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Education

  • Summer food service program begins June 18

    Beginning June 18, all Brunswick County children younger than 18 years old can receive a free breakfast and lunch five days a week for eight weeks.

    Jessica Swencki, Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman, said the program is a collaboration between the school system and Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), which will sponsor the summer food service program.

    There are no income eligibility requirements to receive the meals—it is open to all children in the county, Swencki said.

  • CIS awards 23 scholarhips to area students

    Communities in Schools (CIS) has awarded 23 $1,000 scholarships to Brunswick County students this year, and five are the first in their family to attend college. This brings the total amount of scholarships awarded by CIS to more than $100,000.
    Early College High School graduate Shanice Newkirk received a $1,000 scholarship donated by Dinah Gore.

  • Education briefs

    Cedar Grove names Bulldogs of Month
    Cedar Grove Middle School has named its Bulldogs of the Month for April, May and June.
    Eighth grade
    Gavin Reed, Brittani Wilson, Garrett Hansen, Matthew Grissett, Emillio Bonifacio, Savannah Prevost, Dalton Reagan, Michael Nelson, Danielle Duncan, Brook Benton, Olivia Pittman, Nahisha Garcia, Darcy Evans, David Venegas, Caleb Renfrow, Dakota Hewett and Maria Isabel Santamaria.
    Seventh grade

  • CGMS Students collect books for Literacy Council

    A few members of the Cedar Grove Middle School Junior National Honor Society decided to have a book drive to help out The Brunswick County Literacy Council. The society requires all members perform eight hours of community service each semester.
    The book drive lasted the entire month of May and the deadline was May 30. A grand total of 1,338 books were collected. Sixth-grade students donated 293 books, seventh-grade students donated 713 books and eighth-grade students donated 332 books.

  • Students win patriotic art exhibition

    Students from South Brunswick High School are the local winners in the annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Competition sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 in Calabash, Post 8866 in Holden Beach and Post 10400 in Boiling Spring Lakes.
    During an award ceremony at the school on May 7, the ladies auxiliaries presented certificates and checks to the following students:
    Post 7288: Myles Williams, first place; Emily Coring, second place; and Sarah Hennessey, third place.

  • Collecting their weight in food

    Karen Ogden’s K-1 students were issued a challenge to collect their weight in food. The Tip the Scales for Food challenge was launched in late March. Each child was weighed and the collective total of their weight was 384 pounds. They immediately issued a plea to the other students and teachers in the school for help in collecting at least 384 pounds of food for the local food pantry.

  • Some high school graduations will air online and on ATMC-TV

    Graduating seniors are gearing up to don their caps and gowns, preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.
    This year, for those who can’t get to Odell Williamson Auditorium on graduation day, family members and loved ones will have several opportunities to watch their favorite senior walk across the stage.
    Graduation commencement ceremonies for all three Brunswick County traditional public high schools are scheduled for Saturday, June 9.

  • Education briefs

    Rose earns business degree
    Ocean Isle Beach native James Rose has earned a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting from Limestone College during spring 2012 commencement exercises in the college’s Fullerton Auditorium May 10-12. Graduates represented Limestone’s traditional day student program, extended campus classroom and Internet offerings.

  • Competition awards scholarships

    The 41st annual Odell and Virginia Williamson Oratory Scholarship Competition took place at Brunswick Community College on Thursday, May 3. Eight seniors representing North Brunswick, South Brunswick, West Brunswick and Early College High School competed for top honors.

  • Town Creek elects student officers

    The N.C. Primary isn’t the only election in town. Students at Town Creek Elementary School exercised their right to vote in an historic election of the first Student Government Association (SGA) officers in the school’s three-year history.
    Fifth-grade teacher and SGA sponsor Michael Gifford said the time was right to encourage more student involvement.
    “Every year, we are trying to evolve as a school,” he said. “We feel this is something beneficial for our students.”
    Principal Helen Davis agreed.