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Education

  • Students compete in Coastal Envirothon

    The Midnight Vox Populi team from the James C. School in Brunswick County competed in the Coastal Envirothon on March 22 at Weyhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County. Team members were Paden LeDoux, Kirsten Bohr, McKala Hanes, Rachel Conley and advisor Joene Conley.

  • Summer camp coming through CIS

    The National Inclusion Project has partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) for three consecutive years to implement Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs. The continued partnership will allow children with disabilities to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting. As part of this initiative, the National Inclusion Project will provide a program model, training and expertise.

  • New program director named for exceptional children program

    Dr. William Christopher Rynn was named Exceptional Children Program Director at the regular meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education on March 1. He will begin work in Brunswick County on April 1.

  • Chamber honors good neighbors with breakfast

    The South Brunswick Middle School and Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce had its Spring Good Neighbor Breakfast to recognize 30 outstanding students chosen by the teachers for demonstrating a positive work ethic and exemplifying a good “neighbor” in their school. 

  • Conservation contest winners named

    County winners have been announced for the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual poster and essay contest for 2011. This year’s topic was: Water: The Cycle of Life. These contests encourage local students to develop lifelong natural resource stewardship principles while gaining the experience of competition among their peers.

  • Roger Bacon makes technology upgrades

    “Resourceful” is a popular word at The Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School. Even though they are public schools, charter schools receive less money per pupil than traditional public schools, but this has not stopped growth at one of the premier charter schools in southeast North Carolina, and technology is at the center of that growth.

    “Technology plays a tremendous role in today’s classrooms,” said Superintendent Mark Cramer, “and while it does not replace great teachers, it is an invaluable tool for learning.”

  • Student donates hair to Locks of Love

    Recently, Keidy Allende, a third-grader at Union Elementary, decided to cut her hair. What is a mundane experience for most was going to be eventful for her, as her hair was nearly 2-feet long. When hearing in class about the nonprofit organization, Locks of Love, she immediately decided she would like to participate.

  • Longfellow graduates from WCU

    Michael Shawn Longfellow of Leland was among 648 students who completed their studies during the fall session of 2010 at Western Carolina University. A total of 162 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 35 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 48 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 79 graduating cum laude (with honors).

    Longfellow graduated with a master’s degree in project management.             

  • Battle of the Books team wins county title

    On the heels of the Cedar Grove boys’ basketball team’s success, the Cedar Grove Middle School Battle of the Books team recently brought home the Brunswick County title. Led by media coordinator Laura DeStefano, the team was able to pull ahead of four other schools in the county.

  • Education briefs

    CIS plans upcoming events

    KFC Fundraiser Dine Out for Kids

    The Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Brunswick County are once again hosting a fundraising event to raise money for CIS on Tuesday, April 5. From 4-8:30 p.m., participating KFCs in Leland, Shallotte and Southport will donate 10 percent of sales plus any donations to CIS. 

    St. James Tennis Association Racquet Rally