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Education

  • School to host fundraiser based on popular game show

    Local community leaders will try and prove they are smarter than students at The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School when they participate in “Are You Smarter Than a Village Schooler?” a fundraiser based on the popular TV show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”

    Twelve local figures will compete against fifth- and sixth-graders from The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School during the event at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • CIS program needs adult volunteers for new school year

    If you could spend a few hours a week and have an impact that would last a lifetime, would you? The children of Brunswick County need your help.

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) provides an adopt-a-school and volunteer program for Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education by bringing the community and its resources to children.

    Through business, church, agency and civic group partnerships brokered for each individual school, CIS helps schools in their effort to provide a better education for children of Brunswick County.

  • All 17 BCC practical nursing students pass state exams

    SUPPLY—The entire graduating class of practical nursing (PN) students at Brunswick Community College has passed the state licensure exam. This is the first perfect pass rate since 2004 for BCC PN graduates. ee

    Tanya Mace, director of practical nursing, said the dedication from the 17 PN students as well as a “strengthened curriculum” taught by the faculty contributed to a perfect pass rate.

    “Those at the helm have the experience and knowledge to help the students succeed,” Mace said in a press release.

  • Board searches for one attorney, considers contracts with two

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Board of Education’s search for legal representation has brought them back to where they started.

  • Brunswick's newest school set to open

    Brunswick County Schools will open its 18th school next week. About 100 students will be a part of the first class of the 8th Grade Transition Academy on the Brunswick County Academy campus.

    The idea for the Academy was one its newly named principal, Faye Lloyd, had for many years. After teaching elementary students for 16 years, she found engaging, creative ways to help at-risk students.

  • Students take part in marine program

    Twelve Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) students recently participated in a full day of marine biotechnology activities at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science.

    Students began with a trip on the research vessel “Cape Fear,” where they took water and sediment samples and trawled to sample sea life.

    Students were taught to assess plankton tows for types of microscopic life and learned to identify types of phytoplankton.

  • BCC campus center in works for South Brunswick Islands

    CALABASH—Students in Rusty Hughes’ art class have found a new niche for their creative itch.

    It’s the Calabash Elks Lodge, where the Brunswick Community College continuing education class recently moved from its former location at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    After being notified the church could no longer provide space, students were granted a new, weekly painting place by Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679, which is providing a meeting room free of charge.

  • Cedar Grove students discover 'What's Good About Me'

    During the summer days, students can be found learning, reading and playing at the Cedar Grove Summer Enrichment Program at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

    The program, founded in part by the Brunswick Arts Council and Brunswick Family Assistance and partnered with the church, was designed to help feed students who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year but has provided the students more than a few meals a day.

  • Bright Ideas grant applications available from BEMC

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s annual Bright Ideas education grant program is in full swing for 2008.

    Teachers submitting applications before Aug. 28 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card. The drawing will be on Sept. 2 and the winning teacher will be notified on the day of the drawing. The winning teacher will also receive recognition on the Bright Ideas Web site, www.ncbrightideas.com.

  • CIS provides area students with a 'funsational' summer

    Going to the beach, bowling and a trip to the movies may not sound educational, but they are for students in the Communities in Schools (CIS) Funsational Summer Program.

    Evelyn and John Marlow run the summer program at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School and have between 10 and 25 students each week.

    While the goal is to help each child reach his or her full educational potential, the Marlows make sure the students have fun every step of the way.