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Education

  • Education meeting highlights priorities

    SUNSET BEACH—Brunswick County Schools’ priorities include high student performance, safe schools, quality teachers, efficient operations and community partnerships, Superintendent Katie McGee told the audience at last Friday’s first “State of the Schools” event at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center.

  • Union Elementary announces awards

    Union Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    Citizen of the Month

    Kindergarten: Morgan Barbee, Brady Whitesides, Megan Ross, Shelby Everhart, Jimmy Driggers, Kaylee Crocker, Litsi Olmedo, Trey Shreve, Kiara Baker, Reid Miller, Aldo Gallegos, Kadey Dunlap

    First grade: Jacob Stocks, Hannah Isenhour, Savannah Branch, Kamron Normansell, Dylan Bulak, Kevin Cao, Tiyanna Fullwood, Maggie Flanagan, Roberto Bonfacio, Darrel Williams

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, award winners

    Supply Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    A Honor Roll

    Third grade: Kaleb Ferguson, Rebecca Hewett, Zack Miller

    Fourth grade: Kristyn Loy, Alayna Miller, Alyssa Miller, Ian Niggles

    Fifth grade: Laura Doherty, Troy Fullwood, Patrick Pigott, Ashley Smith, Veronica Wagner

    A-B Honor Roll

  • Depositions allowed in Gilbert appeal

    Three depositions of people who testified against Brunswick County Board of Education member Ray Gilbert can be used in the appeal process, a judge ruled last Wednesday.

  • Request for contact denied in Arrowood case

    A request to lift a probationary term of former West Brunswick High School teacher David Arrowood has been denied.

  • Bell educates parents on the importance of reading

    Getting children to read is the number one priority for parents, according to Larry Bell.

    Bell presented “The Power of a Parent” workshop at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Wednesday night. During his presentation, he showed parents different ways to help their children exceed in and out of the classroom.

    Reading, Bell said, is the first thing parents should help their children to do, as it is the key to success. As a former educator and basketball coach, Bell said he used to make his players read every day after school if their grade point average was below a B.

  • BCC receives $5,000 in scholarship funds

    The Brunswick Community College Foundation has received $5,000 in scholarship money from a contractor, which is providing the money to five N.C. community colleges as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    John S. Clark Company, LLC, is donating $5,000 to Surry Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Brunswick Community College and Cape Fear Community College, all located in counties where the Mount Airy-based company has offices. Ten students at each school will receive $500 scholarships.

  • Howell to participate in ambassador program

    This summer, she’ll visit seven countries in 20 days — and she’s only 12.

    Shallotte Middle School sixth grader Hannah Howell was selected to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.

    As a part of this program, Howell will travel through Europe this summer, learning about the countries and their cultures.

  • McCabe and Winders receive community college excellence awards

    Savanna Winders and Sherry McCabe, both of Southport, have been selected to represent Brunswick Community College for the North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award, according to a news release.

    The award is a unique opportunity for community colleges to showcase their students and their academic achievements, as well as highlight the work that the colleges do each and every day.

  • School works to meet town's fire codes

    After a visit from the Shallotte fire marshal last fall, Academy of Coastal Carolina is almost finished making necessary improvements to bring its facility up to code.

    The school is now undergoing renovations, which should be completed within the next few weeks.

    Terry Cox, division principal, said the safety of their students is of the utmost importance, and the school will be “state of the art” when the renovation ends.