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Education

  • 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.

  • CIS asks volunteers to Adopt a School

    Communities in Schools (CIS) provides the Adopt A School and Volunteer Program to Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education by bringing the community and its resources to the children.

  • Drive for the Kids raises $1,760

    Naber Chrysler helped raise $ 1,760 for Union Elementary School with Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event took place on Oct. 28, in conjunction with the school’s annual fall festival, and sponsored by the Union Elementary School PTO.
    Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from Chrysler by taking a brief test drive in a Town and Country, the company’s award-winning minivan. Naber Chrysler supplied the vehicles and volunteers from the dealership were on hand to assist in the fundraising drives.

  • Education briefs

    Awards given for first nine weeks
    Waccamaw Elementary has announced the winners of its first nine-week awards.

  • Sandra Robinson to retire

    Having spent the last 35-1/2 years in Brunswick County Schools, Sandra Robinson has been part of many major transitions in public education. As she prepares to retire on Dec. 20, she shares the following words of wisdom: “Be able to accept change and roll with whatever it is.”

  • Leland peer court makes a difference

    After only two months, Peer Court is having a powerful effect on Leland Middle School. More than a dozen students have volunteered to be part of this alternative juvenile justice program.
    “Kids don’t feel like they have any power over anything,” said seventh-grader Sydney Parker, appreciating that in Peer Court students have the power and responsibility to make a difference in their school.

  • Education briefs

    Pope wins Power of One award
    The Power of One award, sponsored by Progress Energy, is presented to a business, community of faith, agency, organization or individual that has displayed dedication and commitment to the children and families of Brunswick County.
    This year, Annette Pope, director of regulatory programs for Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant, presented the award to St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s After School Tutoring Group as a Community in Schools Adopt A School Partner for Union Elementary School.

  • ATMC awards grants to county programs

    ATMC has awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 14 educators serving Brunswick County students and residents. The cooperative recently honored the recipients with a reception at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students.
    Allen Russ, ATMC CEO/general manager, lauded the recipients on their creative programs and willingness to think outside the box.