activity through planting pizza gardens.