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Education

  • Bolivia Elementary announces award recipients

    CUB awards

  • Virginia Williamson Elementary announces honors for school's fourth nine weeks

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has announced its fourth nine weeks awards. They are as follows:

    First-grade

    Mrs. Willie’s Class

    Principal: Nicholas Brooks, Logan Robinson

    Terrific Kids: Juan Garcia, Samantha Webb

    Citizenship: Jordan Fowler, Jessica Millis

    Stunning Stingray: Ty’Veahn Goff, Brianna Walston

    Mrs. Neilon’s Class

    Principal: Logan Galloway, Destinee Stevenson

    Terrific Kids: Young Kim, Leighann Rudofsky

    Citizenship: Kyla Morgan, Cameron Sheppard

  • Supply Elementary recently presented its student awards and honor rolls

    Terrific Kids

  • Lawsuit against school board dismissed

    BOLIVIA—A lawsuit filed against the Brunswick County Board of Education by the parents who gave consent for their teenage daughter to marry her cross-country coach was dismissed Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Judge Thomas Locke dismissed the lawsuit filed by Dennis and Betty Hager, which claimed the board failed to determine a relationship between their then 16-year-old daughter Windy and Brenton Wuchae, then 40, a former South Brunswick High School science teacher and cross-country coach.

  • First year of Peer Court adjourns

    SHALLOTTE—Peer Court is now adjourned—but only for the summer.

    Shallotte Middle School just finished its first year hosting a Peer Court program, an after-school court hearing where student offenders are prosecuted and defended by their peers.

    Ardith Shaw, Peer Court coordinator, said the program provides students an alternative to Juvenile Court in the hopes of reducing the out of school suspension rate. Shaw said more than 800 days were lost last year due to such suspensions.

  • North Brunswick student selected for national drum and bugle corps

    His summer will be spent traveling more than 9,000 miles through 16 states, playing in 44 performances at 39 venues for 275,000 spectators.

    Aaron Benton, an 11th-grader at North Brunswick High School, has been selected to perform with the Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps this summer.

    Benton auditioned for the corps earlier this year when auditions were at his school. His mother originally told him he couldn’t audition due to the financial reasons—corps tuition is $2,300. But Mark Riel, Benton’s band director, told him to audition despite the cost.

  • Southport Elementary teacher takes dive for students

    Most teachers get apples or nice coffee mugs during Teacher Appreciation Week, but on Sunday, one Southport Elementary teacher got the thrill of a lifetime.

    Skydive Coastal Carolinas donated a gift certificate for a tandem skydive for Teachers Appreciation Week. All interested teachers at the school were invited to enter their names into a drawing for the certificate.

    “Three brave souls put their names in,” said Kimberly Newman, a second-grade teacher. Newman won the drawing.

  • Supply Elementary School awarded Toolbox for Education grant

    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Supply Elementary for its School Clothes Closet.

    Supply Elementary is one of 1,000 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting public education K-12 across the U.S. during the 2007-2008 school year.

  • Jessie Mae raises money, dedicates flags

    Ed Baran, grandfather of fifth-grader Emily Baran at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, is presented with an official U.S. flag and a paper flag built by the class during the school’s Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    The Relay team sold 23 flags and each was dedicated to a special person in memory or in honor of someone who has/had cancer. Ed Baran told the class as long as you had support, you could get through anything and the students had great support at Jessie Mae.

  • Supply Elementary awarded federal grant

    The State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, has awarded Supply Elementary School a grant to help strengthen its library’s book collection, according to a news release.

    The $10,000 School Library Collection Development Grant was one of 54 awarded this year to public school libraries statewide. Of the more than 2,300 North Carolina public schools, 660 have received funding through this program since 2000.