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Education

  • Brunswick Community college honors graduates

    The following students have earned degrees and cerficicates from Brunswick Community College. Commencement exercises were celebrated Friday night.

    Adult High School Diploma

    Krystal D. Arnold

    Robert A. Austin

    John H. Bland

    Sherri M. Brooks

    Kerry L. Burney

    David M. Cantrell

    Natasha Chamberlain

    Jared M. Cox

    Brittany L. Edge

    Ashton B. Edwards

    Brandon L. Ford

    Crystal S. Hamilton

    Tara M. Hardee

    Palmer V. Johnson

    Teresa L. King

    Rachel J. Leonard

    Perry B. Mansfield

  • Brunswick County students first to receive Polaris awards

    Student mentors, leaders, and those who display extraordinary character are the first-ever recipients of the Polaris Awards.

    The Brunswick County Schools Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Commitment to Character Team (CTC) honored 15 students with the Polaris Awards, which were designed to recognize extraordinary character and achievements both in and outside the classroom.

    Sharon Amrol-Davis, district PAC president and CTC team chairperson, said these awards were a vision she wanted to make a reality.

  • BCC to increase student activity fees

    Brunswick Community College and community colleges across the state will increase student activity fees for the first time in 20 years.

    For a student taking seven or more credit hours, the fee will increase from $19 to $32.50 a semester—an increase of $13 per semester.

    Stephen Greiner, BCC president, said the decision to raise student activity fees was made by the Community College System. Individual schools cannot decide to make those changes.

  • Jessie Mae Monroe students participate in STARBASE

    The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter touched down Friday at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School in conjunction with the STARBASE program.

    STARBASE is a hands-on educational program focusing on science, math, technology, positive personal goal setting, substance abuse prevention and teamwork skills. Aimed at fifth-grade students, students learn aerodynamics, engage in flight simulation activity, test Newton’s three laws of motion, and build and launch rockets at the end of the program.

  • Mayberry comes to Brunswick County

    Mayberry came to Brunswick County last Tuesday as Union Elementary School fourth grade presented the ninth annual production of “An Evening in Mayberry” at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Former Union teacher Ellen Gordon wrote the play, which is based on the fictional town and characters of Mayberry. The plot revolves around a North Carolina state history school project. In turn, it showcases the actual fourth-grade curriculum taught in North Carolina public schools.

  • Schools receive national award

    Three Brunswick County Schools have received a national reading award after raising end-of-grade test scores.

    SRA/McGraw Hill honored Belville, Lincoln and Jessie Mae Monroe elementary schools with a national reading award for their continually improving EOG scores. The award was one of three given nationwide.

  • Board debates new school name

    After the Brunswick County Board of Education committee meetings last month, board members discussed naming the district’s new middle school David R. Sandifer Middle School, after the late county commissioner.

    While all seemed in favor of the name, opinions changed at Tuesday’s monthly board meeting.

    Board member Ray Gilbert said he had received “numerous” calls from members of the Cedar Grove community who think the school should be named after the community. Gilbert said the board should hear more from the community before voting on a name.

  • West Brunswick High announces honor roll

    West Brunswick High School has announced its third nine-weeks honor rolls. They are:

    A Honor Roll

    Ninth grade: Kayanna Causey, Darrell Cheers Jr., Jeffrey Evans, Summer Falgiano, Abigail Harrell, Brittany Hewett, Alex Humbert, December Martin, Maria Roblero Vasquez, Anna Zeng.

    Tenth grade: Taylor Ambrose, Abram Benz, Tyler Corcoran, Julianne Donoghue, Kiatra Frink, Brian Gore, Lekurt Jenrette, Taylor Madison, Karys Normansell, Rebecca Sidelinger, Savona Smith, Victoria Stanley, Krystal Vonwald.

  • BCC announces continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the school.

  • Presentation warns students about dangers of drinking and driving

    “Every 15 minutes someone is killed in a motor vehicle accident.

    “Drinking and driving accidents claim more lives than those lost from all other drugs combined.”

    Statistics, such as these, echoed throughout the gym of Brunswick County Academy and Brunswick Early College High School on April 3.

    The staff and students of BCA/BCEC sat quietly throughout a program designed to show students what can happen if they drink and drive.